Poster 1

Bias in Healthcare Interactions and Strategies to Overcome Bias
Diane Li, Amanda Feigin, Dorie-Mae Nicolas, Patricia Flynnm Loma Linda University, United States of America
This study examined healthcare trainees’ reflections on implicit bias in healthcare and the actions they intend to take to combat their biases with future patients. Most trainees proposed evidence-based actions consistent with social psychology research on bias reduction, but some generated potentially harmful actions, such as suppressing bias


Poster 2

Veteran Perceptions/Attitudes of the VA and Treatment Seeking Intentions
Hilary R Hines, Sandra Zakowski, Illinois School of Professional Psychology at National Louis University, United States of America
The goal of my presentation is to demonstrate the relationship between perceptions, attitudes and MH treatment seeking intentions at the VA. My conclusion is, positive perceptions of the VA are associated with increased treatment seeking intentions and this relationship is mediated by positive attitudes about seeking treatment at the VA.


Poster 3

The use of WeChat in Chinese-speaking mental health agencies in North America: A conceptual exploration
Yiwei Quan, Sijia Luo, Kedi Zhao, University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Canada
We aim to conceptualize the use of a Chinese online platform, WeChat, by Chinese-speaking mental health agencies in North America and its influences at different levels through an integrative analysis. Such social media presence needs to be analyzed on multiple levels to understand its nature and unique risks and opportunities.


Poster 4

Finding A High School Psychology Research Mentor: An International Problem?
Brian Caballo, Bronx High School of Science;Harold Takooshian, Fordham University
High school research serves as a significant learning experience towards important skills and overall careers. However, this survey found that high school students around the world are facing difficulties in obtaining research opportunities. Guiding resources in the form of a video and article can effectively support aspiring student researchers.

Poster 5

The Impact of Income Support Surveillance Practices on Social Assistance Recipients’ Capabilities
George Drazenovic, Lakehead University, Canada
Many social assistance recipients experience mental health vulnerabilities when dealing with income support programs that they experience as limiting their financial self-determination. This presentation details those vulnerabilities and provides a psychological model based on the capabilities approach to address those vulnerabilities and enhance their capabilities through individual and systemic advocacy.

Poster 6

The Relationship between Social Stigma Recognition and Discrimination Perception for the Mentally-ill
Hyejin Ju, EunJin Woo, Clinical and Health Psychology Lab, Department of Psychology, Gyeongsang National University, Korea, YeunJoo Hur, Gyeongsang National University Institute for Human Rights & Social Development, MinKyu Rhee, JiHyun Kim, Yoorianna Son, WonJin Eom, JoonHo Park, Clinical and Health Psychology Lab, Department of Psychology, Gyeongsang National University, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
The goal of the presentation is to examine the effect of the Social Stigma Recognition on the Discrimination Perception on samples of the general public and the mentally-ill. My main conclusion is that the Social Stigma Recognition significantly increased the Discrimination Perception.


Poster 7

Issues in an Interview Study with Syrian Refugees in Canada
Rita Yazici, Josephine C. H. Tan, Lakehead University, Canada
This presentation summarizes the challenges encountered during an interview study with Syrian refugees in Canada on their resettlement experiences. The study protocol was amended to address the issues to ensure cultural safety for the participants without compromising research ethics and integrity of the project.