Division 17, Section 13 of the American Psychological Association


The Section on Human Animal Interaction: Research & Practice, of Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association is dedicated to professional and scholarly activities that advance the understanding of human-animal interactions as they relate to psychology.

Call For Student Poster Proposals

Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17) Student Poster Session
American Psychological Association Convention 2019
Chicago, IL, August 8th – August 11

Submission Deadline for Proposals: March 22, 2019, 11:59PM PST

Poster proposals may be empirical studies or theoretical considerations relevant to the specific Division 17 Section to which they are submitted. The first author on the proposal must be a student (or have completed the project while a student or intern) and must either be a student affiliate of Division 17 or sponsored by a Division 17 member.

Poster proposals should include a cover sheet and a 500- to 1000-word summary of the study in APA style. The abstract should include some description of the nature of the presentation (empirical, theoretical, technique) and primary findings. Summaries of empirical studies should include a brief literature review, statement of the problem (hypotheses or research questions), participants, procedures, results, and conclusions. Summaries of other presentations should include enough detail for reviewers to judge the overall format and contribution of the scholarship. The proposals will be subjected to masked review. Please do not include identifying information in the proposal (only on the cover sheet; see below). 

To submit your proposal for the Student Poster Session:

  • Attach your proposal and completed cover sheet and email to BOTH studentposterdiv17@gmail.com AND the contact person of the PRIMARY section you wish to submit to (see contact list below). 
  • Identify in the subject line of the email: Student Poster Proposal – “Name of Section” (e.g., Student Poster Proposal – Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity).  If you do not send your proposal to a specific section, your proposal will not be reviewed for this poster session.  

Please send your proposal to only one section. If you have listed a second section you would like your work to be considered by, the proposal will be sent along by the poster coordinator on your behalf. For a description of each of the sections please go to the section website (http://www.div17.org/sections/)

Upcoming HAI Events

Date Event Location Submission Deadline
April 12-14, 2019 15th Triennial IAHAIO ConferenceGreen Chimneys Brewster, NY Call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations opens July 1, 2018.
Registration opens September 3, 2018.
Register before January 15, 2019 and save!
July 1-4, 2019 28th International Conference of the International Society for AnthrozoologyOrlando, FL February 8, 2019
July 23-27, 2019 Joint Meeting of the 36th International Ethological Conference (IECXXXVI) &
the 56th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society (ABS 2019)
Chicago, IL Abstract submission will open January 2019. Please be aware that oral contributions at the Behaviour 2019 conference will be handled on a first come, first served basis.
August 2-6, 2019 American Veterinary Medical Association Convention 2019Washington, D.C. Registration opens February, 2019
August 5-9, 2019 52nd International Congress of the International Society for Applied EthologyBergen, NorwayDeadline for abstract submission: February 15, 2019
Deadline for early-bird registration: May 15, 2019
August 8-11, 2019 American Psychological Association Annual ConventionChicago, IL Registration opens April, 2019
April 24-27, 2020 2020 Biennial Penn Vet Working Dog Conference Philadelphia, PA Check website for updates!