Special Thanks to Catherine Schuman, Laura Shaffer and Amit Shahane for their work on the very successful 2013 Conference.






























































2014 American Psychological Association
APAHC Programing

Thursday, August 7, 2014  8:00 - 8:50 AM
Convention Center, Room 140B

Awarding of the 2014 Matarrazo Lifetime Achievement Award:  Edward R. Christophersen, PhD, ABPP

Invited Presentation:

Psychological Testing in the Era of Healthcare Reform: Past, Present and Future

Presenter:  Robert P. Archer, PhD, ABPP,  Frank Harrell Redwood Distinguished Professor and Director of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Summary:  This presentation will review the purposes and motivations for the use of assessment measures in healthcare settings, using the development of the original Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI).  Some of the major applications of psychological test data in medical settings will be reviewed, including the strengths and weaknesses of psychological testing in this context. Emphasis will also be placed on the implications of test findings from research studies in medical settings to our understanding of the interaction between psychological and physiological factors in our understanding of wellness and disease, the latter illustrated by the role of psychological factors in chronic pain and in mortality  data. The challenges facing psychological testing in today’s healthcare environment will be presented, as well as speculations concerning future directions for psychological testing in an evolving healthcare marketplace and within the discipline of psychology.

CE available for this presentation

Friday, August 8, 2014  4:00-4:50PM
DC Convention Center Room 145B 

Awarding of the 2014 Bud Orgel Award for Distinguished Achievement in Research:  
Mary Fristad, PhD, ABPP

Invited Presentation:

A Moment of Truth: Will Psychology Be at the Margin or the Epicenter of Health Care Transformation?

Presenter:  Darrell G. Kirch, M.D.President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Summary: Historically, health care in the United States has been dominated by independent practitioners in multiple disciplines, resulting all too often in tensions between disciplines and, unfortunately, fragmented care for patients. The United States has entered a period of what is likely to be massive transformation of the health care system, moving toward models of team-based care requiring providers to be highly collaborative and interdependent. Given the importance of mental health and the behavioral determinants of health, the presentation will focus upon the role psychology will play in this transformation, especially vis-à-vis the roles other mental health professionals play, such as psychiatry, social workers, and advanced practice nurses. Key steps for accelerating this transformation and ensuring the primacy of mental and behavioral health is incorporated in the future will be discussed.

CE available for this presentation



APAHC's 7th National Conference 
February 5 - 7 2015 
Atlanta, Georgia

Academic Health Centers in the Era of Interprofessionalism: Multifaceted Contributions of Psychology

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Highlights of the APAHC Conference & Early Career Boortcamp , Nashville - 2013

Applying the Science of Psychology in
Academic Health Centers: Implications for Practice, Teaching, Research and Policy

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