Collaborative Public Interest Programming

APA’s Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI) is focusing on community violence, with additional programming on promoting health and reducing health disparities, human rights, and advocating for psychology, as well as APA Public Interest Awards. For other programming sponsored by Public Interest Offices, check out the links on the left.

Convention attendees with disabilities and those with chronic or medical health conditions are welcome to stop by the Disability Resource Room near the registration area for assistance and services or a place to rest or relax. Graduate students can volunteer in the Disability Resource Room and save on registration fees.

Community Violence

Conversation Hour: Gun Violence Prediction and Prevention: APA Policy Development, Dissemination and Implementation
CE credits: 1. No additional fees to attend CES. There is a one-time fee to claim unlimited CE credits.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 9–9:50 a.m. | Convention Center, Room 151B 

Symposium: Risk and Resilience: Overcoming the Odds of Community Violence
CE Credits: 2. No additional fees to attend CES. There is a one-time fee to claim unlimited CE credits.
Friday, Aug. 8, 1-2:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Room 140B

Symposium: Stand Your Ground Laws: Psychology’s Contribution to the National Conversation
Friday, Aug. 8, 3-3:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Room 143B

Promoting Health and Reducing Health Disparities

Symposium: How Psychology Can Reduce Health Disparities Through Proactive Smoking Interventions
Thursday, Aug. 7, 11–11:50 a.m. | Convention Center, Room 150B

Symposium: Reducing Health Disparities – Psychology’s Role in Improving the Health of Boys and Men
Saturday, Aug. 9, 10–11:50 a.m. | Convention Center, Room 145B

Human Rights

Symposium: The Human Right to Benefit from Science: Psychology’s Role
CE credits: 2. No additional fees to attend CES. There is a one-time fee to claim unlimited CE credits.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 10-11:50 a.m. | Convention Center, Room 150A

Symposium: Conscience Clauses and Professional Education and Licensing: Freedom for the Practitioner or License to Discriminate? 
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2–2:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Room 140B 

Advocating for Psychology

Symposium: Unlocking Psychology’s Public Policy Potential--40 Years of APA Policy Fellowships
Friday, Aug. 8, 2–3:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Room 143C

APA Public Interest Awards

Invited Address: 2014 Public Interest Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy: Poverty, Safety Net Programs and African-Americans’ Mental Health: Lonnie R. Snowden, Jr., PhD
Friday, Aug. 8, 1–1:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Room 144C

Invited Address: 2014 Public Interest Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest/Senior Career: Hospitality: Transformative Service to Children, Families and Communities: Gary B. Melton, PhD
Friday, Aug. 8, 2–2:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Room 156

2014 American Psychological Association and American Psychological Foundation Awards Ceremony
Friday, Aug. 8, 4-6 p.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hotel, Liberty Salons I-M