Midwest Region

Midwest U.S. Region

States Include:
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin

Midwest Regional Coordinators (RCs):

Midwest Student Regional Coordinators (SRCs):

Upcoming Events

Oct
13
Regional Meeting
Oct 13th - All Day

Next Meeting

Midwest Eco Meeting August 23rd, 8:00 Eastern via SCRA Zoom 

News from the Midwest

Written by Amber Kelly

Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA)

The Midwest region held its annual conference during SCRA affiliated meeting at the Midwest Psychological Association on April 21st, 2017. This year we received 60 proposals (33 posters, 22 roundtables, 5 symposiums).  Undergraduate and graduate students across the region shared their research in the field.   The quality of the posters presented by students embodied professionalism and their passion for their work. Congratulations to the poster winners!

Awards for Student Poster Presentations

Place

Title

1st Authors

1st

Online Identity and Support: The Facebook Networks of LGBTQ Youth

Elizabeth McConnell DePaul University

2nd

The Role of Critical Consciousness in College Students Psychological Well Being 

Matthew McCarty DePaul University

3rd

Exploring Experiences of Chronic Illness Among College Students

Damani McClellan

DePaul University

 

Racial Justice in Praxis Conference

The Racial Justice in Praxis Conference was held at National Louis University on May 19th and 20th. The event was sponsored by Psychologists for Social Responsibility and National Louis University. The Racial Justice Action Group organizes the conference IMG_0659.JPGannually, in an effort to collaborate and innovate with others seeking to end racial injustice, and understand the ways in which it has manifested for people of color. The conference hosted voices from communities, individuals, and organizations, working towards new approaches for confronting racial injustice. This year's theme was The Psychology of the Wall. Through planned discussions, collaborative workshops and roundtables, panel discussions, and our art exhibition, the conference was a space for honest dialogue and action planning around the dismantling of barriers, as well as passage under over IMG_0734.JPGand through them. This year marked the first for a youth led songs of protest workshop, out of which came a remarkable sound, voice, and fresh perspective on racial justice issues. Participants from across the country came and held space with us, helping to maintain issues of racial justice in the forefront of our collective work and efforts. We are working on planning next year's conference and welcome all interested in the process. As president elect I invite you join PsySR and the phenomenal work that is being done in our organization. We look forward to sharing this space with many of you next year.

Ericka Mingo, PhDIMG_0662.JPG
Assistant Professor, National Louis University