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Highlights of The APAHC Conference
Boston - 2011

Preparing Psychologists for a Rapidly Changing Healthcare Environment

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Powerpoint slides from the presentations are available in the Members Only Section.

Opening Address
Ronald Rozensky

Health Care Reform: Preparing the Psychology Workforce

Discussed the components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its potential impact on psychology.

Ronald Rozensky, Ph.D., ABPP
University of Florida


Opening Address
Nadine Kaslow

Specializing in Psychology: What it Means for Health Care Reform

Discussed the value of board certification and specialization within the profession, in light of changes in the health care climate and health care reform.

Nadine J. Kaslow, Ph.D., ABPP
Emory University School of Medicine


Keynote Address
Margarita Alegria

Disparities in Mental Health

Examined factors associated with improving health care service delivery for diverse racial and ethnic populations.

Margarita Alegria, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School


Keynote Address
Alfiee Breland-Noble

Health Care Reform: Preparing the Psychology Workforce

Described her work in community-based participatory research (CBPR) and how intensive-preliminary interaction with community members and immersion in the local environment can positively impact results.

Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, Ph.D., M.H.Sc.
Duke University Medical Center


Invited Address

Integrating Pain Management into Clinical Practice.

Presented on the current assessment and medical/behavioral pain management strategies, including how psychiatric and substance abuse issues effect treatment.

Robert N. Jamison, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School


Invited Address
Catherine Schuman

Integrating Sleep Management into Clinical Practice

Provided an overview of sleep including the new American Academy of Sleep Medicine (2007) revised criteria. Discussed basic strategies for managing insomnia including the use of sleep restriction.

Catherine Schuman, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

Invited Address
Melisa Moore

Behavioral Approaches to Childhood Sleep Problems

Presented information on normal sleep, sleep disorders common to childhood and adolescence, and discussed empirically supported treatments for childhood sleep problems.

Melisa Moore, Ph.D., CBSM
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Invited Address

Ethics in Academic Health Centers

Presented on issues that will challenge the APA ethics code as a result of changes in technology, social media and health care delivery.

John C. Linton, Ph.D., ABPP
West Virginia University School of Medicine


Invited Address
Barbara Cubic

Integrated Care Training in Academic Health Centers

Presented on the importance of psychology and primary care partnering to create educational and training models to prepare the next generation of providers to work within integrated care clinical service delivery models.

Barbara Ann Cubic, Ph.D.
East Virginia Medical School


Invited Address
Justin Nash Kevin McKay

Essential Competencies for Integrated Primary Care

Discussed the key characteristics and competencies of psychologists who integrate behavioral health in integrated primary care settings.

Justin Nash, Ph.D., & Kevin McKay, Ph.D.
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
& The Miriam Hospital


Invited Address

VA Initiatives in Integrated Care

Provided an introduction to 2 components of VA Primary Care Mental Health Integration: case management and co-located collaborative care.

Laura O. Wray, Ph.D


Invited Address
Patrick Smith

Climbing the Leadership Ladder in Academic Health Centers

Discussed the various stages of the faculty life cycle within an academic health center.

Patrick O. Smith, Ph.D., ABPP


Invited Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion on the New Taxonomy for Specialties in Professional Psychology.

Ronald Rozensky, Ph.D., Richard J. Seime, Ph.D., ABPP
Sharon Berry, Ph.D., ABPP, & Celiane Rey-Casserly, Ph.D., ABPP-CN