International LGBTQ Psychology Pre-Conference at ICAP 2018

The 2018 CPA Annual Convention will be held in conjunction with the 2018 International Congress of Applied Psychology. In addition to this International Gathering of Psychologists and Psychological Researchers, SOGII will host an International LGBTQ Psychology Pre-Conference Convention on June 24th and 25th, 2018. This two-day event will bring together the leading LGBTQ Psychology Researchers from across the globe to share advances relevant to conducting and moving LGBTQ Psychology Research Forward. Acceptances have already been sent to all individuals who submitted by the call for papers deadline in November, 2017. If you have 'late breaking' research that you would like to present at the pre-conference in poster format, you may submit your abstract by clicking here. We recommend that you book your Hotel or AirBNB accommodations as soon as possible, as there are a number of events in Montreal at the time of the conference and Hotel space may become limited. If you are looking to share accommodations with another conference attendee, click here


Registration for the pre-conference is now open! Registration rates differ based on your country of origin and whether you are member of one of the sponsoring organizations. The standard early-bird member registration rate for the 2-day pre-conference is $195.00 Canadian, which includes breakfast, breaks and lunch each day. The non-member rate is $350, so we strongly recommend becoming a member of CPA or IAAP. IAAP registration rates begin at $11 for students and go as high as $66 for full members. 

If you are already a member of IAAP or CPA, or, if you would rather register without becoming a member, please use the link below to access the pre-conference registration. The Early Bird Registration Deadline is April 30, 2018. Please note that if you are also planning to attend the full ICAP convention, the early bird registration deadline for ICAP is February 28, 2018. If you wish to attend the LGBTQ Psychology Pre-Conference and ICAP, you must register for each event separately. 

Invited Speakers

Dr. Sari van Anders, University of Michigan

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Dr. Sari van Anders is Associate Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, and is affiliated with Science, Technology, and Society as well as Neuroscience. Dr. van Anders’ research sets out new ways to conceptualize, understand, and map gender/sex, sexual diversity, and sexuality, and also provides unique tools and theories for feminist and queer bioscience, focusing on social neuroendocrinology. Dr. van Anders' scholarship has been recognized with awards such as the 2016 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology, the 2012 Ira and Harriet Reiss Theory Award from the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the 2013 Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from APS, and Dr. van Anders has been named a “Scientist to Watch” by The Scientist. Dr. van Anders is Editor of the Annual Review of Sex Research, Associate Editor of Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity as well as Sexual and Relationship Therapy, and has been recognized with the 2016 Committee on Women in Psychology Leadership Award from APA.

Dr. Carlos Santos, Arizona State University


Dr. Carlos Santos is an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University in Counseling Psychology. He received his Ph.D. and B.A. from New York University and a masters degree from Harvard. Dr. Santos was recently awarded Emerging Professionals Contributions to Research Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race, a division of the APA. He was among the graduate students who attended the International LGBT Psychology Summer Institute at the University of Michigan in 2008. Drawing on intersectionality perspectives that underscore the ways in which systems of oppression (e.g., heterosexism and racism) overlap and influence individual outcomes, Dr. Santos will highlight findings from his research conducted with individuals who identify as both, as a member of a racial/ethnic minority group as well as a member of a sexual minority group. Dr. Santos is a co-editor of Studying Ethnic Identity: Methodological and Conceptual Approaches Across Disciplines.

Scientific Committee
Karen L. Blair - St. Francis Xavier University - Canada - Program Chair & Host
Daragh McDermott - Anglia Ruskin University - UK
Todd Morrison - University of Saskatchewan - Canada
Lisa M. Diamond - University of Utah - USA
Eric Julian Manalastas - University of the Philippines
Lisa Couperthwaite - University of Toronto - Canada
Jeffery Adams - Massey University - New Zealand
Alexander Moreno - UQAM - Quebec, Canada
Rhea Ashley Hoskin - Queen's University - Canada
Devan Kronisch - University of Victoria - Canada
Ashleigh Yule - University of Calgary - Canada

IPsyNet Programming Committee Members:
Julie Koch - Oklahoma State University - USA
Dagoberto Heredia Jr. - Texas A&M University - USA
Sharon G. Horne - University of Massachusetts Boston - USA
Roberto L. Abreu - University of Kentucky - USA
Joseph Roy Gillis - University of Toronto (OISE) - Canada
Clinton W. Anderson - APA & IPsyNet - USA

Important Dates

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