4TH ANNUAL AMENA-PSY 2023 CONFERENCE
NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS!
The American Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African Psychological Association (AMENA-Psy) is hosting our first-ever IN-PERSON Conference on Friday, September 29th & Saturday, September 30th, 2023.
The conference is designed to balance the delivery of content and the opportunity for interactive discussion between attendees and presenters. We invite AMENA-Psy members and non-members to join us!
The theme of this year's conference is Empowering Arab/MENA Communities Through Psychological Science and Practice.
We encourage proposals related, but not limited to:
Exploration of literature and empirical evidence related to MENA communities
Clinical and applied case study presentations related to MENA populations
Impact of various systemic and environmental factors on MENA populations
Sources of resilience, perseverance, and strength
Public policy, social reform, and political action (national and international political movements)
Culturally informed and MENA-inclusive curricula, practice, and training
We encourage individuals from all fields of psychology, including educational/school, social, health, developmental, community, I/O, counseling, clinical, international, and beyond, to submit proposals. Submissions from multidisciplinary, international, and student scholars are welcome!
Deadline for proposal submission: July 10, 2023
Conference Dates: September 29 - 30, 2023 (Friday & Saturday)
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Please see the Submission Guide for Proposals Handout for detailed information on presentation types, proposal formatting, and step-by-step instructions for submission. Proposals will be submitted via Google Forms.
Brief Description of Presentation Types:
PAPER: Individual proposals (one author), including empirical reports, will be submitted as 15-minute spoken presentations.
ROUNDTABLE: Roundtables provide a small group forum for discussion and debate of a specific topic. Facilitators open this session type with brief remarks or viewpoints on a specific topic that can be discussed with the audience. This format is especially appropriate for exploration and feedback of a topic, engaging in in-depth discussion or debate, and meeting colleagues with similar interests (50 minutes). Additional requirements for submission are outlined in the Submission Guide.
SYMPOSIUM: A symposium is a session focused on a common issue in which individual authors present their diverse views with the goal of integrating the perspectives into a meaningful whole. Symposia do not focus on only one paper but are meant to involve multiple authors to present in-depth knowledge around common themes within clinical practice, research, training, and/or policy; a discussant is optional (90 minutes). Additional requirements for submission are outlined in the Submission Guide.
POSTER: Visually inviting presentation of an individual study or project, including graphs, tables, pictures, etc. Posters should highlight the key components of the particular type of work. Presenters must be available for discussion of their work at the poster session. In an effort to increase opportunities for masters and doctoral students in psychology to present their scholarship, we encourage students to be first authors on poster presentations (50 minutes).
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION MATERIALS & PROCEDURES
To submit your proposal for consideration, you will need to complete the following:
Submitting a proposal implies a commitment to attend the conference and deliver the proposed presentation if accepted. The first author should deliver the presentation. All presenters and attendees must register for the conference.
All submissions must consist of the following:
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Notice of acceptance/rejection: Notification of acceptance or rejection of proposals will be made to the corresponding author via email. The corresponding author has the responsibility to inform other authors of all communications.
Check back for updates and details related to registration and more!
Conference Chair: Germine Awad, Ph.D.
Programming Chair: Nicole Fleischer, Psy.D.