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Fifth Annual Mental Health Research Symposium

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

Fifth Annual Mental Health Research Symposium at the Michigan School of Psychology sponsored by Psi Chi

Friday April 26th, 2019 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Keynote Speaker: Christopher Trentacosta, PhD

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.

Dr. Trentacosta, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Wayne State University and Affiliate Faculty of the Merrill-Palmer Skillman Institute, will be presenting on the topic “Callous-unemotional Behaviors and Harsh Parenting Across Early Childhood: Reciprocal Associations and Moderation by Inherited Risk.”


Submissions: Deadline for all submissions is Friday, March 15, 2019.

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 here: Presentation Submissions.


Please contact Holly Spencer (PsyD 1), Research Symposium Chair, at:

[email protected] OR [email protected]  


RSVP below to attend the symposium.