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PSYCHOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST…
APA members and psychologists around the globe
are dedicated to applying the science and practice of
psychology to the fundamental problems of human welfare
and social justice and the promotion of equal and just
treatment for all segments of society through education,
training and public policy. The APA convention offers a
wealth of programming on diversity, including culture,
class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age and
disability, and a focus on health, including health disparities,
socioeconomic status, violence prevention and end of life.
CARL HART, PHD
How Pot Can Cure Racism
This talk will focus on how experts, who express concerns
about vulnerable populations, have been complicit in
encouraging drug policies that result in racism—and how
pot policies can rectify this situation.
Is There Consensus in the Scientific Community?
The effectiveness of brain training—already a billion dollar
industry—remains in dispute. In this session, leading
psychologists will debate whether brain training for older
adults is worthy of this commercial success.
Intimate Partners and Firearms
Violence Prevention Through Policy and Advocacy
The program first reviews APA’s overall position on violence
prevention and then focuses on intimate partner violence—
an underappreciated risk factor for firearm violence—and
how psychologists can support effective community action
DANA S. DUNN, PHD, AND ERIN E. ANDREWS, PSYD
Person or Identity First?
Why Disability Words Matter
Disability language and terminology
pose challenges. The speakers argue that
psychologists should use identity-first language and person-first constructions to promote human dignity and scientific
rigor and to enhance psychologists’ cultural competence.
TANIA ISRAEL, PHD
From Margin to Center
Bisexuality is stigmatized in society and marginalized in
the field of psychology. This presentation will address how
to strengthen psychological theory, research, practice and
policy by moving bisexuality from margin to center.
TEACHING, TRAINING AND COMPETENCIES…
For psychology teachers and professionals passionate about
helping students get the best education possible, the APA
convention is the place to find creative approaches and
practical insights from some of the best teachers in the
field. Hear and discuss the latest in education and training
techniques, mentoring, research methods, academic writing,
career advancement in academia and more.
ROGER P. GREENBERG, PHD
The Rebirth of Psychosocial Importance
in a Drug-Filled World
Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and
Training in Psychology Award Address
CINDY L. JUNTUNEN, PHD
Professional Competencies for Educators and Trainers
Distinguished Career Contributions of Applications of
Psychology to Education Award Address
JANIE H. WILSON, PHD
Becoming a Better Teacher
Current, future and past presidents
of APA Division 2, the Society for the
Teaching of Psychology, will share
valuable information about how the
society can help in your teaching
endeavors and will describe many
available grants and resources to
revitalize your teaching.
JOSEF I. RUDEK, PHD
Strategies for Training and Supporting Delivery of
Best Practices in PTSD Care
This session addresses several initiatives designed to
help clinicians learn evidence-based PTSD treatments,
master key elements of effective psychotherapies, gather
evidence of treatment effectiveness and bring smartphone
apps into treatment.
From Micro to Macro—
Competence Through the
Application of Faculty Research
Using an interactive format,
presenters will draw from
expertise on subpopulations to explore new techniques
on how to extrapolate micro lessons to macro ideas in
the teaching and learning of psychology to enhance
Eduardo Salas, PhD
At the Opening Session, the 2016 APA
Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology will be presented
to Eduardo Salas, PhD, for his ground-breaking work on the science of teams.
APA PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
Susan H. McDaniel, PhD
Saturday, August 6, 11:00– 11: 50 a.m.
Dr. McDaniel will lay out a vision of how
psychology can move forward to ensure psychologists are agents of disruptive change.