American Psychological Foundation
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) will sponsor several invited addresses and two symposia at APA's 2002 Annual Convention in Chicago, Aug. 22-25. They include:
The William Bevan Lecture on Psychology and Public Policy will be delivered by Peter E. Nathan, PhD, on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 1 p.m. Nathan, the University of Iowa distinguished professor of psychology and professor of public health, formerly served as provost and acting president at Iowa, as well as senior health program officer at the MacArthur Foundation. His lecture is titled "Implications of evidence-based practice for public policy."
The Rosalee G. Weiss Lecture Leaders in Independent Practice series and co-sponsored biennially by Div. 42 (Independent Practice), will be delivered by Lillian Comas-Díaz, PhD, at 3 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 22. Comas-Díaz, a private practitioner, directs the Transcultural Mental Health Institute and serves as clinical professor at the George Washington University department of psychiatry. Her lecture is titled "Environmental retraumatization: psychology, culture and the media."
The Lynn Stuart Weiss Lecture will feature an address, "Emerging areas of psychological practice: implications for international psychology," from APA Chief Executive Officer Raymond D. Fowler, PhD, on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 4 p.m. This year's lecture is co-sponsored by Div. 52 (International).
The Arthur W. Staats Lecture for Unifying Psychology will be delivered by Marvin Goldfried, PhD, on Friday, Aug. 23, at 9 a.m. Goldfried, professor of psychology and psychiatry at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, maintains a psychotherapy practice in New York City. His address, "Integrative themes in clinical psychology," reflects a long identification with efforts to find unifying themes and processes within the field.
APF's Center for Gifted Education Policy is offering the Esther Katz Rosen Symposium, "The pinnacle of artistic performance: psychological perspectives and real-world insights," on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 8 a.m. A panel, composed of experts from Yale, Columbia and the New School universities, as well as participants from the Chicago Art Institute and the DePaul University School of Music, will discuss the signs of distinguished talent in adolescence and the preparation needed to transform recognized potential into mature artistry. The symposium is available for continuing-education credit.
The Spielberger EMPathy Symposium features a trio of psychologists who will exchange information and ideas about their recent clinical and research findings on emotion, motivation and personality. APA Divs. 3 (Experimental), 8 (Society for Personality and Social Psychology) and 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) select the participants, who this year include Randy Larsen, PhD, James Pennebaker, PhD, and Larry E. Beutler, PhD. Larsen, the Stuckenberg Professor of Human Values and Moral Development at Washington University in St. Louis, will deliver a talk titled "How personality influences emotion: conjectures from experimental studies." Pennebaker, professor of psychology at the University of Texas, Austin, will give a talk titled "Using their words to study the emotions and motives of historical figures." Beutler's presentation is titled "The complex role of emotional arousal as a motivational variable in psychotherapy." Beutler is professor and recent director of counseling/clinical/school psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The symposium will take place 9-10:50 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 24.
The 2002 Arthur Benton Lecture on Neuropsychology, co-sponsored annually by Div. 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), will feature Marilyn S. Albert, PhD, professor of psychiatry and neurology at Harvard Medical School. Albert's lecture, "Preclinical prediction of Alzheimer's disease," will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m.
The 2002 Esther Katz Rosen Lecture on Gifted and Talented Children and Adolescents will feature Julian Stanley, EdD, emeritus professor of psychology and director of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth project at the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University. Stanley's lecture, "Supplementing the education of children with exceptional mathematical and verbal abilities," will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m.