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Using Movies to Help Clients---Clinical Applications and Directions for Research

CE Credit: 1

Session offered by Divison 46. “The language of film is universal.” This popular phrase captures the potential of film as a language that can reach virtually any individual. Thus, it is no surprise that psychologists and aspiring psychologists find an immediate fascination with the power of cinema and its potential to help clients. This symposium on movies will contain two overriding themes: practice and research. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Sport/Performance Psychology---How to Expand in Media, Technology, and Telecommunications

CE Credit: 1

***Due to lighting & audio constraints at the convention center, the video for this session is dim and the audio is low. Headphones or external computer speakers will help*** Session offered by Division 47. This symposium proposes that a variety of technology and communication “media” can enhance the sport and performance psychology message and practice provided by psychologists. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy---The Synergy of Science and Journalism in Creating Culture Change

CE Credit: 2

***No slides made available by presenters*** Session offered by Division 40. Over the past 2-3 years, there has been a tremendous increase in the scientific understanding, as well as the lay awareness of the long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma in athletes. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

When Self-Care and Real World Collide for Students and ECPs

CE Credit: 2

Session offered by Divison 42. Graduate students and early career psychologists (ECPs) regularly receive training on the importance of self-care to promote ongoing wellness and to minimize the risks of burnout. These practices are emphasized because of the need to ensure effective and ethical practice; if we don’t take adequate care of our selves, our ability to appropriately meet the clinical needs of others will likely be hampered. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome---New Data on Long-Range Outcomes, Nonpharmacological Treatment, and Self-Management Intervention

CE Credit: 1

***No slides made available by presenters*** Session offered by Division 38. To provide firm evidence for the severity and duration of CFS, L. Jason will present a study focused on 10-year follow-up assessments of a randomly sampled, community-based, multi-ethnic population of patients with CFS and idiopathic chronic fatigue (ICF). More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Intersecting Identities--- Perspectives on Black Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals

CE Credit: 2

Session offered by Division 44. Panelists will discuss same gender attracted people of African descent, while addressing the concept of multiple intersecting identities. Psychologists have insufficiently engaged resilience and religious experiences, health and political visibility, masculine lesbian identity expression, urban youth concerns, or creative and artistic representations of self among Black same gender attracted persons. In this symposium, religion and resiliency in the lives of Black LGB emerging adults will be discussed with the audience. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Updates of Evidence-Based Assessment---Family Measures

CE Credit: 2

Session offered by Divison 53. This symposia will provide updates on the research that supports the validity of three commonly used family measures in in both clinical practice and research. The measures to are: the Family Assessment Measure, the Parenting Stress Index, and the Parental Authority Questionnaire. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Mindfulness Skills Training From an Evidence-Based Perspective

CE Credit: 1

Session offered by Division 36. The purpose of this skills-building session is teach participants to apply theory of mindfulness and an evidence-based perspective when conducting mindfulness-based interventions. Mindfulness theory and practice comes from Buddhism, although psychologists are studying and applying mindfulness from a secular perspective. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Male Norms and Prostate Cancer---Implications for Men and Partners

CE Credit: 1

Session offered by Division 51. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer diagnosis among American men, and the second leading cause of cancer death (ACS, 2009). The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 5 men will get prostate cancer sometime during their lifetimes and 1 man in 35 will die of this disease. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Invited Address: Plenary--- Denise E. Wilfley, PhD--- Beyond Willpower: A Multilevel Framework for Understanding, Treating, and Preventing Obesity

CE Credit: 1

***No slides made available by presenters*** In this session, Dr. Wilfley will describe how a multi-level framework can be applied to our understanding of the obesity epidemic in the United States and abroad. She will discuss the theoretical foundation and implementation targets of the multi-level framework for obesity intervention, and will further describe how her work and that of others has been guided by this framework in the development of state-of-the-art prevention and treatment interventions for childhood obesity Learning Objective 1Discuss/describe state-of-the-art prevention and treatment for childhood obesity. Learning Objective 2Explain/discuss the theoretical foundation and implementation targets of the multilevel framework for obesity intervention. Presenters: Lisa Y. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Reducing the Internship Match Imbalance---An Update on Current Actions

CE Credit: 2

The imbalance between the number of available internship positions listed in the APPIC match and the number of applicants seeking internships is a significant issue for professional psychology. This session will provide an update on actions implemented by key professional psychology education groups. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Invited Address: Plenary--- Brian Wansink, PhD--- Modifying the Food Environment: From Mindless Eating to Mindlessly Eating Better

CE Credit: 1

***No slides made available by presenters*** Most of us don’t overeat because we’re hungry. We overeat because of family and friends, packages and plates, names and numbers, labels and lights, colors and candles, shapes and smells, distractions and distances, cupboards and containers. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Clinical Practice in America Today

CE Credit: 2

With a series of brief presentations, we will broadly address several important practice issues, including: (1) the state of practice in America today; (2) new and emerging special developments in the field; (3) healthcare reform, parity, and our place in the changing legislative landscape; (4) the APA Practice Directorate response to the evolving field; and (5) members’ common concerns and priorities, as reflected in a practitioner survey. The state of practice talk will describe therapy and assessment over the past 40 years, outcome research, major changes in licensure, the rapid expansion of the field, and changes in funding for services. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Phenomenal Psychologists---Creative Careers

CE Credit: 2

Phenomenal (i.e., extraordinary, remarkable); Creative (i.e., innovative, original). A doctoral education in psychology prepares one to do exceptional things for science, practice, education, and the public good and to engage in a highly rewarding professional life. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Ethics in Specialization and the Future of Practice

CE Credit: 1

***Slides from some presenters may be missing from this session. They will be added when received*** This session will address the intersection of ethics and specialization and the future of practice in professional psychology. Given the rapid increase in new knowledge relevant to the practice of psychology and the corresponding obsolescence of acquired knowledge, practitioners face ethical challenges to ensure competence to provide services. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Invited Address: George M. Kapalka, PhD—Use of Nutritional and Herbal Supplements in Treatment of Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

CE Credit: 1

Session offered by Division 55. Children and adolescents with anxiety disorders constitute a significant portion of youngsters brought into mental health treatment. While psychological therapies are usually preferred, especially as first-line treatments, sometimes a combination of psychological and pharmacological treatment may be needed, especially when symptoms are particularly severe. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Borders and Margins--- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Immigrant Experiences

CE Credit: 2

Session offered by Division 44. This symposium, sponsored by Division 44’s Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, will address the unique experiences and stressors faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) immigrants who must often manage multiple forms of marginalization related to their immigration status, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Child's Mind--- Integrating Mindfulness Practices Into Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

CE Credit: 2

Session offered by Division 54. ***Due to audio constraints at the convention center, the audio for this session is low. Headphones or external computer speakers will help*** As mindfulness practice becomes increasingly mainstream in our larger culture and within psychotherapy, interest has increasingly turned toward bringing mindfulness, meditation and other contemplative practices into work with children and adolescents. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Traumatic Dissociation--- Neurobiological, Assessment, and Treatment Implications--II

CE Credit: 1

Session offered by Divison 56. Research in the trauma field has focused on "simple", rather than complex, PTSD. Patients with complex PTSD and dissociation have different neurobiological responses and treatment needs compared to those with simple PTSD. In this second of a two-part symposium on traumatic dissociation, the neurobiological basis of dissociation will be presented, followed by a discussion of innovative treatments for patients with complex PTSD and severe dissociation. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Strength-Based Approaches for Helping Deployed Veterans and Their Families During Reintegration

CE Credit: 1

***No slides made available by presenters*** Session offered by Division 17. Alan Kazdin in his James McKeen Cattell Fellow Address at APS contended that the interventions presently being used were of limited value for many of those in need including minority groups and rural residents. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Future of Telehealth and Telepsychology in Psychological Research and Practice

CE Credit: 2

Session offered by Division 42. Many psychologists are reluctant to adopt the new technologies for clinical care. This reluctance is largely due to lack of exposure to the sizable body of scientific research supporting such care, as well as reasonable applications for the average independent practitioner. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Early Interventions for Children With an Autism Spectrum Disorder

CE Credit: 2

***Due to lighting & audio constraints at the convention center, the video for this session is dim and the audio is low. Headphones or external computer speakers will help*** Session offered by Division 53. Significant progress has been made toward developing effective early interventions for children with ASD with the goal of accelerating general developmental outcomes (National Research Council, 2001). More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Screening, Assessment, and Intervention---A Comprehensive Approach to Prevention and Treatment of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

CE Credit: 2

***No slides made available by presenters*** Session offered by Division 16. Early detection and prevention of emotional and behavioral difficulties or disorders is universally touted as a “good thing” to do but few schools implement a comprehensive or systematic approach, instead relying on some variant of a teacher-nomination or teacher-referral system (including frequency of office discipline referrals) for the identification of risk. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Offender Treatment Programs---Past, Present, and Future Directions

CE Credit: 1

Session offered by Division 18. This program is designed to provide participants with information regarding current treatment efforts for offenders with emphasis on treating offenders with mental illness (OMI). Specifically, this presentation will provide information on what treatment services are currently being offered to offenders, discuss OMI perceptions and responses to treatment, and illustrate the cost effectiveness of different treatment programs. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Practicing Psychologists

CE Credit: 2

Session offered by Division 42. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) are terms that describe a group of diverse medical and health care systems and practices that are not generally considered to be part of conventional health care. At present, in the United States, and in Western health care in general, there is a renewed interest in studying the use and effectiveness of CAM and a renewed interest by many in utilizing CAM. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

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