2016 Behavioral Sciences Conference of the North (BSCN)

 April 16th, 2016



The Behavioral Science Conference of the North (BSCN) is an annual research conference hosted collaboratively by the UAA Psychology Club and UAA chapter of Psi Chi, the national Psychology honor society. BSCN promotes scholarly research and professional development of students at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels in the fields of psychology, behavioral science, and human services across the UA system. BSCN provides students with an opportunity to present research posters and oral research presentations, which allows the students to share their research findings with peers, community members, and professionals, receive feedback, improve their research and public speaking skills, and prepare to become professionals in their fields. 

BSCN also showcases local and nationally recognized professionals, who are recruited to present on topics in psychology and behavioral sciences of interest to professionals and students as well as community members. These talks help foster an academic community in Anchorage, and all of Alaska and are inspirational for students, faculty, and community members alike.  The BSCN provides opportunities for community members, including professionals and potential employers of UAA graduates, and students and faculty members across several UAA programs to learn about and discuss research findings that have practical implications.



Many of the presentations are in the UAA Social Sciences Building or in the UAA/APU Consortium Library.  For directions to these buildings, please visit the UAA Map website.


Admission and CEU's

Admission to the conference: Free to all, though donations welcome!

Information about APA, LCSW, and ED CEU's coming soon!


2016 Keynote Speaker


The 2016 keynote lecture is "Complex Trauma: The Evolution of a New Construct for Understanding Chronic, Interpersonal Trauma in Childhood" by Joshua Arvidson, MSS, LCSW, Regional Director, Complex Trauma Treatment Network, Alaska Child Trauma Center at ACMHS.