Friday | August 5, 2016 -- morning
Author: Andy Hogg, Linzi Buckman, John Stapert, and Linda Caterino
Title: Making Political Advocacy Training Relevant and Personal
Location: 704 Colorado Convention Center
Specialty Board: Counseling Psychology
Division Affiliation: Division 31
Description: Political advocacy is increasingly being viewed as an interprofessional competency for psychology interns and residents. The Arizona Psychology Training Consortium has therefore developed a political advocacy training program which is a required didactic activity for its interns. This presentation describes the advocacy training program, which resulted from collaboration among the Training Consortium, leaders of the state psychological association, and the association’s legislative committee. The program includes the structure and function of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the structure and function of the Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA). Interns learn why political and legislative awareness are important for causes they may wish to support, such as prescriptive authority. They also learn how to engage legislators regarding legislative threats to the profession. Interns are encouraged to join state and national organizations to support political advocacy initiatives. The focus of the presentation is how other internship programs can apply the training model to teach political advocacy to their own interns. Political information needs to be personal and relevant for individuals to choose to act as advocates.
Author: Florence Kaslow, PhD, ABPP and Andrew Benjamin, PhD, ABPP, JD
Title: Divorce and Its Aftermath: Psychological Interventions Before and After the Breakup (CE workshop)
Location: Sheraton Denver
Specialty Board: Couple and Family, Forensic and Clinical
Division Affiliation: 43,12,13,29,41,42,52
Description: More than half of the couples with children end their relationships, yet still need to co-parent. Contention occurs in many of these broken families pre, during and post separation among the parties, children, and extended family members. Since separations require a legal process, they entail involvement with the legal system, which often increases an already stressful situation. In this intermediate workshop we address the psychology of pre, during and post divorce phases and promising interventions that can help to mitigate the stress on family members.
Author: Julie Landry Poole, PsyD, ABPP; Bruce Crow, PsyD; Dave Jobes, PhD, ABPP; Keith Jennings, PhD
Title: Improving Clinical Practices for Management of Suicidality
Date: August 5, 2016
Time: 08:00 AM - 08:50 AM
Location: Convention Center Room 407
Specialty Board: Clinical Psychology
Division Affiliation: 19
Description: This symposium will provide Department of Defense and other federal service psychologists and behavioral health organization leaders practical skills and strategies to improve clinical practice for managing patients with suicidality. Suicide surveillance methods and epidemiological data for detecting and monitoring prevalence of suicide behaviors and behavioral health disorders among U.S. Army Soldiers will be discussed as a means to inform gaps in clinical practice. A range of systemic and institutional processes within military healthcare organizations will be identified that are often counterproductive or overlooked as opportunities for better managing suicidality. Emphasis will be on conducting organizational needs assessments, designing process improvement initiatives, overcoming implementation challenges, and measuring outcomes of new processes. The presenters will discuss the evolution of a series of process improvement initiatives, conducted over the course of more than six years at eight separate military treatment facilities, into a program for training and implementing evidence based suicide risk assessment and suicide intervention practices. Lessons learned, challenges, and resulting best practices from these initiatives will be discussed as well as potential larger implications for behavioral health practices related to treating and managing suicide risk. The presentations will emphasize critical actions needed by behavioral health leaders to ensure process improvement initiatives are well implemented and sustained over time. An actual case example will be reviewed from a facility that designed, implemented, and monitored success in achieving objectives necessary to improve standard of care in managing suicidality. Presenters will include suicide experts and Army Veterans.
Author: Katherine Dondanville, PsyD, ABPP, Brooke Fina, LCSW, Alan Peterson, PhD, ABPP, Joshua Friedlander, PsyD
Title: Implementing and Adapting Treatment Protocols for PTSD With Active Duty Military Service Members
Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place
Specialty Board: Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology
Division Affiliation: Division 19 & 56
Description: This intermediate workshop describes treatment considerations and hands-on techniques for clinicians utilizing prolonged exposure and cognitive processing therapy pertinent to treating military personnel with PTSD. Challenges in assessment, including risk of suicide, aggression, or violence, are addressed. Developing culturally sensitive case conceptualization skills is emphasized. How to flex and adapt the protocols is discussed. Presenters elaborate on treatment considerations for traumatic loss, moral injury, and close call traumas. Workshop leaders utilize demonstrations, including videos, modeling, and role plays, and tailor the workshop to the participants’ consultation needs.
Author: Amy Wachholtz, PhD
Title: Train the Trainer: Teaching physicians about health psychology in integrated care settings
Location: Convention Center Rm 105
Specialty Board: Clinical Health Psychology
Division Affiliation: Div 38
Description: Many psychologists may be the first psychologist in a new integrated care setting. This talk will highlight key points of how to teach your medical colleagues about psychologists' training, abilities, and roles in integrated care settings.
Author: Julie A. Gallagher, Psy.D. ABPP; Daniel Murrie, Ph.D.; Neil Gowensmith, Ph.D.
Title: Threats to Reliability in Forensic Evaluations
Date: August 5, 2016
Location: Convention Center Room 405
Specialty Board: Forensic Psychology
Division Affiliation: 41
Description: This symposium will present recent research on field reliability among neutral forensic experts as well as among opposing evaluators in adversarial proceedings. Practical strategies to improve reliability will be discussed as well.