Day 3 of the #APA2018 Author Stage

We’re pleased to announce the third day of the Author Stage, a new featuring in the APA Bookstore! We hope you can join us for all three days!


1 pm: Colt Keo-Meier and Diane Ehrensaft are authors of The Gender Affirmative Model: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Supporting Transgender and Gender Expansive Children, the leading approach to providing culturally competent care to transgender and gender expansive children and their families.

Colt Keo-Meier is a clinical psychologist whose expertise is in clinical work, research, and training in the health of transgender people of all ages. His research has focused on understanding the mental health effects of hormone therapy and the experiences of parents of young transgender people. Diane Ehrensaft is a developmental and clinical psychologist, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and director of mental health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She specializes in research, clinical work, training, and consultation related to gender expansive children.

2pm: Beth Darnall will discuss her new book Psychological Treatments for Patients With Chronic Pain, which is the newest release from the Clinical Health Psychology series. This book provides a comprehensive overview of evidence-based treatments for chronic pain.

Dr. Darnall is a clinical professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University. She is principal investigator for multiple federally funded pain research studies that test the efficacy and mechanisms of psychological strategies in individuals with chronic pain. She investigates mechanisms of pain catastrophizing, targeted pain psychology treatments she has developed, prevention of postsurgical pain, and outpatient opioid tapering. She delivers pain psychology and opioid reduction lectures and workshops nationally and internationally.

Making Research Matter3pm: Linda Tropp will talk about her book Making Research Matter: A Psychologist’s Guide to Public Engagement, a book that shows researchers how to bring their scholarship to a broader audience—how to talk to the media, testify as an expert witness, approach governmental organizations, work with schools and students, and influence public policy.

Dr. Tropp is a professor of social psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has presented social science research at several congressional briefings and has worked with national organizations to translate research evidence for U.S. Supreme Court cases relevant to racial integration, discrimination, and immigration. She regularly works on state and national initiatives to improve interracial relations and promote racial injustice, and with international organizations to evaluate programs designed to reduce racial and ethnic conflict.


All of the books will be available for 10% of already lowered member prices. You do not need to purchase a book to attend any events at the author stage.


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