Scholarship Opportunity for Deaf-Blind person to attend International Deaf-Blind Expo (IDBE) 2016!

Scholarship Application

The winner of this scholarship will receive ONE free four-day registration to the International DeafBlind Expo 2016 in Orlando, Florida. They will also receive ONE free ticket to the Gala Dinner. The recipient will be responsible for all of their travel, lodging, and food costs. The recipient will be responsible for obtaining their own Support Service Providers to accompany them to the event. This application must be filled out completely to be considered. We will accept the application in either written or video formats. The application must be received by June 30, 2016 at 5PM EST to either: or Bapin Group, PO Box 183, Greenbackville, VA 23356.

The scholarship winner will be selected by July 10, 2016 and will be informed via e-mail.

You must be DeafBlind to apply. There are no other restrictions on applicants.

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Please explain how attending the International DeafBlind Expo 2016 will benefit you.

How do you plan to utilize the information gained from this experience?

How will your lodging, travel, and food expenses be paid for?

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Shared from an email:

The APAGS Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity is recruiting mentors and mentees for its year-long mentoring program for LGBT graduate students in psychology. Please join us!

  • The program is designed to provide an opportunity for students to be mentored by phone, Skype, email, or in person by colleagues who share similar interests, experiences, and goals.
  • We are currently looking for students and professionals to take part in our 2016-2017 program.
  • Mentees consistently report that their experience in this program is positive and promotes their professional development.
  • Mentors, including advanced graduate students, faculty members, and practicing psychologists, state that their mentees help them expand their knowledge and inspire nurturing relationships.
  • Applications for this year’s program are due August 15. We look forward to working with you!


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Orgullo Special Interest Group of NLPA Statement on the Orlando Mass Shooting

I have found little comfort in the flood of responses to the Orlando mass shooting.  Shortly after hearing about the shooting the National Latina/o Psychological Association began discussing a response with members.  I am sharing the responses sent today—which bring me both comfort and pride in the organization.


Special Interest Group of NLPA

Statement on the Orlando Mass Shooting

Today, we, members of the Orgullo Latinx: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Special Interest Group (SIG) of the National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA), express our deep sorrow for the tragic and unnecessary loss of lives at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. We also wish to state that we stand in solidarity with the family, friends, and community members of the injured and killed that night, and know there are no words we can express that will erase the pain they are experiencing.

As we learn more about the victims of this hate crime, it has become evident that many of the victims were members of the Latinx Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community. Thus, this tragedy hits especially close to home for many of us; we’ve danced the night away at Latinx themed LGBTQ+ nights amongst our chosen families and loved ones and likely would have done so during the NLPA conference in Orlando later this year. What happened in Orlando could’ve happened to any one of us.

Some of the victims were from mixed status families, or undocumented themselves, and the majority of the victims were of Puerto Rican descent. They may have sought to escape the socio-political and economic crises in their home country in hopes of establishing a life where they could be safer, accepted, and loved for who they are; only to have their “safe space” corrupted with hate and violence that ended their lives. Unfortunately, the attention to these intersecting identities and the fact that this was a hate crime has been shadowed by the focus on terrorism connected to an Islamophobic and Xenobobic discourse.

As more details emerge, we have learned that the assailant was a regular attendee of Pulse nightclub. Details about the assailant’s sexuality remain unknown, but bring up deeply rooted feelings amongst us of the pain, rejection, and self-inflicted violence many LGBTQ+ individuals experience in relation to societal and familial oppression, which that night was placed outward. Although the assailant was not of Latinx descent, there are cultural similarities related to familismo and religiosity that greatly impact the experience of LGBTQ+ individuals from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups. We often want our families to accept us unconditionally but because of the heterosexism and homophobia underlying many cultural traditions, such as conservative and anti-LGBTQ+ religious views, we are often rejected directly and/or through silence and left to build family and community elsewhere.

We must also not be silent on the issue of Xenophobia and Islamophobia brought to light by popular media outlets in their coverage of the shooting.  From an intersectional perspective, similar to how LGBTQ+ and Latinx identities are not mutually exclusive, neither are being both Latinx and Muslim and/or Muslim and LGBTQ+. Any dialogue of hate and division only serves to further oppress all marginalized communities. Based on the current political discourse against the Muslim community, Islamophobia is an easy tool to derail from the topic of homophobia and gun control. Therefore, we must not allow our sorrow and fear to be used against Muslim people, who are themselves a historically marginalized group in the U.S. also striving for social justice.

Although this tragic hate crime makes clear the dangers facing Latinx and LGBTQ+ communities, we are steadfast in our commitment to stand proud and to continue to fight for the rights and dignities that should unequivocally be afforded to us. This horrendous massacre reminds us once again that we need to take an active stance in challenging the silent culture of accepting the ways homophobia and heterosexism permeate our global Latinx community. Being passive and not taking action only perpetuates the status quo of privilege and oppression. This year alone, conservative and Christian-identified political leaders introduced over 200 anti-LGBTQ+ bills across 22 states. In addition, their influence continues to stall immigration legislation and reform at the expense of many Latinx immigrants.

Now, more than ever, every one of us must make clear our commitment to recognizing the intersections within and among our Latinx communities. The victims of the Pulse nightclub were there that night to celebrate Latinx life and community. In the words of Julio Salgado, “A Latin night at a gay club is not just a place to dance cumbia and salsa. It’s a place for Brown and Black bodies to come together and dance the night away, to try and forget, at least for one evening, about the bullshit that we deal with every single day. Every time we go out and be our full queer selves, there’s a fear in the back of our heads that someone will harm us.”

We, members of the Orgullo SIG of NLPA, wish to express that the love we share for our Latinx communities–whom we have committed our professional lives to serving–is born from the intersections we live every day. An intersectional experience that comes with grave danger and at any point can cost us our lives. Join us in remembering and celebrating the victims of Orlando, as well as taking a proactive stance as mental health professionals to uplift Latinx LGBTQ+ voices so that future tragedies like this can be avoided.

In solidarity,

Your Orgullo familia[1]

[1] In a spirit of transparency, not ownership, we provide the names of the persons who collaboratively crafted this document (in alphabetical order by first surname): Roberto Abreu, Alison Cerezo, Dagoberto Heredia, Laura Minero-Meza, Richard Renfro, and Zully Rivera-Ramos.

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National Latina/o Psychological Association & Orgullo SIG Joint Statement on the Orlando Mass Shooting

I have found little comfort in the flood of responses to the Orlando mass shooting.  Shortly after hearing about the shooting the National Latina/o Psychological Association began discussing a response with members.  I am sharing the responses sent today—which bring me both comfort and pride in the organization.

National Latina/o Psychological Association & Orgullo SIG

Joint Statement on the Orlando Mass Shooting

The National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) and Orgullo Latinx: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (Special Interest Group)[1] express our deep sorrow about the tragic loss of lives at Pulse Orlando Night Club & Ultra Lounge. We stand in solidarity with the family, friends, and community members of the injured and killed that night. There are no words that will erase their pain.

NLPA reaffirms its commitment to advancement of equity for Latinos/as, especially where intersecting identities create elevated risks. We acknowledge that there are specific brands of sexism and homophobia that are tied to our cultural traditions, beliefs, and values. We call on our members to engage in a healthy reflection and transformation of our culture so that all members, LGBTQ+ and otherwise, are able to live as their true selves and thus reflect the rich cultural tapestry of our Latina/o heritage. We call on our members to engage actions that promote social justice in our communities and nationally.

The majority of the victims of the Pulse Club massacre were members of the Latinx[2] Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) community. In fact, many were of Puerto Rican descent. Social, political, and economic difficulties in Puerto Rico may have led some of the victims and their families to seek a life outside of the island where they thought they could be safe, accepted, and loved for who they were. Instead of safety, they faced hate and violence. Others there faced unique challenges related to their documentation status and other intersecting identities. In a space where they ought to have found freedom to celebrate, they instead faced trauma, injuries, and death.

A nationalist narrative that focuses on international terrorism and advances an Islamophobic and Xenophobic discourse has shadowed attention to these intersecting identities and to the nature of this hate crime. We reject this narrative. We believe the killings at Pulse may have resulted from internalized homophobia and heterosexism rooted in a society that dismisses the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ People of Color and of diverse religious faith and spiritual traditions. These are domestic problems and we call on all psychologists to actively engage to eradicate these social ills through their research, teaching, practice, and advocacy. We also disapprove of the polarization of people on the basis of their Islamic faith. Psychologists can and must play an important role in challenging false stereotypes and alleviating the suffering created by these. Furthermore, we acknowledge that there are structural barriers to creating a more peaceful society. Of particular relevance we note gun control policies. Psychologists can and must take an active role to effect meaningful changes in policies that will help protect the public from gun violence.

Our NLPA community is diverse. We welcome and celebrate all of our members with their many and varied identities spanning nationality, ethnicity, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability status, citizenship status, social and economic status, among many others. Where one of our members is not safe or welcome, none of us are safe or welcome.

NLPA calls on each member to engage action to address the inequities that led to the Pulse nightclub massacre. Whether that action is educating yourself on the issues, raising your voice, joining the Orgullo SIG, or engaging specific volunteer and/or advocacy work, we believe it is the responsibility of psychologists to effect social change that reflects the knowledge and stated values of the field of psychology. We call on our members to support survivors and others affected. NLPA members may consider providing pro-bono services on site or via telehealth to affected families and friends or support the translation of resources, among other immediate actions. We also encourage you to read Orgullo’s more personal statement on Orlando’s massacre.

The NLPA conference planning committee and the Orgullo SIG are working hard to embody these principles in the programming of our upcoming Conferencia, which coincidentally takes place this year in Orlando. Prior to this incident, conference planning actively engaged the inclusion of LGBTQ+ scholarship at the conference. Dr. Oliva Espín, a nationally renowned expert on intersectionality between ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender is a keynote speaker. She is one of many in the scientific program who will discuss Latinx LGBTQ+ issues and identities. We have paid attention to smaller details as well by using gender neutral bathrooms and offering LGBTQ+ Safe Zone buttons. We will also honor the victims of this massacre at the conference. These are our committed actions.

NLPA stands proud and will continues to fight for the rights and dignities that should unequivocally be afforded to our LGBTQ+ familia. We are one family. We are Orlando.

[1] In a spirit of transparency, not ownership, we provide the names of the persons who collaboratively crafted this document (in alphabetical order by first surname): Roberto Abreu, Cristalís Capielo, Alison Cerezo, Melanie Domenech Rodríguez, Dagoberto Heredia, Laura Minero-Meza, Richard Renfro, and Zully Rivera-Ramos.

[2] Learn more about term at

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Staff Psychologist Position in NYC

Applications are being accepted for a part-time and full-time staff psychologist position at CBT/DBT Associates.CBT/DBT Associates is a private practice group in midtown Manhattan specializing in evidence-based treatment for all ages. To learn more aboutCBT/DBT Associates, please visit Prior experience in both DBT and CBT with adults is required. Additional child and adolescent experience is highly desirable. Other requisites include New York state license in psychology and graduation from an APA accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who enjoys working as part of a team with a sophisticated, high functioning clientele.CBT/DBT Associates offers competitive compensation and benefits including medical insurance and 401k. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and three references that can be reached by phone to Lisa A. Napolitano, Ph.D.

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Participate in a Research Study about interracial romantic relationships

Are you:
18 years of age or older; reside in the US; identify as heterosexual and a man or woman; and currently identify as a partner in an interracial romantic relationship that has lasted at least six months (includes dating, married, co-habitating couples)??
If so: 
Please consider participating in a brief online survey about the attitudes of partners in interracial romantic relationships. The study is being conducted by Peggy Loo, a doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology department at Teachers College, Columbia University. Participation should take only 10-15 minutes of your time. **Additionally, if you participate, you may enter a drawing to win a $25 Amazon gift card** More details about eligibility are included within the survey link, if you do not qualify, you will be taken to the end of the survey.
Please access the study by going to the link below:
***This study has been approved by the Teachers College, Columbia University Institutional Review Board: Protocol # 16-184. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to know the results, please feel free to contact me via e-mail at***
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2016 JSM Diversity Workshop and Mentoring Program

The 2016 JSM Diversity Workshop and Mentoring Program will be held during the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), July 31 – August 3, in Chicago, Illinois. The workshop, which occurs approximately every 3 years, brings together historically-underrepresented minority (African/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American) statisticians at early to mid-career levels (i.e., graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and junior professionals and faculty) with senior-level statisticians and faculty in academia, government, and the private sector for a structured program focused on core skill development for career success.  In addition participants have an opportunity to also participate in our annual mentoring program.

  • Workshop, Sunday, 7/31: The full-day workshop will provide interactive sessions focused on skills development for career success for statisticians at early- to mid-career levels.
  • Mentoring Program, Mon 8/1Wed 8/3: In addition to the workshop, a small group of early- to mid-career level applicants will be selected to participate in the mentoring program.  These individuals will be matched with mentors and will participate in small group discussions (morning sessions) and one-on-one meetings with their mentors throughout the conference.

There is a joint application/registration form for those interested in the workshop and/or mentoring program. Limited travel funding support is available.  Interested statistics students and statistics professionals are encouraged to apply/register on or before July 1.  However, full consideration for travel funding will be given to applications received by June 1 for workshop-only applicants or May 15 for applicants to both components of the program (workshop + mentoring).. Applications received after the priority deadlines for travel funding may be considered if additional space and funds are available.

This program is made possible through the generous funding support of the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Statistical Association’s (ASA) Committee on Minorities in Statistics, ASA Statistics in Epidemiology Section, SAS, Procter & Gamble, ASA Statistics in Imaging Section, ASA Government in Statistics Section, and Emory University Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.

Details about the program are provided at

To apply, visit

For more information, contact:

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Part-Time Pre-Doctoral Externship in Evidence-Based Treatments for Youth @ The Child & Family Institute

The Child & Family Institute (CFI) is currently accepting applications for one part–time (one day/week) Pre-Doctoral Extern in Evidence-Based Assessment & Treatments for Youth Emotional and Behavior Disorders starting September 2016. Qualified candidates will be in their 3rd year or higher of an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or school-clinical psychology. A strong CBT training background and prior CBT experience with children, adolescents, and young adults are required.
The extern may take part in the broad array of training experiences that CFI has to offer, including our various specialty assessment & treatment clinics (e.g., Pediatric Assessment Center, Center for Chronic Medical Conditions, “Konfident Kids” Selective Mutism Program, TF-CBT Program, Organizational/EF Skills Training Program, Positive Parenting Program, IOP Program for OCD, HRT Program for Tic & Habit Disorders), individual & group CBT programs, our comprehensive didactics programming, and weekly in-house case conference and supervision. Based on the candidate’s interests and experience, the extern may also have the opportunity to co-lead social anxiety & skills, DBT, and/or parenting groups, conduct neuropsychological assessments, co-lead workshops in the community, collaborate on research and/or writing projects, and obtain further training and/or experience in specialized cognitive and behavioral therapies for a broad range of youth emotional and behavior disorders.
To Apply:

  • Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation to Adam S. Weissman, Ph.D., Executive Director of CFI at, and Andrea Roth, Psy.D., Intake & Admin Director of CFI at
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 2016.
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Guidelines for Clinical Case Studies

When I have questions about clinical procedures or practices I find the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) member listerv an invaluable resource.

I am working on a project with some colleauge that involves preparing clinical case studies.  After searching for guidelines unsuccessfully I asked for guidance on the ABCT member listerv.  I received some useful information and some requests to share the information.

One journal recommended was Clinical Case Studies.  Instructions for preparing a case study manuscript are provided here. There is also a link for a free sample copy of the journal that is useful to reference.

The editor of Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy also pointed me to the journal.  The journal website has guidelines on the first page, and there are apparently many model case studies published in the journal.  He also mentioned Clinical Case Studies.

This is a good starting place as I continue my search for other resources.  Thank you to those that shared the information with me.  I hope this information is helpful to others.


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Lab manager position for Tessa West

Professor Tessa West at New York University is currently seeking a full-time Lab Manager to begin September 1st, 2016 for a 1-year commitment that may be renewed. The Lab Manager will work closely with Dr. West and lab members to coordinate and conduct dyadic interaction studies in the West Interpersonal Perception Lab. The primary responsibilities of the lab manager will be 1) conducting dyadic interaction studies using behavioral and psychophysiological techniques, 2) supervising undergraduate research assistants, 3) managing and analyzing data, and 4) recruiting and scheduling participants.  Additional responsibilities include maintaining laboratory computers and equipment, managing grants and IRB protocols, programming experimental tasks, reviewing literature, and editing manuscripts. This position would be an excellent fit for a recent college graduate with a degree in psychology or a related field who is looking to strengthen his/her research skills before applying to graduate school in psychology.

REQUIREMENTS: bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, or a related field; at least one year of relevant research experience; ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others; strong organizational skills and attentiveness to details; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; proficiency with Excel and SPSS. Experience with physiological data acquisition and analysis, MediaLab, DirectRT, Inquisit, AcqKnowledge and Biopac systems, or Mindware is preferred.

To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your relevant background and goals, a resume/CV with contact information for 3 references, and an unofficial transcript to Kate Thorson at Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received. Deadline for submission of materials is July 1st.

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