This year’s APA convention was held in Chicago, Illinois where Dr. Alexander indulged in deep dish pizza and Chicago Dogs!
Additionally, she was awarded the 2019 Early Career Award for Outstanding Contributions to Benefit Children, Youth, and Families from APA’s Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. The committee citation read, “The committee was impressed with [her] research, examining the impact of childhood maltreatment, on sexual behavior, sexual recidivism, and treatment of adolescents who commit sexual offenses. [Her] past and ongoing work has not only significantly shaped scientific thinking about vulernabilities, but also is directly influencing policy and practice regarding the well-being of children and families.”
Dr. Alexander and colleagues (Drs. Graham Danzer, Jennifer Hsai, Nicholas Grant) held a Emerging Leader panel entitled The Trainee Experience of the Supervisor with Signs of Impairment: A Critical Discussion, where Dr. Alexander discussed supervisors who are experiencing problems in professional practice.