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Faculty, Students, and Alumnae Present Their Work at the Association for Women in Psychology Conference


Posted 03/17/2018
Category: Accolades

An impressive number of University of Hartford faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students and alumnae attended and presented their research and clinical/advocacy/activist work at the 43rd annual conference of the Association for Women in Psychology Conference in Philadelphia, PA from March 8 - 11, 2018. Specifically, there were 16 students (6 undergraduates, 10 doctoral students from the Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology), 5 alumnae, and 3 faculty.  Much of the work surrounded this year’s conference theme: “Still I Rise: Resistance, Resilience, and Resolve in Feminism.”   The presentations are as follows:

 A Tale of Student Activism: Parts I & II: Aleesha Young, Stephanie Toro, Sri Harathi, Madison White, Zainab Suara, Katie Burns, Gary Huang, and Heather Wimmer (from the Multicultural and Diversity Committee, Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology--GIPP)

From Anger to Advocacy: Tales from the Association of Women in Psychology – Connecticut Chapter: Maggie Hughes, Zainab Suara, Kathy McCloskey (faculty), Aleesha Young, Brittany Newman, and Sri Harathi

Tales from the Trenches: Academics, Supervision, and Therapy in the Age of Trump: Kathy McCloskey (faculty), Coleen Williams (GIPP alumna), and Celina Whitmore (alumna)

Lights, Camera, Activism!: Holly Pianka, Yonina Bykov, Shannon Flaherty and Mala Matacin (faculty)

Social Media, Selfies and Shaming: Resisting the Cultural Narrative Surrounding Women’s Bodies: Kendra Brown, Jaileene Arriaga, Kristin Comeforo (faculty), and Mala Matacin (faculty)

Responses of Resistance: Analyzing Racial, Public Health, and Title IX Rights: Amber Gipson (alumna), Marissa Lawrence (alumna), Joanna Flanagan (alumna), and Cori Ansbro

Challenges to Multicultural Teaching: How to Respond with Resistance, Resilience, and Resolve: Mala Matacin (faculty)