APA-ABA Conference Presenters

List of faculty speakers for the 2014 conference, "Confronting Family and Community Violence: The Intersection of Law and Psychology." Details about the individual plenary and breakout sessions are available with the conference program.

Periodic updates will be made to the conference program. The program will contain more complete information including session descriptions, final program schedule and speakers' bios. The revised updates will be available online for download. All those who register for the conference will automatically receive a copy of the final program.


Liberty Aldrich, Esq.
New York
General Counsel and Director, Domestic Violence and Family Court Programs, Center for Court Innovation

Natasha K. Anderson, Esq.
Washington, D.C.
Staff Attorney, National Congress of American Indians

Nora J. Baladerian, PhD
Los Angeles
President, Disability and Abuse Project

Martha E. Banks, PhD
Akron, Ohio
Research Neuropsychology, Research & Development Division, ABackans DCP Inc.

Jami Bartgis, PhD
Sand Springs, Okla.
President and CEO, One Fire Associates, LLC

Judith V. Becker, PhD
Tuscon, Ariz.
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona

The Honorable Jay D. Blitzman
Lowell, Mass.
First Justice, Juvenile Court Department
Middlesex Division, Massachusetts

Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan, Esq.
Associate, Berger Singerman Law Firm

The Honorable Arthur L. Burnett Sr.
Washington, D.C.
Judge (Retired) and National Executive Director, National African American Drug Policy Coalition Inc., Howard University School of Law

Ira A. Burnim, Esq.
Washington, D.C.
Legal Director, Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Patricia Chamberlain, PhD
Eugene, Ore.
Research Scientist, Oregon Social Learning Center

Angela A. Ciolfi, Esq.
Charlottesville, Va.
Legal Director of JustChildren, Legal Aid Justice Center
Lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law

M. Currey Cook, Esq.
New York
Senior Staff Attorney, Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project, National Headquarters Office of Lambda Legal

Dewey G. Cornell, PhD
Charlottesville, Va.
Professor of Education, Curry School of Education
Director, Virginia Youth Violence Project
University of Virginia

Keith R. Cruise, PhD
Bronx, N.Y.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Fordham University

Tim Curry, Esq.
Washington, D.C.
Managing Attorney, National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC)