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APA Seeks Nominations for 2009 Awards

CODAPAR 2008 Call for Nominations

The Committee on Division / APA Relations (CODAPAR) announces its 2008 Call for Nominations. Each division is invited to submit one nomination for the two seats that will be available for the January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2011 term; a 3 year commitment. Your nominee must be a current officer or a member of the executive board of your division.

CODAPAR makes every effort to select slates that reflect the range of divisional interests and seeks nominations that will ensure appropriate attention to all divisions. CODAPAR pays considerable attention to nominations that will ensure diverse representation on the Committee, including gender, sexual orientation, ethnic, racial and cultural minority status, and practice and science concerns.

Chana K. Akins, PhD and Janice D. Yoder PhD, will rotate off the Committee at the end of 2008. For the 2009-2011 term, CODAPAR encourages divisions to nominate individuals with a strong background in science and/or academia. When submitting a nomination, please include a vita for your division’s nominee and state his/her particular qualifications and interest in the position.

After reviewing the nominations, CODAPAR will forward to the Board of Directors its recommendations for achieving balance among the committee membership with respect to the broad range of interests represented by divisions.

The 2008 members of CODAPAR and their nominating divisions are as follows: Chana K. Akins, PhD [1/06-12/08 (Division 6)]; Jaine L. Darwin, PsyD [08/07 – 12/09 (Division 39)]; Julia C. Phillips, PhD [01/08 – 12/10 (Division 17)]; Richard S. Velayo, PhD [1/07-12/09 (Division 52)]; Frank M. Webbe, PhD [01/08 – 12/10 (Division 47)] and Janice D. Yoder, PhD [1/06-12/08 (Division 35)].

We ask that you acquaint your nominee with the time commitment associated with service on CODAPAR. CODAPAR meets four times per year. The first brief meeting takes place immediately before the Division Leadership Conference and then CODAPAR members participate in the entire conference as presenters and facilitators. The second meeting is held in conjunction with the Spring Consolidated Meetings. CODAPAR meets for the third time at the APA Annual Convention, where it hosts a breakfast for Presidents and President-Elects and meets on the Friday of convention from 9:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M. This meeting is used to begin planning for the next year's Division Leadership Conference. The fourth meeting is held in conjunction with the Fall Consolidated Meetings of APA committees. In addition, the committee will, on an ongoing basis, handle activities described in CODAPAR's mission statement included below:

90-7. COMMITTEE ON DIVISION/APA RELATIONS
There shall be a Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) which shall be generally concerned with the mutual involvement of divisions and APA in fostering psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare and shall: (1) serve an advisory function to the Division Services Office and Chief Executive Officer on the mutual implication and impact of activities of APA and divisions: (2) provide leadership to facilitate coordination and communication among divisions and between divisions and APA; (3) make proposals to enhance structural, functional, and policy relations between APA and divisions; (4) plan and host the Division Leadership Conference; (5) provide leadership in developing training programs for division officers at the Division Leadership Conference, the APA annual meeting, or other such forums, to enhance the functioning and benefits offered by divisions and the diversity of the Association's members; and (6) act as a facilitator in resolution of disputes among divisions.

CODAPAR shall consist of six members, each serving a three-year term, and shall report to Council through the Board of Directors. Two new members of CODAPAR will be appointed annually. Nominations will be solicited from divisions, with each division invited to submit a nominee for CODAPAR. Eligible nominees are APA members who are the division's president or another officer or board member for that division. Upon receipt of division nominations, CODAPAR will submit to the Board of Directors a listing of nominees along with its recommendation for achieving balance in representation of the broad interests of divisions as designated in defined slates. An additional goal shall be to achieve diversity among CODAPAR members by striving to obtain gender balance and at least one member from underrepresented groups. The Board of Directors will appoint two new members annually from the slates submitted by CODAPAR.

Your division's nomination should be received in the Division Services Office no later than Monday, March 3, 2008. CODAPAR will submit the proposed slates to the Board of Directors at their June 2008 meeting.

Please use the nominating form when submitting your division’s nomination to CODAPAR. This form can be found online; click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Troy Booker, Division Services Officer and Staff Liaison to CODAPAR at (+1/202) 336-6121 or via Email.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter and we look forward to receiving your nominations!


APA Seeks Nominations for 2009 Awards

Nominate your colleagues now for next year’s annual convention.

APA’s Practice, Science, Education, and Public Interest directorates, and the Office of International Affairs are seeking nominations for the Association’s 2009 Awards.

Winners receive an honorarium of $1,000; the opportunity to present an invited address at APA’s 2009 Annual Convention Toronto, Ontario, August 6–9; a waiver of 2009 convention registration fees; and reimbursement of up to $1,500 in expenses related to attendance at the 2009 convention.

The deadline for all award nominations is June 2, 2008.

APA PRACTICE AWARDS

APA’s Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) seeks nominations for its Distinguished Professional Contributions awards. All nominees must have excellent overall personal and professional reputations. Nominees should not have received disciplinary action from a state board of examiners in psychology and must have no history of ethical violations at the state or national level. Please send nomination materials for all categories to Omar Rehman at the APA address. You may also reach him by phone at (202) 336-5897 or email at orehman@apa.org. For additional information, please also see www.apa.org/practice.

For each award, nominators should provide a detailed narrative statement of no more than 300 words on the nature of the contributions and focus of the nomination and an up-to-date resume and bibliography. Endorsements from other individuals or groups are encouraged. Also, nominators of award winners will be responsible for preparing a 100-word award citation. All nominees must have excellent overall personal and professional reputations.

The APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research is given to a psychologist whose research has led to important discoveries or developments in the field of applied psychology. To be eligible, this research should have led to innovative applications in an area of psychological practice, including but not limited to assessment, consultation, instruction, or intervention (either direct or indirect). Research involving the original development of procedures, methodologies, or technical skills that significantly improve the application of psychological knowledge and provide direct and immediate solutions to practical problem areas will be considered, as will research that has informed psychologists on how better to observe, define, predict, or control behavior. Original integration of existing theories or knowledge is also eligible for consideration.

The APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice. The award is intended to recognize outstanding independent practitioners in psychology. Nominations will be considered for psychologists working in any area of clinical specialization, health services provision, or consulting, and services provided to any patient population or professional clientele in an independent setting. Services provided to diverse client groups or patient populations, including but not limited to children/adolescents/adults/older adults; urban/rural/frontier populations; minority populations; and persons with serious mental illness will be considered. Contributions may be judged distinguished by virtue of peer recognition, advancement of the public’s recognition of psychology as a profession, relevant professional association honors, or other meritorious accomplishments denoting excellence as a practitioner including advancement of the profession.

The APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Institutional Practice. The award is intended to recognize outstanding practitioners in psychology. Nominations will be considered for psychologists working in a wide variety of institutional practice settings (e.g. schools, military, state hospital, Department of Veterans Affairs, etc.). Services provided to diverse client groups or patient populations, including but not limited to children/adolescents/adults/older adults; urban/rural/frontier populations; minority populations; and persons with serious mental illness will be considered. Contributions may be judged distinguished by virtue of peer recognition, advancement of the public’s recognition of psychology as a profession, relevant professional association honors, or other meritorious accomplishments denoting excellence as a practitioner including improvement of institutional service delivery systems or development of psychologically informed public policy.

APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology is awarded on an annual basis by BPA and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) to a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding practice and application of psychology. A qualified candidate must demonstrate exemplary performance in working with an underserved population in an applied setting or have developed an innovative method for delivering health services to an underserved population. Nominees may have received their doctoral degree at the time of nomination provided that accomplishments for the award were achieved while a graduate student. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply from all psychology sub-specialties (e.g., clinical, counseling, organization, school, health) and can be self-nominated or nominated by an APA member. However, all self-nominations must be endorsed by an APA member who serves the function of a nominator.

Each applicant must submit a summary of no more than 1,000 words regarding their work with an underserved population that must include a description of the student’s work with this population, the status of the underserved population and number served, nature of psychological services/work done and its impact on addressing the needs of the identified population. In addition, nominees are expected to identify why the group they have worked with is considered underserved. Applicants must also submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of support from a member of APA and, in the instance of a self-nomination, verification that the endorser will serve the role and complete the functions of a nominator.

The nominator/endorser will be expected to prepare the text for the award citation, attend the APA Annual Convention (at his or her own expense), serve as chair of the winner’s award address, introduce the award recipient and prepare the written introduction for any APA publications wishing to publicize the award.

APA SCIENCE AWARDS
The Committee on Scientific Awards invites nominations for its awards program. Nominations for all three award categories should be sent to the Science Directorate at the APA address. Questions about the awards program should be directed to Suzanne Wandersman at (+1/202) 336-6000, via Email. Members of the committee, former recipients of the awards, and the president and president-elect of APA are ineligible. For a list of previous award winners, see the November 2007 American Psychologist.

Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award is presented to candidates who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology. The Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology is presented to candidates who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems.

For these awards, nominators should include in the letter of nomination a statement addressing the following questions: Describe the important theoretical and empirical contributions and their impact on the field, usually attributed to the nominee; Compare the nominee with others in her/his field, including others who previously have received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award; What influences has the nominee had on students and others in the same field of study? Where possible, please identify the nominee’s students by name.

Nominations for these awards will not be considered without the following: a letter of nomination, a current vitae, a recent complete bibliography, the names and addresses of several scientists familiar with the nominee’s work; a list of ten most significant and representative publications; and three reprints representative of the nominee’s contribution (reprints, preferably in electronic form).

Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contributions to Psychology recognizes excellent young psychologists. For purposes of this award, psychology has been divided into 10 areas: cognition/human learning; psychopathology; health; developmental; animal learning and behavior, comparative; applied research (e.g., treatment and prevention research, industrial/organizational research, educational research); social; individual differences (e.g., personality, psychometrics, mental ability, behavioral genetics); perception, motor performance; and behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. Five awards are given each year, with areas rotated in two-year cycles. The titles of the areas were chosen only for the convenience of approximate identification; nominators should view each area in its largest, most inclusive sense. Winners of this award will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in 2009 at the convention, but are not expected to present an award address.

Nominations of persons who received doctoral degrees during and since 1999 are being sought for 2009 awards in the following areas: applied research (e.g., treatment and prevention research, industrial/organizational research, educational research); social; individual differences (e.g., personality, psychometrics, mental ability, behavioral genetics); perception, motor performance; and behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. Nominations for the Early Career Awards will not be considered without the following: a statement on the worthiness of the nominee (at least two pages in length), a current vitae, a recent complete bibliography and no more than five reprints representative of the nominee’s contribution.

APA EDUCATION AND TRAINING AWARDS

The Board of Educational Affairs is requesting nominations for the following awards. All nominations must include a letter of nomination citing the award for which the nomination is made and outlining the contributions of the nominee, two letters of support, and curriculum vitae. Send nominations and supporting materials to Sharon Leiss, Education Directorate, at the APA address. Questions about the awards should be directed to Sharon Leiss or (+1/202) 336-5970.

Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training recognizes psychologists who have engaged in teaching/training as the primary employment during their career. Psychologists will be selected for this award on the basis of their documented positive influence on the education and training of students; engagement in important research in education and training; development of effective materials for instruction; establishment of workshops, conferences, or networks, of communications for education and training; achievement and leadership in administration that facilitate education and training; and activities in professional organizations that promote excellence.

Award for Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training recognizes psychologists for evidence-based applications of psychology to education. To be considered for this award, the candidate must demonstrate a contribution to new teaching methods or the solution of learning problems through the use of research findings or evidence-based practices. Particular emphasis will be placed on the use of psychological knowledge to improve learning in educational settings (including pre-kindergarten to 12th grade) and/or in communities.

APA PUBLIC INTEREST AWARDS

The Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest invites nominations for the 2009 APA Public Interest Awards -- the APA Awards for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest (senior career and early career categories) and the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy. Nominations and supporting materials for the following awards, as well as any questions about awards, should be sent to Donella Graham at the APA address.

Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest

The Committee on Public Interest Awards will select two individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the Public Interest which advance psychology as a science and/or a profession. One award is reserved to honor a psychologist involved in public interest endeavors who is 15 years or fewer beyond receipt of the doctorate. Award criteria include the identification or solution of significant social problems, unusual initiative or dedication in activities meeting client or community needs, or the advancement of human justice related to the provision of psychological services or science.

Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy

This award will be given to a psychologist who has made a distinguished empirical and/or theoretical contribution to research in public policy, either through a single extraordinary achievement or a lifetime of work. The contribution may consist of such factors as research leading others to view specific national policies differently; research demonstrating the importance of the application of psychological methods and theory to public policy; or research clarifying the ways scientific knowledge or human behavior informs public policy.

Nominations must be submitted with a supporting statement of 500 words or fewer, a current vita, and letters of support from at least 3 people familiar with the nominee’s work. Nominees may also submit, 3-5 selected representative reprints, or alternate types of samples of work, for example, videotapes, audiotapes, internet based communications, or legal briefs. Nominations and supporting material should be sent to Donella Graham at the APA address.

APA INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

Nominations and supporting materials for the following international awards should be sent to the Office of International Affairs at the APA address. Questions about the awards should be directed to Sally Leverty via Email or at (+1/202) 336-6025. For more information, please also see the Office of International Affairs Web site.

Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology

APA’s Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP) is seeking nominations for the Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology. This award recognizes distinguished and enduring lifetime contributions to the international cooperation and advancement of knowledge in psychology. Nominees for this award can be from any country but do have to be psychologists and must be a member or affiliate member of the Association. Nominations should include a supporting type-written statement of up to 500 words that traces the nominee’s cumulative record of enduring contributions to the international advancement of psychology; a current vitae, a list of relevant publications and letters of support from three to five people familiar with the nominee’s work.

International Humanitarian Award recognizes extraordinary humanitarian service and activism by a psychologist or a team of psychologists, including professional and/or volunteer work conducted primarily in the field with underserved populations. “Extraordinary humanitarian services” is defined as professional activities initiated by psychologists, working alone or in association with others, to help alleviate severe stress and restore psychological well-being to a group of people in a variety of difficult circumstances, including but not limited to survivors and/or victims’ families following a significant event such as a natural or person-induced disaster, a national or international incident, a civil war or a forced migration; or to a community of any size in which long-term political, economic, social and/or other circumstances have caused severe stress and psychological problems for a substantial portion of that community.

Nominees can be from any country and need not be APA members. Recipients are individual psychologists or teams of psychologists working under the aegis of local, national, and international organizations that provide psychosocial and humanitarian services. Nominations should provide ample and clear documentation to substantiate extraordinary service that has improved the lives and contributed to the well being of people in either large or small geographic areas anywhere in the world. Documentation should include, but is not limited to, descriptions of the difficult conditions constituting severe threats to the security, stability, welfare or development of communities; specific actions, including personal risk, taken to improve conditions; demonstrated skills, knowledge, dedication and persistence brought to bear on work within specific communities; and the social and political activism displayed in rebuilding or transforming communities and/or fostering the empowerment of community members to act on their own behalf.

Applications will be screened by APA’s Committee on International Relations in Psychology, which will make recommendations to APA’s Board of Directors for its designation of the awardee. Applications must include a letter of application; a 500-word narrative description of extraordinary humanitarian services and activism within specified time frames; a curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and other supporting documents deemed essential to a full presentation of the applicant’s work.


Apportionment and Voting Results

The 2007 Apportionment ballot and Bylaws Amendments ballot was sent to all APA members on November 1. The election closed Monday, December 17, the ballots have been counted and the Election Committee has certified the results. Click here for the 2009 Apportionment ballot results.

In summary, SPTAs picked up 3 seats. The breakdown, in percentages, was 60.01% for divisions and 39.99% for SPTAs. Illinois, New Jersey, and New York picked up 1 additional seat. California and Pennsylvania maintained their 2 seats.

On the division side, Divisions 3, 7, 14, 18, 25, and 42 each lost one seat. Division 39 picked up 3 additional seats.

The results of the Bylaws Amendments follow.
1. Proposed amendments to permit online voting in APA elections.
9823 (92.62%) – approved
783 (7.38%) - did not approve
These amendments were approved by 2/3rds of members voting and passed.

2. Proposed amendments to provide a voting seat on Council for each of the four national ethnic minority psychological associations.
6628 (63.29%) – approved
3844 (36.71%) - did not approve
These amendments were not approved by 2/3rds of members voting and did not pass.

If you have any questions concerning the election or results, please contact the Election Office via Email or by phone at (+1/202) 336-6087.


Culturally Informed Evidence Based Practices: Translating Research and Policy for the Real World

Conference Co-Chairs:
Eduardo Morales, Ph.D., CSPP-SF of Alliant International University
Nolan Zane, Ph.D., University of California, Davis

This conference is being organized by representatives of five APA Divisions. They are Divisions 45, 17, 42, 12, and 37. This group led by Division 45 was convened as a Task Force on April 28, 2006 to plan such a conference and seek out resources for funding. To date we have received a grant from SAMSHA for $78,000 and have requested assistance from APA and $14,000 from NIMH. The five Divisions who are member of the Task Force are the Organizing Sponsors of the conference. In addition to these five Division 16 APA Divisions have officially communicated their sponsorship of this conference make a total of 23 APA Divisions sponsoring this event as well as the National Latino Psychological Association. The additional APA Divisions sponsoring are: Divisions 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 27, 28, 29, 35, 38, 39, 40, 48, 50, 51, 53, 54, and 56. The following are the purpose, objectives and themes planned for this conference.

The purpose of this two-day conference is to inform and stimulate interest and activity in generating research and evaluation efforts in the development of evidence-based practices for ethnic minority populations. The target audience is researchers and program evaluators who are interested and active in conducting intervention research with ethnic minorities.

The conference has the following objectives:

  • to review the current state of evidence based practices designed for ethnic minority populations and for children and adults within these populations;

  • to examine the methodological issues faced when conducting intervention research with ethnic minority groups;

  • to examine the strengths and weaknesses of adaptations of existing evidence based practices for ethnic minorities;

  • to make recommendations for increasing the pace and activity of generating research in this area;
    to identify mental health system, community, family and other extra-therapeutic factors that affect the extent to which evidence based practices are applied and adopted in the treatment of ethnic minority clientele.

The focus of the conference has five themes.

  • Asking the right question in research and practice - How do we know evidence based practices apply to various ethnic minority groups? What are the complications involved in generating evidence for ethnic minority groups and within these groups across the age span?

  • Transfer of Training Models: Do adaptations work? What are the strengths and weaknesses in using this approach? Are the assumptions generalizable to different cultural/age groups?

  • Proper Assessments: Are current assessment strategies valid and appropriate for ethnic minorities? How do we match treatment with diagnosis?

  • From Practice-Based Evidence to Evidence-Based Practice: How do we best capture and investigate interventions that were created from the ground up? How do researchers and service providers link up to empirically test practices that appear qualitatively effective? What procedures and strategies are needed to maintain fidelity when conducting interventions that are generated from the ground up? What theories and conceptual models can be generated to capture and elucidate the change processes that are operant in the new, effective approaches that may be developed?

  • Is Policy Jumping the Gun: What are the consequences of establishing policy without evidence of effectiveness with ethnic minority populations? What are the current problems and struggles in implementing evidence-based practices and current policies? What are the needs for moving ahead in creating more evidence based practices for ethnic minorities? For example, targeting funding for increasing research in this area, providing technical assistance to existing programs to develop the ground up efforts, having clinical trial studies with ethnic minority populations, and addressing the issues of retention with hard-to-reach populations when conducting longitudinal designs may be some of the priorities needed in the field.

Conference Locations and Dates: The conference will be held in Washington, D.C. on March 13 and 14, 2008 at the Double Tree Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland

How to be a Co-sponsor of the conference: We have received inquiries from various APA Divisions of wanting to participate as co-sponsors. We currently have 23 APA Divisions sponsoring this event along with funding by SAMSHA and NIMH. To be a co-sponsor of the conference co-sponsors need to promote the conference through their networks, such as websites and newsletters, and list-serves, and do at least one of the following:
1) have representatives at the conference;
2) provide volunteers; and
3) contribute financially to the conference at different levels.

Underwriting: Underwriting organizations will have first chance to register for the conference. For those wanting to contribute financially to the conference there are underwriting opportunities at three different levels:

Founding Underwriter: Are those giving $10,000 or more for the conference
Leadership Underwriter Are those giving $5,000 to $10,000
Millennium Underwriter: Are those giving $1,000 to $5,000
Centennial Underwriter: Are those giving $500 to $1,000

As a co-sponsor you will be recognized as a co-sponsor in the program, and participate in a town hall panel during the conference. Please make your checks to Division 45 and Mail them to the conference Co-chair: Eduardo Morales, Ph.D.: 3129 Mission Street #1: San Francisco, CA 94110

For more information and further inquiries you can contact Eduardo Morales, Ph.D. at or call (+1/415) 519-4086 (cellular). Registration will be on the Division 45 website by December 26, 2007.

Tentative and Developing Program

Program Working Draft: 12/17/07

Culturally Informed Evidence Based Practices:Translating Research and Policy for the Real World

Tentative and Developing Program

Double Tree Hotel, Bethesda Maryland

March 13 and 14, 2007

Day 1 – Thursday, March 13, 2008
Theme of the Day: The Research Context: Methodological, Measurement, and Ethical Issues

8:30 Welcome
Introduction to the Background and Goals of the Conference, Recognition of Sponsors

Eduardo Morales, CSPP of Alliant International University
Nolan Zane, UC Davis

Opening Remarks : Ron Levant “What is Evidence Based Practices and Treatment?”

9:00 to 10:30 Plenary Session

Has Policy Jumped the Gun? The Collision between Science and Community

Chair: Ron Levant
Luis Vargas - The Cultural Context

Felipe Castro - Asking the Right Questions in Intervention Research and Program Evaluation

Author Whaley, Hogg Foundation, - Issues and Challenges in Implementing Evidence Based Practices in Ethnic Minority Communities

Nancy Carter “Family and Participant Research Models”

Discussant: Alan Kazdin

Open Discussion and interaction with audience

10:30 – 10:45 Morning Break

11:00 – 12:30 Plenary Symposia
Obtaining the Evidence: The Context and Challenges in Methods and Measurement for Racial/Ethnically Diverse Populations

Chair: Mia Smith Bynum, Ph.D., Purdue University

Nolan Zane, UC Davis - Issues and Challenges in Transfer of Technologies

Margarita Alegria – Community defined evidence: Partnerships in community participant models of generating evidence

Antonio Polo - Meta Analysis of Research Findings

Mario Hernandez - Systems of Care

Open for discussion and interaction with audience

12:30 to 2:00 Lunch – Keynote

Lunch at 12:30 – 1:00 followed by Keynote Speakers

Joint presentation: Wesley Clark and NIDA Presenter – New Mergers in Research and Program Evaluation Efforts: Innovative Federal Projects on collaborations of service and research

2:15 to 5:00 Break-out Sessions

Round One of Indepth Workshops/Breakout sessions

Measurement and Conceptual Approaches to Ethnically Diverse Population
Stanley Sue, UC Davis;
Robert Sellers - University of Michigan
Community Presenter to be announced

Depression and Affective Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment
Ricardo Munoz; Depression Interventions with Latinos (Possible Presenter)
Sue Bargenson of Depression Bipolar Alliance
Donna Barnes, Ph.D. from Howard U. and the National Organization of People of Color Against Suicide
(see: http://www.nopcas.com/board/ ).

Family Interventions
Guillermo Bernal
Presenter to be confirmed

Assessment with Children
Giuseppe Constantino – “Tell me a Story” TEMAS Assessment of Children
Presenter to be confirmed

Doing Evidence Based Practices with Ethnic Minority Populations in Community-Based Addiction Treatment
Barbara C. Wallace, Ph.D.; Professor of Health Education; Teachers College, Columbia University.
Adapting and integrating Interventions for tailored treatment interventions with multi-problem clients in community settings.

Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., Ed.D., ABPP, ABPN: Neuropsychological assessment of minority substance abusers.

Ethical and Culturally Congruent Research and Interventions with Communities and IRB in Community Settings
Joe Trimble (Possible Presenter)
Terry Gock

Incorporating Qualitative Research Methods in Program Evaluation
Peter Guarnaccia Qualitative Approaches for Ethnic Minority Populations
Alfiee Breland-Noble
Presenter to be announced

4:30 – 6:30 Reception with APA, Federal and Vendor Booths

Friday, March 14, 2008

Theme of the Day
Interventions, Implementation with CBOs, and Consumer Participation
in Research and Program Evaluation

8:00 Welcome Back and Recap of Conference Goals

Eduardo Morales, CSPP of Alliant International University
Nolan Zane, UC Davis

8:15 – 10:15 Plenary Session –

Perspectives from Researchers in the Field: Critical Collaborations from the Ground and Up ( 20 minutes per presenter)

Chair: Eduardo Morales, Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology - SF of Alliant International University

Rafael Diaz, CSSF- Building and introducing interventions in the community settings

Charlotte Brown - University of Pittsburgh - Treatment of Depression of Women in Primary Care Settings

Teresa La Frombiose, Ph.D., Stanford University Lessons learned in developing interventions to prevent suicide among American Indian Adolescents

Ana Lau - How to Adopt Interventions for Families and Children

Philippe Cunningham, MUSC Understanding Processes for Culturally Relevant Family-Based Interventions for Violence and Substance Abuse

Open Discussion and Audience Interaction

10:15 to 10:30 Break

10:30 – 12:00 Innovative Models for Collaboration

California HIV Research Program
Bart Aoki , CA HIV Research Program
Carla Dillard-Smith, Cal-PEP

CDC Collaborative Research Initiative
Representatives from CDC

12:15 to 1:00 Lunch (Discussion tables)

1:00 to 3:00 Town Hall Meeting – Facilitated by Eduardo Morales with co-Facilitator to be announced. The Town Hall Meeting will generate discussion and recommendations and resolutions for Evidence Based Practices based on the conference.

3:00 End Program

2008 CODAPAR Members

Chana K. Akins, PhD (01/06-12/08)
University of Kentucky
Department of Psychology
219 Kastle Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0001
Phone: (+1/859) 257-1103
Fax: (+1/859) 323-1979
Divisions: 6, 15, 20, 24, 25, 28, 38, 45 and 50

Jaine L. Darwin, PsyD (07/07-12/09)
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, #25
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (+1/617) 354-7480
Divisions: 18, 19, 31, 32, 37, 39, 42, 48 and 53

Julia C. Phillips, PhD (01/08-12/10)
The University of Akron
Counseling, Testing and Career Center
Akron, OH 44325-4303
Phone: (+1/330) 972-7082
Fax: (+1/330) 972-5679
Division: 7, 14, 16, 17, 23, 27, 41, 43 and 44

Richard S. Velayo, PhD (01/07-12/09)
Pace University
Psychology Department
41 Park Row
Room 1324
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (+1/212) 346-1506
Fax: (+1/212) 346-1618
Divisions: 1, 3, 5, 34, 36, 46, 49, 52 and 54

Frank M. Webbe, PhD (01/08-12/10)
Florida Institute of Technology
School of Psychology
Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: (+1/321) 674-8104
Fax: (+1/321) 674-7105
Divisions: 10, 13, 21, 22, 29, 30, 40, 47 and 55

Janice D. Yoder, PhD (01/06-12/08)
University of Akron
Department of Psychology
Akron, OH 44325-4301
Phone: (+1/330) 972-8371
Fax: (+1/330) 972-5174
Divisions: 2, 8, 9, 33, 34, 35, 44, 51 and 56

Division Services Staff

Troy Booker, Division Services Officer
Keith Cooke, Division Services Manager
Sarah Jordan, Divisions Services Director
Micheline Meyers, Division Services Coordinator
Julian Slaughter, Division Services Associate
Wendy Williams, Division Services Specialist

2008 Deadlines for Articles for the APA/Division Dialogue

Please submit copy on diskette or via email to Troy Booker.

March/April 2008: February 22, 2008
May/June 2008: April 25, 2008
July/August 2008: June 20, 2008
September/October 2008: August 22, 2008
November/December 2008: October 24, 2008