Embracing Change and Collaboration,
Please join us for AzPA’s 2013 CONVENTION, click here to download brochure, at the beautiful Carefree Resort in Carefree Arizona focusing on Embracing Change and Collaboration. The programs are designed to stimulate and invigorate each of us so that we can return to our place of work with new ideas and renewed commitment to our profession. The challenges we are facing as a profession require that we be skilled, knowledgeable, educated and above all flexible. It is our hope that the programs offered will meet your expectations and that you leave with a strong passion to embrace the changes that are upon us.
Speakers are coming to us from across the country and within Arizona with varied and multifaceted expertise. We will be hearing about the changing status of healthcare reimbursement, the impact of the Affordable Health Care Act, validity measurement in the performance of psychological evaluations, and mental skills that will allow us, and the individuals we work with, to develop and enhance effective life skills. The topics of suicide, adolescent psychopharmacology, workplace violence, sleep disorders within physical illness and insomnia, skills to testify in court, building academic resilience, treating PTSD in the military, integrated practice, digitally assisted assessment, diversity, the law and psychology, co-morbid treatment, and a report from the Board are offered. Lastly, there will be opportunities to earn those ethics and DV required CE credits. Wow, it will be difficult to choose—no matter which program it is, we just hope that you are happy you were there.
As you will note when you look over the schedule, there have been some changes made to allow for more efficient time management. The business meeting has been moved to early Saturday morning and the student poster session will be held Friday afternoon just prior to the social that evening. The Foundation auction will run throughout the weekend. Breaks and luncheon times are generous to allow for networking, time with old and new friends, and an opportunity to visit the booths of our vendors and sponsors. Please be sure to visit and thank the students and the vendors for their efforts and support.
The planning committee has been wonderful to work with, as it is every year. Each member has contributed in varied and special ways, giving of their time and talents, making contact with speakers, and always being enthusiastic and supportive. Dianne and Kate supply the “glue” that keeps the committee focused and directed, resulting in a positive experience for everyone. Kathy will be joining us at convention this year also and everyone will have a chance to meet her. My deepest thanks and appreciation to everyone.
Special contributions to the program:
|Emily Brown Cabezudo
Gay Schwabauer Pies, Ed. D., Convention Committee Chair