Wednesday, July 31, 2013
afternoon half-day workshops
1:00–4: 50 p.m.
114 Beginner’s guide to structural
This introductory workshop presents a nonmathematical introduction
to the underlying rationale and basic concepts associated with
structural equation modeling (SEM). Participants are shown how to: (a)
decompose basic models into linear structural equations that describe
hypothesized structures, (b) evaluate model “fit” to the data, and (c)
determine the need for and assess findings from post-hoc model-fitting.
A basic knowledge of multiple regression is recommended, and some
knowledge of factor analysis may be helpful.
Leader: Barbara M. Byrne, PhD, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
115 dynamic intermediate
workshop with emphasis on
This intermediate motivational interviewing (MI) workshop provides
a cutting-edge overview of the new knowledge around understanding
and teaching MI elucidated in the third edition (2012) of Motivational
Interviewing: Helping People Change. Important topics include the
expanded language around the spirit of MI, explicit differentiation of
sustain talk from change talk, and the concept of discord. The workshop
incorporates the instructors’ knowledge and experience with special
populations (e.g., Native Americans, veterans) through dynamic and
engaging exercises, training videos, and live demonstrations.
Leaders: Kamilla L. Venner, PhD, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM;
Annette Brooks, PhD, New Mexico VA Health Care System, Albuquerque, NM
116 effective grant implementation:
Learning from successful grant
You have the grant award letter—now how do you carry out the grant,
especially if you want that next grant? This intermediate workshop
presents research- and experience-based strategies for improving the
effectiveness and success of your grant implementation. It will address
five major factors for effectively implementing grants: staff, internal
processes, external organizations, the funders’ expectations, and funding
availability. Participants will learn strategies and principles for effectively
managing staff, partners, and collaborators; working within their
organization; and collaborating with other organizations.
Leaders: Marie S. Hammond, PhD, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN; Keith
C. Herman, PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Dorothy L. Espelage, PhD,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
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