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Leader and Leadership Development---Cross-Cultural Dreams and Quagmires

CE Credit: 2

Session offered by Division 13. “Organizations have come to understand that leadership can also be developed by strengthening the connection between, and alignment of, the efforts of individual leaders and the systems through which they influence organizational operations. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Assessment of Complex Trauma in Clinical, Forensic, and Research Settings

CE Credit: 1

***Low sound at the beginning (use headphones or external speakers) and some visual skipping*** Session offered by Division 56. This symposium will explore issues specific to the assessment of complex trauma with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the areas of psychotherapy, forensic psychology, and research. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

What Have We Learned From TADS, TORDIA, and YPIC?

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 Divison 53. This symposium will review the "Take Home" messages for practitioners arising from three large trials. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Implementation of Social Justice Organizational Initiatives---Current and Future Strategies for Long-Term Change in Counseling and Psychology

CE Credit: 1

Session offered by Division 17. This symposium shares the contributions of a professional counseling organization “Counselors for Social Justice” (CSJ) in changing counseling psychology by focusing on methods to operationalize the prevention of psychological problems by confronting the issue of societal abuse, rejection, and exclusion. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Psychopharmacology and Integrated Care---Professional Challenges and Paths to the Future

CE Credit: 1

Session offered by Division 55. A leader in the field of integrated behavioral health care will present evidence-based topics in psychological medicine. Attendees will discuss current developments in the use of psychiatric medications in the treatment of mental health disorders. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Invited Address: Plenary—Lisa M. Diamond, PhD—Can Love Make You Gay?

CE Credit: 1

In this session I review my long-term program of research on female sexuality and sexual fluidity, focusing specifically on contemporary research distinguishing romantic love and sexual desire, and considering the biobehavioral links between these systems. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Maintenance of Competence and Licensure---Continuing Professional Development

CE Credit: 1

***No slides made available by presenters*** The issue of how psychologists maintain and enhance their competence over the course of their careers is a significant issue for professional psychology and for licensing boards in their obligations to protect the public. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Invited Address: Neal Miller Lecture—Michael S. Fanselow, PhD—Neural Circuits for Remembering and Inhibiting Fear

CE Credit: 1

Frightening experiences can lead to devastating anxiety disorders. Using rodent models of learned fear, I describe how fear memories are created that can last a lifetime. The formation of these memories requires a rich interplay between several interconnected neural structures including the amygdala, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Plenary---Training Executive Control: Using "Brain" Data to Sell the Evidence That Interventions Work

CE Credit: 2

***No slides made available by presenters*** Executive control is used to describe a variety of “top-down” cognitive processes (e.g., working memory, inhibition, and cognitive flexibility) that help us execute goal-oriented behavior and are critical for success in school and in life. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Process of Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies and Its Implications for Your Practice---With Reactions From Clinical Neuropsychology, Professional Geropsychology, Personality Assessment

CE Credit: 2

This session is intended to provide attendees with an in depth understanding of the rationale and process within APA for the recognition of specialties and proficiencies and the implications of such on their professional practice. Orientation to the topic will be provided by the first two speakers who will address the definitions of both a specialty and a proficiency as well as the general process for obtaining recognition by APA. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Presidential Program---Dual Pathways to a Better America: Approaches to Preventing Discrimination and Promoting Diversity

CE Credit: 2

***Due to lighting constraints at the convention center, the video for this session is dim*** The speakers will present research findings related to discrimination and diversity, with a focus on socially marginalized and discriminated groups. They will address the myriad benefits to all when the potential, capacity, and talent of all members of society are optimally developed. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Effective Evidence-Based Coaching for Enhanced Engagement in a Virtual Workplace

CE Credit: 1

Session offered by Division 13. Virtual education is becoming one of the most effective forms of instructional delivery for adults as the demand for on-line programs continues to grow. However, as many as 50% of students fail to complete their on-line courses, which is more than 20% higher than traditional courses (Carr, 2000; Lorenzetti, 2003).These findings emphasize the need to develop strategies to address learner engagement and retention. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Use of the MMPI/MMPI-2 in Medical Settings

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 Divison 38. The MMPI/MMPI-2 (Butcher et al., 2001) has a long history of use in identifying psychological symptoms related to the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions (Arbisi & Seime, 2003; Siafaka et al., 2008) such as cancer (Novotny et al., 2008; Shekelle et al., 1981), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD; Crews et al., 2001; Grant et al., 1987), and multiple sclerosis (MS; Canter, 1950; Hayes & Granello, 2009). More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Long-Term Effects of Psychotropic Medications in Vulnerable Populations---Antidepressants, Antiepileptics, and Hormones

CE Credit: 2

Session offered by Division 55. Of concern with any long term use of a medication is its ultimate effect in the body. Psychotropic medications in particular pose special risks in that we have only a limited understanding of the full impact of such medications on brain circuitry. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Language, Emotion, and Health---New Advances in Referential Process Research

CE Credit: 2

Session offered by Division 38. The Referential Process is a set of functional stages proposed by Bucci (1997) that describes the basic process of bringing nonverbal material, particularly emotional experience, into a form that can be expressed in language. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

The Positivity Pulse---Transforming Your Workplace

CE Credit: 2

Session offered by Division 14. Strengths based service providers require strengths based leadership. When management and front line workers do not feel supported, valued or recognized as employees, they languish rather than flourish. Front line workers who flourish are better equipped to deal with the many challenges they face when providing services. Decision-makers in the workplace serve as gatekeepers who can choose to direct staff, students, management teams and organizations into a more positive, heart-centered way of being. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Invited Address: Marilyn Albert, PhD—Early Detection and Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease: New Approaches to the Continuum of Disease

CE Credit: 1

***No slides made available by presenters. Due to lighting constraints at the convention center, the video for this session is dim*** Session offered by Division 40. Since the original research criteria for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) were published, 26 years ago, it has become clear that the AD pathophysiological process (AD-P) takes decades to evolve, during which the clinical-pathological correspondence between AD pathology and symptoms is not always consistent. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

College Student Mental Health---Identification of Risk and Protective Factors

CE Credit: 1

Sessions offered by Division 17. This symposium will provide a rare glimpse into the mental health concerns of college students who are not currently seeking treatment and aid in the identification of risk and resiliency factors for such concerns. In spring of 2010, the Center for College Mental Health (CCMH) partnered with Student Voice to conduct a survey of students at 45 colleges and universities. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Racism and Health Disparities---State of the Science and Future Directions

CE Credit: 2

***No slides made available by presenters*** Session offered by Division 38. Despite the general improvement in national health, race and ethnicity-related health disparities remain a significant challenge in the United States. Racism, discrimination, and unfair treatment are hypothesized to contribute to such disparities, particularly amongst African Americans. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Parenting in and About Diverse Contexts

CE Credit: 1

Session offered by Division 7. There is growing recognition that individual development cannot be understood without attention to the diversity of people and the diversity of the contexts in which people develop. The U.S. is characterized by high (and growing) levels of racial and economic diversity. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Key Strategies Training for Psychotherapy Students---Building a Bridge Between Basic Microskills and Evidence-Based Practice

CE Credit: 2

***No slides made available by presenters*** Session offered by Division 29. Key Strategies Training (KST) is a method for teaching graduate students to utilize skills drawn from empirically supported treatments. After trainees have learned basic microskills supporting the therapeutic relationship and other common factors, three sets of intervention strategies are introduced. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Clinical Health Psychology Grand Rounds--- Computerized CBT

CE Credit: 2

***No slides made available by presenters*** Session offered by Division 38. The evidence base for computerised cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) in common mental health problems is expanding rapidly. Recent reviews and meta-analyses have produced promising findings regards to CCBT in terms of effectiveness and acceptability (e.g. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

Invited Address: Plenary—Jean L. Kristeller, PhD—Mindful Approaches to Weight Loss: Engaging the Brain’s Power for Self-Regulation

CE Credit: 1

***No slides made available by presenters*** Mindfulness approaches to treating binge eating, obesity, and diabetes offer substantial promise. The Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Treatment (MB-EAT) program is based both on well-recognized principles of food intake regulation, and on the therapeutic principles of mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Invited Address: Plenary—Vamik D. Volkan, MD—Killing in the Name of Identity: An Age-Old Problem

CE Credit: 1

This presentation focuses on universal elements associated with an abstract concept called large-group identity: Hundreds, thousands or millions of persons who will never meet in their lifetimes but who, from childhood, share certain thoughts, emotions, perceptions, cultural amplifiers, and images of history. More

50 minutes
  • $25.00

Healthy Male Sexuality---Research and Clinical Perspectives on Influencing Factors

CE Credit: 2

***No slides made available by presenters*** Session offered by Division 51. Although dominant discourses regarding male sexuality tend to view it as relatively uncomplicated, straightforward, and biologically inevitable, a newer perspective considers male sexuality (and male sexual socialization) to be deeply problematic and frequently damaging or traumatic. More

110 minutes
  • $25.00

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