Upcoming conferences on disabilities

APA’s Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) will be holding its 14th annual conference from February 23-26, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas at the Omni Forth Worth Hotel. The conference focuses on translational research methods; outcomes measurement; evidence-based practice; diversification of clinical practice; training and supervision; professional development; and legal and ethical issues. Among the many events being held are a Leonard Diller lecture by Jacob Donders, PhD, ABPP/RP/CN, ABRP preparation and development workshops as well as Beatrice Wright and Tamara Dembo Lecture in Rehabilitation Psychology by David Patterson, PhD, ABPP/RP. Psychologists in practice and/or academic settings with a focus on the rehabilitation of individuals with chronic disease and injuries and trainees with interests in the field will focus on identifying current trends and learning new skills in rehabilitation psychology practice, understanding important elements of ABPP/ABRP eligibility, and discussing key issues for training in the field.

Virginia Commonwealth University presents its Race, Ethnicity and Disabilities: State of the Science Conference at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA from March 1-2, 2012. APA’s Director of Disability Issues in Psychology, Anju Khubchandani, will be presenting during the session entitled, ‘Mentoring Graduate and Undergraduate Minority Students: Challenges and Opportunities.’  The goal of the conference is to advance the state of the sciences of disability research concerning racial and ethnic minorities by applying current evidence based strategies and improving methodologies and recruitment methods.