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Convention - Agenda

Thursday, October 7, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-Convention Consortium Workshop*
Supervision Jeopardy!
Sylvia Cohen, PhD, Andy Hogg, PhD, ABPP, Jenny Holzapfel, PhD, Deborah Partington, PsyD, Michael Redivo, PhD, Alison Reuter, PhD, ABPdN, Daniel Schulte, PhD and Jeffrey Thomas, PsyD      

*Please note, ticket to this session will be an add-on in the registration form.

1:00 - 2:30 pm Pre-Convention Diversity Committee Roundtable*
Fear factor: Let's talk about race
Shannon Dodani, PsyD, Evelyn Burrell, PsyD, Andy Bernstein, PhD, Joel Dvoskin, PhD, ABFP, Daniel Schulte, PhD, Carisa Authier, PsyD

*Please note, ticket to this session will be an add-on in the registration form.
2:30 - 4:00 pm Pre-Convention ECP Workshop*
J. Rick Day, PhD, PsyD, ABPP, Jeff Hillam, Arie Zakaryan, PhD
*Please note, ticket to this session will be an add-on in the registration form. This workshop will not be for CE credit.
5:00 - 6:00 pm Governing Council Meeting
 Friday, October 8, 2021
7:00 - 8:00 am  Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:30 am President's Welcome and Introduction


8:30 - 10:00 am 

General Session
Social class is not enough: Using classisms to understand our clients’ experiences with racism and white supremacy
William Ming Liu, PhD

10:00 - 11:00 am Sponsor Break & Poster Session
11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout 1A
    The latest and greatest neuroscience based integrative strategies
    Amy Serin, PhD
  • Breakout 1B
    The second pandemic: COVID-19 impacts on mental health and substance use disorders
    Jasleen Chhatwal, MBBS, MD, FAPA
    This session is sponsored by 
  • Breakout 1C
    Rise: Recovering from IPV through strengths and empowerment
    Kathryn Doyle, PhD, Katherine M. Iverson, PhD, Jennifer A. Knetig, PhD
12:30 - 2:00 pm  Awards Lunch
2:00 - 2:15 pm  Sponsor Break 
2:15 - 3:45 pm 

Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout 2A
    Identifying and addressing multidirectional microaggressions within the therapeutic relationship
    Lauren Taveras, PsyD
  • Breakout 2B
    Ethics of Self Care
    Lindsey Buckman, PsyD
  • Breakout 2C
    Integrating EMDR methods with any therapeutic orientation
    Amy Serin, PhD
3:45 - 4:00 pm Sponsor Break
4:00 - 5:30 pm  General Session
Providing mental health care for medical professionals: Increasing access and decreasing barriers
Alison Sutton-Ryan, DBH, LCSW, LISAC
5:30 - 7:00 pm  Networking Reception
7:00 - 9:00 pm  Reception After Party
Saturday, October 9, 2021
7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast and Registration
7:00 - 8:00 am Annual Business Meeting
8:00 - 9:30 am General Session
Introduction to the MMPI-3
Patrick J. Moran, PhD
9:30 - 10:00 am Sponsor Break
10:00 - 11:30 am

Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout 3C
    Psychologists’ prescriptive authority: Impact on populations who may require additional support or care for positive health outcomes
    Kristen Northup and Garret Blankenship, PsyD
  • Breakout 3B
    Current and future assessment, identification, and intervention: Going from the Model T to the Tesla (Part 1)
    Paul Beljan, PsyD, ABPdN, ABN, Justin Gardner, Dustin Howard, PsyD
  • Breakout 3C
    Social skills training for serious mental illness
    Leonardo J. Caraballo, PsyD, ABPP
11:30 - 11:45 am Sponsor Break
11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout 4A
    Active bystandership for law enforcement: Using psychology to prevent police mistakes and misconduct, and to enhance officer wellness
    Joel Dvoskin, PhD, ABFP
    This session is sponsored by 
  • Breakout 4B
    Current and future assessment, identification, and intervention: Going from the Model T to the Tesla (Part 2)
    Paul Beljan, PsyD, ABPdN, ABN, Justin Gardner, Dustin Howard, PsyD
  • Breakout 4C
    Impact of the pandemic on rural psychology
    John B. Martin, PhD, Carisa Authier, PsyD, Sherri Ruggiero, PhD, Joseph B. Stewart, EdD, Mary Zemansky, PhD
1:15 - 2:15 pm Lunch and Sponsor Break
2:15 - 3:45 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout 5A
    Complicated mourning and grief therapy
    Warren R. Littleford, PhD
  • Breakout 5B
    Next gen. Autism: Current and future issues facing all psychologists
    Morgan Hall, PhD
3:45 - 4:00 pm Sponsor Break
4:00 - 5:00 pm General Session
Telemental health: Working with youth on the Navajo reservation
Joanna Katsanis, PhD
5:00 - 5:30 pm Closing Remarks

Continuing Education credits

CE credits for all sessions are in the process of approval. Please see the daily breakdown of credits below. The session brochure notes the number of credits for each session and the approval status. 

Thursday, October 7: 4.5 CEs
Friday, October 8: 6 CEs
Saturday, October 9: 7 CEs

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