International summit—apa division 35

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The theme for the Summit is “From International to Transnational: Transforming the Psychology of Women.” This Summit marks the beginning of a significant paradigm shift regarding our awareness, understanding, conceptualization, and support of our sisters around the globe. The goal of the Summit is to foster new directions in the psychology of women through exploration and awareness of international and transnational perspectives. The Summit’s programming will include speakers, work groups, networking symposia and a poster session social hour. Scholars, researchers, practitioners, and activists will be convening  to be a part of this historical moment.


What makes this Summit unique is its action-oriented approach—Work groups comprised of women in different stages in their careers will be formed to develop specific products (e.g., a book,  special journal issue, CE program, undergraduate and graduate curriculum, policy development, best practices guide, etc.) and long-term goals that promote the transformation of the psychology of women from international to transnational in perspective. The Summit will provide an opportunity for feminist psychologists in different stages of their careers across the globe to share and learn from each other.


Work Groups will meet all day on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 and in the morning on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 immediately before the APA Convention in Toronto, Canada.


Continuing Education Credit available for designated sessions for an additional $75.00 fee that covers all CE activities held during the Summit. You must also be registered for the Summit to earn credit. Continuing Education Activities are being sponsored by Division 35. Division 35 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Division 35 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Click here for the Division 35 Grievance Policy.




From International to Transnational:

Transforming the Psychology of Women

Radisson Hotel Admiral Toronto-Harbourfront

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 4-5, 2015.

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APA Travel Grants available

APA Grants are available for International Psychologists and Psychology Students to Attend the APA Annual Convention. This award provides up to $500 to psychologists and psychology students based outside the U.S. and Canada, to be applied toward costs related to the APA convention (e.g., travel expenses or registration fees). 

Click here to read about travel grants available to international psychologists and students also attending the APA Convention.



Register for the Summit


Pre-Registration ends

August 1, 2015

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Registration fees cover admission to the Summit as well as two breakfasts, breaks, one luncheon, and a social hour.

Pre-Conference Reading list:

Background on Transnational Feminist Perspectives:


Abeysekera, S. (2013). Transnational Feminisms, in M. E. & C. H. Williams (Eds.)  Gender: Key Concepts, pp. 208-215. New York: London. 


Grabe, S. & Else-Quest, N.M.  (2012). The Role of Transnational Feminism in Psychology: Complementary Visions. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 36 (2), 158-161.


Herr, R. S. (2013). Third world, transnational, and global feminisms. In A. Doolin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2nd Edition, pp. 190-195. Cengage - Gale.


Mohanty, C. T. (2003).  Feminism without borders, pp. 238-245 (antiglobalization pedagogies).  Durham, NC: Duke University Press.




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