TCSPP Brings Strong Presence to American Psychological Association Convention

08/07/2014

Faculty and Students will Discuss and Present on 26 Topics Including Veterans’ Mental health and Multiculturalism

(LOS ANGELES) (AUGUST, 6, 2014) The Chicago School of Professional Psychology  (TCSPP), a leading nonprofit graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral and health sciences, will have more than 20 leadership, faculty, staff and students from all three TCSPP campuses and online participating in 26 symposiums and presentations during the 122nd American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in Washington, D.C., August 7 through 10. The convention features more than 800 sessions over a four-day period covering the entire field of psychology.

TCSPP’s faculty and leadership participation continues to grow at this annual event. This year, TCSPP President Michele Nealon-Woods will moderate a session on “International Service Learning – Pedagogy to Create Transformational Learning Experience for All,” among other roles. Symposiums and presentations that TCSPP faculty and students will participate in include “Cultural Complexities in Psychology,” “International Service Learning,” “Perspectives on Psychology in Latin America and the Caribbean” and “Social Determinants, Self-Efficacy, and Identity Relationship to Health and Well-Being Among Veterans.”

The APA is dedicated to the advancement of the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives. The Chicago School supports the APA mission and demonstrates this through participation in the following scheduled symposiums and presentations at the 2014 APA Convention:

August 7

  • Need Tylenol? Conflicts of Interest, Ethics, The Internship Crisis, and Recommendation  Letters (Symposium) 

8:00 A.M.-8:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Heather Sheets, Psy.D., Washington D.C. Campus (Chair)

  • Cultural Complexities in Psychology (Symposium)

8:00 A.M.-9:50 A.M.  (C.D.T)

Nayeli Y. Chavez-Duenas, Ph.D. and Hector Y. Adames, Psy.D., Chicago Campus;  Milton A. Fuentes, Psy.D., Washington D.C. Campus (Chair)

  • Genes and Drugs and Psychotropics in Treating Severely Disturbed Youth (Symposium)

9:00 A.M.-9:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Robert M. Foltz, Psy.D., Chicago Campus

  • Fundamentals of Consulting Psychology 3—Feedback, Politics and Multicultural/Internationalism (Symposium)

10:00 A.M.-11:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Jay Finkelman, Ph.D., Los Angeles Campus

  • International Service Learning-Pedagogy to Create Transformational Learning Experience For All (Symposium)

11:00 A.M.-11:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Michele Nealon-Woods, Psy.D., President (Chair and Discussant); Tiffany Masson, Psy.D., Online Programs; Kristin V. Kenefick, Psy.D., and Sayaka Machizawa, Psy.D., Chicago Campus

  • Levels of Satisfaction Among Couples and Future Therapeutic Implications (Poster Session)

12:00 P.M. -12:50 P.M. (C.D.T)

Heather Tahler, M.A., student, Chicago Campus

  • Latino Adolescent Substance Abusers and the Role of the Caregiver Participation on Treatment Outcome (Poster Session)

12:00 P.M.-12:50 P.M. (C.D.T)

Wendy Herrera, B.A., student, Los Angeles Campus; Dean Rishel, Ph.D., Los Angeles Campus

  •  Perspectives on Psychology in Latin America and the Caribbean (Symposium)

12:00 P.M.-1:50 P.M. (C.D.T)

Hector L. Torres, Psy.D., Chicago Campus

  • Reducing Violence and Increasing Pro Social Behavior by Supporting Healthy Masculinity Development (Skill-Building Session)

1:00 P.M.-2:50 P.M. (C.D.T)

Hector L. Torres, Psy.D.

August 8

  • Interviewers’ Self-Disclosure of Addiction and Interviewees’ Willingness to Discuss Substance Use (Poster Session)

9:00 A.M.- 9:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Patrick Sears, M.A., student, Chicago Campus; John W. Shustitsky, Ph.D., Chicago Campus

  • Developments in School Mental Health (Poster Session)

10:00 A.M.- 10:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Sayaka Machizawa, Ph.D.

  • Poster Session: Veterans Mental Health Environment Scan Findings and Recommendations (Poster Session)

10:00 A.M. - 10:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Eric M. Morrison, Ph.D., M.Ed., Chicago Campus

  • Is the Mechitza Permeable? An Exploratory Study on Navigating Jewish and Transgender Identities (Poster Session)

10:00 A.M. – 10:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Nicole A. Thalheimer, M.A., student, Chicago Campus

  • Selection and Utility of Sexual Identity Labels in Youth (Poster Session)

10:00 A.M. – 10:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Braden Berkey, Psy.D., Chicago Campus; Ashley J. Molin, M.A., student, Chicago Campus

  • Taking Psychology Global – II (Poster Session)

11:00 A.M. - 11:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Sayaka Machizawa, Ph.D.

  • Determining Factors in Martial Satisfaction Among Wives of Recently Deployed Veterans (Poster Session)

11:00 A.M.- 11:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Cindy J. Kao, Psy.D., student, Los Angeles Campus; Richard Sinacola, Ph.D. and Debra Warner Psy.D., Los Angeles Campus

  • Acculturation, Cultural Processes, and Immigrant Experiences (Poster Session)

1:00 P.M.- 1:50 P.M. (C.D.T)

Hector Y. Adames, Psy.D.; Nayeli Y. Chavez-Duenas, Ph.D.

  • In Good Company—The Benefits of Collaboration and Partnership with APA Division 52 (Symposium)

4:00 P.M. – 5:50 P.M. (C.D.T)

Hector L. Torres, Psy.D.

August 9

  • Social Determinants, Self-Efficacy, and Identity Relationship to Health and Well-Being Among Veterans (Symposium)

8:00 A.M.- 8:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Patricia Arredondo, Ed.D., Chicago Campus President and Eric M. Morrison, Ph.D., M.Ed.

  • Addressing Quality of Life Perspectives for Individuals with Life-Limiting Conditions (Symposium)

8:00 A.M.- 8:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Mekel Harris, Ph.D., Los Angeles Campus; Stephanie Kohlman, M.A. and Erin Norton, B.A., students, Los Angeles Campus

  • Media Effects: Selfies- Self-Expression or Self Absorption (Poster Session)

9:00 A.M. - 9:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Jay E. Burke, M.S., Los Angles Campus

  • Let’s Talk About Sex: The Absence of Formal Training in the Topic of Human Sexuality

10:00 A.M. – 10:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Eliana S. Swislow, M.A., student, Chicago Campus, Braden Berkey, Psy.D.

  • Current Research in Pediatric Psychology (Poster Session)

11:00 A.M. - 11:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Mekel Harris, Ph.D., Los Angeles Campus; Stephanie Kohlman, M.A., and  Erin Norton, B.A., students, Los Angeles Campus

  • Poster Session- Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Traits in Law Enforcement (Poster Session)

12:00 P.M. - 12:50 P.M. (C.D.T)

Dean Rishel, Ph.D., Los Angeles Campus; Vanessa M. Holtgrave, M.S., student, Los Angeles Campus

August 10

  • Service- Learning and Psychology Graduate Training--- Opportunities and Challenges (Symposium)

 9:00 A.M.- 9:50 A.M. (C.D.T)

Patricia Arredondo, Ed.D., Chicago Campus President; Sayaka Machizawa, Ph.D.; Mekel Harris, Ph.D.; Claudia Shields, Ph.D.; Michelle A. Meyer, Psy.D.; and Gregory Canillas, Ph.D., Los Angeles Campus

  • Multicultural Psychology in the Era of Twitter-Challenges and Opportunities (Symposium)

12:00 P.M. - 1:50 P.M.  (C.D.T)

Patricia Arredondo, Ed.D., Chicago Campus President; Nayeli Y. Chavez-Duenas, Ph.D. and Hector Y. Adames;, Psy.D.; Milton A. Fuentes, Psy.D.

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About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Founded in 1979 and celebrating 35 years, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral sciences. It serves more than 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Westwood); and Washington, D.C. as well as online programs. The institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and its Clinical Psychology doctoral program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for five consecutive years. The Los Angeles Campus gained its first recognition in 2013. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu



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