Thursday | August 4, 2016 -- afternoon
Author: Florence Kaslow, William Pinsoff, John W. Thoburn, Karen Ripoli-Nunez, Terry Soo Hoo, and Nadine Kaslow.
Title: Family Psychology Around the World
Location: Convention Center (room not yet assigned)
Specialty Board: Couple and Family, Clinical, Forensic
Division Affiliation: 43, 12, 13, 29, 41, 42, 52
Description: Symposium on global issues, trends, challenges and competencies in International Family Psychology
Author: Bradley E. Karlin, Ph.D., ABPP
Title: Division 12 Presidential Address: Advancing the Field and Future Leadership of Clinical Psychology: Toward a New Dawn for Division 12
Time: 3:00-3:50 PM
Location: Convention Center Room 605
Specialty Board: Geropsychology
Description: The field of clinical psychology - and the Society of Clinical Psychology (SCP), specifically - are at a critical crossroads. Despite the development of effective psychological treatments over the past 4+ decades - treatments often recommended at the highest levels in clinical practice guidelines â€“ these treatments continue to fail to reach many individuals who can benefit from them due to barriers at multiple levels. In recent years, the emerging field of implementation science and actions of implementation specialists have yielded important knowledge and experience for bridging the great divide between psychological science and practice. In this presidential address, I will assert that there is significant opportunity at just the right time for SCP to serve as a leader and professional home for clinical psychologists interested in dissemination and implementation (including many younger psychologists), building on its rich history in identifying and promoting empirically supported psychological treatments. The current address will identify key unresolved issues and key strategies and models for broadly promoting the delivery and uptake of evidence-based treatments and bridging enduring treatment gaps. As we look to the future of SCP and the field of clinical psychology, it is also essential that we work to diversify and expand membership and leadership opportunities for a broader range of SCP members. The current address will examine specific methods and actions for engaging and promoting membership value and inclusiveness among younger, as well as senior, psychologists. We must create a new dawn for SCP and the field by advancing a new guard of strong leaders.