Sarah R. Kamens

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Job title: 

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

E-mail: 

kamenss@oldwestbury.edu

Room: 

TBD

Office hours: 

  • TBD

Courses taught: 

  • TBD

Education: 

Degrees:

  • 2017-2018 Postdoc - Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.
  • 2016-2017 Postdoc Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) - Yale University School of Medicine - Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven, CT.
  • 2015- 2016 - Predoctoral Fellow in Clinical & Community Psychology Adult Community Mental Health Placement -  Yale University School of Medicine - Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven, CT.
  • 2016 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology - Fordham University, Bronx, NY.
  • 2011 M.A. in Clinical Psychology - Fordham University, Bronx, NY.
  • 2008 Ph.D. in Philosophy, Art & Critical Thought - European Graduate School, Skas-Fee, Switzerland.
  • 2005 M.A. in Communication - European Graduate School, Skas-Fee, Switzerland.
  • 2002 B.A. in Psychology - New York University, New York, NY.

Awards:

  • 2019 The Sigmund Koch Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology - Presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 24: Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology (Chicago, IL).
  • 2016 Leadership Award: Outstanding Contributions to the Doctoral Internship
  • in Clinical Psychology - Present by the Yale University Department of Psychiatry (New Haven, CT).
  • 2011 The Sidney Jourard Award for Student Paper in Psychology - Presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology (Washington, DC).

Research interests: 

  • Dr. Kamens’ research examines the intersections between extreme emotional distress and structural marginalization. More specifically, she studies the ways in which lived experiences of psychosis and trauma are entangled with social conditions in the world. In doing so, Dr. Kamens uses phenomenological, interdisciplinary, and participatory approaches that facilitate agentic engagement, first-person narratives, mutual empowerment, and communal belonging. These approaches enhance the humanistic and social-ecological aspects of clinical research by generating knowledge not only about, but also with mental health service users and communities. Dr. Kamens’ scholarship also focuses on alternatives to the current diagnostic paradigm in clinical psychology and psychiatry, with the broader goal of bringing the framework of social justice to bear on the transformation of clinical-diagnostic concepts and practices.

Select publications & presentations: 

Publications:

[12] Kamens, S.R. (in press). Postcolonialism and (anti)psychiatry: On hearing voices and ghostwriting. Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology. Epub ahead of print available at http://muse.jhu.edu/article/720219/pdf 

[11] Kamens, S.R. (in press). Extreme states and extreme conditions: On homelessness and the ontico- ontological difference. Journal of Humanistic Psychology: Special Issue on Extreme States. Epub ahead of print available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0022167818763734? journalCode=jhpa 

[10] Kamens, S.R., Styron, T. & Blum, E. (2019). Voting rights for persons with serious mental illnesses in the U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 42, 197-200. 

[9] Kamens, S.R. (2019). De-othering “schizophrenia.” Theory & Psychology, 29, 200-218. 

[8] Styron, T., Pavlo, A., Miller, R., Kamens, S.R., Hall, B.C., Pavlo, A., ... Davidson, L. (2018). Home groups: Integrating peer support and clinical care in a community mental health center. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 69, 221-239. 

[7] Kamens, S.R., Davidson, L., Hyun, E., Jones, N., Morawski, J., Kurtz, M., Pollard, J., vanSchalkwyk, G.I. & Srihari,V. (2018). The duration of untreated psychosis: A phenomenological study. Psychosis: Psychological, Social, and Integrative Approaches, 10, 307-318.

[6] Jones, N., Rosen, C., Kamens, S.R. & Shattell, M. (2018). “It was definitely a sexual kind of sensation”: Sex, sexual identity, and gender in the phenomenology of psychosis. Psychosis: Psychological, Social, and Integrative Approaches, 10, 122-131. 

[5] Kamens, S.R., Constandinides, D. & Flefel, F. (2016) Drawing the future: Psychosocial correlates of Palestinian children’s drawings. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 5, 167-183. 

[4] Constandinides, D., Kamens, S.R., Marshoud, B. & Flefel, F. (2011). Research in ongoing conflict zones: Effects of a school-based intervention for Palestinian children. Peace and Conflict, 17, 270-302. 10. 

[3] Kamens, S.R. (2011). On the proposed sexual and gender identity diagnoses for DSM-5: History and controversies. The Humanistic Psychologist, 39(1), 37-59. 

[2] Sherkow, S.P., Kamens, S.R., Megyes, M. & Loewenthal, L. (2009). A clinical study of the intergenerational transmission of eating disorders from mothers to daughters. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 64, 153-189. 

[1] Sherkow, S.P., Weinstein, L., Kamens, S.R., Williams, C., Shen, J. & Aizaga, K. (2008). Stock- still: A potential developmental marker. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 63, 61-79. 

Non-peer Review Publications:

[9] Kamens, S.R., Cosgrove, L., Peters, S.M., Jones, N., Flanagan, E.H., Longden, E., Schulz, S., Robbins, B.D., Olsen, S., Miller, B. & Lichtenberg, P. (2018). Standards and guidelines for the development of diagnostic nomenclatures and alternatives in mental health research and practice. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Online before print at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/ 10.1177/0022167818763862 

[8] Kamens, S.R., Flanagan, E.H. & Robbins, B.D. (2018). Introduction to the fourth special issue on diagnostic alternatives. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 59(3), 315-318. 

[7] Kamens, S.R., Robbins, B.D., & Flanagan, E.H. (2018). Introduction to the third special issue on diagnostic alternatives. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 59(1), 121-125. 

[6] Kamens, S.R., Flanagan, E.H. & Robbins, B.D. (2017). Introduction to the second special issue on diagnostic alternatives. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 58(1), 3-6. 

[5] Kamens, S.R., Robbins, B.D. & Flanagan, E.H. (2017). Introduction to the special issues on diagnostic alternatives. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 57(6), 567-572. 

[4] Kamens, S.R., Elkins, D.N. & Robbins, B.D. (2017). Open letter to the DSM-5 Task Force and the American Psychiatric Association. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 57, 675-687. Originally posted online in 2011. *The Open Letter was originally posted on an online petition site in 2011. It was endorsed by over 15,000 individuals and over 50 professional organizations, including 16 divisions of the American Psychological Association. 

[3] Robbins, B.D., Kamens, S.R. & Elkins, D.N. (2017). DSM-5 reform efforts by the Society for Humanistic Psychology. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 57, 602-624. 

[2] Kamens, S.R. (2012). Review of Power, Resistance and Liberation in Therapy with Survivors of Trauma by Taiwo Afuape [book review]. The Humanistic Psychologist, 40, 212-217. 

[1] Kamens, S.R. (2010). Identity and other issues in the proposed DSM-V. Clio’s Psyche, June and September 2010, 143-147. 

Texts in the Public Domain:

[7] Kamens, S.R., Pelton-Cooper, M, Olson, B., Tauber, C., Long, J., Roth, J., Morrissey, M. B., Paranamana, N., Kanda, A., Mrekullive, Q. & Zysman, K. (2019). Statement on the roles of mental health, psychosocial, and other healthcare professionals in migrant/refugee camps, detention sites, border areas, and transit zones. Available at http://www.globalpsychosocial.org/pilot-project/gpn- statement/ 

[6] Kamens, S.R. & Sundararajan, L. (n.d.). Position statement on social justice. APA Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology. Available at https://www.apadivisions.org/division-32/news- events/position/social-justice 

[5] Kamens, S. R. (2013). Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome was not actually removed from DSM-5. The Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives. Available at http://dxsummit.org/archives/1728 

[4] Kamens, S. R. (2013). DSM-5's somatic symptom disorder: From medical enigma to psychiatric sphinx. The Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives. Available at http://dxsummit.org/archives/712 

[3] Kamens, S. R. (2013). Dr. Insel, or: How psychiatry learned to stop worrying and love the biomarker. The Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives. Available at http://dxsummit.org/ archives/251 

[2] Kamens, S. R., Raskin, J., Farley, F., Robbins, B. D., Rockwell, D., Kumar, K., & Cosby, E. (2013). Mission statement for the 1st International Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives [Press web log]. APA Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology. 

[1] Kamens, S.R. (2010). Controversial issues for the future DSM-V. Society for Humanistic Psychology Newsletter, Winter 2010. Available at http://www.apadivisions.org/division- 32/publications/newsletters/humanistic/2010/01/dsm-v.aspx 

Books/Book Chapters:

[3] Kamens, S. R. (in press). Reconceptualizing schizophrenia: The phenomenology of urhomelessness. The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS) Academic Book Series. Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group. 

[2] Karter, J., & Kamens, S. R. (2019). The DSM in ecological perspective 

[1] Kamens, S. (2009). Turn: Theories of trauma in the age of linguistics. In W. Schirmarcher (Ed.), Trauma, hysteria, philosophy (pp. 67-150). New York, NY: Atropos Press. 

Presentations:

[64] Kamens, S.R. (2018). Diagnosing diagnosis: Social justice and diversity. Chair of interdivisional symposium at the APA convention, San Francisco, CA. 

[63] Kamens, S.R., Granger, N., Belton, G., Christensen, R. & Hoffman, L. (2018). Task force on hate incidents: Experiential workshop. Hospitality Suite presentation at the APA convention, San Francisco, CA. Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology. 

[62] Kamens, S.R., Rice, J., Maracek, J., Cooke, A. & Robbins, B. (2018). Diagnosing diagnosis: An open discussion. Hospitality Suite presentation at the APA convention, San Francisco, CA. Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology. 

[61] Kamens, S.R. (2018). Diagnosing diagnosis: Social justice, diversity, and the search for new paradigms. Chair of symposium at the annual conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32), Boulder, CO. 

[60] Pavlo, A., Youins, R., Kamens, S.R., Cooley Hall, B., Styron, T., Miller, R. & Davidson, L. (2018). ‘Home Groups' workshop: Creating hybrid psychotherapy groups with peers. Presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32), Boulder, CO. 

[59] Kamens, S.R., Belton, G., Hoffman, L., Christensen, R., Granger, N., Yakushko, O., Mallari, F., Harrison, A., & Benjamin, E. (2018). Task force on hate incidents: Open discussion, experiential session, and planning meeting. Hybrid session at the annual conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32), Boulder, CO. 

[58] Kamens, S.R. (2018). Postcolonialism and (anti)psychiatry: On hearing voices and ghostwriting. Invited presentation at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division conference, Savannah, GA. 

[57] Kamens, S. R. (2017). Structural risk, structural meanings, and culture in psychotic experiences. Paper presentation as part of panel at the International Society for the Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS) U.S. Chapter conference, Portland, OR. 

[56] Styron, T., Kamens, S.R., Cooley Hall, B. & Youins, R. (2017). ‘Home groups’: Combining peer and clinical support at community mental health centers. Poster presentation at IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference of the American Psychiatric Association, New Orleans, LA. 

[55] Kamens, S.R. (2017). Urhomelessness and (dis)placement: Existential-experiential reconceptualizations of the psychosis continuum. Paper presentation at the ISPS conference, Liverpool, UK (via video conference). 

[54] Ginat, J.B. & Kamens, S.R. (2017). Experiences of hospitalization in persons diagnosed with psychotic disorders: Phenomenology and relationship to symptom profiles. Paper presentation at the ISPS convention, Liverpool, UK. 

[53] Christensen, R. & Kamens, S.R. (2017). Task force on hate incidents: Creating safe spaces. Hospitality Suite presentation at the APA convention, Washington, DC (via video conference). Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology. 

[52] Kamens, S.R. (2017). Postcolonialism and (anti)psychiatry: On hearing voices and ghostwriting. Paper presentation at the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP), Philosophical Perspectives on Critical Psychiatry: Challenges and Opportunities, San Diego, CA. 

[51] Kamens, S. R. (2017). Contemporary psychiatric specters. Paper presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32), Pittsburgh, PA. 

[50] Kamens, S.R. (2017). Extreme states and extreme conditions: On homelessness and the ontico-ontological difference. Invited keynote presentation at the Point Park University Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, hosted by the Confluence Psychology Alliance. 

[49] Pollard, J.M., Cahill, J. & Kamens, S.R. (2017). Bench to bedside: Specialized treatment in early psychosis. Child Study Center Grand Rounds, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. 

[48] Pollard, J.M. & Kamens, S.R. (2017). Early intervention with psychotic disorders. Psychology Doctoral Fellows Core Seminar, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. 

[47] Kamens, S.R., Wertz, F. J. & Scanlon, R. (2016). A transcultural, phenomenological approach to reconceptualizing the "schizophrenia" diagnosis. Paper presentation at the ISPS U.S. Chapter conference, Boston, MA. 

[46] Kamens, S.R. (2016). Reconceptualizing the "schizophrenia" diagnosis: A transcultural, phenomenological investigation. Paper presentation at the APA convention, Denver, CO. Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology. 

[45] Kamens, S.R., Peters, S. M., Cosgrove, L. & Robbins, B. D., Flanagan, E. H., Longden, E., Schulz, S., Olsen, S., & Lichtenberg, P. (2016). Standards and guidelines for the development of diagnostic nomenclatures and diagnostic alternatives. Paper presentation at the APA convention, Denver, CO. 

[44] Kinderman, P., Robbins, B.D., Kamens, S.R., Cosgrove, L., Pavlo, A., Rubin, J., Peters, S., Brodt, M. & Rockwell, D. (2016). The future of diagnosis conversation hour. Hospitality Suite presentation at the APA convention, Denver, CO. Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology. 

[43] Long, J., Kamens, S.R. & Olson, B. (2016). The Global Psychosocial Network. Hospitality Suite presentation at the Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) mini-convention, Denver, CO. 

[42] Kamens, S.R. (2015). De-othering schizophrenia. Paper presentation at the Psychology & the Other conference, Cambridge, MA. 

[41] Kamens, S.R., Raskin, J.D., Schneider, K.J., Duncan, B. & Rubin, J. (2015). Beyond the DSM: Current trends in devising new diagnostic alternatives. Discussant of Symposium at the APA convention, Toronto, Canada. Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology. 

[40] Kamens, S.R. & Robbins, B. D. (2015). Developing standards & guidelines for diagnostic nomenclatures and diagnostic alternatives. Hospitality Suite presentation at the APA convention, Washington, DC. Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology. 

[39] Kamens, S.R. & Olson, B. (2015). The Global Psychosocial Network (GPN): A new initiative of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. Hospitality Suite presentation at the APA convention, Washington, DC. Co-Sponsored by PsySR & APA Division 48: Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence. 

[38] Kamens, S.R., Wertz, F.J., Ginat, J.B., Scanlon, R., Morrissey, M.B., Driggs, I., Minahan, J., Kamar, L., Shachar-Malach, T. & Lichtenberg, P. (2015). Reconceptualizing the "schizophrenia" diagnosis through cross-cultural phenomenology. Paper presentation at the ISPS conference, New York, NY. 

[37] Kamens, S.R. & Detrick, C. (2014). Toward alternatives to the DSM & diagnosis. Special session at the PsySR DC Regional Conference: Working for Justice & Building Peace (in collaboration with APA Division 48: Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence), Washington, DC. 

[36] Kamens, S.R. & Long, J. (2014). Global Psychosocial Network: An international, remote practitioner project for humanitarian workers. Special session at the PsySR DC Regional Conference: Working for Justice & Building Peace (in collaboration with APA Division 48: Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence), Washington, DC. 

[35] Kamens, S.R., Wertz, F.J., Minahan, J., Driggs, I., Forgione, F. & Morrissey, M.B. (2014). The (in)expressibility of “psychotic” experiences in clinical-phenomenological interviews. Poster presentation at the APA convention, Washington, DC. Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology. 

[34] Minahan, J., Forgione, F., Driggs, I., Kamens, S.R. & Morrissey, M.B. (2014). Collaborative phenomenological data analysis: Benefits and obstacles. Poster presentation at the APA convention, Washington, DC. Division 5: Division of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods. 

[33] Farley, F., Raskin, J., Robbins, B., Kumar, K., Rockwell, D. & Kamens, S.R. (2014). Orientation to summit by committee: Brief comments/perspectives. Opening remarks at first in- person meeting of the Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives (sponsored by the Society for Humanistic Psychology), Washington, DC. 

[32] Kamens, S.R., Forgione, F., Minahan, J. & Driggs, I. (2014). Anomalous and psychotic experiences in total institutions: Experiences of inpatients in an urban psychiatric hospital. Paper presentation at the Society for Humanistic Psychology annual conference, Palo Alto, CA. 

[31] Forgione, F. & Kamens, S.R. (2014). Diagnostic discomfort: Experiences of perceived misdiagnosis and stigma in individuals carrying the "schizophrenia" label. Paper presentation at the Society for Humanistic Psychology annual conference, Palo Alto, CA. 

[30] Morrissey, M.B., Comfort, A., Wertz, F. & Kamens, S.R. (2014). Dignity of the other in experiences of the dying: The relational stance in bearing witness to pain and suffering. Commentary on symposium papers at the Society for Humanistic Psychology annual conference, Palo Alto, CA. 

[29] Kamens, S.R. & Ginat, J.B. (2014). What can phenomenology contribute to the reconceptualization of 'schizophrenia'? Invited lecture at the Herzog Hospital Series, Jerusalem, Israel-Palestine. 

[28] Kamens, S.R., Long, J. & Olsen, B. (2013). Trauma/activism psychosocial support: A future Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) initiative? Roundtable presentation at Psychologists for Social Responsibility Regional Conference, New York, NY. 

[27] Long, J., Smith, Y. & Kamens, S.R. (2013). Social justice issues and recovery barriers in mental health systems. Roundtable presentation at Psychologists for Social Responsibility Regional Conference, New York, NY. 

[26] Keisner, R., Kantorova, D., Pecala, K., Shidlo, A., Vento, L. & Kamens, S.R. (2013). Promoting social justice in psychology programs: Faculty and student experiences and perspectives. Roundtable presentation at Psychologists for Social Responsibility Regional Conference, New York, NY. 

[25] Kamens, S.R., Wertz, F.J., Driggs, I., Forgione, F. & Minahan, J. (2013). Can phenomenology understand the 'ununderstandable'? New and old directions in the study of psychosis. Paper presentation at the 5th Annual conference of the Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists, Mahwah, NJ. 

[24] Kamens, S.R., Rockwell, D. & Robbins, B. (2013). Preparing for the 1st International Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives. Chair and panel presenter for symposium at the Society for Humanistic Psychology annual conference, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA. 

[23] Kamens, S.R. (2013). DSM-5's Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD): From medical enigma to psychiatric sphinx. Paper presentation at Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium in Philosophy & Psychology, Fordham University, Bronx, NY. 

[22] Kamens, S.R. (2013). The DSM-5 controversies: Overview and potential forensic implications. Invited presentation at Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center seminar, New York, NY. 

[21] Elkins, D. & Kamens, S.R. (2012). Conversation hour. The DSM-5 controversy: Questions and answers. Co-Chair of Interdivisional Discussion hour at the APA convention, Orlando, FL. 

[20] Kamens, S.R. (2012). History and current status of the Open Letter to DSM-5. Paper presentation in Division 32 Presidential Symposium on DSM-5 at the APA convention, Orlando, FL. 

[19] Constandinides, D., Kamens, S.R., Marshoud, B. & Flefel, F. (2012). Conducting psychosocial work with Palestinian adolescents in the West Bank: Research and reflections. Paper presentation at the 30th International Congress of Psychology: Psychology Serving Humanity, Cape Town, South Africa. 

[18] Kamens, S.R. (2012). Open letter to DSM-5: History and update. Paper presentation at the 30th International Congress of Psychology: Psychology Serving Humanity, Cape Town, South Africa. 

[17] Kamens, S.R. & Bargdill, R. (2012). Psychiatric diagnosis and social activism: Recent efforts to reform DSM-5. Paper presentation at the 30th Anniversary Conference of Psychologists for Social Responsibility: Psychology and the Occupy Movement, Washington, DC. 

[16] Kamens, S.R. (2012). A phenomenological and discourse-analytic approach to the DSM-5 controversies. Paper presentation at the 4th Annual Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists, New York, NY. 

[15] Desai, M., Levine, R., Sakworach, A., Kamens, S.R. & Hu, B. (2012). The Qualitative Milieu at Fordham University: Developing the next generation of grassroots psychologists. Panel presentation at the 4th Annual Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists, New York, NY. 

[14] Kamens, S.R. (2012). Historical debates in psychiatry: What’s different about the DSM-5 controversies? Paper presentation at the Society for Humanistic Psychology conference, Pittsburgh, PA. 

[13] Kamens, S.R. (2012). The DSM-5 controversies: An overview. Invited lecture for the doctoral student chapter of Psychologists for Social Responsibility at Long Island University (Post Campus), Brookville, NY. 

[12] Kamens, S.R. (2011). Qualitative approaches to the DSM-5 controversies. Poster presentation at the World Congress of Psychiatry, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

[11] Kamens, S.R. (2011). Phenomenological approaches to psychiatric discourse: The DSM-5 controversies. Recipient of Sidney Jourard award for student paper. Paper presentation at the APA convention, Washington, DC. Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology. 

[10] Kamens, S.R. (2011). The qualitative-quantitative dialogue: Potentials and challenges. Co- chair of Hospitality Suite at the APA convention, Washington, DC. Division 5: Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics & Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology. 

[9] Kamens, S.R. (2011). Being Present in Political Conflict Zones: Palestinian perspectives on international psychologists. Paper presentation at the Society for Humanistic Psychology conference, Chicago, IL. 

[8] Kamens, S.R. (2010). Discourse analysis of the DSM-V controversies. Poster presentation at the APA convention, San Diego, CA. Division 24: Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. 

[7] Kamens, S.R. (2010). Culture shock entering psychology: The ordinary heroism in adjustment I. Poster presentation at the APA convention, San Diego, CA. Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology. 

[6] Kamens, S.R. (2010). Palestinian perspectives on PTSD and the DSM. Poster presentation at the Foundation for Psychocultural Research – University of California, Los Angeles conference: Cultural and Biological Contexts of Psychiatric Disorder, Los Angeles, CA. 

[5] Kamens, S.R. (2010). School-Based Psychosocial Program (SBPSP) research update. Invited panel presentation at the Palestine Red Crescent Society, Ramallah, Palestine. 

[4] Kamens, S.R. (2009). Theorizing exposure to continuous violence: Palestinian mental health workers. Paper presentation at the APA convention, Toronto, Canada. Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology. 

[3] Kamens, S. R. (2009). Artwork of Palestinian children: Psychosocial coordinates and implications. Invited seminar presentation at the Psychosocial Lounge, Ramallah, Palestine. 

[2] Kamens, S.R. (2008). Drawing under occupation: The art of Palestinian children. Paper presentation at the APA Division 39 Spring Meeting, New York, NY. 

[1] Kamens, S.R. & Constandinides, D. (2007). The love bridge: A study of Palestinian children’s drawings. Invited seminar presentation at the Palestine Red Crescent Society Psychosocial Meetings, Ramallah, Palestine.