ABPP Presentations at APA
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Friday | August 2, 2013 -- morning

8:00 AM


Author(s): Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP
Title: Associate Director, National Center for Veterans Studies; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, The University of Utah     
Date: Friday, 8/2/13
Time: 8:00 am – 3:50 pm
Location: Moloka’i
ABPP Specialty Area: Cognitive Behavioral Psychology
Division Affiliation: 12, 19
Description: Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicidality (BCBT-S) is a 12-session outpatient psychological treatment shown to reduce the risk for subsequent suicide attempts by half. The treatment proceeds through three stages: (1) crisis management, focused on behavioral strategies for managing emotional distress; (2) cognitive restructuring, focused on dismantling the suicidal belief system; (3) and relapse prevention, focused on behavioral rehearsal of emotion regulation and problem solving to ensure skill competency. The current workshop is designed to provide participants with in-depth understanding of BCBT-S, and concrete instruction for successfully delivering the treatment.


Author(s): Randi S. Dorn, EdD, ABPP; Stacey Lambert, PsyD; Luli Emmons, PhD; Jennifer Cornish, PsyD.
Title: Utilizing Consortium and Part-Time Training Models to Address the Psychology Internship Shortage
Date: August 2, 2013 
Time: 8:00am-8:50am
Location: Room 316B Convention Center
ABPP Specialty Area: Family Psychology
Division Affiliation: 12
Description: Panel presentation discussing the Consortium Model, Half-Time Model for APA internships


Author(s):  Thomas Plante, PhD, ABPP 

Title: Institutional Child Sexual Abuse: The Catholics, Scouts, and Penn State
Date: Fri 8/2/13
Time: 8 - 9 am
Location:  Room 306A, Convention Center
ABPP Specialty Area: Clinical
Division Affiliation:  36

Symposium on Gender violence in religious contexts


Author(s): Sadow, D. and Piltch, C.

Title: Application of Stigma Reduction Techniques in a Small Community Setting.

Date: August 2, 2013

Time: 8:00AM – 8:50AM

Location: Mamehameha Exhibit Hall, Convention Center

ABPP Specialty Area: Clinical

Division Affiliation: Division 18

Description: Description of an attempt to apply stigma reduction techniques in vivo.


Author(s): Kenneth Popler, PhD, MBA, ABPP
Title: Are Bridges Suicide Magnets? They Don’t Have to Be
Date: 8/2/2013
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Kamehameha Hall
ABPP Specialty Area: Clinical
Division Affiliation:
Description: Are bridges suicide magnets?  They don’t have to be! San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge has the unfortunate distinction of being the most popular suicide destination in the world. It has been the scene of 1,500 deaths by suicide, approximately 30 per year. Results from a comprehensive study of suicides from the Golden Gate Bridge, conducted by the Marin County Coroner’s Office (2009), found that the “typical” jumper is white (80%), male (74%), never married (56%), with a median age of 40.  The New York Times (July 6, 2008) reported on research conducted by Dr. Richard Seiden, a clinical psychologist at the University of California.  The Times reporter, Scott Anderson, wrote, “In the late 1970s, Seiden set out to test the notion of inevitability in jumping suicides.  Obtaining a Police list of all would-be jumpers who were thwarted from leaping off the Golden Gate between 1937 and 1971 - an astonishing 515 individuals in all - he painstakingly culled death-certificate records to see how many had subsequently “completed.”  His report, “Where Are They Now?” remains a landmark in the study of suicide, for what he found was that just 6 to 10 percent of those pulled off the bridge went on to kill themselves.” Dr. Seiden’s conclusion was quoted: “But to me, the more significant fact is that 90 percent of them … were having an acute temporary crisis, they passed through it and, coming out the other side, they got on with their lives.” Closer to home, at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, an iconic bridge, connecting Brooklyn and Staten Island in New York City, during the eight-months from December, 2011 through July, 2012, there were five completed suicides and three thwarted attempts, an all-time peak. This paper reports on the joint activities conducted by psychologists and our colleagues working on Staten Island, a family member of one of the suicide victims, the cooperation of the editor of the newspaper Staten Island Advance, and local political leaders. Resulting from the concerted joint efforts, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the governmental authority operating the bridge, erected eight new and improved signs on the two bridge levels. To complement the new signs and their companion hotline phones, the newspaper publicized the availability of the phones and the suicide prevention hotline number. Subsequent to the completion of these efforts, suicides and attempts were markedly reduced over the subsequent months. The purpose of the phones is to give potential suicide victims a moment’s pause. As observed by New York State Police Sgt. Jaime Alvear (reported by the Times Herald-Record), “The phones give us a chance to get there. Most people don’t want to do it, so they pick up the phone.” The sergeant’s observations and comments actually paraphrase Dr. Seiden’s findings at the Golden Gate Bridge (as cited above): “The more significant fact is that 90 percent of them were having an acute temporary crisis; they passed through it and, coming out the other side, they got on with their lives.”


Author(s): Stephen V. Bowles, PhD, ABPP, National Defense University, Washington, DC; Mark J. Bates, PhD, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), Silver Spring, MD; David S. Riggs, PhD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD; Scott L. Johnston, PhD, ABPP, Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control, San Diego, CA; Rebecca I. Porter, PhD, ABPP, Office of the Army Surgeon General, Falls Church, VA; Christopher S. Robinson, PhD, ABPP, United States Air Force, San Antonio, TX

Title: Military Psychology---The Life Cycle of a Military Service Member

Date: August 2, 2013

Time: 8:00AM – 3:50PM


ABPP Specialty Area:

Division Affiliation:



10:00 AM


Author(s): Armand R. Cerbone                     

Title: Ethics Committee Presents - Hot Topics in Ethics

Date:  08/02/13

Time: 10 AM- 11:50 AM

Location:  Room 310 Convention Center

ABPP Specialty Area: Clinical Psychology Division Affiliation: APA Governance Committee

Description: This is an annual presentation on current issues in psychology that have ethical implications and challenges.


11:00 AM


Author(s):  Thomas Plante, PhD, ABPP & Sonny Manuel, PhD., SJ
Title: Celibacy in the Catholic priesthood - healthy and/or dysfunctional pathways for priests.
Date: Fri 8/2/13
Time: 11-12pm
Location: Div 36 Hospitality Suite, Hilton 
ABPP Specialty Area: Clinical
Division Affiliation: 36 
Description: Conversation and discussion in Div 36 hospitality suite.


Author(s):  Wendy N. Tenhula, PhD, Arthur M. Nezu, PhD
Title: Reaching Veterans When and Where They Need Us: Innovations to Optimize Engagement in Cure .
Date: Fri 8/2/13
Time: 11-11:50am
Location:  Convention Center, Room 301B



Author(s): Terence Patterson, EdD, ABPP, David Snarch, PhD, ABPP, & John Thoburn, PhD, ABPP
Title:  Demonstration of a collegial ABPP exam: Sexuality, Intimacy, and Family Psychology
Date:   Friday, August 2        

Time:   11-12:30 PM
Location:  Hilton Hawaiian Village and Resort, Society of Couple & Family Psychology (Division 43) Hospitality Suite
ABPP Specialty Area:  Couple & Family Psychology
Division Affiliation: 43
Description:  A replication of the 2012 Senior ABPP oral examination, in which a dialogue occurred among colleagues expert in systems therapy on the crucial role of emotional, psychological, and sexual  intimacy in maintaining vitality in relationships. Along with the respectful, stimulating conversation, a model is presented for oral ABPP exams.


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