2009 Division Preconvention Workshops at the APA Convention in Toronto

Division 9

Psychology-Community Engagement: Partnering for Social Change

Date: August 5, 2009

Time: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: 12:20 pm at the Metro Convention Center (North Building) at 255 Front Street West; meet by the front doors at the main entrance to the convention centre.  We will visit two culturally diverse and economically challenged Toronto neighborhoods.

Description: On the afternoon of August 5th we will visit two community-based centers that promote community research partnerships and are situated in culturally diverse and economically challenged Toronto neighborhoods on.  At these centers, visitors will learn about the ground-breaking work of Canadian researchers and clinicians, and we will learn about Canadian policy initiatives addressing social issues. Visitors will have a guided bus tour of each neighborhood and meet with residents, community organization representatives, service providers, and social scientists to discuss a range of initiatives, challenges and successes. Visitors can return home with new ways of thinking about collaborations to address issues faced in their home communities. This visit will be followed up with sessions on partnering at the APA Convention. This is an initiative is cosponsored by Divisions 8, 9, 17, 27, 32, 34, 35, 39, 44, 45, and 48 and the Office of Socioeconomic Status of the Public Interest Directorate of the American Psychological Association. Division 9, The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, is the lead division. All APA convention attendees are welcome!

CE Credits: No

Registration Fee: $25 (includes bus, community visits, and refreshments); limited to 60 registrants

How to register

Division 15

Conference on the Teaching of Educational Psychology

Date: August 5, 2009

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Westin Harbour Castle Hotel; Regatta Room and Dockside Rooms 2, 3, and 9; 1 Harbour Square; Toronto; Ontario M5J 1A6; Canada

Description: This is a one-day conference on the teaching of educational psychology. The conference focuses on college-level instruction in educational psychology and features a keynote panel discussion of major educational psychology text book authors and numerous hands-on workshops throughout the day.

How to register: Contact Eric Anderman by e-mail for a registration form.

Division 19

“The Sky is NOT Falling!”: Understanding and Applying the Positive Impact of Combat Stress and the Warrior Mindset

Date: August 5, 2009

Time: 8:00 am – 11:50 am

Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, British Columbia Room

Chair: Col. Carroll H. Greene III

Description: An INTERMEDIATE workshop, designed for military and civilian mental health/medical personnel. It will provide 1. Positive understanding of military strengths and their role in resistance to mental health care, 2. Specific applications to overcome resistance and potentiate treatment for patients.  To support and fully incorporate human strengths – in prevention and treatment - healthcare providers must fully integrate positive perspectives on combat stress and personal sacrifice. This presentation focuses on positive psychological applications that facilitate resilience, prevention and recovery. These positive applications are critical to military acceptance of healthcare options and patient recovery.

CE Credits: 4

How to register: Registration can be found at:  http://www.apadivision19.org/convention-registration.htm

Student: Advanced Registration:  $ 80.00; On-Site Registration:   $ 100.00

Member: Advanced Registration:  $ 100.00; On-Site Registration:   $ 120.00

Non-member: Advanced Registration:  $ 130.00; On-Site Registration:   $ 150.00


Understanding the Challenges and Treatment Modifications Needed to Treat Warrior Traumatic Brain Injury

Date: August 5, 2009

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:50 pm

Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, British Columbia Room

Chair: Harriet Zeiner, Ph.D.

Description: The Rand Corporation estimates that of the 1.6 million military personnel who have been deployed since the war in Afghanistan began in late 2001, 19% (320,000 service members) report experiencing a possible TBI while deployed. Range is from mild concussion to severe head wounds.   Only 43% reported being evaluated by a physician for their head injuries, and few have received treatment.  This workshop focuses on the clinical symptomatology and treatment of mild TBI in military personnel, both men and women. This workshop will 1. Identify the unique challenges and experiences associated with identifying and treating Warrior TBI. 2.Develop an understanding of the nature and scope of TBI. 3. Develop an ability to identify TBI. 4. Integrate modifications to treatment to incorporate the requirements of TBI

CE Credits: 4

How to register: http://www.apadivision19.org/convention-registration.htm

Student: Advanced Registration:  $ 80.00; On-Site Registration:   $100.00

Member: Advanced Registration:  $ 100.00; On-Site Registration:   $120.00

Non-member: Advanced Registration:  $ 130.00; On-Site Registration:   $150.00

Division 35

Teaching Psychology of Women Pre-Conference Workshop

Date: August 5, 2009

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: Halton Room, Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel

Description: The workshop is designed for students, beginning faculty, and seasoned instructors who teach or are interested in teaching more inclusive Psychology of Women and Gender courses. Experienced teaching faculty will provide innovative ideas and concrete strategies. The workshop will include presentations on specific activities, resources, and pedagogical ideas as well as focus on classroom issues (such as how to deal with resistant students), with much opportunity for group discussion and brainstorming. Faculty will provide copies of syllabi, resource lists, and an array of "hands-on" materials.
This workshop will help you

   1. Acquire new ideas and resources for teaching more inclusive Psychology of Women and Gender courses;
   2. Develop new teaching and interaction skills for such courses;
   3. Explore critical issues related to pedagogy and classroom dynamics; and
   4. Create a richer and more inclusive learning environment for students.

How to register: Contact Christine Smith by e-mail. Continuing Education credits (4) are available. Division 35 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 35 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Division 50

Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: Using The NIAAA Clinician’s Guide Workshop

Date: August 5, 2009

Time: 8:00 am – 11:50 am

Location: Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel, Caledon Room, 225 Front Street West, Toronto ON M5V 2X3, Canada

Co-Chairs:   Mark Willenbring, MD (Director of Treatment and Recovery Research Division) and Robert Huebner PhD (Deputy Director of Treatment and Recovery Research Division), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Description: This interactive workshop will describe the maximum drinking limits and how to screen patients for heavy drinking, list the criteria for alcohol use disorders, and demonstrate how to conduct a brief intervention for at-risk drinking including providing support for the use of medications for treating alcohol dependence.

How to register: For free registration, please contact Sherry McKee by e-mail. Continuing Education credits (4) are available.  Division 50 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Division 50 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Unlock the Mysteries of NIH Research Funding: Improve Your Grant Application & Improve Your Chance at Success

Date: August 5, 2009

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:50 pm

Location: Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel, Caledon Room, 225 Front Street West, Toronto ON M5V 2X3, Canada

Co-Chairs: Harold Perl PhD (Lead for Behavioral Research, Dissemination and Training, Center for the Clinical Trials Network) and Teresa Levitin PhD (Director, Office of Extramural Affairs), National Institute on Drug Abuse

Description: This interactive workshop will help participates to 1) choose an appropriate funding mechanism, 2) identify and incorporate essential scientific components in a grant application and make clear your research aims and how they will be achieved, 3) master the electronic grant application package, 4) understand the peer review process, 5) comprehend and utilize the summary statement of your application’s review, and 6) establish viable alternative plans if funding is not awarded. It will also provide a general overview of information including the NIH mission statement, research areas of interest, administrative requirements, and how to receive valuable technical assistance.

How to register: For free registration, please contact Sarah Tragesser by e-mail. Continuing Education credits (4) are available.  Division 50 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Division 50 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.