The APA Practice Directorate hosts a number of programs each year geared specifically toward practicing psychologists. This is a selected list of practice-related sessions and activities at the 2015 APA Annual Convention.

Thursday, Aug. 6

Symposium: Application of Professional Practice Guidelines in the Era of Healthcare Reform
Chair: Scott J. Hunter, PhD
Participants: Marc A. Martinez, PhD and John F. Curry, PhD
11-11:50 a.m.
Convention Centre 203B

Friday, Aug. 7

Symposium: Disaster Resources for Everyday Practice
Chairs: R. Kevin Rowell, PhD; and Rebecca S. Hage Thomley, PsyD
Participants: David J. Romano, PhD; Ester Cole, PhD; Donna M. Hastings, PsyD
Discussant: Stephanie Vitanza, PhD
11-11:50 a.m.
Convention Centre 205B
 
Symposium: Navigating the New Landscape of Professional Practice
Chair: Monica F. Kurylo, PhD
Participants: Shirley A. Higuchi, JD; Daniel J. Abrahamson, PhD; Jo Linder-Crow, PhD; Luana Bossolo; and Doug Walter, JD
1-1:50 p.m.
Convention Centre-Room 206F
 
Invited Address: 2015 APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research
Award Recipient: Leonard A. Jason, PhD
Diversity and Ethical Challenges in Ecologically Sensitive Systems-Oriented Interventions
1-1:50 p.m.
Convention Centre-Room 206B
 
Symposium: PQRS-Helping Psychologists Meet the Challenges of Quality Reporting
Chair: June W. J. Ching, PhD, ABPP
Participants: Katherine C. Nordal, PhD and Diane M. Pedulla, JD
2-2:50 p.m.
Convention Centre-Room 206F
 
Invited Address: 2015 APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice
Award Recipient: Glenn J. Larrabee, PhD
The Multiple Validities of Neuropsychological Assessment
2-2:50 p.m.
Convention Centre-Room 206B

Saturday, Aug. 8

Symposium: Innovations in Interprofessional Psychology Practice: Thinking Outside the Box for 2016-2020
Chair: Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP
Participants: W. Douglas Tynan, PhD; Shirley A. Higuchi, JD; Alan Nessman, JD; Mark E. Vogel, PhD, ABPP; Diane M. Pedulla, JD; and Elena J. Eisman, EdD, ABPP
2-3:50 p.m.
Convention Centre-Constitution Hall 105
 
Invited Address: 2015 APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Institutional Practice
Award Recipient: Rosie Phillips Bingham, PhD
University and College Counseling Centers: Practicing in the divide between science and practice
2-2:50 p.m.
Convention Centre-Room 206B
 
Invited Address: 2015 APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology
Award Recipient: Adam M. Reid, MS
Losing sight of the forest for the trees: A need to focus efforts on increasing access to quality mental healthcare
3-3:50 p.m.
Convention Centre-Room 205B