posted Mar 8, 2011, 8:13 AM by SSCP Calendar
updated Mar 8, 2011, 11:29 AM
Mark your calendars for the APS 2011 Convention
this May 26-29 in Washington, DC. SSCP and APS have lined up a fascinating array of programming at the conference, including:
- SSCP Distinguished Scientist Award invited address by Dick Bootzin: "If Sleep is so Important, Why Do We Get So Little of It? Advances in Understanding and Treating Insomnia"
- Abstract: Good quality sleep is intricately entwined with our health, sense of well-being, productivity, emotion regulation, memory and cognitive functioning, and positive social interaction. Yet, the stresses of daily life, 24-hour businesses, sleep-disrupting technology such as instant messaging, late-night TV, computer gaming, and social networks put pressure on sleep leading to sleep deprivation and the development of insomnia. A developmental perspective underscores the conclusion that persistent sleep disturbance, insomnia, at any time during the life span from infancy to old age has a lasting impact. Bootzin will provide vivid illustrations of the paradox we face and explore how we can live our lives in the 21st century without destroying our sleep and all that it affects.
- SSCP Presidential Address by Varda Shoham: "The Elusive Independent Variable in Psychosocial Intervention Research"
- Abstract: Although many efficacious behavioral treatments exist, patients in community settings rarely receive them. In contrast to pharmacotherapy, the fidelity of a behavioral intervention rests disproportionally on what clinicians do and don’t do – the illusive, multi-component independent variable of psychosocial intervention research. Narrowing the science-practice gap will depend on finding efficient and effective ways to assess, enhance, and maintain the fidelity of empirically-supported psychosocial treatments in real-world settings.
- Clinical Science Form chaired by former SSCP President Howard Garb: "Perspectives on Diagnostic Systems"
- Abstract: The theoretical underpinnings of diagnostic systems will be examined. Conceptual views of such systems are related to theories on the relation between symptoms and constructs. Disorders can be viewed as causal systems, the constructions of clinical scientists, or as latent variables measured through clusters of symptoms. These competing views will be discussed.
- Speakers: Denny Boorsboom, Lee Anna Clark, Thomas Widiger
Clinical Track Programming: Invited Symposia
- Dissemination of Evidence-Based Practice: The Science of Psychotherapy in the Community
- Timothy Fowles (Co-Chair), University of Delaware
- Ryan Beveridge (Co-Chair), University of Delaware
- James F. Alexander, University of Utah
- Michael S. Robbins, Oregon Research Institute and Functional Family Therapy, Inc.
- Ann F. Garland, University of California, San Diego
- Varda Shoham, University of Arizona and National Institute of Mental Health
- Multi-Level Phenomena and Multi-Level Theorizing
Gregory A. Miller (Chair), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Konstanz
- Michael S. Gazzaniga, University of California, Santa Barbara
Michael J. Kozak, National Institute of Mental Health
- What Does the Research Say about the Impact of
Openly Gay Service on the Military?
- Howard N. Garb (Chair), San Antonio Military Medical Center, Lackland AFB
- Laura L. Miller, RAND Corporation
- Tobias B. Wolff, University of Pennsylvania