Schedule for the 2012 APA Education Leadership Conference

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

  • 5:30 p.m. Registration Opens (East Room)

  • 5:30 p.m. Reception

  • 6:30 p.m. “Promoting Quality”
    Cynthia D. Belar, PhD, ABPP, Executive Director, APA Education Directorate

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012

  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast Available (East Room)

  • 7:30 a.m. Registration (State Room)

  • 8:45-9:00 a.m. Plenary Session: Welcome and Introductions (State Room)
    Chair:Michael C. Roberts, PhD, ABPP, Chair, APA Board of Educational Affairs

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. “Promoting Quality: It’s What Leaders Do”
    Judith Eaton, PhD, President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation and Board Chair, New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability

  • 10:00-10:35 p.m. “Promoting Quality: Federal Regulatory Efforts in Teacher Education and Beyond”
    Ronald W. Marx, PhD, Dean, College of Education and Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Arizona

  • 10:35-10:50 p.m. Break

  • 10:50-11:25 p.m. “Promoting Quality: Why Quality Matters”
    Jane Halonen, PhD, Dean, College of Arts and Science, University of West Florida

  • 11:25-12:00 p.m. “Promoting Quality: An Important Opportunity for Psychology”
    Bruce L. Bobbitt, PhD, LP, Vice President, Quality Management and Improvement, Optum® Behavioral Solutions, UnitedHealth Group

  • 12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch (East Room)

  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. Plenary Session (State Room)
    Chair: Frank C. Worrell, PhD, Member, APA Board of Educational Affairs
    “Promoting Quality: Moving beyond the Cultural Competence Conundrum"
    Kermit A. Crawford, PhD, Director, Center for Multicultural Mental Health & Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, Boston University Medical Campus

  • 2:00-4:30 p.m. Discussion Groups (3:00-3:30 p.m. Break)

    Massachusetts 1 – Refining Expectations for the Undergraduate Psychology Major
    Chair: Robin Hailstorks, PhD, Associate Executive Director, Precollege and Undergraduate Education, APA Education Directorate
    Facilitator: Jane Halonen, PhD, Dean, College of Arts and Science, University of West Florida

    New York 2 – Teaching Quality Improvement
    Chair: Catherine Grus, PhD, Deputy Director, APA Education Directorate
    Facilitator: Bruce L. Bobbitt, PhD, LP, Vice President, Quality Management and Improvement, Optum® Behavioral Solutions, UnitedHealth Group

    North Carolina 3 – Promoting Quality in Continuing Professional Development
    Chair: Greg Neimeyer, PhD, Associate Executive Director, Continuing Education in Psychology, APA Education Directorate
    Facilitator: Y. Evie Garcia, PhD, Chair, APA Continuing Education Committee

    New Hampshire 4 – Accountability Lessons from Teacher Education
    Chair: Rena Subotnik, PhD, Associate Executive Director, Center for Psychology in Schools and Education, APA Education Directorate
    Facilitator: Ronald W. Marx, PhD, Dean, College of Education and Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Arizona

  • 4:30-5:15 p.m. Plenary Session (State Room)
    “Overview of Legislative Issue”
    Nina Levitt, EdD, Associate Executive Director, Government Relations, APA Education Directorate

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast Available (East Room)

  • 7:15-8:45 a.m. Advocacy for Novices - Optional (Breakfast available in room) (Cabinet Room)
    Nina Levitt, EdD, Associate Executive Director, Government Relations, APA Education Directorate; Jennifer Smulson, Senior Legislative & Federal Affairs Officer, APA Education Directorate; Arielle Eiser, Legislative & Federal Affairs Associate, APA Education Directorate; Sheila Lane Forsyth, MEd, Advocacy/Grassroots Consultant

  • 9:00-10:30 a.m. Plenary Session (State Room)
    Chair: Olivia Moorehead-Slaughter, PhD, Member, APA Board of Educational Affairs
    “Promoting Quality: How Blind Spots Influence Ethical Decision Making”
    Ann Tenbrunsel, PhD, Rex and Alice A. Martin Professor of Business Ethics & Co-director, Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide, University of Notre Dame

  • 10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

  • 10:45a.m. -12:00 p.m. Open Forum
    Chair: Michael C. Roberts, PhD, ABPP, Chair, APA Board of Educational Affairs

  • 1:15-2:15 p.m. Plenary Session (State Room)
    Chair: Nina Levitt, EdD, Associate Executive Director, Government Relations, APA Education Directorate
    “Promoting Quality: GPE Trainees at a Community Health Center”
    Ana Bridges, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas; Debbie Gomez, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, University of Arkansas; Kathy Grisham, Executive Director, The Community Clinic at St. Francis House

Preparing for Hill Visits
  • 2:15-2:30 p.m. What to Expect? Congressional Offices & Current Climate
    Jenny Smulson, Senior Legislative & Federal Affairs Associate, Government Relations, APA Education Directorate

  • 2:30-3:00 p.m. Review of the Legislative Request
    Nina Levitt, EdD, Associate Executive Director, Government Relations, APA Education Directorate

  • 3:00-3:15 p.m. Break

  • 3:15-4:45 p.m. Interactive Exercises for Successful Hill Visits
    Christopher Kush, MPP, President, Soapbox Consulting

  • 4:45-5:15 p.m. Distribution of Hill Packets & Hill Appointments
    Christopher Kush, MPP, President, Soapbox Consulting; Sheila Forsyth, MEd, Advocacy/Grassroots Consultant

  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Reception for Representative Rosa DeLauro (Chinese Room)

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

  • 7:30 a.m. Final Hill Visit Preparation and Questions - Breakfast Available (State Room)

  • 8:30 a.m. Begin Departing for Hill Visits

  • 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Debriefing from Hill Visits (Rhode Island)