Programming Highlights for Practitioners

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 APA convention.

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

Symposium: Envisioning Services for People with Serious Mental Illness
12–12:50 p.m.
Convention Center - Room 144B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 18, APA Task Force on Serious Mental Illness/Severe Emotional Disturbance
Session ID: 1210

Symposium: Collaborative Approaches — APA and ASPPB Working Together Where Ethics and Licensure Converge
1–2:50 p.m.
Convention Center - Room 147A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 31
Session ID: 1270

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

Skill-Building Session: Disaster Ethics—The Road Beyond Good Intentions
10–11:50 a.m.
Convention Center - Room 145B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 31, APA Disaster Response Network
Session ID: 2153

Symposium: I Thought Talking Together w as Against the Law – Antitrust Issues in the Era of ACA
10–11:50 a.m.
Convention Center - Room 147A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 31, 39, 42
Session ID: 2154

Symposium: Twin Stars in the Competence Constellation: Colleague Well-Being and Colleague Assistance 1–1:50 p.m.
Convention Center - Room 143B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Board of Professional Affairs, APA Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance
Session ID: 2220

Symposium: The Affordable Care Act—Implications for People with Serious Mental Illness
1–1:50 p.m.
Convention Center - Room 143A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 18, APA Task Force on Serious Mental Illness/Severe Emotional Disturbance, APA Committee for the Advancement of Professional Psychology
Session ID: 2222

Invited Address: 2014 APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology
1–1:50 p.m.
Convention Center - Room 143C
Award Recipients: Rebeccah Bernard, MA, MS and Allie Abrahamson, MS
Session ID: 2211

Invited Address: 2014 APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contribution to Independent Practice 2–2:50 p.m
Convention Center - Room 144C
Award Recipient: Thomas Wolff, PhD
Session ID: 2247

Symposium: Mental Health First Aid, USA—What Does it Mean for Psychologists?
2–2:50 p.m.
Convention Center - Room 159
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice
Session ID: 2257

Skill-Building Session: Innovative Strategies Assessing Patient Outcomes in Integrated Pediatric & Adult Primary Care
2–3:50 p.m.
Convention Center - East Salon C
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 38, 54, APA Board of Professional Affairs
Session ID: 2269

State Leadership Forum – Hot Topics in Advocacy: Collaboration & Negotiation
2–3:50 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hotel - Mint Room
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Committee of State Leaders

Symposium: APA Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology & Future Regulatory Developments
2–3:50 p.m.
Convention Center - Room 144A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Board of Professional Affairs, APA Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice, APA Policy and Planning Board
Session ID: 2266

Symposium: Critical Times Call for Critical Actions in Professional Practice
3–3:50 p.m.
Convention Center - Room 156
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice
Session ID: 2286

Symposium: Student Involvement in Advocacy
4–4:50 p.m.
Convention Center - East Salon F
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 17, 31, APAGS
Session ID: 2311

Division of State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs (Division 31 ) - Social Hour and Awards Ceremony
7–7:50 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hotel - Independence Salon F

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Fundamentals
8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hotel - Union Station Room
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Disaster Response Network, American Red Cross
Open to licensed psychologists – advanced registration required before Wednesday, July 23. Spaces limited. Please contact Katelynn Wiggins.

Symposium: Motivating & Educating Undergraduate Students in the Field of Psychology – Positioning for the Future
9–9:50 a.m.
Convention Center - Room 145B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 2, 8, 9, 17, 27, 31, 39, APAGS
Session ID: 3080

Invited Address: 2014 APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contribution to Applied Research
2–2:50 p.m.
Convention Center - Room 144C
Award Recipient: Thomas Grisso, PhD
Session ID: 3311

Symposium: Navigating Health Care Reform – Challenges and Opportunities for Professional Practice
2–2:50 p.m.
Convention Center - Room 144A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice
Session ID: 3326

Symposium: APA’s Clinical Practice Guideline Initiative – An Update
2–2:50 p.m.
Convention Center - Room 144B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Board of Professional Affairs, APA Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice
Session ID: 3323

Symposium: Now What? How Clinical Practice Guidelines are Used
3–3:50 p.m.
Convention Center - Room 144B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice, APA Board of Professional Affairs
Session ID: 3360

Invited Address: 2014 APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Institutional Practice
3–3:50 p.m.
Convention Center - Room 143C
Award Recipient: Kevin McGuinness, PhD, MS
Session ID: 3346

Symposium: Managing Risk Across the Career Life Span – Know Your Guidelines
4–4:40 p.m.
Convention Center - Room 143C
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Board of Professional Affairs, APA Committee on Professional Practice and Standards
Session ID: 3383