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For his presidential program, APA President Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, has invited psychologists from diverse specialty areas to address his presidential themes of diversity and building stronger families, among other topics. Some sessions will be available for continuing-education credit, and all sessions will take place in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The sessions are scheduled on Friday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1:50 p.m., and on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 2 p.m to 5:50 p.m. Look for more information in the June Monitor and in the convention program.

  • "Growing up with diversity: The role of psychology in strengthening families." Co-chairs: Lonnie Ray Sherrod, PhD, Fordham University; and Nancy E. Hill, PhD, Duke University. Participants: Donald J. Hernandez, PhD, State University of New York at Albany; Nancy E. Hill, PhD, Duke University; and Brian Leroy Wilcox, PhD, Center on Children, Families and the Law, Lincoln, Neb. Discussant: Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, Simmons College.

  • "Stages of postdisaster interventions: A seamless model across stages of recovery," co-sponsored by APA's Div. 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology). Chair: Melissa J. Brymer, PsyD, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. Participants: Joy D. Osofsky, PhD, Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center and National Child Traumatic Stress Network; Howard J. Osofsky, MD, PhD, LSU Health Sciences Center and National Child Traumatic Stress Network; Josef I. Rusek, PhD, National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Menlo Park, Calif.; and Melissa J. Brymer, PsyD, UCLA/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. Discussant: Robert S. Pynoos, MD, UCLA/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.

  • "Centering on mentoring: Voices across three generations," co-sponsored by APA's Policy and Planning Board. Chair:Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, Children's Hospital, Boston. Participants: Martin E.P. Seligman, PhD, University of Pennsylvania; Susan Kay Nolen-Hoeksema, PhD, Yale University; Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, University of California, Riverside; Stanley Sue, PhD, University of California, Davis; Sumie Okazaki, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign; and E.J.R. David, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Discussant: Diane F. Halpern, PhD, Claremont McKenna College.

  • "Making a difference: A symposium in honor of Rachel Hare-Mustin." Chair: Jeanne Marecek, PhD, Swarthmore College. Participants: Sharon Lamb, EdD, Saint Michael's College; Janis S. Bohan, PhD, Metropolitan State College of Denver; Glenda M. Russell, PhD, New Leaf: Services for Our Community, San Francisco; Eva Magnusson, PhD, Umeå University, Sweden; and Dana Becker, PhD, Bryn Mawr College.

-Compiled by APA staff

Further Reading

Note that all session dates and times are subject to change.