Section for the Advancement of Women at the 2017 APA Convention

SAW facilitated several exciting events at this year’s APA Convention in Washington, D.C.
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Our three student posters demonstrated original scholarship pertaining to women during the SCP Social Hour. Congratulations again and thanks for helping showcase the great work commensurate with SAW’s objectives:

Amelia Hoyle, M.Ed., Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Georgia, for her presentation, Latina Women’s Experiences of Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa: A Qualitative Inquiry
SAW Student Poster 2017Pictured: Amelia Hoyle

Sara Heshmati, B.S., Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Iowa, and co-authors Ching-Lan Lin, M.Ed., Ramsey Ali, M.A., Nikki Grunewald, M.S. Samantha Brown, B.A. and Saba Ali, Ph.D., University of Iowa, for their presentation, “Anonymous Internet Comments on Muslim Women in Hijab: A Qualitative Study”
SAW Student Poster 2017Pictured: Sara Heshmati and Nikki Grunewald

and Renee Mikorski, M.S. Doctoral Student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for her presentation, “Objectifying Restaurants, Power, Rumination, and Waitresses’ Anxiety and Disordered Eating.”
SAW Student Poster 2017Pictured: Renee Mikorski

SAW also sponsored two roundtable discussion hours, one of which was co-sponsored by Division 17’s Section for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (SLGBTI). Each of these roundtable discussions addressed important and critical topics during our current sociocultural climate:

    • Maintaining a Social Justice Agenda During a Trump Presidency (Amber Hewitt, Debra Mollen, Ashley Hutchison, Tania Israel, Linda Forrest)
    • Integrating LGBT-themes into Feminist Research (Laurel Watson, Mirella Flores, Dawn Szymanski)

SAW 2017Pictured: Christopher Davids, Laurel Watson, and Mirella Flores. Not pictured but also present: Dawn Szymanski

Further, SAW sponsored a symposium titled Women’s Sexual Agency and Reproductive Justice—Advances in Research and Education. Presenters addressed the following topics: Black women’s sexual debut and sexual narratives, sexual perfectionism and assertiveness, teaching methods in women’s positive sexuality education, and abortion knowledge and attitudes among psychologists and graduate students. Presenters included Debra Mollen, Ashley Hutchison, Candice Crowell, and Annette Kluck.
SAW Symposium 2017Pictured: Debra Mollen, Candice Hargons, Della Mosley, Kelly Hughes, and Kseniya Zhuzha. Not pictured but also present: Ashley Hutchison

Lastly, during SAW’s annual business meeting, this year’s award winners were recognized. Winners included:

  • Dr. Lillian Comas-Diaz, Woman of the Year
  • Dr. Pamela Remer, Foremother
  • Natalie Raymond, Student of the Year

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Pictured: Laurel Watson, Pamela Remer, and Debra Mollen

Following the meeting, Dr. Julia C. Phillips gave her much anticipated Woman of the Year address, titled In Gratitude to Others and Recognition of Privilege.
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Pictured: Julia Phillips

SAW 2017Pictured: Julia Phillips with graduate students and colleagues

The APA Convention is a great way for SAW members to interact with each other and with members of other sections and divisions. We hope to see you in San Francisco next year!
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Pictured: SAW members