Monday, February 15, 2010

Hanging out with a bunch of cool feminists in Portland

by Stacey Prince

This past weekend I traveled to Portland to attend the annual convention of Association for Women in Psychology. I haven’t been to this conference in 10 years, and I loved it—it’s such a shot in the arm of inspiration and connection, simultaneously stimulating and exhausting. Shortly after arriving on Friday I presented a paper on being a psychologist-activist and integrating advocacy into psychotherapy. My co- presenters focused on building resiliency among individuals faced with negative decisions regarding LGBT rights, and the impact of such decisions on our straight allies and family members.

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