ABPP Presentations at APA
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Saturday | August 8, 2015

8:00 AM


Author(s):  Steven I. Pfeiffer

Title:  Best Practices in Gifted Assessment

Date:  Saturday, August 8

Time:  8:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Location:  Westin Harbour Castle,  APA CE Workshop Headquarters ABPP

Specialty Area:  School Division Affiliation:  16

Description:   4-hour CE Professional Development workshop led by gifted

authority Steven Pfeiffer. Workshop incorporates recent material published in 2015 book, Essentials of Gifted Assessment (Wiley).


11:00 AM


Author(s):   S. Duke Han, PhD, ABPP-CN, Patricia A. Boyle, PhD, Bryan D. James, PhD, Lei Yu, PhD, & David A. Bennett, MD

Title: Mild Cognitive Impairment is Associated with Poorer Decision Making in Community-Based Older Persons
Date: 8/8/15
Time: 11am
Location: CC-203A
ABPP Specialty Area: Clinical Neuropsychology
Division Affiliation: Division 40

Description: Financial and healthcare decision making are important for maintaining wellbeing and independence in old age. We tested the hypothesis that Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is associated with poorer decision making in financial and healthcare matters. Participants were 730 older nondemented persons from the Rush Memory and Aging Project. All participants underwent a detailed clinical evaluation and decision making assessment using a measure that closely approximates materials utilized in real world financial and healthcare settings. This allowed for measurement of total decision making, as well as financial and healthcare decision making. Regression models were used to examine whether the presence of MCI was associated with a lower level of decision making.  In subsequent analyses, we explored the relation of specific cognitive systems (i.e., episodic memory, semantic memory, working memory, perceptual speed, and visuospatial ability) with decision making in those with MCI. Results showed that MCI was associated with lower decision making total scores as well as financial and healthcare scores, respectively, after accounting for the effects of age, education, and sex. The effect of MCI on total decision making was equivalent to the effect of more than 10 additional years of age. Additional models showed that when considering multiple cognitive systems, perceptual speed accounted for the most variance in decision making among participants with MCI. Results suggest that persons with MCI may exhibit poorer financial and healthcare decision making in real world situations, and that perceptual speed may be an important contributor to poorer decision making among persons with MCI.  


Author(s):  Lageman, S.K. & Cash, T.V.
Title:  Initial results of bio-psychosocial trials in individuals with Parkinson's disease
Date:  Sat 8/8/2015
Time:  11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
Location:  Convention Centre Room 203A
ABPP Specialty Area:  Clinical Neuropsychology
Division Affiliation:  40 - Clinical Neuropsychology
Description:  Initial results of four psychosocial intervention trials in individuals with Parkinson's disease will be presented. The interventions consist of a randomized-controlled trial (RCT) of expressive writing, an uncontrolled mindfulness-based intervention, an ongoing neurocognitive rehabilitation RCT, and a computer-based cognitive training program RCT. Across each of the trials, improvements on select non-motor outcomes were observed, including mental health symptoms, QOL, and cognitive performance. In the mindfulness and computer-based trials, participant compliance was assessed and found to be related to outcomes. Psychosocial interventions show promise for addressing non-motor symptoms in PD, and further research and clinical dissemination is warranted.


12:00 PM


Author(s): Ann O'Roark, John Fennig, David Baker, John Hogan, Thomas J. DeMaio, Florence L. Denmark, Stewart E. Cooper, Paul J. Lloyd

Session Title: 3232 Celebrating the First 100 Years of Consulting Psychology in APA---APA Council's 1915 Whipple Act

Session Type: Symposium

Date: Sat 08/08 12:00PM - 1:50PM

Division/Sponsor: 13-Consulting; Co-List: 12, 14

Building/Room: Convention Centre/Room 810 South Building-Level 800

Description: The Society of Consulting Psychology (APA DIV.13) will celebrate the first 100 years of consulting psychology three times: Midwinter Conference 2015 collecting members' contributions for construction of a sculpture, a symposium honoring the contributions of consulting psychologists to APA at the 2015 Convention and an event looking at the next 100 years during the Midwinter 2016

Contributions to APA include: introduction of Fellow status to APA membership classifications at the time of the 1946 reinstatement as Division 13; inclusion of the first International Standing Committee in the Division Bylaws; first board “renewal” retreats; presentation of Midwinter Conferences for continuing education; publication of the Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice & Research; contribution of probono consulting strategic planning and coaching services to APA executives and other divisions; construction of the APA Policy (Feb 2005) : Guidelines for Education and Training at the Doctoral and Postdoctoral Levels in Consulting Psychology / Organizational Consulting Psychology. American Psychologist, December 2007, 62,9,980-992. During the 1927-1946 era, consulting psychologists formed the Association of Consulting Psychologists and joined with some APA clinical psychologists to form the American Association of Applied Psychologists. During that time they also formed the New York Association of Consulting Psychologists and prepared the first Code of Ethics. The NYACP became the NY Psychological Association. During the 1960s APA13 discontinued requiring Fellow Status as prerequisite for membership and included the nonAPA Psychologists in Private Practice as members. In disagreements about the division long range goals and the division name, those members moved out of 13 and formed APA Division 42, Independent Practice. The division’s name became the Society of Consulting Psychology in the 1990s. Division 13 ways to identify consulting psychologists without using credentialing, the cause of the 20 year exile. In 2005 APA policy on guidelines for education and training fulfilled the Whipple Act Mandate.


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