APA's 2005 Annual Convention will continue a unique programming configuration introduced at the 2002 convention: sessions that tackle issues spanning the interests of many APA divisions. The cross-cutting sessions were planned by three or more divisions that voluntarily proposed innovative programming that combines their expertise.
The APA Board of Convention Affairs Central Programming Working Group selected the sessions based on the following criteria:
Originality and use of creative presentation formats.
Level of collaboration among the divisions involved.
Relevance of the proposed programming to division members.
Relevance of the proposed programming to all APA members.
Overall quality of the proposed programming.
The cross-cutting programs are scheduled on Friday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 1:50 p.m., and on Saturday, Aug. 20, 3 p.m. to 4:50 p.m., in the Washington Convention Center.
The APA Board of Convention Affairs is the primary sponsor of each session. The divisions listed below submitted the sessions and serve as co-sponsors. The sessions are:
"Comorbidity and beyond: Substance use, health and mental health."
Friday, Aug. 19, 10-11:50 a.m.
Co-sponsors: Divs. 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology), 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse), 39 (Psychoanalysis), 50 (Addictions) and 55 (American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy).
Chair: Linda C. Sobell, PhD, Nova Southeastern University.
Participants: Nancy A. Piotrowski, PhD, Capella University, Matthew B.R. Nessetti, PhD, Nebraska Mental Health Centers, Lincoln, Mark B. Sobell, PhD, Nova Southeastern University, Kate B. Carey, PhD, Syracuse University, and Christina S. Meade, Yale University.
Discussant: Linda C. Sobell, PhD.
"New directions in the evidence-based practices and EST [empirically supported treatment] controversy."
Friday, Aug. 19, noon-1:50 p.m.
Co-sponsors: Divs. 24 (Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology), 29 (Psychotherapy) and 32 (Humanistic).
Co-chairs: John C. Christopher, PhD, Montana State University, and Blaine Fowers, PhD, University of Miami.
Participants: Larry E. Beutler, PhD, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Steven D. Hollon, PhD, Vanderbilt University, John C. Norcross, PhD, University of Scranton, Rebekah Bradley, PhD, Emory University, Arthur C. Bohart, PhD, California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Brent D. Slife, PhD, Brigham Young University.
"Psychology and children: Translating research into better policy and services."
Saturday, Aug. 20, 3-4:50 p.m.
Co-sponsors: Divs. 7 (Developmental), 16 (School), 27 (Society for Community Research and Action), 37 (Child, Youth and Family Services), 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) and 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology).
Co-chairs: Bette L. Bottoms, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Kari L. Nysse-Carris, PhD, University of Chicago.
Participants: Gail S. Goodman, PhD, University of California, Davis, Laurence Steinberg, PhD, Temple University, Thomas R. Kratochwill, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Philip C. Kendall, PhD, Temple University, and APA President-elect Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, Simmons College.
Discussant: Brian L. Wilcox, PhD, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
--APA'S CONVENTION OFFICE