ABPP Presentations at APA
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Friday | August 8, 2014 -- morning

8:00 AM


Author(s): Jared L. Skillings, PhD, ABPP and Kevin D. Arnold, PhD, ABPP
Title: Combining the Biopsychosocial and CBT Models in Psychological Practice
Date: Friday 8/7/2015
Time: 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Convention Centre Room 206D
ABPP Specialty Area: Clinical Health Psychology; Cognitive-behavioral Psychology; Clinical Psychology
Division Affiliation: 38 (Health Psychology)
Description: This collaborative, skill-building session (moderate-advanced level) will teach practicing psychologists to effectively integrate the biopsychosocial model with CBT methods in real patient encounters.  The presenters are board-certified leaders in the field.


Author(s):  Mary Ann McCabe, Ph.D., ABPP
Title: Involving Minors in Decisions about Medical and Mental Health Care (CE workshop, 4 credits; part of Presidential programming)

Date:  Friday, August 7, 2015

Time: 8:00-11:50 a.m.

Location: Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Square
ABPP Specialty Area: Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Division Affiliation: 37, 53, 54, 42
Description:  Psychologists are faced with countless situations in which they must help determine how much to include minors in decision making about medical and mental/behavioral health care and how to work with families in which parents and minors do not agree. This intermediate workshop reviews the legal, ethical, developmental, and clinical considerations for involving minors in decision making, including relevant science in the areas of adolescent decision making, risk taking, and brain development, and poses a number of clinical case examples for interaction with participants.


Author(s): Bertram P. Karon PhD ABPP
Title:  DSM 5 Does not Help Therapists
Date: Friday
Time: 8-10 am
Location : Toronto Convention Center
ABPP Specialty Area: Clinical Psychology; Psychoanalysis
Division Affiliation: 12,29,39,53
Description: DSM 5 makes distinctions which are not helpful to psychotherapists. But DSM 5 does not make distinctions which  are helpful to psychotherapists.  Some of these are described.


10:00 AM


Author(s): Belanger, H.G., Vanderploeg, R.D., Lacy, M. & Thombs, B.D.

Title: Mass Screening in Clinical Settings: Is There Evidence? 

Date: August 7, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Convention Centre Room 716A
ABPP Specialty Area: Clinical Neuropsychology
Division Affiliation: Division 40
Description: Medical screening is designed to identify disease early in those ‘at risk’, thus enabling earlier intervention.  For screening to improve health outcomes, a number of criteria should be met. In addition to evaluating potential benefits, it is necessary to evaluate potential adverse outcomes of screening, including over-diagnosis, unnecessary procedures, and iatrogenic effects.  This symposium will review the scientific evidence for mass screening for: (1) concussion/TBI screening in Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA) hospitals, (2) cognitive screening of the elderly, and (3) depression screening. Evidence on potential pros and cons of screening will be reviewed against a backdrop of contradictory guidelines/recommendations.



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