2013 NMCS Program
The National Multicultural Conference & Summit (NMCS) 2013 will be held on January 17-18, 2012 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston, TX. Houston was recently characterized as “the most ethnically diverse city in the U.S,” as noted online by Asia Society (asiasociety.org). The biennial SUMMIT is hosted collaboratively by Division 17, 35, 44, and 45. Division 45 is serving as the lead division for our 2013 NMCS.
An exciting program awaits attendees, including:
- • Keynote Speaker (January 17) Dr. Joycelyn Elders, the 15th United States Surgeon General;
- • Keynote Speaker (January 18) Phyllis Randolph Frye, the Grandmother of the National Transgender Legal and Political Movement;
- • 9 Distinguished Elders who have contributed significant and noteworthy contributions to the field of multicultural psychology will be honored;
- • Programs on topics related to immigration, microaggressions, appropriate therapeutic responses to LGBT clients, violence on historically marginalized groups, early career professionals, racial & ethnic minority clients, feminist approaches to treatment, disabilities, and best practices in health disparities;
- • APAGS programming: Breakfast with the Stars; Mentoring Session; APAGS Social Hour
- • Grant funding information and speed mentoring for scientists and researchers;
- • Two Preconference workshops on Wednesday, January 16, 2012:
- Practice Guidelines for Trans Clients: Developing Affirmative Approaches
- Psychological Ethics in Context: Issues in Working with Latino/a People
Registration can be completed online at www.nmcsregistration.com.