For his presidential program, APA President Ronald F. Levant, EdD, has invited speakers from diverse specialty areas whose research and ideas are having an impact on the field of psychology. Most presidential programming sessions will be available for continuing-education credit, and all sessions will take place in the Washington, D.C., Convention Center. The sessions are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m. or Saturday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. Look for more information on the sessions in the June Monitor and in the convention program. The first three sessions listed directly relate to Levant's presidential initiatives.
Promoting health care for the whole person
Chair: Margaret Heldring PhD, America's HealthTogether.
Discussant: Georges Benjamin, MD, American Public Health Association.
Participants: Larry Green, MD, University of Colorado at Boulder, Ronald F. Levant, EdD, Nova Southeastern University, Susan McDaniel, PhD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Brian Smedley, PhD, Opportunity Agenda.
Chair: Carol Goodheart, EdD, independent practice, Princeton, N.J.
Participants: Carol Goodheart, EdD, independent practice, Princeton, N.J., Steven D. Hollon, PhD, Vanderbilt University, Ronald F. Levant, EdD, Nova Southeastern University, John C. Norcross, PhD, University of Scranton, Nolan Zane, PhD, University of California, Davis.
Enhancing diversity within APA
Chair: Richard M. Suinn, PhD, Colorado State University.
Participants: Patricia Arredondo, EdD, Arizona State University, Ronald Fox, PhD, The Consulting Group of HRC, Beverly Greene, PhD, St. John's University, Douglas C. Haldeman, PhD, independent practice, Seattle, Joseph L. White, PhD, University of California, Irvine.
Toward a neural circuitry of psychotherapy
Chair: Glenn E. Good, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia.
Participant: Bernard D. Beitman, MD, University of Missouri-Columbia.
Complimentary approaches to improving national mental health: Mental health promotion and mental illness prevention and treatment
Chair: C.R. "Rick" Snyder, PhD, University of Kansas.
Participant: Corey L.M. Keyes, PhD, Emory University.
Helping prescribing authority efforts in your state
Chair: Glenn A. Ally, PhD, independent practice, Layfayette, La.
Participants: Glenn A. Ally, PhD, independent practice, Layfayette, La., E. Mario Marquez, PhD, independent practice, Albuquerque, N.M., Elaine Orabona Mantel, PhD, independent practice, Niceville, Fla.
Men and depression: New perspectives in practice, health-care promotion and research
Chair: Aaron Rochlen, PhD, University of Texas at Austin.
Participants: Ronald F. Levant, EdD, Nova Southeastern University, Michael Addis, PhD, Clark University, Sam Cochran, PhD, University of Iowa, Daisy Whittemore, National Institute of Mental Health.
The role of psychology in transforming services for individuals with serious mental illness: Implementing the recommendations of the president's New Freedom Commission
Chair: Mary A. Jansen, PhD, Mental Health Strategic Health Care Group.
Participants: Larry Davidson, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine, Junius Gonzales, MD, National Institutes of Health, Larke N. Huang, PhD, American Institutes for Research, Richard Hunter, PhD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, A. Kathryn Power, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Steven M. Silverstein, PhD, University of Chicago.
Population perspectives on the epidemiology and use of services for behavioral health disorders
Chair: Jalie A. Tucker, PhD, University of Alabama.
Participant: Ron Kessler, PhD, Harvard Medical School.
The new psychological and neuropsychological testing codes for reimbursement: A paradigm shift for diagnostic testing in psychology
Chair: Antonio E. Puente, PhD, University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Participants: James M. Georgoulakis, PhD, San Antonio, Antonio E. Puente, PhD, University of North Carolina at Wilmington.