IWU counseling professor presents at American Psychological Association Convention

Indiana Wesleyan University’s Dr. Erin Davis, associate professor of graduate counseling, was selected to present her research at the 2018 American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention. The international conference took place on Aug. 9-12 in San Francisco, California.

Davis presented three workshops with her colleagues throughout the convention. She presented on the following topics:

  • “The Plight of the Incarcerated Woman: Feminist Activism in the Correctional System”
  • “A Multidimensional Approach to Mature Happiness and Global Well-being”
  • “Rejecting Imposter Syndrome: Why Women and Persons of Color Need to Abandon This Burden”

APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 115,700 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. This year, over 10,000 people attended the annual conference and over 800 academic institutions were represented. Attendees had the option of attending more than 275 sessions and more than 65 workshops.

“I really value presenting with colleagues, especially when I am able to collaborate across disciplines, between universities, or with psychologists from other cultures,” said Davis. “It enriches our work to learn from each other as we teach and research cross-culturally, and it's exciting to see the overlap in our concerns and passions as we work to help people towards psychological health and wholeness.”

Davis began teaching at IWU in January 2014. She received an M.A. in Community Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University, with a cognate in Psychological Assessment. Her research interests include international and cross-cultural psychology, social psychology, interpersonal relationships and positive psychology (including life coaching).

For more information about IWU’s Graduate Counseling program, visit www.indwes.edu/adult-graduate/programs/ma-counseling/.

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