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SAMD EVENT: Film presentation - Rocking the Cradle: Gay Parenting

Posted: November 14, 2019

Same sex couple adoption was legalized just recently in all 50 states in March 2016 with Mississippi being the last state to dissolve its ban on same sex couple and gay single adoptions.  This film by authors Mary Ann Watson, Ph.D and Layton Seth Curl, Ph.D, features six families comprised of same sex parents  in which one parent has either adopted their partner’s  biological children (through IVF) or both parents have adopted their children. This production lends insight into the social, institutional, legal, and personal challenges these families have faced as they’ve exercised their most fundamental right to have and raise a family.

Please join co- producer, Dr. Mary Ann Watson and Dr. Steve Rissman, one of the parents featured in this film, as they share with us their experience producing the film and Dr. Riesman’s continuing history parenting his son Carter.   

(Dr. Watson would like to extend a special thank you to Videographers Scott Houck, M.A. and Kyle Bisio for their tireless work and dedication to detail in the making of this film.)

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Location: Ross-Cherry Creek Library, 305 Milwaukee StreetDenver, CO. 80206

All interested parties are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP: Reine Evereteze, Psy.D. (SAMD Chair) at 303-202-6143 or email: [email protected] by no later than Wednesday, December 4th.

Thank you and we hope to see you there.


Domestic Violence Against Men: No Laughing Matter

Posted: November 19, 2019

Yesterday was international men’s day. This is an opportunity to shed light on issues faced by men that typically lie in the shadows of society. One of these issues is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) against men.

The popular image of IPV is based on the familiar gender stereotype of a male villain and a female victim. But that stereotype paints an incomplete picture, with new research indicating a high number of male victims of domestic abuse.

Research on Domestic Violence

A recent UK government survey indicated that 9% of males had experienced some form of partner abuse, which amounts to around 1.4 million men. This includes stalking, physical violence and sexual assault. Indeed, a seminal US study found that male IPV victims are often slapped, kicked, punched, grabbed or choked by their partners.

Interestingly, a growing body of international research indicates that men and women experience IPV in similar proportions. For example, a recent survey from Canada’s national statistical agency concluded that “equal proportions of men and women reported being victims of spousal violence during the preceding 5 years (4% respectively).”

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Psychological Associations From Around the World Meet to Discuss Application of Psychology to Stem Climate Change

Posted: November 19, 2019

LISBON, Portugal — The leaders of psychological associations from more than 40 nations gathered here today for the first International Summit on Psychology and Global Health and signed a proclamation agreeing to apply psychological science to advance progress on combating climate change.

“This is a landmark for psychology around the world as we commit our discipline for the first time to act collectively and individually to use our science to help solve one of the greatest challenges of our era,” said Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, CEO of the American Psychological Association. “Climate change is a problem created largely by human behavior so it is fitting that we apply the science of human behavior to mitigating its impacts.”

The proclamation commits the 43 signatories to use their professional, scientific, educational, cultural and applied resources “to achieve progress on matters of utmost importance for which psychology offers the greatest contribution.” Their initial efforts will focus on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 13: Take action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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Psyched to Work! (P2W!) Shadowing Experience

Posted: November 17, 2019

 The Department of Psychological Sciences and the Classroom to Career Hub at Metropolitan State University of Denver have partnered to create the Psyched to Work! (P2W!) shadowing experience. The P2W! shadowing experiences connect our students with local employers and graduate programs. The aim of this effort is to help students identify and pursue satisfying career paths. We invite your organization to participate by hosting a student for a day or ½ day shadowing experience. 

Benefits for Participating Organizations 

• Showcase your organization 

• Guide the next generation as they explore career paths 

• Connect with a diverse, motivated, and vibrant set of students who are working toward a B.S. in Psychology or a B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies. 

• Strengthen your connections to MSU Denver 

When will the P2W! shadowing experience take place? 

The P2W! shadowing experience will take place during MSU Denver’s spring break: March 23 - March 27, 2020. 

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Posted: October 2, 2019

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