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The third biennial Division 45 Research Conference will be held June 19–21, 2014 at the University of Oregon.

The third biennial Division 45 Conference will be held June 19-21, 2014 at the University of Oregon. The goals of the conference are: (1) the presentation of state-of-the-art research related to the psychological aspects of individuals from all ethnic minority groups within the United States; (2) the professional development of ethnic minority researchers (students and professionals); and (3) greater networking and collaboration among researchers studying ethnic minority issues across various fields of psychology. This is the only conference specifically devoted to research relevant to Division 45.

The conference co-chairs are Dr. Gordon Nagayama Hall and Dr. Robert Sellers. The conference will feature outstanding plenary speakers and symposia, as well as preconference workshops for professional development.

Conference participants can earn Professional Development Units/CEUs for each seat hour for an additional $25.00 fee. There will be 21.5 seat hours available including the Pre-Conference workshops on June 19. These are non-credit, non-transcripted units. Participants will receive a secure PDF certificate through e-mail within a week following the event. Within registration, please select that you would like CEUs. To add onto your existing registration, please contact the Registration Office at #800-280-6218/541-346-3537 or email .

The University of Oregon is a mid-sized, tree-lined campus in Eugene, two hours south of Portland. Eugene is quite pleasant in late June, with average temperatures in the mid-70s. The city is known for its outdoor activities, and is proximal to the Oregon coast, the Cascade Mountains, wineries, and breweries. Eugene has a vibrant Saturday Market that sells farm fresh produce, local foods, and handcrafted goods. Six airlines service the Eugene Airport with direct flights from several major hubs in the west.

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Roger Woods Trio play during the Saturday reception

Confirmed speakers for plenary sessions include:

Ethnic/Racial Identity — Thursday, June 19, 7:00 pm

William Cross, University of Denver
Adriana Umaña-Taylor, Arizona State University
Moin Syed, University of Minnesota
Stephanie Fryberg, University of Arizona
Richard Lee, University of Minnesota

Race, Ethnicity and Schooling:
From the Cradle to College — Friday, June 20, 5:30 pm

Margaret Beale Spencer, University of Chicago
Tiffany Yip, Fordham University
Charles Martinez, University of Oregon
Sandra Graham, UCLA

The History and Future of Division 45:
A Townhall Meeting — Saturday, June 21, 5:30 pm

Teresa LaFromboise, Frederick Leong, John Moritsugu, Lisa Porche-Burke, and Robert Sellers.
Moderator: Gordon Nagayama Hall

Conference Schedule

Thursday, June 19, 2014
7:30 am Registration — Lillis Business Complex
8:00-10:00 am Workshops
10:15 am-12:15 pm Workshops
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
1:45-3:45 pm Workshops
4:00-6:00 pm Workshops
7:00 pm Plenary session, Ethnic/Racial Identity — Ford Alumni Center
8:30 pm Reception

Friday, June 20, 2014
7:30 am Registration — Lillis Business Complex
8:00-9:30 am Sessions
9:45-11:15 am Sessions
11:30 am-12:15 pm Poster Session I
12:15-12:45 pm Lunch
12:45-1:30 pm Poster Session II
1:45-3:15 pm Sessions
3:30-5:00 pm Sessions
5:30 pm Plenary session, Race, Ethnicity and Schooling — Ford Alumni Center
7:00 pm Reception
8:00-10:00 pm Basketball Game — UO Recreation Center. All are welcome to play or watch.

Saturday, June 21, 2014
7:30 am Registration — Lillis Business Complex
8:00-9:30 am Sessions
9:45-11:15 am Sessions
11:30 am-12:15 pm Poster Session III
12:15-12:45 pm Lunch
12:45-1:30 pm Poster Session IV
1:45-3:15 pm Sessions
3:30-5:00 pm Sessions
5:30 pm Plenary session, The History and Future of Division 45:
A Townhall Meeting — Ford Alumni Center
7:00 pm Reception — Roger Woods Trio

As a result of attending the 2014 Division 45 Research Conference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe contemporary approaches to psychology research involving race, ethnicity and culture
  • Identify interactions between education throughout the lifespan and psychological aspects of race, ethnicity, and culture
  • Identify key cultural approaches for health and mental health practice based upon research
  • Discuss findings regarding health disparities and strategies to reduce barriers to mental health treatment
  • Describe the interaction of race, ethnicity and culture with immigration, stress, gender, and trauma
  • Discuss examples of community research approaches and evaluate data on the effectiveness of these approaches
  • Identify factors that contribute to increased resilience, adaptation, and empowerment of culturally diverse populations.
  • Evaluate evidence regarding the influence of multiple identities on mental health and adjustment
  • Summarize the effects of racial and ethnic discrimination on development, health, academic achievement, and emotional adjustment