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Applied Evolutionary Psychology (AEPS) Mental Health Symposium

The 2019 AEPS Mental Health Symposium will be supported by an award from the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES)! We will be supporting student travel, subsidizing Continuing Education credits for professionals, and more. Detailed info below. See you in Boston (June 4)!

AEPS is proud to announce our upcoming Mental Health Symposium on Tuesday, Jun. 4th, 2019 at the NonProfit Center in Boston, MA. The symposium will be targeted toward mental health practitioners (clinical & counseling psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, etc.) and will focus on specific, practical ways in which the evolutionary behavioral sciences can inform day-to-day mental health practice. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Stefan Hofmann of Boston University, a clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety disorders, who will give a talk entitled “Integrating Evolutionary Science into Clinical Practice.” Other featured speakers will include Kalman Glantz, speaking on evolutionary approaches to individual psychotherapy, Marianne Brandon on evolutionary approaches to couples and sex therapy, Martin Knowles on evolutionary approaches to family therapy, and Daniel J. Glass on misconceptions about evolutionary clinical perspectives.

Thanks to a partnership with the Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Center for Continuing Education, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and credits will be offered for the following professional organizations: the American Psychological Association, New Jersey Board of Social Work and The Certification Board, Inc.

The event is free for general attendees, and a nominal fee ($25) will be in place for attendees wishing to earn CE certification. Further, student attendees can apply for fiscal support for travel (to apply, simply email a statement of interest and a brief summary of how your attendance relates to your career goals to with the subject line “Mental Health Symposium Travel Grant”).

No advance registration is required to attend, but please feel free to RSVP on our event’s Facebook page!

For more information, please see our website,, and follow us on Facebook, The symposium will follow the Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society’s 13th Annual Conference on the Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences (more info here). The AEPS Mental Health Symposium is sponsored by a generous grant from the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.

The mission of the Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society (AEPS) is to promote the use of evolutionary theory in applied fields such as policy-making, business, law, education, medicine, and mental health. To achieve this goal, AEPS holds academic workshops and conferences to provide resources for, and connections between, researchers on the one hand, and practitioners, policy-makers, executives, and the general public on the other.