• "The Future of Psychology Practice," James H. Bray, PhD; Carol D. Goodheart, EdD; Katherine C. Nordal, PhD; Margaret Heldring, PhD; Jana Martin, PhD; Tammy Hughes, PhD; Susan McDaniel, PhD; Robert Gresen, PhD; Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD; Sandra Shullman, PhD; and Gary Hawley, PsyD, Aug. 7.
• "The Future of Psychological Science Education," Steve Breckler, PhD; Cynthia Belar, PhD; John Dovidio, PhD. Aug. 8.
• "Psychology's Contributions to End Homelessness," James H. Bray, PhD; Beryl Cowan, PhD; Seymour Gross, PhD; Paul Toro, PhD; Joseph Shumacher, PhD.
• Presidential Address: "The Future of Psychology Practice and Science," James H. Bray, PhD, Aug. 7.
• Speed mentoring: An opportunity for students and early career psychologists to interact with distinguished psychologists, Aug. 7.
• Convention within the Convention: This year's convention features 96 hours of programming organized and scheduled thematically into topical tracks in an effort to better meet the needs of scientists and practitioners. The tracks are: business of practice, child/family, environment and consumption, evidence-based practice, famous psychologists, health psychology, incarceration, methodology and neuroscience. For more information, go to the APA Convention Web site.
Talks by Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award recipients:
• Nancy Adler, PhD, "Eliminating Health Disparities: What's Psychology Got to Do With It?" Aug. 7.
• Susan E. Carey, PhD, "The Origin of Concepts," Aug. 7.
• Alice Eagly, PhD, "The His and Hers of Prosocial Behavior," Aug. 8.
• Steven F. Maier, PhD, "Vulnerability and Resilience: Stressor Controllability and the Medial Prefrontal Cortex," Aug. 7.
• The Neal Miller Lecture:Michael Meaney, PhD, "The Epigenome: Where Nature Meets Nurture," Aug. 7.
• Christine Dunkel-Schetter, PhD, "Stress Before Birth: Immediate and Long-Term Effects," Aug. 7.
• Howard Eichenbaum, PhD, "Neurobiology of Recollection," Aug. 7.
• Eduardo Salas, PhD, "Evolution and Maturation of the Science of Team Performance: Decades of Progress and Emerging Perspectives," Aug. 7.
• Dean Keith Simonton, PhD, "Creative Scientists, Artists, and Psychologists: Modeling Disposition, Development, and Achievement," Aug. 8.
Science Student Council programming:
• "Achieving Balance: Integrating the Demands of Professional Life and Personal Life," Aug. 6.
• "'Um … Hi' A Professional Social Networking Guide for Graduate Students," Aug. 8.
• "Psychological Science Graduate Superstars—Datablitz," Aug. 8.
• "Grants and Fellowships for Graduate Students: Funding and Advocacy," Aug. 8.
• "Health Information Technology and Psychology—What to Know and Anticipate," Aug. 7. This symposium will highlight issues of electronic health information in psychology practice. The program will address existing technology, barriers to adopting HIT and how to overcome them, and the benefits and ethical considerations of the medium. (CE available.)
• "Critical Issues in Diagnosis of Psychopathology: ICD and DSM Revisions," Aug. 7. María Elena Medina-Mora, PhD, and featured international experts will outline critical issues pertaining to the diagnosis of psychopathology for revisions of both the ICD and the DSM. (CE available.)
• "Child Custody, Child Protection, and Parenting Coordination—Practice Guidelines for the Forensic Practitioner," Aug. 8. A "must" for practitioners engaged in family law proceedings, or those who provide psychological services where conflict in custody implementation might be an issue. (CE available.)
• "Roles, Opportunities and Obstacles for Psychologists—Developing and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for People with Serious Mental Illness or Serious Emotional Disturbance," Aug. 8. Treatments for serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance have increasingly become grounded in the concepts of recovery (for the former) and resilience (for the latter). New interventions have focused on effective role functioning and client-focus domains such as treatment, work and living environment. This session will focus on emerging roles for psychologists in these interventions. (CE available.)
• "Plug In, Turn On, Reach Out—Retooling Your Practice for the 21st Century," Aug. 8. This session will focus on market trends and emerging needs, creative thinking about practice opportunities and business strategies that benefit both clients and practitioners.
• "Personality Disorders in HIV—Research and Clinical Perspectives," Aug. 6. This symposium will focus on personality disorders in HIV/AIDS. Ramani Durvasula, PhD; Hitomi Uchishiba; Tina Watford; Leslie Lauten; Alvina Rosales; Daisy DeJesus-Sosa; Steven Brady, PhD; David Martin, PhD; Robert Chernoff, PhD; Michael Buitron, PhD; Lynn McFarr, PhD; Cheryl Gore-Felton, PhD; Lorna Benjamin, PhD. (CE available.)
• "Report of the APA Task Force on Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation," Aug. 7. The APA Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation will provide a summary of the Final Report and the Resolution on Appropriate Affirmative Responses to Sexual Orientation Distress and Change Efforts.
Judith M. Glassgold, PsyD; Robin Lin Miller, PhD; A.Lee Beckstead, PhD; Jack Drescher, MD; Beverly Greene, PhD; Roger L. Worthington, PhD; Clinton W. Anderson, PhD.
• "Innovative Strategies for Reducing Incarceration and Recidivism," Aug. 7. This program focuses on research relevant to prevention of incarceration, effective treatment and programs that have been successful in the psychological adjustment following incarceration. Thema S. Bryant-Davis, PhD; Stephanie Covington, PhD; Jae M. Sevelius, PhD; James Bonta, PhD; Patricia Ironshell Hill, PhD.
• "New Directions in Ethnic Minority Research," Aug. 7. Andrew T. Austin-Dailey, MDiv; Amelia Rachel Hokule'a Borofsky, PsyD; Zoua Chang, PhD; Tonya Camille Hucks-Bradshaw, PhD; Claudio Ortiz, PhD; Beth Boyd, PhD.
• "Application of Psychological Science to Enhance Crime Prevention, Prison Treatment, and Post-release Parole—Part I," Aug. 8. Olivia Moorehead-Slaughter, PhD; Joel A. Dvoskin, PhD; Paul Gendreau, PhD. (CE offered.)
• "Application of Psychological Science to Enhance Crime Prevention, Prison Treatment, and Post-release Parole—Part II," Aug. 8. Olivia Moorehead-Slaughter, PhD; Donald A. Andrews, PhD; Jennifer L. Skeem, PhD; Jeremy Mills, PhD. (CE offered.)
• "Psychologists and Federal Policy—Experiences and Career Opportunities of APA's Congressional and Executive Branch Science Fellows," Aug. 8. This special symposium features presentations by the directors of APA's Congressional and Executive Branch Science Fellowships, as well as former Congressional Fellows and the current Executive Branch Science Fellow.
• Town Hall: "Critical National Ethnic Minority Training Challenges in Psychology," Aug. 8. This open discussion will address critical and continuing national ethnic-minority psychology training challenges. James E. Freeman, PhD; Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD; Frederick T.L. Leong, PhD; Ena Vazquez-Nuttall, EdD.
• "Core Knowledge for Teachers from Psychological Science," Mary M. Brabeck, PhD; Jane C. Conoley, PhD; Joan M. Lucariello, PhD; Bonnie Nastasi, PhD; Gary Stoner, PhD. This session will engage participants in a discussion of a project in process. The goal of this project involving the Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education is to identify and operationalize variables from psychological science central to teaching and learning in the preK–12 classroom.
• "Violence Directed Against Teachers—Prevention and Intervention," Dorothy L. Espelage, PhD; Eric M. Anderman, PhD; Veda E. Brown, PhD; Linda A. Reddy, PhD; Abraham Jones, EdD. This panel will present the work of an APA task force designed to address the violence and threat of violence directed at about 200,000 K–12 teachers every year.
• "Parenting Coordination: Practice, Research, and the Interface Between Psychology," Aug. 5. This introductory to intermediate workshop offers a valuable opportunity for psychologists and other professionals working with high-conflict families to learn about the emerging field of parenting coordination.
• PT@CC Invited Address: The Diane Halpern Lecture: Scott Plous, Wesleyan University, "Unforgettable Lessons: Award-Winning Examples of Action Teaching."
• "Social Justice Issues in the Classroom," Melba Vasquez, PhD; Jeanne Blakeslee, PhD.
JOIN APF AT APA'S ANNUAL CONVENTION
APF will host a number of lectures Friday and Saturday at APA's Annual Convention, Aug. 6–9, Toronto, on a variety of topics from criminal minds to pedagogy.
Arthur W. Staats Lecture on Unifying Psychology, Bruce Overmier, PhD, "The Psychological Clinic and the Animal Laboratory: Strange Bedfellows or Natural Allies." Aug. 7, 10–10:50 a.m.
Lynn Stuart Weiss Lecture on the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Jonathan Turley, JD, "Criminal Minds and Means: Law, Psychology, and Morality in the Twenty-First Century," Aug. 7.
Esther Katz Rosen Lecture on Gifted Children/Adolescents, Nancy Andreasen, PhD, "The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius," Aug. 7.
William Bevan Lecture on Psychology and Public Policy, Gary Wells, PhD, "Psychological Science and Legal Policy: Lessons from the Eyewitness Research Area," Aug. 7.
Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award Address, William Buskist, PhD, "College Teaching and Its Functions: An Inquiry into Pedagogical Meaning and Purpose," Aug. 8.
Spielberger EMPathy Symposium, Margaret M. Bradley, PhD, "Natural Selective Attention in Motivational Processes," David A. DeSteno, PhD, "Egoism vs. Altruism in the Moral Mind: Empathy and Compassion as a Case in Point," and James O. Prochaska, PhD, "Demoralized, Denial, Doubt and Deciding: Empathy at each Stage of Change," Aug. 8.
Grants and Scholarships Discussion, Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD, and Elisabeth Straus, Aug. 8.
Rosalee G. Weiss Lecture for Outstanding Leaders inPsychology, Barbara Romberg, PhD, "Give an Hour: Shifting Our Nation's View of Mental Health and Psychological Care," Aug. 8