2005 APA Education Leadership Conference - Schedule

Friday, September 16, 2005
5:30 pm Check-In Table Opens Regency Foyer
5:30-8:00 Reception Regency EF
Saturday, September 17, 2005  
7:00   Breakfast Available, Check-In Table Opens  Regency Foyer
8:30-10:30 

Plenary Session

Introduction and Overview
Cynthia D. Belar, PhD

Panel: Epistemological Diversity in Psychology

  • Charles Brewer, PhD (Moderator)
  • Jill Morawski, PhD, History of the Discipline: Epistemological Roots
  • Roger Peterson, PhD, Cultures in Education and Training
  • Steve Hollon, PhD, Evidence-based Practice: Case Study in Epistemological Dialogue
  • Mary Brabeck, PhD, Teaching and Learning Paradigms:  Epistemological Differences

 

Regency EF 
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45-11:30 Plenary Session - Town Hall Dialogue Regency EF
11:30-12:30pm Lunch Regency Foyer
12:30-2:30

Plenary Session

Panel: Individual Diversity

  • Nadya Fouad, PhD (Chair)
  • Luis Vargas, PhD, Epistemology, Individual Diversity, and the Elusive Concept of Culture 
  • Donna Mertens, PhD, Research Strategies for Studying Diverse Populations
  • Janel Gauthier, PhD, Teaching Ethics in the Context of Individual and Cultural Diversity
  • A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert, PhD, Implications for Curriculum Development and Difficult Dialogues
Palladian
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45 – 4:15

Breakout Groups – Hosting Difficult Dialogues

Goal: To facilitate faculty skill development in hosting difficult dialogues related to issues of diversity that are required in roles as teachers, administrators, mentors and supervisors.

 

Breakout 1: Classroom Teaching A
Group Leader: Loreto Prieto, PhD
Student Facilitator: David Wimer

Arlington
 

Breakout 2: Classroom Teaching B
Group Leader: Janis Sanchez Hucles, PhD
Student Facilitator: Nneka Jones

Fairfax
 

Breakout 3: Supervised Practice A
Group Leader: Madonna Constantine, PhD
Student Facilitator: Christina Capodilupo

Roosevelt
 

Breakout 4: Supervised Practice B
Group Leader: Ed Shafranske, PhD
Student Facilitator: Frances Diaz, PsyD

Lincoln
 

Breakout 5: Research Training
Group Leader: Joaquin Borrego, PhD
Student Facilitator: Stuart Spendlove

Jefferson
  Breakout 6: Administration and Program Development
Group Leader: Linda Forrest, PhD
Kennedy
4:15-4:30 Break
4:30-5:30

Plenary Session
Cindy Carlson, PhD (Chair)

Breakout Group Leaders

 
Sunday, September 18, 2005
7:00 Breakfast Available, Check-In Table Opens Regency Foyer
8:30

Plenary Session: Organizational Diversity in Psychology: Implications for Education and Training
Ronald Levant, EdD, APA President

Regency EF
9:00-10:30

Breakout Groups - Organizational Dialogues

Note: Organizational Representatives will receive invitations from group facilitators. ELC Participants not receiving a specific invitation are welcome to attend any group.
 

1. Accreditation.

Organizations external to APA that have as their primary focus graduate education in psychology or professional education and training in psychology.
Hosts:Ronald Levant EdD and Cindy Carlson, PhD
Staff: Susan Zlotlow, PhD
Invitees: ACCTA, ADPTC, AMSP, APCS, APPCN, APPIC, AVAPL CCIDPIP, CCPTP, CCTC, CDSPP, COGDOP, COPPPP, CoS, CUDCP, National Register, NCSPP, BEA Working Group on Accreditation, CoA, APAGS, BoD
Goal: To discuss with APA the current mechanisms for inter- organizational linkages and to open dialogue about interorganizational issues in the accreditation process.

Arlington
 

2. Teaching and Learning.

Organizations that have as their primary focus the teaching and learning of psychology.
Host: Charles Brewer, PhD
Staff:  Maureen McCarthy, PhD
Invitees:  CTUP, CUPP, Div 2, Psi Beta, Psi Chi, PT@CC, TOPSS, COGDOP
Goal: To discuss how these groups can best collaborate with BEA and the Education Directorate to advance teaching and learning in psychology across diverse campus environments.

Fairfax
 

3. Psychology Associations External to APA
Hosts: Louise Douce, PhD and Asuncion Austria, PhD
Staff: Martha Boenau
Invitees:  Regional Psychological Associations (EPA, MPA, NEPA, RMPA, SEPA, SWPA), Ethnic Minority Psychological Associations (AAPA, NLPA, ABPsi)
Goal:  To discuss how organizations can best collaborate with BEA and the Education Directorate on issues related to the teaching of psychology, preparation of future psychologists, and the application of psychology to education.                             

Roosevelt
 

4. APA Boards, Committees and Divisions
Hosts: Cynthia de las Fuentes, PhD and Linda Campbell, PhD
Staff: Joan Freund
Invitees: All divisions sending representatives to the ELC, BPA, BAPPI, CAPP, BSA, CEC, CEMRRAT2
Goal To discuss how APA Divisions and Boards can best collaborate with BEA and the Education Directorate to advance the teaching of psychology, preparation of future psychologists, and the application of psychology to education

Lincoln
 

5. Psychology and Education
Hosts: Mary Brabeck, PhD and Cynthia Hudley, PhD
Staff: Rena Subotnik, PhD
Invitees: Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education, COGDOP
Goal: To optimize the resources and talents of psychologists in schools of education and in departments of psychology with regard to preparation of teachers, school psychologists, and educational researchers.

Jefferson
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45-12:45        

Plenary Session – Advocacy Training

Welcome and Introductions
Nina Levitt, EdD, APA Director, Education Public Policy

Importance of Effective Communications: Using the News Media to Advance Psychology Within Your Community and on The Hill

  • Erik Smulson, Former Press Secretary for Senator Jim Jeffords Messages In and Messages Out: How Congressional Members Utilize the News Media
  • Gina Acosta, Copy Editor, Editorial Page, The Washington Post Getting on the Editorial Pages: A View from Inside the Washington Post

Q & A Period

  • Christopher Kush, Soapbox Consulting Writing A Letter to the Editor - Small Group/Interactive Exercise
Regency EF
12:45-2:00 Awards Luncheon Tidewater
2:00–3:30

Plenary Session - Education Advocacy Strategy and Hill Visit Preparation

  • Sheila Forsyth, APA Consultant, Education Public Policy Warm-up Exercise
  • Nina Levitt, EdD, APA Director, Education Public Policy
    Jenny Smulson, APA Senior Legislative & Federal Affairs Officer Overview: GPE and Children’s Mental Health Crisis Relief Act
  • Sheila Forsyth, APA Consultant, Education Public Policy Talking Points Exercise
Regency EF
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:30PM

Plenary Session - Preparing for Hill Visits

  • Christopher Kush, Soapbox Consulting Meeting with Members of Congress and Staff Role Playing ExerciseReview of Hill Appointments andDistribution of Hill Schedules
Regency EF
5:30-6:30 PM Break
3:15-3:30 Break
6:30-7:30 PM

ELC Reception for Congressman
Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Washington
Monday, September 19, 2005
7:00 Breakfast Available Washington
7:30 – 9:00 Hill Visit Preparation and Questions Washington
9:00 - Hill visits
Upon Return
from Hill Visits
Debriefing Kennedy