2018 Conference: May 21st and 22nd, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

We are very excited to announce that our 2018 Annual Conference will be held at Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh PA on May 21st and 22nd.

The schedule of events and program for the conference is now available here!

Please note that this is a preliminary program; though the schedule has been finalized, the printed version of the program will be updated with maps of campus, information on how to access the wireless network, et cetera.

Registration is now open. Please click here to be taken to our registration page.

On this page, you will have the option of registering as a student SQIP member ($75), a student non-member ($125), a faculty/professional SQIP member ($200) or a faculty/professional SQIP non-member ($250). You can find out more about becoming a SQIP member here.

On this registration page, you can also register for our pre-conference workshop on phenomenological analysis featuring Frederick J. Wertz, sign up for inexpensive on-campus housing or a room at our hotel block at the Cambria Suites, and let us know whether you’d like to hang out with other SQIP attendees at an informal social event on Sunday night.

A pre-conference workshop will be offered on the afternoon of May 20th:

Doing Phenomenological Analysis in Psychology:
Experiences of Schizophrenic Persons in a Community with an After-Care Program
Frederick J. Wertz
Fordham University

This workshop will introduce participants to the phenomenological research tradition with specific focus on the core features used in philosophy and across human science disciplines.  Participants will be guided through the procedures of phenomenological psychological analysis using data from an action research project exploring the lived experiences of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia in a community recovery program.

More information about the pre-conference workshop can be found here. The workshop will cost $30, with a discounted rate of $20 for students.

Modest on-campus dorm housing is available at an affordable price, and we also have a suite of hotel rooms blocked at a reduced rate at the Cambria Suites of Downtown Pittsburgh – click here for more information about these options.

Duquesne’s uniquely long and distinguished tradition of qualitative, interpretive, meaning-centered and philosophically-grounded inquiry in psychology as a human science will provide a rich background for our conference. Pittsburgh is a thriving and vibrant city in the midst of rapid growth – much like our qualitative psychology community itself.

We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh in May!