Welcome to the #APA2018 Author Stage!

APA’s annual convention starts Thursday, August 9th at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. As always, books will be available at a discounted rate in the APA Bookstore located next to registration. A new feature in the APA Bookstore this year will be the Author Stage, where APA authors and editors will give live presentations of their work as a way to engage directly with attendees. At the Author Stage, Convention attendees can get new ideas, discover new authors, hear about the latest titles, and come away with signed books.

Over the weeks leading up to Convention, the APA Books Blog will highlight our lineup of impressive authors and editors. Today’s post introduces the authors who will be speaking on Day 1 of Convention.  In the coming weeks, we’ll look at authors who will be speaking on Days 2 and 3.


1 pm: Q&A with Carol Williams-Nickelson, Mitchell Prinstein, and W. Greg Keilin

Have a question about getting an internship? Stop by for a Q&A with the authors of the new, Fourth Edition of Internships in Psychology: The APAGS Workbook for Writing Successful Applications and Finding the Right Fit.

Carol Williams-Nickelson earned her doctoral degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. She is former executive director of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS). Mitchell Prinstein completed his doctoral degree at the University of Miami. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina and has been committed to professional service and development for many years. W. Greg Keilin completed his doctoral degree in counseling psychology at Colorado State University. He currently has a part-time private practice and provides consulting services in the areas of internship development and electronic health records.

All three authors will be presenting at the annual APAGS internship workshop at Convention.

2pm: Lorna Smith Benjamin will speak about her new book, Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy for Anger, Anxiety, and Depression, which shows clinicians and researchers how to use Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy to change maladaptive patterns regarding safety and threat in treatment-resistant patients.

Dr. Benjamin is a psychotherapist and creator of Structural Analysis of Social Behavior (SASB), a model for describing interactions with self and others; she is also the creator of Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT), which was developed for “treatment-resistant” psychiatric patients on the basis of what she learned after decades of using SASB in research and clinical practice.


3pm: Malin Fors will speak about her new book, A Grammar of Power in Psychotherapy: Exploring the Dynamics of Privilege. This integrative work helps clinicians address unique challenges that arise when privilege and power differences—often unrecognized—enter the therapy room. This fresh synthesis—for which Fors was awarded the 2016 APA Division 39 Johanna K. Tabin Book Proposal Prize—offers new language for understanding power dynamics in psychotherapy, counseling, and all treatment relationships.

Fors is a Swedish psychologist and psychoanalyst, living in Norway. She has broad experience in both clinical work and teaching. She has worked for a decade at the local hospital’s psychiatric outpatient unit and also has a busy private practice. A Grammar of Power in Psychotherapy is her first book.

All of the books will be available for 10% off our already lowered member prices. You do not need to purchase a book to attend any events at the Author Stage. We hope to see you there!

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