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Behavioral Emergencies Update
spring 2000

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Section VII Programming at APA Convention

Training Providers of Emergency Services for Children in Violence Prevention

News from the American Association of Suicidology Conference

The Critical Need for Valid and Reliable Assessment

Volunteer Opportunities at the APA Convention

Graduate Student Spotlight

Section VII Election Results

Special Offer for Section VII Members

SUPPORT THE SECTION VII PROGRAM
AT THE 108TH ANNUAL APA CONVENTION!
WASHINGTON, DC, AUGUST 2000

Friday, August 4, 2000

11:00 - 11:50 AM Conversation hour: "Education and Training in Behavioral Emergencies"
  • Participants: Dale E. McNiel, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
    Richard McKeon, Ph.D., Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ
  • Co Chairs: Phillip M. Kleespies, Ph.D., President, Section VII, and Robert I. Yufit, Ph.D., President-Elect, Section VII
  • Location: Washington Convention Center, Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
1:00 - 1:50 PM Presidential Address: "End-of-Life Decisions, Assisted Suicide, and the Psychologist's Role"
  • Presenter: Phillip M. Kleespies, Ph.D., President, Section VII
  • Location: Washington Convention Center, Meeting Room 20
2:00 - 2:50 PM Invited Address: "The Experience, Expression, and Control of Anger"
  • Presenter: Charles Spielberger, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of South Florida
  • Chair: Robert I. Yufit, Ph.D., President-Elect, Section VII
  • Location: Washington Convention Center, Meeting Rooms 25 and 26
3:00 - 3:50 PM Section VII Annual Business Meeting
  • Chair: Phillip M. Kleespies, Ph.D., President, Section VII
  • Location: Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, Arlington and Cabin John Rooms

Sunday, August 6, 2000

12:00 - 12:50 PM Invited Address: "Youth Suicide: Update 2000"
  • Presenter: Alan Berman, Ph.D., Executive Director, American Association of Suicidology
  • Chair: Phillip M. Kleespies, Ph.D., President, Section VII
  • Location: Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, Constitution Ballroom C and D
1:00 - 1:50 PM Symposium: "Predictors of PTSD Following Fire-Related Trauma"
1) "A cross-sectional longitudinal investigation of the effects of residential fire on children and their families: Findings and implications"
  • Presenters: Russell T. Jones, Ph.D., and Thomas Ollendick, Ph.D., Virginia Tech University
2) "PTSD in children with burns: A longitudinal study"
  • Presenters: Glenn Saxe, M.D., Fred Stoddard, M.D., Kelly Cunningham, M.S.W., Robert Sheridan, M.D., Lynda King, Ph.D., and Daniel King, Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine
3) "Predictors of ASD and PTSD following burn injury"
  • Presenters: JoAnn Difede, Ph.D., and Daniel Barocas, Ph.D., The New York University-Cornell Medical Center
  • Discussant: Bonnie Green, Ph.D., Georgetown University
  • Chair: Russell T. Jones, Ph.D., Virginia Tech University
  • Location: Washington Convention Center, Meeting Room 20