Sixth Annual Mental Health Research Symposium

       Carmen Cochran (PsyD 3) discussing her research during a poster session.


Dear MSP Community, 

It is with sadness that we write to inform you that the 6th annual Psi Chi Symposium has been postponed due to increasingly mounting concerns about COVID-19 and health risks currently associated with attendance at large public gatherings. Although in-person classes are currently scheduled to resume on April 13th, the Psi Chi Executive Board wishes to hold a strong academic conference and would not have sufficient time to complete final details for the symposium. 

Updates regarding potential rescheduling of the Psi Chi Symposium will be communicated through email as soon as possible.

Thank you to all who have helped create such a wonderful educational opportunity and for those who applied to present and attend. 
Psi Chi Executive Board


Sixth Annual Research Symposium 

The Michigan School of Psychology

Sponsored by Psi Chi

Friday, April 17, 2020

12:00pm to 5:00pm

Featuring Olivenne Skinner, PhD as Keynote Speaker

Join us for the Sixth Annual Research Symposium hosted by Psi Chi at the Michigan School of Psychology on Friday, April 17, 2020 in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

This student and professional friendly summit is designed to include persons who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs or working in a field pertaining to psychology, counseling, and other mental health related fields.

We are committed to engaging activists, educators, future scholars and clinicians in meaningful discussion around current issues relating to clinical and psychological processes. 

Poster and panel presentations may include original research, literature reviews, and/or conceptual work. Presentation topics such as multicultural issues, diversity in health psychology, neuropsychology, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race, culture, religion, and psychological assessment, among others are welcome. Please note, panel presentations will be limited. 

You do NOT need to be a member of Psi Chi to present or attend the symposium.




Submissions: Deadline for all submissions has been extended to April 10, 2020.

Please submit a 150-word abstract detailing the poster or panel presentation that you are proposing. The proposal abstract should include a short summary of the topic, research question, method, findings, and implications of the project. Titles should be limited to 10 words or fewer. Each author/co-author should be listed in order of greatest to least contribution. References used in your research should also be included in your submission. APA style 6th edition is the standard accepted format for references. 

  • Poster Presentations: Posters will be presented in one of two 50 minute sessions.

*Posters will be judged and awarded at the end of the symposium 

  • Panel Presentations: Panel presentations will be 50 minutes and presented between the poster presentations. 

To submit, please click the following link: Presentation Submissions


 Please contact Nadeen Majeed, Research Symposium Chair 

[email protected] OR [email protected]  

Questions? Contact [email protected]


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