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Albert Rizzo, PhD Thursday, November 14, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Clinical Virtual Reality: A Brief Review of the Future

Invited Speaker

CE/PD: 1.5 hours

This brief presentation will specify the rationale for the use of virtual reality (VR) technology for assessment and rehabilitation across the lifespan. An analysis of the match between rehabilitation task requirements and the assets available with VR technology will be presented with exemplars of game-based VR applications that illustrate these points. A recent revolution in this area has been seen with the availability of authoring software that aims to provide clinicians with usable toolkits for creating game-based cognitive and motor rehab tasks. And, low-cost camera-based systems capable of tracking user behavior at sufficient levels for game-based virtual rehabilitation activities are currently available for in-home use. Home-based activity within such VR systems that are low-cost, easy to deploy and maintain, and meet the requirements for good interactive rehabilitation tasks could radically improve users’ access to care, adherence to prescribed training, and subsequently enhance functional activity in everyday life in clinical populations. –Albert Rizzo, PhD

Albert Rizzo, PhD Thursday, November 14, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Invited Speaker

CE/PD: 1.5 hours

Virtual Reality Goes to War: Clinical Applications for the Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of PTSD

War is perhaps one of the most challenging situations that a human being can experience. The physical, emotional, cognitive and psychological demands of a combat environment place enormous stress on even the best-prepared military personnel. The incidence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in returning OEF/OIF military personnel has created a significant behavioral healthcare challenge. One emerging form of treatment for combat-related PTSD that has shown promise involves using immersive Virtual Reality for the delivery of exposure therapy (VRET). Initial outcomes from open clinical trials have been positive and fully randomized controlled trials are currently in progress to further investigate the efficacy of this approach. This presentation will detail how virtual reality applications are being designed and implemented to prevent, identify and treat combat-related PTSD in OIF/OEF Service Members and Veterans. Time permitting, recent work using intelligent virtual human agents in this area will be detailed. –Albert Rizzo, PhD

Ray Brown, PhD Thursday, November 14, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Collaborative Law—A New Horizon for Psychologist

Invited Speaker

CE/PD: 2 hours

This workshop, in the spirit of this year’s convention theme (Honoring our Traditions: Expanding Our Horizons), provides an introduction to the growing popularity of Collaborative Law. This is an area that is rich in potential for psychologists. This workshop will make attendees knowledgeable of this multidisciplinary alternative dispute resolution model, to include the history of the movement and the current potential for psychology. The process will be summarized with focus on the role of the Mental Health Professional (MHP). The attendees will become familiar with the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas (CLI-TX) and training needs and options will be discussed. -Ray Brown, PhD

David Eagleman, PhD Thursday, November 14 , 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Invited Speaker

Share in a conversation with New York Times best selling author of Incognito – The Secret Lives of the Brain, Sum – Forty Tales from the Afterlives, Why the Net Matters – Six Ways to Avoid the Collapse of Civilization, and Wednesday is Indigo Blue – Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia. A Guggenheim Fellow and Director of Baylor College of Medicine’s Initiative on Neuroscience and the Law, Dr. Eagleman has achieved popular attention through being featured on the Colbert Show and Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and in the New Yorker. An engaging speaker and lecturer, Dr. Eagleman opens the window to cutting edge matters including the application of brain science to social policy.

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David Eagleman is a neuroscientist, New York Times best selling author and Guggenheim Fellow who holds joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Eagleman’s areas of research include time perception, vision, synesthesia, and the intersection of neuroscience with the legal system. He directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action, and is the Founder and Director of Baylor College of Medicine’s Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. Dr. Eagleman has written several neuroscience books, including Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia. He has also written an internationally bestselling book of literary fiction, Sum, which has been translated into 27 languages and was named a Best Book of the Year by Barnes and Noble, New Scientist, and the Chicago Tribune. Dr. Eagleman has written for the Atlantic, New York Times, Discover Magazine, Slate, Wired, and New Scientist, appears regularly on National Public Radio and BBC to discuss both science and literature, and has been profiled in the New Yorker.

Nadine Kaslow, PhD Friday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote

CE/PD: 1 hour

Nadine Kaslow, PhD Friday, November 15, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Keynote

CE/PD: 1 hour

Honoring our Traditions Expanding our Horizons The changes in health care bring many exciting opportunities and many challenges for psychologists in both healthcare and non-healthcare based settings. This presentation will focus on (1) ways for psychologists to capitalize on the changes associated with health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, (2) creative approaches for ensuring that psychologists are successful in independent practice, and (3) new roles and responsibilities for psychologists outside of traditional health and mental health care settings. It is hope that psychologists will (1) become more knowledgeable about the Implications of health care reform for their practice, (2) be more aware of strategies for successful independent practice in the foreseeable future, and (3) be more attuned to the breadth of available opportunities for psychologists in new market places. – Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP

Grady Nia Project: Assessing and Treating Abused, Suicidal, Low-Income, African American Women This presentation will offer mental health professionals a culturally informed approach for conceptualizing, assessing, and treating African American women in abusive relationships who have attempted suicide. The Grady Nia Project, a culturally competent empowerment group intervention designed to reduce those risk factors and enhance those protective factors associated with suicidal behavior among African American women in abusive partnerships, will be described. This 10 session intervention will be discussed in detail, with attention paid to the themes of each session and the associated group activities and experiences. Data supporting the efficacy and effectiveness of the Grady Nia Project will be shared. Finally, case vignettes will be used to illustrate the lives and experiences of the women in the Grady Nia Project. –Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP

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Alan Nessman Friday, November 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Invited Speaker

CE/PD: 1 hour

Alan Nessman Friday, November 15, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Invited Speaker

CE/PD: 1 hour

David M. Schwartz, PhD Saturday, November 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Invited Speaker

CE: 3 hours

Complying with the new HIPAA Final Rule – Better Late than Never This workshop will discuss the changes that practitioners who need to comply with HIPAA were supposed to make by September 23, 2013 under the HIPAA Final Rule that the US Department of Health & Human Services released last January. For those who have not made changes yet, this presentation will explain what steps you need to take now, and why enhanced penalty and enforcement provisions make non-compliance riskier than before. For those who have tried to comply, this workshop will answer questions you may have about the provisions, such as new breach notification, and changes to privacy notices and business associates contracts. The presenter has been the APA Practice Organization’s main expert on HIPAA for the last decade, Alan Nessman, Senior Special Counsel in the Office of Legal & Regulatory Affairs. - Alan Nessman, Senior Special Counsel in the Office of Legal and Regulatory Affairs

Private Insurance: parity, reimbursement & antitrust issues -new issues and weapons in psychology’s eternal struggle This workshop will discuss new issues with private insurance reimbursement and mental health parity that affect practicing psychologists, including: The APA Practice Organization’s advocacy, in conjunction with state associations, on parity and reimbursement with private insurers; Antitrust issues, including recent Federal Trade Commission guidance on the integration necessary to allow collaborations of competitors to jointly negotiate fees in light of health care reform, and antitrust law’s application to insurers; Guidance and resources for state associations and individual psychologists struggling with all of these issues. The presenter is the APA Practice Organization’s point person on private insurance reimbursement, parity and antitrust issues, Alan Nessman, Senior Special Counsel in the Office of Legal and Regulatory Affairs

The Diagnostic and Statistic Manual – 5th Edition (DSM-5) has been published and released. After a number of years in development, shrouded in controversies, it is now available for use by clinicians working with individuals with mental health and behavioral issues. Unfortunately in the beginning of development, input was requested in frequently. As the project neared completion, concerns about the final “product” arose. Now that DSM-5 has been published, numerous stakeholders have responded with statements that they are not going to use DSM-5 for various research and clinical purposes. The media has also taken note and have brought the disagreements public. Concurrently, the United States is the only major country that is not universally using the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Diseases (ICD). This workshop will focus on the controversies surrounding DSM-5 and why many practitioners believe now may be the time to mobilize a shift to the WHO, ICD system. Objectives: (1) Participants will be able to list and describe at least 2 of the controversies that occurred during the development of DSM-5. (2) Participants will be able to list and explain why at least 2 diagnoses are inconsistent with known neuroanatomical/neurophysiological/genomic systems. (3) Participants will be able to describe the basic structure of the WHO-ICD structure and provide at least 2 reasons why it is superior to the DSM-5 structure. -David M. Schwartz, PhD

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Research Paper

Research Papers Group 1 (RP10)

CE/PD: 1 hour

Smartphone Monitoring of ADHD Symptom Changes in Behavioral Parent Training--Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic behavioral health concern affecting up to 7% of all school-aged children. Although Behavioral Parent Training (BPT) has been proven to effectively reduce symptoms of ADHD, less is known about the processes and sequencing of changes that occur during treatment. The primary aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of using a smart phone application to monitor children s daily response to a standard BPT intervention for ADHD, combined with an adjunctive child behavioral-regulation treatment component. A second aim of this study was to examine the sequences of therapeutic change and timing of effects for behavioral intervention for ADHD. Findings suggest that BPT Smartphone applications possess wide-ranging utility in treatment outcome monitoring and have the potential to increase treatment effects or maintenance of treatment gains. -Sara R. Elkins, PhD, David F. Curtis, PhD, Stephanie G. Chapman, PhD. Universal Screening of Psychosocial Needs within Pediatric Primary Care Settings--This study evaluated a pilot universal screening program for childhood psychosocial problems. Pediatricians initiated the pilot, seeking help in identifying children with behavioral, emotional, and attention-related problems. A Quality Improvement model was employed, utilizing the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) methodology. Participants included 14 pediatricians and 5 behavioral health specialists. During the Plan phase, a behavioral health competency assessment was administered to pediatricians. The Pediatric Symptoms 17 Item Checklist was also adopted and integrated within an electronic medical record system. The Do phase consisted of developing a 3-tiered algorithm for well child check-ups. A CME workshop was provided and pediatricians began implementing screening procedures. The Study phase evaluated 3-months of physician utilization, cost effectiveness, and patient care changes. Screening procedures were also revised and standardized. Finally, the Act phase provided a follow-up CME and examined implementation of the revised protocol. Implications for improving behavioral health services within primary care are discussed. -David Curtis, PhD, Alison Shellman, MEd

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Workshop

CE/PD: 2 hours

High Conflict Custody Evaluations: New Research; Clinical and Forensic Applications (W08)

High conflict child custody litigation scares even the most experienced psychologist. Only a small portion of these cases are referred by the Court for Best Interests and Child Custody Evaluations, these families are likely to raise serious, and sometimes questionable allegations of domestic violence, substance abuse, mental illness and/or sexual abuse. Recent MMPI-2 research had shed light on differences between these litigants and previously published normative samples. This workshop will present that research, compare it to previously published data and assist participants in better understanding response styles and clinical profiles of these high conflict parents. The last portion of the workshop will provide ample time for discussion of the clinical applications and forensic implications of this new data sample and the emerging role of the psychologist as a consultant to family law attorneys. -Jeffrey C. Siegel, Ph.D., ABPP

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Workshop

Training in Supervision: Innovative Methods with Unexpected Benefits (W16)

CE/PD: 2 hours

This workshop will present qualitative research findings of an innovative experimental supervision training method for advanced graduate students in a university training program. Research was conducted on a course combining didactic and practical training in supervision. Taught concurrently with the university's pre-practicum, this course utilized the opportunity to enhance pre-practicum training with training in supervision. Informal observations during the course suggested that there were substantial benefits to both beginning and advanced students as well as programmatically. Informal observation indicated that the benefits include: (a) improving the confidence of both groups of students, (b) allowed for additional practice for both groups of students, (c) improved relationships between diverse groups of students, and (d) enhanced theoretical and practical knowledge in both groups of students. This workshop will be of special interest to psychologists interested in training, both those interested in supervision training and pre-practicum training. -Leonard Bohanon, PhD, LaDonna Campbell, MS, Samantha Greenwood, MS, April Mendiola, MS

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop

Professional Practice of Forensic Psychology: Entering the Field (W25)

CE/PD: 3 hours

This workshop is designed for early career psychologists, as well as seasoned clinicians who are considering changing/expanding into this practice specialty. Important distinctions between clinical and forensic practice will be highlighted, as well as special competencies needed for forensic practice. Emphasis will be placed throughout the presentation on ethical dilemmas that may arise when evaluating one’s own competence, negotiating with legal professionals, respecting civil rights, and providing expert testimony/consultation as a matter of scientific responsibility. -Mary Alice Conroy, PhD, Michael Gottlieb, PhD

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop

Emerging Challenges in the Brave New World of Healthcare Reform (W28)

CE/PD: 3 hours

Our nation and profession face many challenges in developing an integrated healthcare system that includes behavioral health as a primary component and that addresses the ethical imperative of social responsibility in terms of equitable access to care for all persons. Recent legislation aims to move the healthcare industry into the digital age in one big leap with many of the particulars still in embryonic form. We will discuss the demands for electronic records, data sharing, social media, and the ethical hazards in the new business arrangements that will characterize emerging behavioral health practice as well as give practical recommendations for participation and advocacy. Likewise, the opportunities and challenges of telehealth within integrated healthcare systems will be explored. Potential ethical dilemmas encountered in this environment will be discussed and the guidelines and regulations that apply to telehealth will be presented. This workshop is sponsored by the TPA Social Justice Division. -Brian Stagner, PhD, Rick McGraw, PhD

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop

TeleMental Health at the VA and Beyond (W29)

CE/PD: 3 hours

The VA has one of the largest telemental health systems in the world, and recognizing that many Texas Veterans reside in rural areas it is acknowledged that they have limited access to mental health treatment. The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) has attempted to remove this barrier to care by providing telemental health services through relationships with community-based clinics and at primary and secondary VA Medical Center facilities. Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Social Workers are currently utilizing this efficacious treatment modality and are, respectively, providing assessment for medication, evaluation and assessment, group and individual therapy, as well as providing referrals to available VA and community resources. This workshop proposes to discuss in detail, the telemental health system currently being utilized at the STVHCS, the technology used, risk management issues, and the efficacy of the treatments received. -Kelly Arnemann, PhD

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop

CE/PD: 3 hours

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance Use Problems (W32)

Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for substance use problems is an evidence-based prevention and intervention process for the early identification and treatment of substance related problems. This workshop will present the methods developed from the Baylor College of Medicine SBIRT training program for screening, motivational interviewing and referral for substance use problems. In addition, a brief overview of addiction medicine and billing issues will be discussed. The training model will be described as well as outcome data from the training. Online training modules and portable apps will be demonstrated to use in practice. Participants will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the skills and utilize the SBIRT skills in clinical practice. Implications for this model for integrated health care will be discussed. -James Bray, PhD, Alicia Kowalchuk, MD, Vicki Waters, MS, Elizabeth Shilling, PhD

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop CE/PD: 3 hours DBT-CBT: A Manual-Based Program for Heterogeneous Forensic and Non-Forensic Groups (W34)

The demands on mental health agencies and clinicians are ever increasing due to the need to provide more services to more people with far fewer resources. This has led to dramatic changes in service delivery including discontinuing specialized programs or modifying them to increase reach. DBT-CBT began in 2004 at Big Spring State Hospital under such circumstances. It evolved from a specialized DBT program for BPD to a highly modified program incorporating a myriad of CBT techniques and AA recovery principles to serve the larger patient population. DBT-CBT addresses the mind states, thought processes, emotional issues, and behaviors commonly precipitating institutionalization (e.g., self-harm; suicide threats, gestures, attempts; verbal/physical aggression; substance abuse; reckless behavior; and criminal acts.) This program has spread to prisons, hospitals, rehabs, community agencies, and schools across the nation. This workshop will provide a program overview including characteristics of the target population, fundamental concepts, recovery skills, and worksheets. -Melanie Gordon Sheets, PhD

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop

Record Keeping in the Digital Age (W63)

CE/PD: 3 hours

As computer systems became more prevalent, it was inevitable for members of the Psychology profession to utilize them as tools to record their session notes and financial information. They are convenient and as they have reduced in cost, size and weight, they have become a handy way of accomplishing record generation and storage. It is this convenience that is also their greatest weakness. To remove a file cabinet full of records would have been and is a major undertaking. To remove a laptop computer or the hard drive of a desktop unit is a much easier proposition. This is just the beginning. With the instituting of the federal laws known as HIPAA and HITECH, the penalties for breaching a patient’s confidentiality have become a severe financial burden. In the past, a single file could be lost or stolen. That would require dealing with a single patient. If a computer hard drive is stolen, it is possible that the psychologist’s entire patient history could be gone. This is only dealing with the health records. The personal information that could be taken would cause the psychologist to have to protect the patient from identity theft. Not that these problems in themselves aren’t enough, the federal government is all but mandating all healthcare providers change their records systems to electronic. The purpose of the program is to look at the various types of systems and understand how they can be used to reduce the psychologists risk of having litigation or state licensing board action taken against them for failing to properly develop, retain and, with authorization, release them to the appropriate party. We will also discuss the federal penalties for failing to follow those guidelines. Learning Objectives: 1.Review the changes brought on by changing to an Electronic Health Record: 2.Discuss the implementation of security procedures for electronic records: 3.Understand the importance of formal policies and procedures for medical record documentation, and the changes brought by the electronic format: 4.Recognition of sound documentation principles and how they reduce the possibility of a negative outcome in a legal or regulatory complaint. -Eric Marine, Vice President- American Professional Agency

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Workshop

Advances in Psychological Assessment for 21 Century (W43)

CE/PD: 6 hours

This workshop will summarize the practice of psychological assessment through digital technology. It will focus on current uses of technology in clinical practice and the progression of digital assessment in psychology. The use of digital assessments, including security, confidentiality, and ethical issues; will be discussed. Specific examples of tests will be provided and the unique challenges of training in digital assessment will be overviewed. Administration procedures unique to digital assessment will be discussed. Additionally, an overview of assessment methods being used in research, education, and other areas of academia will be provided, including a demonstration of current assessments on various digital platforms. Finally, a broad overview comparing paper-based and digital assessment will be provided, and a discussion on new horizons within the digital environment and the need to examine the impact of digital use on brain development and cognitive abilities both in and out of test settings. -Lisa Drozdick, PhD, Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD, Elsa Tijerina, MA, Tiffany Loggins, MA

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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Research Papers Group 3 (RP03)

Research Paper

CE/PD: 1 hour

A Followup Study of Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting: Family Partnership- Six adolescent mothers that had previously participated in a pregnant and parenting students support group in high school and their family members were interviewed two years later to learn how the family had experienced the pregnancy and then the adolescent parenting over time. Seven themes emerged: Just a Lot of Emotions; Estrangement; Family Healing; Mom’s Gonna Kill You; Unconditional Support; Musings on Family Therapy; and Unresolved Family Issues - Anger. Family relationships remained constant overall, but most of the adolescent mothers perceived that they lost status in the family as a result of their pregnancy. Also, family support included school staff, extended family members, and friends and clearly identified education as a priority. The young mothers placed a high priority on feeling emotionally safe, accepted, and understood. Families were overwhelmingly positive in stating that they would have taken advantage of family therapy had it been offered. -Glenda Boyer, PhD, Linda Ladd, PhD Successful Conflict Resolution Measured in Three Relationship Groups: A Mixed Methods Study--This study found that heterosexual, gays, and lesbian relationships are more alike than different in their responses describing successful methods of conflict resolution. Nearly 700 respondents completed the Conflict Resolution Styles Inventory (CRSI) (Kurdek, 1994) and the Kansas Marital Satisfaction Scale (Schumm, 1986). The majority of participants (75.4%) indicated satisfaction with their relationship and conflict resolution methods regardless of gender or relationship group. Statistical analysis led to acceptance of the hypotheses that there are no differences in conflict resolution styles, based on gender, relationship status, marital satisfaction (KMSS), or other demographic variables (years together, education, and age). Analysis of the qualitative data yielded four themes as follows: Interaction, Attitudes, Process, and Negatives Strategies. Multiple subthemes were generated such as Communication and Problem Solving (Interaction); Approach and Direct (Attitudes); Maintenance and Take Time (Process), and Aggressive or Non-aggressive (Negative Strategies). Future research should include bisexuals and transgender relationships. -Randi Hennigan, PhD, Linda Ladd, PhD

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Research Papers Group 2 (RP07)

Research Paper

CE/PD: 1 hour

Mental Health Stigma Among African American and Latino College Students-- This study examines mental health stigma in African American and Latino college students. Research has demonstrated that often, ethnic minorities display higher rates of stigma towards those with mental illness and psychotherapy; however much of the research focuses on African Americans. This study examines how individual’s beliefs about mental illness, including how treatable it is and how anxious they would be when interacting with someone who is mentally ill, may play a role in creating or maintaining mental health stigma. In addition, the study examines whether there are differences in stigma levels between African Americans and Latinos. Ethnic differences were found for perceptions of public stigma and personal stigma while several factors were found to be related to these perceptions. Implications for reducing mental health stigma are discussed. -Stacie DeFreitas, PhD Maternal Attachment Moderates and Emotion Regulation Mediates Inpatient Treatment Outcome in Adolescents-This study evaluated the hypothesis that maternal attachment security moderates internalizing symptom change for adolescents (N = 194, 65.5% female; Mage = 15.45) completing medium-stay inpatient treatment. Due to known associations with attachment, emotion regulation was explored as a mediator in the relation between attachment security and symptom reduction. Adolescents securely attached to their mothers experienced greater decline in internalizing symptoms (admission to discharge) than their insecure counterparts. This interaction was significant despite controlling for group differences in length of stay. One facet of emotion regulation, nonacceptance of emotional responses, mediated the relation between maternal attachment security and internalizing symptom change. Results indicate that attachment security has an important relation to treatment outcome for internalizing symptoms in adolescents and that emotion regulation abilities partially explain this relation. Findings will be contextualized within extant theories suggesting that secure attachment fosters emotion regulation abilities, which, in turn, account for treatment response. -Amanda Venta, MA, Carla Sharp, PhD

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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Symposium

CE/PD: 1.5 hours

Speaking Spanish + Degree ? Bilingual Therapist: Re-Thinking "Traditional" Training Experiences (S24)

Latino mental health disparities are well documented in the literature and are further complicated by unmet demands for Spanish language services. Mental health provider training programs have long made the assumption that training a student who speaks Spanish in an English-based mental health provider curriculum will produce a culturally and linguistically competent mental health provider. In this symposium, that assumption will be challenged and information shared about the experience of training bilingual therapists. The three panelists will share a unique blend of perspectives: that of a funder/ evaluator of a bilingual scholarship program, professor/researcher in a mental health training program, and neuropsychologist/ training supervisor at a child clinic and psychology internship program. All symposium presenters will also share their auto-ethnographies about their development as bilingual psychologists. The symposium presenters will conclude with a discussion of lessons learned and recommendations for training 21st century bilingual mental health providers. -Michele Guzman, PhD, Ezequiel Pena, PhD, Rosario DeLeon, PhD

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Workshop

Clinical Virtual Reality: A Brief Review of the Future (W49)

CE/PD: 1.5 hours

This brief presentation will specify the rationale for the use of virtual reality (VR) technology for assessment and rehabilitation across the lifespan. An analysis of the match between rehabilitation task requirements and the assets available with VR technology will be presented with exemplars of game-based VR applications that illustrate these points. A recent revolution in this area has been seen with the availability of authoring software that aims to provide clinicians with usable toolkits for creating game-based cognitive and motor rehab tasks. And, low-cost camera-based systems capable of tracking user behavior at sufficient levels for game-based virtual rehabilitation activities are currently available for in-home use. Home-based activity within such VR systems that are low-cost, easy to deploy and maintain, and meet the requirements for good interactive rehabilitation tasks could radically improve users access to care, adherence to prescribed training, and subsequently enhance functional activity in everyday life in clinical populations. -Albert Rizzo, PhD

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Workshop

CE/PD: 2 hours

Honoring Our Indigenous Traditions: Culturally-Informed Treatment for Intergenerational Trauma (W01)

Intergenerational Trauma refers to collective emotional and psychological injuries both over the life span and across generations, resulting from a cataclysmic history of genocide. These injuries are common among Native Americans, African Americans, and other groups that have a legacy of genocide. Recently, there have been intergenerational efforts to reintegrate cultural elements into mainstream mental health treatment modalities in order to facilitate the healing of Intergenerational Trauma. Mental health providers have found that the incorporation of cultural principles, values, laws, and practices into mainstream treatment modalities has often been more effective than treatments that ignore traditional cultural elements. The presenters, a licensed psychologist and a Native American consultant and educator, have made national, state, and local presentations on Intergenerational Trauma. Together, they strive to combine the best of contemporary Western Psychology with traditional Indigenous cultural healing practices. There will be many opportunities for discussion, networking, and resource sharing. -Susan Gelberg, PhD, Mathew Ata'lunti'ski Poteet

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Workshop

CE/PD: 2 hours

Self-Care and Competence as a Psychology Student and Intern: An Experiential Workshop (W14)

During the collaborative workshop sponsored by The Texas Psychological Foundation and the Student Division, participants will discuss relationship existing between self-care and competence. Self-care and competence must be obtained through self-monitoring, awareness, and reflection. By attending to emotional, physical, and spiritual needs, students and interns can have positive career sustaining behaviors. After completing a self-assessment and engaging in an open discussion, participants will identify vulnerabilities in their specific home, work, and social environments and develop a specific plan for implementing effective coping strategies to promote self-care and competence, while limiting burnout. -Sydney Kroll, PsyD, Danielle Young, BA, Justine Grosso, BA

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1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Workshop

Conducting Sanity Examinations Ethically (W24)

CE/PD: 3 hours

This workshop provides an overview of the psycho-legal construct of not guilty by reason of insanity, reviews current statutory requirements, and provides methods and examples for conducting sanity examinations in accord with prevailing ethical practice standards. An overview of the sequence of criminal proceedings and considerations for ethical reporting of findings and recommendations will be provided. Case examples will reinforce learning. This workshop fulfills 3 hours of required continuing education for competency and sanity examiners. -Michael Jumes, PhD

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Research Paper

CE/PD: 1 hour

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Workshop

CE/PD: 2 hours

Research Papers Group 4 (RP13) Bridging the Health Disparities Gap through Psychology-Church Collaboration-- In an effort to narrow the health disparities gap, the congregational care ministry of a predominantly African American church in Houston, TX commissioned a pilot study using as participants the members of the congregation most likely to utilize the services and resources of the ministry. Twenty-eight (28) African American female participants completed a Health Awareness Initiative (HAI) packet which consisted of several surveys that assessed for the presence and/or degree of illness (physical and mental), stress and spiritual wellness. The goal of the pilot study was to use the results to coordinate the appropriate care support for the congregants. Several significant correlations were found. Given the role that religious commitment has been found to play in the lives of many African Americans, the collaboration between the church and professional psychology may be instrumental in bridging the healthcare disparities gap in communities of color. -Renata Nero, PhD, Kamaria McNeil, BA, Jasmine Norton, BA Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators in Texas--In 1999 Texas passed an act for the Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators Act within its Health’s Safety Code (Chapter 841, Title 11) which mandates outpatient treatment for certain sex offenders with a behavioral abnormality. While records clearly state the sex offender’s history of criminal acts, the more challenging question for the jury is whether or not a behavioral abnormality exists. Although the forensic experts provide a diagnosis as part of their evaluation, the diagnosis itself was not the defining factor leading the jury to decide if the defendant needed commitment.Because behavioral abnormality is a legal term, and not a psychological disorder, the person s behavior in the context of their sex crimes is the overriding factor. To examine how behavioral abnormalities have been viewed by the jury, this paper will qualitatively inspect the court records of sex offenders civilly committed by this act. -Jim Mann, PhD, Judith Mann, PhD How a Single-payer System Protects Our Principles While Expanding Opportunity (W02)

The significant, beneficial role of psychologists in improving the quality of people's lives as well as their physical health is widely documented. Yet, our current system does not adequately support access to mental health care. This presentation will argue that the adoption of a single payer national health program in the U.S. will dramatically increase the role of doctoral level psychologists in our health care system, especially within integrated primary care settings. This presentation includes the historical and current U.S. health care financing schemes, the structure of the proposed legislation for a single-payer national health program, and a review and analysis of other models of health care systems (e.g., access, costs, outcomes, quality, equity). An argument will be made that single-payer would not only offer optimal outcomes for society, it could significantly expand opportunities for psychologists to effectively address the nation’s mental health needs. This presentation is sponsored by the Social Justice Division. -Christine Adams, PhD

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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Workshop

CE/PD: 3 hours

The Importance of Utilizing Scientifically Based Techniques in Interviewing Children (W38)

While most clinicians do not anticipate being involved in any court-related endeavors, the litigious environment in which we live often does place psychologists in the middle of custody, Child Protective Services Investigations, and even criminal cases. Dr. Carmen Petzold, a forensic psychologist in practice for 30 years will provide an overview of Interviewing techniques that have been developed over the last 20 years that are based in research, and therefore the most likely to provide the most accurate and reliable statements from children. Problematic interviewing techniques and common pitfalls encountered by clinicians as well as forensic psychologists will be discussed. Case studies will also be presented. Participants should be able to identify the most effective interviewing techniques for eliciting reliable statements by the end of the workshop. -Carmen Petzold, PhD

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Workshop

Helping Couples Discover Opportunities for Intimacy (W42)

CE/PD: 3 hours

Couples work can be as rewarding as it is challenging and/or frustrating, whether the couple is straight or gay, whether married or in a committed relationship. Some of the most popular therapies for couples will be reviewed, as well as some of the empirical studies demonstrating their efficacy. Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy and Harville Hendrix’s Imago Therapy will be summarized, as well as the work of John Gottman, Steven Stosny and others. New uses of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with this client population will be suggested. In this age of managed care and time-limited treatments, helping couples lay down their swords and armor in order to start working together as a team is critical. Numerous case examples, demonstrating effective ways to help couples turn old wounds and power struggles into opportunities for intimacy, will be shared. The Waldman; Waldman Survey for Couples (copyright© 1990) will be distributed and discussed, enabling participants to use it with their own clients in order to facilitate mutual empathy and enhance emotional/physical closeness. Participants will also have an opportunity to share some of their experiences and to request feedback about some of their more challenging couples engaged in power struggles. -Ken Waldman, PhD, Karen Waldman, PhD

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Workshop

Collaborative Law A New Horizon for Psychologists (W61)

CE/PD: 2 Hours

This workshop, in the spirit of this year’s convention theme (Honoring our Traditions: Expanding Our Horizons), provides an introduction to the growing popularity of Collaborative Law. This is an area that is rich in potential for psychologists. This workshop will make attendees knowledgeable of this multidisciplinary alternative dispute resolution model, to include the history of the movement and the current potential for psychology. The process will be summarized with focus on the role of the Mental Health Professional (MHP). The attendees will become familiar with the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas (CLI-TX) and training needs and options will be discussed. -Ray Brown, PhD

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Workshop

CE/PD: 1.5 hours

Virtual Reality Goes to War: Clinical Applications for the Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of PTSD (W52)

War is perhaps one of the most challenging situations that a human being can experience. The physical, emotional, cognitive and psychological demands of a combat environment place enormous stress on even the best-prepared military personnel. The incidence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in returning OEF/OIF military personnel has created a significant behavioral healthcare challenge. One emerging form of treatment for combat-related PTSD that has shown promise involves using immersive Virtual Reality for the delivery of exposure therapy (VRET). Initial outcomes from open clinical trials have been positive and fully randomized controlled trials are currently in progress to further investigate the efficacy of this approach. This presentation will detail how virtual reality applications are being designed and implemented to prevent, identify and treat combat-related PTSD in OIF/OEF Service Members and Veterans. Time permitting, recent work using intelligent virtual human agents in this area will be detailed. -Albert Rizzo, PhD

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Meeting Social Justice Division Meeting (M04)

Annual Convention Meeting of the Social Justice Division. Open to all convention registrants. Discussion of Division's 2013 activities. Discussion of current relevant social justice issues as they pertain to the science and practice of psychology and public interest advocacy. Planning for 2014. -Rick McGraw, PhD, Karen Harris, PsyD

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3:45 PM - 5:30 PM Workshop CE/PD: 2 hours Multicultural Applicability of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Spanish Adaption of a 17-week DBT Group Therapy Modality (W21)

Multicultural research addressing treatment interventions have predominantly focused on Cognitive-Behavior Therapy as one model of treatment which has emerged as effective with culturally diverse populations and with various clinical disorders, including Borderline Personality Disorder. Dialectical Behavior Therapy has become the treatment of choice for Borderline Personality Disorder and clinical disorders as its effectiveness is well-documented through empirically validated research. Nonetheless, there is a lack of evidence supportive of this approach with culturally diverse groups, including Hispanic populations. Despite the lack of evidence, many mental health professionals continue to provide Dialectical Behavior Therapy with minority clients diagnosed with complex clinical disorders. This workshop will include a review of DBT and its multicultural application, specifically in an outpatient psychiatric population. A Spanish adaptation of a 17-week DBT group therapy modality will be discussed, which has been used with Latino clients in Western Massachusetts and currently being used in South Texas. *Spanish will be used during parts of this workshop. -Alfonso Mercado, PhD, Deborah Manzano, PsyD, Samari Rios, MS

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Meeting Forensic Division Annual Meeting -Kyle Babick, PhD 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM Reception Past Presidents and Platinum Advocates

Past Presidents and Platinum Advocates are invited to attend this special reception in your honor!

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Special Event An Evening with Neuroscientist David Eagleman, Ph.D. (W50)

Share in a conversation with New York Times best selling author of Incognito; The Secret Lives of the Brain, Sum; Forty Tales from the Afterlives, Why the Net Matters; Six Ways to Avoid the Collapse of Civilization, and Wednesday is Indigo Blue; Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia. A Guggenheim Fellow and Director of Baylor College of Medicine Initiative on Neuroscience and the Law, Dr. Eagleman has achieved popular attention through being featured on the Colbert Show and Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and in the New Yorker. An engaging speaker and lecturer, Dr. Eagleman opens the window to cutting edge matters including the application of brain science to social policy. David Eagleman is a neuroscientist, New York Times best selling author and Guggenheim Fellow who holds joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Eagleman’s areas of research include time perception, vision, synesthesia, and the intersection of neuroscience with the legal system. He directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action, and is the Founder and Director of Baylor College of Medicine’s Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. Dr. Eagleman has written several neuroscience books, including Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia. He has also written an internationally bestselling book of literary fiction, Sum, which has been translated into 27 languages and was named a Best Book of the Year by Barnes and Noble, New Scientist, and the Chicago Tribune. Dr. Eagleman has written for the Atlantic, New York Times, Discover Magazine, Slate, Wired, and New Scientist, appears regularly on National Public Radio and BBC to discuss both science and literature, and has been profiled in the New Yorker.

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Special Event David Eagleman Book Signing (SE2)

Dr, Eagleman will be participating in a book signing event following his presentation, Be sure to visit the Library of Social Science Book Exhibit in the Exhibit hall to purchase your copy of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain.

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Honoring our Traditions Expanding our Horizons (W48)

CE/PD: 1 hour

The changes in health care bring many exciting opportunities and many challenges for psychologists in both healthcare and non-healthcare based settings. This presentation will focus on (1) ways for psychologists to capitalize on the changes associated with health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, (2) creative approaches for ensuring that psychologists are successful in independent practice, and (3) new roles and responsibilities for psychologists outside of traditional health and mental health care settings. It is hope that psychologists will (1) become more knowledgeable about the implications of health care reform for their practice, (2) be more aware of strategies for successful independent practice in the foreseeable future, and (3) be more attuned to the breadth of available opportunities for psychologists in new market places. - Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Meeting Texas Psychological Association Division of Diversity Annual Meeting (M17) - Alfonso Mercado, PhD, Gregory Simonsen, PhD

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Mental Health Services for All (S01)

Symposium

CE/PD: 1.5 hours

The goal of this symposium is to highlight a variety of issues and populations related to the accessibility of and ethical delivery of mental health services in the Central Texas area. Dr. Karen Harris will serve as Chair and Discussant of the Symposium. Dr. David Weigle will discuss efforts to increase access to mental health services in the Central Texas area. Dr. Ollie J. Seay will discuss lack of access to health care for low income and minority populations; reasons for underutilization of mental health and other health services will be suggested, partly based on information from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Strategies will be discussed, Dr. Walter Penk will describe the history of the US health care laws; he will describe how federal agencies are working with Texas agencies to implement President Obama s expansion of health care through the Affordable Care Act. This symposisum is sponsored by TPA Division of Social Justice. -Karen Harris, PhD, David Weigle, PhD, Ollie Seay, PhD, Walter Penk, PhD

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Symposium Telemental Health: The Wave of the Present (S02)

CE/PD: 1.5 hours

The field of telemental health affords psychologists unprecedented opportunities to expand their professional horizons along with a host of potential legal and ethical pitfalls. A variety of state and national bodies have developed guidelines regarding the appropriate provision of telepsychology, yet many psychologists shy away from exploring this cutting-edge therapy modality due to concerns about its effectiveness and legal/ethical risk. The panelists for this symposium will give participants clear, up-to-the minute information regarding relevant policy and legislation, billing, key logistical considerations, and best clinical practices drawn from their own experiences in the provision of psychology services using online videoconferencing and electronic health record technology. -Dean Pareacutet, PhD, Daniel Singley, PhD, Michael Loescher, PhD

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Symposium CE/PD: 1.5 hours Psychological Trauma: Practical and Ethical Implications of DSM-5 in Civil Litigation (S05)

Psychological trauma is a common complaint in various types of civil litigation. Alleged psychological trauma is especially appealing to attorneys since it requires a discrete event (s) as the trigger, (presumably a defendant s conduct), and psychological symptoms that may represent compensable emotional damages. With the release of DSM-5 in May 2013, the diagnostic guidelines for psychological trauma have changed. This symposium addresses the following 4 objectives: 1) discuss the implications of changes to DSM-5 PTSD and ASD diagnostic guidelines; 2) present current practice standards for forensic assessment of trauma-related psychological injuries; 3) address issues of direct proximate and alternative causation and the role of pre-existing psychological conditions; and 4) examine the ethical considerations for psychological experts in civil cases depending on their role and nature of involvement. -John Vincent, PhD, Tonya Inman, PhD, Mary-Madision Eagle, MA, Gerald Harris, PhD, J. Ray Hays, PhD

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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Symposium CE/PD: 1.5 hours Dilemmas Related to Vulnerable Populations: Implications for Psychology (S06)

This symposium will provide information related to psychological science about vulnerable groups marginalized in society. One speaker will address what psychology has to say about prejudice and discrimination, based on the APA Presidential Report, Dual Pathways to a Better America: Preventing Discrimination and Promoting Diversity. Another speaker will provide information regarding recent court cases that called into question a public university’s right to insist that graduate students pursuing clinical degrees serve clients of differing personal values. Implications for educators regarding diversity training will be discussed, as well as future implications for the profession as a whole. A third speaker will discuss the role and duty-- of psychologists in addressing and advocating for social justice issues in the political arena, including issues such as climate change, health care for women, bullying, and civil rights of marginalized populations. This symposium is sponsored by the TPA Division of Social Justice. -Rick McGraw, PhD, Melba Vasquez, PhD, Mary Alice Conroy, PhD, Anne Morton, PhD

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Symposium CE/PD: 1.5 hours Integrating Psychological Services within a Comprehensive Cancer Center (S15)

The effective integration of psychological services within medical care settings is crucial to establishing psychology’s role among the health professions. This symposium will address the development and implementation of psychological services in the setting of a large comprehensive cancer center. The presenters, whose research and practice focus on three unique aspects of psychological adjustment to cancer (chronic pain, disfigurement and sexual dysfunction), will describe their roles as oncology care team members and as faculty within an academic medical center. Participants will be able to explain the evidence to support psychological services within cancer care settings and identify some of the unique challenges and opportunities for psychologists in tertiary academic health centers. -Diane Novy, PhD, Andrea Bradford, PhD, Michelle Fingeret, PhD

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Special Event CE/PD: 1.5 hours Panel Discussion: do Psychologists need to put EHR on their Dance Lards? (SE3)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act included incentives for eligible practitioners to participate in electronic health records (EHR) for patients. The EHR is a long-term record of a patient’s accumulated health information across care-delivery systems. This record is produced by individual providers and through a Health Information Exchange (HIE) providers will have access to the patient’s record with some exceptions. This session will explain the federal and state statutes related to electronic health records (EHR) and what components of these apply to psychologists under what conditions. The presentation will address the security and confidentiality issues psychologists must consider when implementing an EHR and the special issues around behavioral health information. Additionally, it will cover privacy issues related to electronic patient information in any form and the penalties for a breach. There will be information about resources for making decisions about whether or not to use an EHR system. --Michael Ratheal, PhD, Gujs van Oort

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Workshop Ten Issues viz. Competency for Non-Lawyers (W03)

CE/PD: 1.5 hours

Psychologists are most often involved in competency to stand trial proceedings as court-appointed examiners. It may be helpful to know what lawyers are being told regarding the legal standards, examiner qualifications, as well as what should be in reports; as these standards will be applied to the psychologist who performs such evaluations for the court. This presentation will focus less on the minutiae of how to conduct competency examination than on the procedural processes which oft prove problematic for examiners. The proposed audience is intermediate and experienced forensic examiners. -Floyd Jennings, PhD

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM TPA Annual Luncheon

Luncheon

This free luncheon is open to all registrants. Join your colleagues for a fine meal, great company and presentations by TPA leadership and others who give back to the profession that has been so good to them!

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Workshop Complying with the new HIPAA Final Rule ? Better Late than Never (W60)

CE/PD: 1 hour

This workshop will discuss the changes that practitioners who need to comply with HIPAA were supposed to make by September 23, 2013 under the HIPAA Final Rule that the US Department of Health and Human Services released last January. For those who have not made changes yet, this presentation will explain what steps you need to take now, and why enhanced penalty and enforcement provisions make non-compliance riskier than before. For those who have tried to comply, this workshop will answer questions you may have about the provisions, such as new breach notification, and changes to privacy notices and business associates contracts. The presenter has been the APA Practice Organization’s main expert on HIPAA for the last decade, Alan Nessman, Senior and Special Counsel in the Office of Legal Regulatory Affairs. - Alan Nessman, Senior Special Counsel in the Office of Legal , Regulatory Affairs

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Symposium CE/PD: 1.5 hours Developing Your Training Goals and Professional Identity after Graduate School and Internship (S09)

During the symposium, the Student Division and Early Career Psychologists Special Interest Group are collaborating to meet the needs of graduate students, interns, and post-docs. The panel hopes to inform participants about paths to accomplishing their training goals, getting the most out of supervision, and developing specialties and strengths. After the early career psychologists discuss their experiences, students will be able to partake in a Q & A session. Students may direct questions specifically to an individual on the panel or the entire panel. -Danielle Young, BA, Justine Grosso, BA, David Hill, PhD

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Symposium CE/PD: 1.5 hours Psychology and Religion: Looking Toward Collaborative Treatment Models (S23)

Psychology is moving away from its traditional role as a standalone discipline and is increasingly moving toward greater collaboration with other disciplines and fields. This offers therapists unique opportunities to engage in creative and innovative collaborative efforts. This presentation will explore two collaborative treatment models that seek to integrate psychology and religion. The benefits of religious/spiritual involvement will be briefly outlined followed by a short description of previous models of collaboration between psychology and religion. Significant attention will be given to two collaborative treatment models and real-life case applications. The first model will detail a treatment in which spiritual direction is integrated with cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat highly religious clients. The second model will explain the implementation of a religiously oriented hypnotherapy aimed at addressing impediments to therapy (e.g. clients' maladaptive cognitions) and providing the client with religiously meaningful affective experiences that relate directly to their presenting problems and symptoms. -Matt Breuninger, MA, Nik Olendski, BA

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop MR/DD: Welcome to My World (W05)

CE/PD: 2 hours

The presentation is an overview of many aspects of service delivery to individuals diagnosed with intellectual/ developmental disabilities. It is an overview of practical psychological/behavioral core concepts, definitions, terms, and resources in the field of ID/DD. It is intended for an audience of professionals already in the field of ID/DD or those who desire increased competence. It constitutes specialized knowledge for professionals and/or refresher for those already in the field. The presentation is a work in progress constantly being updated/revised with new information. It reviews historical information, legal precedent, legislative issues, conceptual information, all clinical aspects of assessment, diagnosis, treatment, standards and guidelines, continuum of care, dual diagnosis, relevant organizations, evolution of necessary credentials and knowledge base for working in the field, quality assurance/data collection, approaches to treatment, and competencies. -Robb Weiss, PsyD, BCBA-D

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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop Is It Hot in Here? Psychology in the Fire Service (W07)

CE/PD: 2 hours

Providing psychological services to firefighters and EMS personnel is both rewarding and, sometimes exciting. In addition to addressing suicidal behavior, alcohol abuse, post-traumatic stress, and relationship problems among firefighters, the psychologist in the fire service is called upon to deal with immediate crises resulting from line-of-duty deaths, natural disasters, and medical emergencies. The psychologist must also wrestle with ethical dilemmas caused by balancing the needs of confidentiality with the real safety risks posed when a firefighter is emotionally distressed. The role of the psychologist in the fire service is probably most akin to the work of a military psychologist assigned to an active duty unit in a combat zone. The presenters, employed by the nation’s third largest fire department will discuss their work in providing psychological care and consultation to first responders and will describe career and research opportunities in working with this unique population. - Sam Buser, PhD, Melissa Beason-Smith, PhD

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop CE/PD: 2 hours Social Justice and Ethical Issues - Psychological Services to Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (W15)

This workshop will focus on the ethical issues involved in providing psychological services to persons with cognitive disabilities. Ethical issues often arise in trying to balance the best interests of the individual clients, the rights of the individual clients, the safety of the community, and the best practices of the treating psychologist. Areas to be considered will include assessment of cognitive disabilities, forensic evaluations, risk assessments, and treatment issues. Case examples will highlight the discussion, and participants will be encouraged to present their own examples. -Charlotte Kimmel, PhD, Andrew Griffin, PhD

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop Expanding Your Horizons - How About the Workplace? (W18)

CE/PD: 2 hours

When I finished graduate school, my goal was to go into private practice and be the best therapist in the world. Like a lot of people, I found myself on an unexpected career path. Instead of private practice, I worked in four public sector organizations using my counseling skills, research training, and psychological knowledge to help resolve employee issues, both personal and work-related. I learned a great deal about human behavior in the workplace and about how organizations function. The workshop will focus on my experiences as an in-house counselor, educator, and consultant and the skills, knowledge, and personal characteristics necessary for a career as a workplace psychologist. - Sara Sundstrom, PhD

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Workshop CE/PD: 3 hours A Generalist's Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders in a DSM-5 World (W31)

A Generalist's Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders in a DSM-5 World will present one approach to making a diagnosis as quickly and efficiently as possible and referring to necessary services to prevent the way of treatment. This workshop will give practical tips on interfacing with school systems, primary care physicians, specialists, and community resources etc. This workshop provides an introduction to the use of social skills groups as part of treatment and how directive family therapy is used to empower parents to provide interventions for their children. This is provided by a self-acknowledged non-expert working in an underserved area that has a high incidence of autism. How this provider has had to modify things in lieu of DSM-5 will be covered. Finally, dealing with managed Medicaid will be covered.-Joseph McCoy, PhD

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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Workshop CE/PD: 3 hours Grady Nia Project: Assessing and Treating Abused, Suicidal, Low-Income, African American Women (W51)

This presentation will offer mental health professionals a culturally informed approach for conceptualizing, assessing, and treating African American women in abusive relationships who have attempted suicide. The Grady Nia Project, a culturally competent empowerment group intervention designed to reduce those risk factors and enhance those protective factors associated with suicidal behavior among African American women in abusive partnerships, will be described. This 10 session intervention will be discussed in detail, with attention paid to the themes of each session and the associated group activities and experiences. Data supporting the efficacy and effectiveness of the Grady Nia Project will be shared. Finally, case vignettes will be used to illustrate the lives and experiences of the women in the Grady Nia Project. -Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop CE/PD: 1 hour Private Insurance: Parity, Reimbursement and Antitrust Issues ? New Issues and Weapons in Psychology?s Eternal Struggle (W66) This workshop will discuss new issues with private insurance reimbursement and mental health parity that affect practicing psychologists, including: The APA Practice Organization’s advocacy, in conjunction with state associations, on parity and reimbursement with private insurers; Antitrust issues, including recent Federal Trade Commission guidance on the integration necessary to allow collaborations of competitors to jointly negotiate fees in light of health care reform, and antitrust law’s application to insurers; Guidance and resources for state associations and individual psychologists struggling with all of these issues. The presenter is the APA Practice Organization’s point person on private insurance reimbursement, parity and antitrust issues, Alan Nessman, Senior Special Counsel in the Office of Legal Regulatory Affairs.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Meeting TPA Student Division Business Meeting (M01)

At the annual TPA Student Division business meeting, members and board members will review advancements and setbacks on the action agenda items from this past year, brainstorm ways to improve the division and goals for the upcoming year, and elect new members to the board. -Danielle Young, BA, Justine Grosso, BA

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Workshop

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists Update (W62)

CE/PD: 1 Hour

Texas State Board of Examiners Executive Director, Darrel Spinks, and General Counsel, Kristin Starr, will update attendees on recent changes that affect TSBEP licensees. This includes a number of very important questions to CE (Professional Development) requirements.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Meeting TPA Business of Practice Committee Meeting (M03)

TPA Business of Practice Committee Members and any interested psychologists will discuss challenges and opportunities for practitioners in a changing insurance and reimbursement environment. What strategies are psychologists using to stay afloat? How have practices changed in the last decade in response to insurance pressures? Are regulatory agencies doing their job to curb insurance company abuses? the impact of reimbursement cuts on access to care for both low and middle income patients will be described, and TPA's collaboration with APA in a legal initiative to protect patient access to care. The organized efforts of psychologists in Texas and across the country to promote and protect our profession will be reviewed, including efforts to maintain the viability of the Texas Medicaid program. We will present up to date information on the work of the APA Practice Directorate to support psychologists. -Bonny Gardner, PhD

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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Exhibit Exhibitor Reception and Poster Session

Join your colleagues for great conversation , light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while you stroll through the posters that these authors have worked so hard on. Moderation of Negative Mental Health Symptoms in Cuban Immigrants (P02) -Lianna Evans, PsyD, Adreanne Dugger, BA, Ernesto Nillar, PsyD The Influence of Gender, Body Image, and Partner BMI on Sexual Satisfaction (P03) -Esther Schwartz, BA, Sheila Garos, PhD The Validation of a Population-based Screen to Detect Emotional-Behavior Disorders in Orphaned Children in South Africa (P04) -Amanda Venta, MA, Carla Sharp, PhD, Lochner Marais, PhD, Donald Skinner, PhD, Molefi Lenka, Jose Serekoane, PhD Impact of Gender and Religious Involvement on Prevalence of and Attitudes Toward Academic Dishonesty (P06) -Blanca Naudin, MA, Bonnie Rudolph, PhD Two Juvenile Cases of Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DSM-5) (P07) -Larry Fisher, PhD, Dan Matthews, MD, Glenda Matthews, MD Associations between Religion, Internalizing/Externalizing Behaviors, and Body Mass Index in Obese Pediatric Patients (P08) -Danielle Young, BA, Christine Limbers, PhD, Matthew Stephen, MD, William Bryant, MD The Resilient Caregiver: Differences in theory, measurement and correlates (P09) -Jessica Chang, MEd, Timothy Elliot, PhD, JackBerry, PhD, Ann Marie Warren, PhD, Ryan Blucker, PhD Altruism and Depression: How does helping others help oneself? (P11) -Brittney C. Wright, PhD, Sharon Rae Jenkins, PhD Attachment and Well-Being (P12) -A. Jerry Bruce, PhD, Marsha Harman, PhD, S.Thomas Kordinak, PhD Depressive Symptoms, Marijuana Use Motives, and Marijuana Use Problems in Adolescent Juvenile Offenders (P13) -Justine Grosso, BA, Lauren Farwell, MEd, Sara Dolan, PhD Nonverbal Learning Disorder WAIS-IV Profiles in Anxiety Disorders (P14) -D. Kenneth Montfort, MA, Ursula Alford, MS, Amy Anderson, MA, Andres Tapia, MEd, Darrell Stiffey, MA, Raymond Hawkins, PhD Incremental Contribution: Learning Management Platform Predicting General Psychology Performance (P16) -S. Thomas Kordinak, PhD, Marsha Harman, PhD, A. Jerry Bruce, PhD An Effective Intervention for Reducing Barriers to HIV/AIDS Care (P17) -Mercedes Vaughn, MS, Victor German, MD, Nancy Amodei, PhD, Veronica Villela Perez, BA, Amanda Miller Adolescent Mental Health: The Role of Youth and College Pastors (P18) -William Hunter, BS, Matthew Stanford, PhD Meditation of Conscientiousness in Psychopathic Traits and Alcohol Use Problems (P19) -Casey Drinnen, Rachel Carter, BS, Palee Womack, Rebecca Langlet, Craig Neumann, PhD The Impact of African American Acculturation and Attitude Towards Health on Dietary Patterns Among African American Women (P20) -Cashuna Huddleston, MA, Nicole Coleman, PhD Theory of Mind and Executive Function in Adolescents (P21) -Carolyn Ha, MA, Tessa Long, Paul Cirino, PhD, Carla Sharp, PhD

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Does Sexual Abuse Cause Eating Disorders? Exploring the Roles of Shame, Perfectionism, and Sociocultural Influences in ED Development of College Women (P22) -Kelsey Latimer, PhD Weighting for a Cure: Mediators of the Sociocultural Model of ED'S (P23) -Kelsey Latimer, PhD, Ed Watkins, PhD A Psychoeducational Group at Church: Proven Concepts in a New Setting (P24) -EdRogers, MS, Matthew Stanford, PhD Do Changes in Weight Status Impact HRQOL in Elementary School Children? (P25) -Rachel Kantor, BA, Christine Limbers, PhD, Richard Grimes, PhD Validity of Spouse-Report on the Psychopathic Personality Inventory-Revised (P27) -Susan Lyican, BA, Julia Babcock, PhD Self-Silencing and Depression: The Mediating Roles of Emotional Clarity and Ambivalence over Emotional Expressiveness (P28) -Mijin Kim, MA, Sung-Kyung Yoo, PhD The Dyadic Influence of Attachment on Couples' Intimate Partner Violence (P29) -Johannah Sommer, BS, Julia Babcock, PhD Exploratory Factor Analysis of Cultural Values Conflict Scale for South Asian Women (P30) -Nausheen Noor, MA, Consuelo Arbona, PhD Gender Differences in the Experience of Bicultural Stress in Mexican Adolescents (P35) -Marianela Dornhecker, MEd, Brandy Pina-Watson, MS, Samantha Salinas, Lizette Ojeda, PhD House Bill 2349: Alternative Treatment for Mentally Ill Offender in Jail Settings (P38) -Scholar Colbourn, BS, Mary Alice Conroy, PhD Hypnotherapy and the Stress Response: Preliminary Findings from a Randomized Clinical Trial (P40) -Cassie Kendrick, PsyD, Lauren Koep, PsyD, Will Fisher, MA, Aimee Johnson, MA, Jim Sliwinski, MA, Vicki Patterson, BA, Gary Elkins, PhD Project Teen Reach: Evaluation Outcome Difference Between Males and Females (P42) -Barbara Riske, MS, Nancy Amodei, PhD Do Residents Sustain SBIRT Skills After Graduation? (P46) -Christina Cortinas, MS, Shruthi Vale, MS, Nancy Amodei, PhD Dimensions of Family Functioning, Media, and Body Image Dissatisfaction (P50) -Juan Castaneda, BS, Allison Dovi, BS, Consuelo Arbona, PhD

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM TPA Movie Night (W41)

Workshop

CE/PD: 3 hours

What is it like for someone who is a member of a non-accepting cultural background to discover that they are gay or transgender? What is it like for families who are trying to accept their child to see that others in their cultural or faith communities are not accepting of their child? How can we help with the pain and suffering of people caught in this crisis? These two films will help us to better understand the intersections of sexual, gender, ethnic, racial, and religious identities. The first film Anyone and everyone (57 minutes) is a documentary highlighting the experiences of American families from different cultural backgrounds and faith traditions. The second film TRANS (97 minutes) shows the journeys of people of all ages trying to live as the gender they feel they are. Popcorn will be available to help with the relaxed movie atmosphere. -Colt Meier, PhD, Bob Meier, PhD, Becca Keo, BS

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM Workshop CE/PD: 4.5 hours Foundations of Disaster Mental Health (FDMH) and Psychological First Aid (PFA) (W65)

The American Red Cross (ARC) FDMH course is offered to independently-licensed mental health professionals to prepare Disaster Mental Health (DMH) workers to deploy to local and national disaster relief operations. ARC DMH works to provide mental health support to disaster survivors and workers across the disaster continuum of preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. Course content will include general strategies as well as legal/ethical implications of DMH work including functional needs, cultural awareness, licensing, HIPAA regulations, and confidentiality. We will also include PFA abridged for the mental health professional in order to best understand the collaborative process with the front-line volunteer in identifying the signs of stress, providing immediate support, and obtaining additional mental health support for clients, co-workers, and themselves. Although other courses may be required by your local chapter, this training will meet the FDMH and PFA requirements for all MH professionals wishing to respond through the ARC. - Rebecca Hamilin, PhD

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Symposium CE/PD: 1.5 hours Immigration and Psychology: Forensic Evaluations of Immigrant Women (S07)

In 2011, the U.S. deported 46,486 undocumented parents who had at least one U.S. citizen child. Children are placed into foster care and parental rights area terminated, with devastating and long-lasting effects on those children. These women and their families need culturally competent forensic evaluators who are well aware of the value and boundaries of their roles as scientists working within the branch of the legal system of immigration law. The Chair/Discussant will provide information based on the APA presidential report, Crossroads: The psychology of immigration in the new century (2012). Two presenters will provide an ethical context for the forensic evaluator, review literature regarding immigration evaluations, explore dilemmas, and propose an ethical and competent best-practice model of forensic evaluation procedures with immigrant women and their families. Another presenter will describe immigration evaluations that she provides for the Department of Homeland Security, for the Office of Refugee Settlement and for extreme hardship petition waivers. -Melba Vasquez, PhD, Cynthia de las Fuentes, PhD, Martha Ramos Duffer, PsyD, Angelica Melissa Garza-Benavides, PhD

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Symposium Health Care Reform and the Practice of Psychology (S18)

CE/PD: 1.5 hours

The future of psychology practice is rapidly evolving due to economic and legislative changes during the past four years. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law and is being implemented through 2015.The ACA provides major changes to our health care systems to meet the emergent health needs of our population. This symposium will provide an overview and discussion of how health care reform will impact the practice of psychology. Dr. Bray will provide an overview of the ACA and recommendations for the future of psychology practice. Dr. Brown will discuss how the ACA will impact independent practice of psychology. Dr. Laviage will discuss the implications of the ACA for practice with children and adolescents. There will be ample time for the audience to discuss these issues with the presenters. -James Bray, PhD, Ray Brown, PhD, Marcia Laviage, PhD

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Symposium CE/PD: 1.5 hours Mental Health Treatment of Veterans and Military Personnel: Embracing Diversity (S21)

The U.S. Armed Forces and Department of Veterans Affairs have experienced dramatic changes in their traditions, institutional cultures, demographics, and mental health treatment systems. Women now represent 11% of the armed forces, are more likely to experience gender disparities, and are vulnerable to various mental health concerns. For gays in the military questions remain concerning potential discrimination and challenges of being out in the workplace, even after the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Military personnel and veterans from diverse ethnic backgrounds are increasingly diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with Latino veterans representing the largest population being treated for PTSD. Psychologists and trainees in these institutions are adapting their services to account for growing diversity across the spectrum of military personnel and veterans. Symposium presentations will address the experiences of women in the military; issues gays face in the military; and treatment innovations for Latino veterans diagnosed with PTSD. -Ezequiel Pena, PhD, Craig Dike, PhD, Jessica Martin, MS, Melissa Cole, MS, Nicholus Crow, MS

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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Workshop Understanding Military Culture and the Veteran Population (W12)

CE/PD: 2 hours

As entering into the United States Armed Forces involves becoming a member of a distinct subculture, it is important to understand the clinical implications for this population in psychotherapy. This workshop expands upon on Castro (2006) and his colleagues original work in developing the concept of BATTLEMIND which was specifically created to assist ARMY personnel in transitioning home after combat. The acronym BATTLEMIND represents the ten psychological adaptations that a person goes through during their military training. However, as most military personnel do not serve in combat during their careers, this workshop intends to provide a general understanding of how a person s military training, regardless of branch of service, continues to affect their daily life and interpersonal effectiveness even decades after they have left active duty. Typical presenting issues, their BATTLEMIND explanation, and treatment options will be discussed. -Kelly Arnemann, PhD

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop CE/PD: 3 hours Introduction and Training in Q-Interactive - Assessment Has Evolved! (W33)

The use of the new Q-Interactive, a digitally assisted psychological assessment system, continues to grow nationwide. After discussing benefits clinicians and clients enjoy from effective use of technology such as more accurate administration, automated scoring; ability to devote more attention to the examinee by automating presentation, timing, and recording; more efficient reporting; and stimuli and data capture that are possible only with digital technology, attendees will be trained in the use of Pearson's Q-Interactive system. This session will cover setting up your iPads, power management, use of the Q-Interactive Dashboard, setting up clients, and taking full advantage of all the features available to you while administering the measures currently available on Q-Interactive. If time allows, there will also be a discussion of future plans for the system such as what new measures and features will be added. Though not required, current users of Q-Interactive are encouraged to bring their iPads. -Alexander Quiros, PhD

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop Pediatric Concussion: What Child Psychologists Need to Know (W37)

CE/PD: 3 hours

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop Psychologists in Family Court (W40)

CE/PD: 3 hours

Concussion and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) have been an increasing focus of media and public attention over the past several years. Increased awareness of the effects of concussion and mTBI has led to expansion of practice opportunities for psychologists. This workshop focuses on the roles for psychologists in identifying, managing, and treating these injuries in a pediatric population. The workshop begins with a description of the common mechanisms and pathophysiology of concussion and mTBI. The utility of various symptom assessment paradigms is critiqued with emphasis on methods that are valid and reliable. The workshop describes the psychologist s role in management of pediatric concussion and mTBI, ranging from education of child and family to strategies for transition back to school. This workshop is intended to be introductory, though it is designed for individuals with some prior knowledge of factors associated with assessment and management of pediatric mild brain injury. -Pete Stavinoha, PhD, Christine Castillo, PhD, Alice Ann Holland, PhD, Ana Hernandez, MS

This workshop will offer relevant and practical information about the role of psychologists in family courts, and should appeal to those who have no interest in forensic psychology and to those exploring career opportunities within this field. A psychologist may encounter patients who then become involved in family court litigation, and may consequently receive a subpoena for records or to testify. The role of psychologists conducting a court ordered custody evaluation and psychologists who may have been called to testify due to previous professional involvement with the family will be reviewed. Participants in this workshop will learn how to respond to these forensic issues in a manner that will reduce the likelihood of a malpractice claim or Board complaint; the difference between a treating expert and a forensic expert; and the irreconcilable differences between dual therapeutic and forensic relationships, and how these can be damaging to patients and the court. -Edward Silverman, PhD, Ramon Laval, PhD

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM The New DSM-5 is Out (W64)

Workshop

CE/PD: 3 hours

The Diagnostic and Statistic Manual; 5th Edition (DSM-5) has been published and released. After a number of years in development, shrouded in controversies, it is now available for use by clinicians working with individuals with mental health and behavioral issues. Unfortunately in the beginning of development, input was requested infrequently. As the project neared completion, concerns about the final product arose. Now that DSM-5 has been published, numerous stakeholders have responded with statements that they are not going to use DSM-5 for various research and clinical purposes. The media has also taken note and have brought the disagreements public. Concurrently, the United States is the only major country that is not universally using the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Diseases (ICD). This workshop will focus on the controversies surrounding DSM-5 and why many practitioners believe now may be the time to mobilize a shift to the WHO, ICD system. Objectives: (1) Participants will be able to list and describe at least 2 of the controversies that occurred during the development of DSM-5.(2) Participants will be able to list and explain why at least 2 diagnoses are inconsistent with known neuroanatomical/neurophysiological/genomic systems.(3) Participants will be able to describe the basic structure of the WHO-ICD structure and provide at least 2 reasons why it is superior to the DSM-5 structure. -David M. Schwartz, PhD

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Workshop CE/PD: 6 hours Applying Evidence-Based Practices for ADHD Intervention for School-Aged Children (W44)

This workshop will improve participant’s knowledge of the behavioral therapies, psychopharmacological interventions, and school-based behavioral interventions that have been shown to be effective for children with ADHD. An overview of evidence-based practices will be presented and three primary aims will be addressed: (1) to review common medications used to treat ADHD symptoms, (2) to increase participant’s understanding of behavioral principles used conceptualize treatments for ADHD, (3) to improve participant’s competence for implementing psychosocial intervention strategies in clinic and school settings. Behavioral foundations and specific techniques for Parent Management Training (PMT) and Classroom Behavioral Modification (CBM) will be presented. Didactic and experiential activities will be used to introduce, demonstrate, and rehearse behavioral strategies that are commonly applied within these interventions. This workshop will provide participants with sample treatment plans, structured session outlines, and behavior therapy resources to assist them in implementing these learning objectives within their own professional practices. -David Curtis, PhD, Corey Heath, MA, Stephanie Chapman, PhD, Sara Elkins, PhD, Jonathan Perle, PhD

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Workshop CE/PD: 6 Hours Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Behavioral Medicine (W46)

Whether participants are new to ACT or consider themselves seasoned clinicians in this evidence-based treatment, this experiential workshop will introduce several effective interventions to help clients better understand the mind-body connection to better manage their pain, adjust to illness and physical limitations, overcome medical procedure phobias, become more compliant with recommended treatments, and engage in improved self-care (e.g., smoking cessation, healthy eating, etc.). Participants will learn some novel methods to teach their clients the practice of mindfulness, assist them in identifying their values, and help them find ways to commit to value-driven behaviors —despite what else is on their plate. - Karen Waldman, PhD

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Meeting Public Education Campaign Committee Meeting (M02)

The Public Education Campaign (PEC) Committee has as its goal to convey information about psychologists and educate the public on various aspects of mental health, with a focus on mind/body health. The Committee will meet to review activities and presentations over the last year, as well as brainstorm for future projects. Information on acquiring and maintaining relationships with media will also be presented, which helps psychologists present a higher profile in the community. While the PEC Committee is encouraged to attend, the meeting is open to anyone with an interest in mind/body health, public education in general, and a desire to learn valuable media skills. -Kay Allensworth, PhD, Lauren Witt, BA

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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Meeting Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities SIG Meeting (M06)

Important new developments influencing psychological services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will be discussed in this SIG meeting. These include significant changes in the proposed DSM V and ICD-11 diagnosis and classification systems, especially for for intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. A more concentrated focus on adaptive behavior rather than IQ is a major shift in direction for intellectual disability and tightening of the criteria for an autism diagnosis could affect service eligibility. There will be a discussion of adaptive behavior scales, as well as the issues associated with retrospective assessment of adaptive behavior in forensic cases. The growing movement to substitute applied behavior analysis for psychological services will be analyzed. The impact of a shift to a managed care model in services to this population will be projected. SIG members will be encouraged to raise other issues as well. -Ellis Craig, PhD

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Meeting Open Meeting of Lone Star Psychology Residency Consortium (M05)

In 2009, TPA President Ollie Seay launched an initiative to address the internship shortage. The Lone Star Psychology Residency Consortium has now developed training facilities in three relatively underserved areas of the state and will be recruiting its fourth class this year. The open meeting provides an opportunity for TPA members to learn more about this significant training opportunity for psychologists in Texas. It will be especially informative to trainers and to prospective interns. -Brian Stagner, PhD

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Meeting TPA Disaster Response Network Meeting (M15)

Annual Meeting of the TPA Disaster Response Network. All attendees are welcome!

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Symposium CE/PD: 1.5 hours Race and Ethnicity in the Education and Training of Psychologists (S10)

This symposium provides an explanation of the influence of race and ethnicity in education and training in professional psychology. The linkage between this diversity and power in the trainer-trainee relationship serves as the superordinate theme. The authors organize the symposium around non-abusive and abusive uses of power, interlaced with specific dynamics and examples related to the aforementioned diversity dynamics. Methods for developing culturally competent trainer-trainee relationships are discussed, as well as the difficulties a trainer might encounter with power dynamics when working with a trainee with problems of professional competence. The importance of a healthy trainer-trainee relationship is stressed in regards to a positive trainee outcome, both within and beyond a graduate program in professional psychology. -Charles Ridley, PhD, Christina Jeffrey, MS

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop CE/PD: 2 hours Behavioral Problems or "Gut Issues?" - Implications for FBA in Schools (W04)

This workshop will be a review of the latest research linking gastro-intestinal problems, and immune deficiencies to behavioral problems in autistic children. The presenter will offer clear and practical examples for assessment for these behaviors in autistic children that - in collaborating with the child's physician - will result in more efficacious and pervasive results that could improve dramatically the well being of children in our care, particularly those in the spectrum. The presenter will propose a new way of looking and intervening with autistic children, biomedically and behaviorally which will positively impact the functional assessment of autistic children in school. -Jorge Carrillo, PhD, Marta Otero, PhD

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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop CE/PD: 2 hours Forensic Assessment of Control-Initiated Family Violence: A Neuroscience View (W20)

Control-initiated domestic violence is examined from neuroscience and neuropsychological perspectives, accounting for why poor outcome is the norm in most traditional psychosocial models of violence in family law cases. This course examines important clinical and forensic assessment strategies for different types of family violence, particularly in court-ordered and child custody evaluations. Fifteen common control tactics in family violence are identified in relationship to the most common causes of thinking errors and cognitive distortions among violent controllers. Control hot spots in the brain are identified as common contributory factors in the forensic evaluation of family violence, including the role of acquired brain injury, movement/tic disorders, chromosomal syndromes, and biological aspects of personality functioning in clinical and family law cases. A rationale for modifying child custody evaluations, to incorporate more neuropsychological concepts in control-initiated violence, is offered. Thus, recommendations to the Court can be more reliable and salient. -Kit Harrison, PhD

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Workshop Action Oriented Group Psychotherapy for Offenders (W23)

CE/PD: 3 hours

Group psychotherapy has been shown to be a powerful and cost effective treatment modality for individuals who are part of the criminal justice system, e.g., incarceration, parole, probation. However, providing group services to this population can be very discouraging and frustrating due to the unique cognitive-emotional-behavioral characteristics of offenders. This didactic experiential workshop will discuss the many therapeutic group dilemmas clinicians are challenged with and offer creative, evidenced based group interventions drawn from motivational enhancement theory and social cognitive learning theory designed to create opportunities for change within a flexible group structure. The presenters have over 40 years clinical experience working with offenders. -John Rubel, PsyD, Steven Welch, MS

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Workshop CE/PD: 3 hours Harnessing the Power of Emotion: Introducing Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (W45)

This workshop will introduce clinicians to Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT: Johnson, 2004), one of only two empirically supported approaches to treating couple distress (Snyder, Castellani; Whisman, 2005). Anchored in attachment theory (Bowlby, 1989; Hazan; Shaver, 1987), EFT is the only model of couple intervention that uses a systematic, empirically validated theory of adult bonding as the basis for understanding and alleviating relationship problems. It is a humanistic approach combining experiential and systemic therapies in its therapeutic stance and interventions. The intentional use of core affective states in-session is a vital part of the lasting change process. This will be emphasized and illustrated throughout the workshop. The presenters will show their own in-session video recorded work to help participants increase their understanding of working with emotion and build skills for utilizing EFT in working with couples. -Brent Bradley, PhD, Sarah McConnell, MA, Maegan Carnew-Megginson, MA

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Workshop CE/PD: 3 hours Supervision of Pre-Licensed Psychologists, HIPAA Changes, and Psychologists "Other" Liabilities: Not your parents' ethics presentation (W47)

Both, licensed, supervising psychologists, and their pre-licensed supervisees are exposed to a variety of TSBEP Rules that are neither clear nor well understood. There are a host of assumptions that the Board makes that are not clearly-stated. Learn what you need to know to protect yourself, your supervisees, and your good standing with the Board. HIPAA is changing every year, and you need to know what to do to keep up in 2014. Come for a quick update of the latest and upcoming changes. When you are in a practice setting that involves more than one provider, you expose yourselves to one another’s liability problems. Learn how to protect yourself from problems that are the result of someone else’s careless mistakes. Let two lawyers who have helped you before, explain how to protect yourselves from unexpected Board Rule violations, HIPAA violations, and legal problems that were not yours to begin with. - Kenda Dalrymple, JD, Michael Flynn, JD, PhD

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This section is to be completed only by TSBEP Licensed Psychologists who wish to participate in TPA’s Doctor Locator Service. Fee: $25--Choose your TOP SIX Specialties general areas to best reflect your professional services (if more than six are chosen, only the first six will be listed in your profile) 0 Medical/Health Psychology 0 Men’s Issues 0 Mid-Life Transitions 0 Multicultural Issues 0 Neuropsychology 0 Obsessive-Compulsive Dis. 0 Organizational Development 0 Pain Management 0 Panic Attacks 0 Parenting/Family 0 Personality Disorder/Borderline 0 PTSD/Trauma/Abuse 0 Physical Disability 0 Phobias 0 Postpartum Issues 0 Psych Assessments 0 Rehabilitation 0 Relationship 0 School Problems

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