Tuesday, July 30, 2013
morning half-day workshops
8:00–11: 50 a.m.
Workshop 001 is cosponsored by Division 27 (Society for Community Research and Action:
Division of Community Psychology).
001 changing public policy:
enhancing the effectiveness of
This intermediate workshop shows psychologists practical steps
for doing policy work. Policy work can extend psychologists’ reach
in helping others in a variety of psychological domains, allow them
to reach larger audiences, and enhance their effectiveness. The
presenters will provide examples from their own research of how
to work in the public health domain on issues of addiction, chronic
illness, and mental health. Presenters will also help participants relate
the information presented to their own policy questions and issues.
Leaders: Susan M. Wolfe, PhD, Susan Wolfe and Associates, LLC, Cedar Hill, TX;
Brad Olson, PhD, National Louis University, Chicago, IL; Leonard A. Jason, PhD,
DePaul University, Chicago, IL; Jean Hill, PhD, New Mexico Highlands University,
Las Vegas, NM
Workshop 002 is cosponsored by Division 7 (Developmental Psychology).
002 children and the Law
This intermediate workshop presents the latest research and theory
on children’s disclosure, deception, memory, and suggestibility as
relevant to child forensic interviewing. Recent innovations designed
to facilitate children’s testimony in forensic interviews and court
and research examining the effects on children’s stress, accuracy,
and perceived credibility will be described. Controversies, points
of agreement, legal issues, and application to practice will be
addressed from legal and clinical perspectives. Participants will learn
developmentally sensitive methods for questioning child witnesses
and best practices.
Leaders: Gail S. Goodman, PhD, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA; Jodi A.
Quas, PhD, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA; Kang Lee, PhD, University
of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Bradley D. McAuliff, PhD, California State
University, Northridge, Northridge, CA; Karen J. Saywitz, PhD, University of
California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
For full workshop descriptions and to enroll: