The Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP) is sponsoring a variety of programming at APA's 2013 convention. Highlights of selected programs are listed below.
Friday, Aug. 2
The Lee Gurel Lecture: Teaching Disability as a Diversity Variable in the Classroom
10:00—10:50 a.m. Convention Center Room 328
Chair: Jann Longman, Liberty High School, Renton, Wash. (retired)
Participants: Julie Williams, PsyD, Wright State University, Erin E. Andrews, PsyD, ABPP, Central Texas VA Health Care System, and Linda Mona, PhD, VA Long Beach Healthcare System
Symposium: Abuse of Women With Disabilities as Reflected in Health Disparities
11:00—11:50 a.m. Convention Center, Room 327
Chair: Julie L. Williams, PsyD, Wright State University
Participants: Susan M. Fraker, BA, Wright State University; Angela Kuemmel, PhD, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Discussant: Kim Gorgens, PhD, University of Denver-GSPP
This symposium highlights research from over the past 10 years that has shown that women with disabilities are abused more often than women without disabilities and that this abuse occurs at the hands of both intimate partners and caregivers and resulting in unique patterns and types of abuse.
CDIP Conversation Hour/Awards Ceremony
5:00—6:30 p.m. South Pacific Ballroom IV, Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort
Saturday, Aug. 3
Invited Address: 2013 APF Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award
12:00—12:50 p.m. Convention Center, Room 319B
Session ID: 4211
Division/Group: American Psychological Foundation Board of Trustees, 2
Award Winner: Dana S. Dunn, PhD
Symposium: Health Disparities—Emerging Biopsychosocial Challenges of Older Adults Living With HIV
12:00—1:50 p.m. Convention Center, Room 323C
Chair: Monica Rivera Mindt, PhD, Fordham University/Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Participants: Lawrence H. Pick, PhD, Gallaudet University; Monica Rivera Mindt, PhD, Fordham University/Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Rob Paul, PhD, University of Missouri, St. Louis; Ramani Durvasula, PhD, California State University, Los Angeles; Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, New York University
Discussant: Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA)
This symposium will examine intersecting biopsychosocial challenges that produce and perpetuate health disparities in HIV-infected older adults that result in elevated levels of morbidity and mortality in this group.
Symposium: Can Psychology Accommodate Divergent Views on Size? Barriers to a Nuanced Understanding of Obesity
1:00—1:50 p.m. Convention Center, Room 321A
Chair: Kim Gorgens, PhD, University of Denver-GSPP
Participant: Maureen C. McHugh, PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Julie L. Williams, PsyD, Wright State University
This symposium highlights the intersection of body size with multiple other, often overlapping, social identities. The panelists will discuss the ways in which perceptions about body size are reciprocally related to, and embedded within, cultural and environmental contexts.
Sunday Aug. 4
Skill-Building Session: Teaching Disability as Diversity: Expanding Awareness into Cultural Competence
9:00 —10:50 a.m. Convention Center, Room 320
Erin E. Andrews, Psy.D., ABPP & Julie L. Williams, Psy.D., ABPP
This workshop will include history of disability rights movement, common stereotypes and attitudes that result in oppression of disabled people. An introduction to disability culture, disability identity development, and a disability-affirmative approach will also be covered.