APA Convention 2018

2018 APA Convention:
August 9 – 12
San Francisco, CA
Moscone Center

MORE INFORMATION ON THE 2018 APA CONVENTION COMING SOON!

2018 Pre-Convention Workshops

Pricing

ADVANCE
4/16-6/30
REGULAR
7/1-8/7
ON-SITE
8/8-8/12
Member $130 $160 $190
Non-Member $160 $200 $240

TRICKING COYOTE: CUTTING-EDGE STRATEGIES FOR HARNESSING MOTIVATION AND ACHIEVING GOALS

Workshop 001
CE CREDITS 4
ENROLLMENT LIMIT 50
INTERMEDIATE
NEW

Presenter: Michael W. Otto, PhD, Boston University

After clarifying values and stating intentions, what are ways to help your clients, employees, or
patients get to, complete, and maintain behavioral change? This intermediate workshop focuses
on translating advances in motivational research into stepwise interventions to enhance and maintain
motivation, taking into account both strategic and habitual processing (your dual nature).
Motivational interventions are presented from a transdiagnostic perspective, so that no matter
whether your clients are focusing on weight loss, reducing procrastination/avoidance, completing
behavioral assignments, managing employees, or maintaining healthy behaviors, this workshop
will be of value.

1. Describe common cognitive and affective factors that derail the pursuit of goals, especially across longer intervals.
2. Discuss the role of context in behavioral self-control and the importance of manipulating context to influence motivation.
3. Explain motivational factors across chains of behavior, focusing on antecedent, concurrent, and consequent events.
4. Analyze factors that influence the ability to apply strategic processing and alternative self-control strategies.

INCORPORATING APPETITE AWARENESS TRAINING INTO INTERVENTIONS FOR EATING CONCERNS

Workshop 004
CE CREDITS 4
ENROLLMENT LIMIT 50
INTERMEDIATE

Presenter: Linda A. Craighead, PhD, Emory University

Appetite Awareness Training (AAT) is a cognitive behavioral intervention designed to restore a
more natural feeling of control over eating. AAT uses self-monitoring to train individuals to use
internal cues of moderate hunger and fullness to regulate eating rather than respond primarily to
unhelpful cues. AAT discourages “getting too hungry” as well as “getting too full” to normalize
amounts eaten before targeting food type. This intermediate workshop discusses the application
of AAT to a range of disordered eating issues and to weight management, as well as the use of the
Mindful Eating Coach app. Participants will receive the children’s book Training Your Inner Pup to
Eat Well.

1. Outline the rationale for AAT to a client and describe the model as applied to specific eating disorders and to weight management.
2. Instruct an adult in the use of appetite self-monitoring (written and electronic) and explain how to fade written monitoring to mental monitoring.
3. Train a parent in how to use AAT materials to talk to children in a positive way, using child-friendly metaphors, about healthy eating.
4. Discuss how to incorporate the AAT focus on mindful eating within broader approaches such as dialectical behavior therapy to address related emotional and behavioral issues.

For questions: contact Lindsey Hopkins, Ph.D. at apa2017div12@gmail.com