The 2012 Human Behavior and Evolution Society conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico has posted its schedule (available here), and I’m thrilled to report that clinical content is well-represented! There is an entire talk section entitled “Darwinian Challenges to DSM and Treatment Paradigms,” including presentations by Ed Hagen, an anthropologist who has dealt with evolutionary approaches to drug use and postpartum depression, among other topics, and Paul Andrews & J.A. Thomson, who have published on adaptive hypotheses of depression.
As if that weren’t enough, there’s also a second talk session called “Mental Health and Personality.” I’ll be speaking at that one about evolutionary perspectives on obsessive-compulsive disorder. I’m in the same talk session as Geoffrey Miller! I’m glad he’s after me so I don’t have to follow him.
Finally, I’m also excited about the “Evolutionary Medicine” session–both since evolutionary medicine is a strong interest of mine, and because there’s some more evolutionary clinical psych stuff scheduled.
Register here ASAP! Today (May 8th) is the last day of early-bird registration!