Division 17 Section Pre-Conference Activities

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APA Division 17 Pre-Conferences Activities
 
Thursday, March 6, 2008
SECTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN
9:00am – 4:00pm -- SAW Mentoring Conference.  The SAW Mentoring Conference will address the complexities of mentoring ~ of students, new professionals, and peers. The morning session will feature four speakers addressing diverse aspects of mentoring, followed by a “fishbowl” panel discussion, after which the audience will actively participate. The afternoon session will consist of “Mentoring Circles” whose purpose will be to provide in-depth discussion, mentoring support, and the development of strategies to be brought back to the large group and to SAW to advance its mentoring agenda. Attendees at other section programs with morning-only sessions are welcome to join the afternoon circles.
Full Day - $20 Students; $40 Professionals
Half Day - $10 Students; $20 Professionals
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SECTION ON COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTERS AND SECTION ON POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
1:00pm – 5:00pm -- Strength-Based Approaches to Counseling Practice, Supervision/training, and Outreach in College and University Counseling Centers.  Interactive program designed primarily for college and university counseling centers but also applicable to various practice settings.  The goal for the group is to identify strength-based approaches to three areas of counseling center work:  counseling practice, supervision and training, and outreach.  Prior to the conference, the planning committee will have accumulated resources for applying these strength-based approaches as well as lists of resources for attendees to pursue.  Each attendee will receive a CD with the previously generated materials. 
No Fee
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SECTION ON ETHNIC AND RACIAL DIVERSITY AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY SECTION
1:30pm – 4:30pm – “Health Disparities.” As discussed in the Fall issue of The Counseling Psychologist, this is an important topic that has major implications for Counseling Psychology. The event will feature two guest speakers, one of whom will address health disparities in the United States and one from an African perspective.
Dr. Carolyn Tucker will address health disparities in the United States. Her research areas include (a) patient-centered culturally sensitive health care assessment and intervention, (b) health and wellness promotion and obesity/overweight modification interventions for racial/ethnic minority and low income children, adolescents, families, and communities, and (c) children’s problem behaviors and academic performance.
·          Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook; internship at the University of Florida
·          A faculty member at the University of Florida for 30 years, she is a counseling health psychologist and professor in the departments of psychology, pediatrics, and community health and family medicine at University of Florida
·          First racial/ethnic minority and first woman to receive the Florida Blue Key Award – the University of Florida’s most prestigious honor in recognition of distinction in teaching and research
·          Recipient of two mentoring awards – the 2005 William James Mentoring Award from the Florida Education Fund for excellence in mentoring minority doctoral students and the University of Florida’s 2003 Doctoral Dissertation Advisor and Mentoring Award
Dr. Paschal Kabura is our African guest. He is committed to training counselors to address the overwhelming mental health needs in Uganda, a country where citizens are rebuilding their lives following many years of social and political instability.
·          Born and raised in Uganda
·          Finished two undergraduate degrees in Uganda
·          M.A. in Human Services from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX
·          M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA
·          Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Gannon University; internship at Boston University
·          Currently serves as CEO and Counseling Psychologist at Virika Hospital in Uganda, where he established a clinic and counselor training institute
No Fee
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HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY SECTION
9:30am – 11:30am -- General Meeting. We will be discussing issues related to section business, APA, suggestions for more involvement of students and new professionals. Everyone is welcome!
No Fee
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INDEPENDENT PRACTICE SECTION AND SECTION ON LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AWARENESS
9:00am – 4:00pm -- Counseling LGBT Clients and Community: Best Practices. This workshop presents best practices for working with diverse LGBT populations and in particular; youth (adolescents) along with family issues. Plans are to be didactic as well as participatory bringing in movement/dance and creative approaches. Presentation will also focus on standards of competence and ethics for practitioners.
Free for Students; $25 Professionals
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INTERNATIONAL SECTION
7:30am – 5:00pmInternational Section
·          7:30am - 9:00am International Section Leaders Meeting, Meeting of the Leaders of the International Section: Co-Chair, Lawrence H. Gerstein, Ph.D., Ball State University, Muncie, IN; Co-Chair, P. Paul Heppner, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
·          9:00am – 11:00am Symposium – Training implications of the internationalization movement in counseling psychology (Co-Sponsored by International Section & CCPTP), Co-Chair, Changming Duan, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO; Co-Chair, Cindy Juntunen, Ph.D., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; Co-Chair, Lawrence H. Gerstein, Ph.D., Ball State University, Muncie, IN; Presenter, P. Paul Heppner, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO; Presenter, Li-fei Wang, Ph.D., National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Presenter, John Romano, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Presenter, Sung-Kyung Yoo, Ph.D., Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA; Presenter, Sif Einarsdóttir, Ph.D., University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
·          11:00am – 12:00pm Contemporary Research and Practice of Counseling International Students, symposium: Chair, Mark Leach, The University of Southern Mississippi; Johanna E. Nilsson, The University of Missouri-Kansas City; Amina Özelsel, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
·          12:00pm – 1:00pm Multinational Perspectives on Supervision and Training I, symposium: Chair, Georgios Lampropoulos, Florida State University; Yoko Mori, Lehigh University; Arpana G. Inman, Lehigh University; Keeyeon Bang, Korea Digital University, Seoul, Korea
·          1:00pm – 3:00pm International Section Working Group Leaders Meeting, Meeting of the International Section Working Group Leaders
·          3:00pm – 4:00pm Embracing Peace Psychology: Counseling psychologists as scientist-practitioners, Symposium: Chair, Lawrence H. Gerstein, Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Ball State University; *Forgiveness research in South Africa and the United States: Opportunities and Challenges - David N. Dixon, Ball State University, Heather Wood, Ball State University; *Walking beyond the violence of the past: Roles for counseling psychologists in post-conflict settings - Scott L. Moeschberger, Taylor University; *Traumatisation among former political detainees in South Africa - Ashraf Kagee, Stellenbosch University Matieland, South Africa
·          4:00pm – 5:00pm Roundtable Discussions - International Students’ Social and Information Hour, roundtable: Co-Chairs, Johanna Nilsson, University of Missouri-Kansas City & Elif Celebi,University of Missouri-Columbia; Tables 1: International Student Visas and Work Visas - Y. Barry Chung, Georgia State University, Mirko Briemle, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Table 2: Getting Involved - in APA, Division 17, and the International Section - Mark Leach, The University of Southern Mississippi, Güler Boyraz, The University of Memphis; Table 3: Mentoring & Support - Johanna Nilsson, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Danah Barazanji, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Table 4: Practicum and Internship - Changming Duan, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Abby Myers, Georgia State University; Table 5: Supervision - Nick Ladany, Lehigh University, Arlette Ngoubene Atioky, Lehigh University; Table 6: Networking - Lynette Bikos, Seattle Pacific University, PeiWei Li, Indiana University; Table 7: Returning Back Home after Being Trained in the U.S. - Rachel Gali Cinamon, Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv, Israel, Elif Celebi, University of Missouri-Columbia
No Fee
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SECTION ON LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AWARENESS
1:00pm – 5:00pm -- Working Group: Strategic Planning.  This will be a working group for section members to contribute to strategic planning for our section. We will work on mission statement, goals, objectives, and tasks.
No Fee
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PREVENTION SECTION
9:00am –12:00pm -- Teaching the Theory, Science, and Practice of Prevention Training in Psychology. Prevention is a core component of counseling psychology yet few programs teach it. This workshop will provide an overview of methods and activities for training graduate students in prevention theory, science, and practice.
1:30pm – 4:30pm -- Prevention Practice: A Workshop on Prevention Application Programs that have Demonstrated Effectiveness.  This workshop will present an overview of several prevention programs that have been developed, implemented, and evaluated and found to have positive impact. Funding opportunities will also be discussed.
No Fee
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SECTION FOR THE PROMOTION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY SCIENCE
1:00pm – 5:00pm -- Innovative Strategies to Facilitate Process and Outcome Research: Working with Small Samples.  Five well-respected researchers will discuss innovative strategies for conducting process and outcome research. After these presentations, participants can select to meet with one of the presenters and other researchers and discuss specific applications of these small N techniques. The presenters are Dr. Lynn Angus, Dr. Madonna Constantine, Dr. Clara Hill, Dr. William Hoyt, and Dr. Brent Mallinckrodt.
No Fee
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SECTION IN FORMATION: ANIMAL HUMAN INTERACTION: RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
4:00pm – 6:00pm -- Animal Human International Meeting. This is a section that is forming. The meeting will give an opportunity for APA members to learn about this section - who we are, what we want to do, what we have started to do. Also, the time and space will allow section members and interested section members to meet one another, exchange ideas, and give direction to AHI as it matures into an established section in SCP.
No Fee
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SOCIETY FOR VOCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
9:00am – 5:00pm -- Returning to Our Roots: Toward a Vocational Science of Empowerment. The theme of returning to our roots is related to Frank Parsons and examining current methods for bettering the work lives of the under-resourced and marginalized in the United States and internationally. The preconference workshop will be a combination of symposiums related to theory and practice and a series of presentations related to pertinent topics in the field of vocational psychology. The symposium related to innovative practices in vocational psychology will feature international scholars.
$40 Professionals; $20 Students

 

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