RP 2015 Program (pdf) - American Board of Professional Psychology

Innovations in Rehabilitation Psychology
Psychology 2015
17th Annual Conference
Innovations in Rehabilitation Psychology - February 26th to March 1st, 2015
Hotel Accommodations
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108-1620
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before Feb 1st, 2015.
REHABILITATION PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE: www.abpp.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3574
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Generously sponsored by:
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Rehabilitation Psychologists of Puget Sound VA
Psychology 2015
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17th Annual Conference
The 17th annual Rehabilitation Psychology continuing education program is organized by the American Board of
Rehabilitation Psychology (ABRP) and the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology (Division 22) of the American
Psychological Association (APA). As noted on the Division 22 website, Rehabilitation Psychology is a specialty area
within psychology that focuses on the study and application of psychological knowledge and skills on behalf of
individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions in order to maximize health and welfare, independence and
choice, functional abilities, and social role participation across the lifespan. Please visit our website to find out more
Leadership has set “Engagement” as a Division 22 focus. RP15 will share this vision and work toward maximizing
participation of each member of our division and in ways that are uniquely congruent and meaningful for
membership through the conference theme Innovations in Rehabilitation Psychology. Program content
regarding practice, research, ethics, and training will be developed by the program committee as they relate to the
following thematic areas: technological advances (e.g., equipment, social media, mobile applications; virtual
reality simulations, robotics); stakeholder engagement (e.g., caregivers, patients, families, providers,
administration, students, business partners); and knowledge translation (e.g., practice to research, research to
practice). We are excited to develop program content from which rehabilitation psychologists working with a variety
of populations and within various settings can learn and collaborate!
By the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Identify current trends and learn new skills in rehabilitation psychology practice;
2. Discuss innovations in research and practice as well as their potential impact on service delivery;
3. Describe the key elements of ABPP/ABRP eligibility, the practice sample submission and review, the oral
examination process, and characteristics of effective mentoring;
4. Discuss key issues for training in Rehabilitation Psychology;
5. Understand fundamental issues in ethics, cultural diversity, and evidence-based practice as applied
rehabilitation psychology.
Target Audience:
This conference is designed for psychologists in practice and/or academic settings who focus on rehabilitation with
individuals having chronic diseases, impairments and / or physical and cognitive disabilities as well as for trainees (students,
interns, and postdoctoral residents) with interests in rehabilitation psychology. Program content will be directed at basic,
intermediate ,and advanced skill levels.
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Standard Registration Fees
Main Conference
Main Conference
(by Feb 1st, 2015)
(on or after Feb 2nd, 2015)
Division 22 Member or
(Division 22 Member)
Presenters (Invited or Peer-Reviewed) Registration Fees
Main Conference
Main Conference
(by Feb 1st, 2015)
(on or after Feb 2nd, 2015)
Division 22 Member or
(Division 22 Member)
Division 22 — Rehabilitation Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor
Continuing Education for Psychologists. Division 22 — Rehabilitation Psychology maintains responsibility for
this program and its content. Attendees may be to receive up to 18* continuing educational (CE) credits by
attending the main conference, as well as up to 7* credits for attending on the of the pre-conference events.
* Pending final approval by the Division 22 CE Committee
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A Message from the President
Gitendra Uswatte, PhD
The overarching theme of this year’s conference is innovation. A peak behind the scenes reveals that not only the content but also
the process this year breaks precedent. Dr. Signoracci, PhD, Program Chair, and the Program Committee decided to complete the
program, except for the award lectures, entirely with peer-reviewed items submitted by members. The response to the open call
was exuberant, and resulted in a larger number of presentations than ever before and in more cutting edge material than could be
planned centrally. We, or course, are eager to get your feedback. But, my bet is that you will like what this approach has produced
and will wish, along with me, that this departure becomes a new tradition.
Let me share some highlights from the program. Dr. Barbara Rothbaum, PhD, on of the leading authorities in the treatment of
PTSD will anchor the last leg of a workshop on Thursday addressing this disorder in rehabilitation consumers. Dr. Rothbaum will
share new treatment methods that take advantage of advances in virtual reality technology. Giants in our field, Drs. Frank,
Cicerone, and Elliott will give plenary lectures on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively.On Friday, Drs. Budd, Matarazzo, and
Signoracci will address the legal and ethical considerations around suicide rick assessment in rehabilitation settings. On Saturday,
Dr. Kim will give a workshop on using heart rate variability feedback to help adults with severe brain injury to regulate their
emotions and Drs. Homaifar and Gorgens will speak about using assessment to address shame in rehabilitation consumers. On
Sunday, Drs. Brown, Nordal, Glueckauf and Nierenberg will talk about the implications of the Affordable Care Act for practice. Our
section on women’s issues in rehabilitation and special interest group on psychologists with disabilities will jointly host a
presentation on reproductive rights and parenting for women with disabilities. Drs. Vega, Williams, Gonzalez, Mona, and Heinz will
talk about mentoring minority psychologists. Coaching for internship and job interviews, student presentation sessions, an
introduction to board certification in rehabilitation psychology, and a job fair will be held for student and early career members.
Sponsors will host booths that provide exposure to new technologies, organizations to partner with, and publications featuring the
latest research findings.
Of course, the purpose of the conference is not only to provide opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills but also to make
new connections, enjoy the company of old friends, and to contribute to the advancement of our field. To foster these priorities, the
conference this year features breakfast roundtables on Saturday and Sunday and longer breaks. By tradition, the conference
features a reception hosted by the Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology on Friday, facilitates networking dinners famous for
good conversation and delicious cuisine by open sign-up the same evening, and hosts a social hour on Saturday evening, which
is a time to mingle and celebrate our members’ achievements. The Executive Committee meeting of the Division and a strategic
planning session, which are open to membership, will take place on Thursday.
As President of Division 22, I invite you to attend. If you have not taken part in any Division events before, this is the one event
that I single out because I see that those who attend once keep coming back.
I thank the organizations that partner with Division 22 in organizing the
conference, the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology (ABRP) and
the Academy of Rehabilitation Psychology. I thank the Board of
Managers, who oversee the planning of the conference, with particular
gratitude to ABRP President, Michele Rusin, Ph.D., and Conference
Operation Chair Terrie Price, Ph.D. for their guidance informed by intimate
knowledge of the conference. I thank Gina Signoracci, Ph.D., Program
Chair, and Jennifer Stevenson, Ph.D., Pre-conference Chair, and other
members of the Program Committee for their creativity, collaborative spirit,
and many hours of intensive work on forming the program. Last, I express
gratitude to the sponsors of the conference for helping to make the
conference possible.
Gitendra Uswatte, PhD
Division of Rehabilitation Psychology, American Psychological Association
Consider Yourself Invited!
From the Pre-Conference Chair
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Jennifer Stevenson, PhD
We are thrilled to invite you to join us this coming February for two innovative pre-conference workshops. These workshops
will provide Rehabilitation Psychologists additional opportunities to gain continuing education credits, to remain up-to-date in
their area of practice, and to learn about innovative approaches in trauma research and practice and technology-based
applications to rehabilitation psychology.
Workshop 1
PTSD: Innovations in Treatment and Research Across the Rehabilitation Continuum
During this pre-conference workshop, attendees will learn about (1) the relationship between critical illness and longlasting PTSD symptoms; (2) modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for post-ICU PTSD; (3) assessment and
treatment approaches for patients with PTSD related to delirium and/or ICU hospitalization; (4) cognitive impairments
associated with PTSD and compensatory strategies; and (5) novel strategies for combining pharmacotherapy and
psychotherapy for PTSD treatment.
Throughout the day, various techniques will be described, including CBT, PE and virtual reality exposure therapy. In
the afternoon, virtual reality and other technologies for use in assessment and treatment of PTSD will be
reviewed. And attendees will become intimately familiar with the results of pharmacotherapy and
pharmacotherapy combined with CBT trials.
Workshop 2
Application of Technology in Rehabilitation Psychology
In line with our theme of “Innovations in Rehabilitation Psychology,” we are excited to offer an entire day filled with
advanced applications of technology in rehabilitation psychology. In this workshop attendees will learn (1) practical
knowledge for competent, ethical, and effective telepsychological practice; (2) about a lifestyle, telehealth-based
health promotion program for people with TBI and their families; (3) about feasibility testing of a program using the
Delphi method (technique for eliciting group consensus using an iterative multistage process); (4) how to develop a
web-based health promotion program; and (5) about how an online TBI toolkit was designed and implemented.
Each of our exciting workshops will focus on research, clinical care practices, and education across the continuum of
care and across populations (civilian and military). In the afternoon, our two workshops will be joined together so that
regardless of whether you choose the PTSD or Technology workshop, you will benefit from the latter part of Dr.
Barbara Rothbaum’s ½ day workshop on virtual reality and other technology based applications to PTSD treatment
and research.
Dr. Rothbaum is the author of over 200 scientific papers and chapters and she has published four books on the
treatment of PTSD, including the most widely-used workbook for prolonged exposure treatment, and she has edited
two others on anxiety. She is a pioneer in the application of virtual reality exposure therapy to the treatment of anxiety.
Dr. Rothbaum works with civilian and military personnel and she has served as a Blue Ribbon Panel Member for
Pentagon officials since 2009 and serves on the committee for the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Study on Assessment
of Ongoing Efforts in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
All of our invited presenters are leaders in their respective areas, and will be speaking on specialty topics highly pertinent to the field of rehabilitation psychology.
Jennifer E. Stevenson, MPH, PhD
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Pre-Conference Workshops & Meetings
7:20 am 7:50 am
7:50 am 8:00 am
8:00 am 9:00 am
9:00 am 9:10 am
9:10 am 10:10 am
PTSD: Innovations in Treatment &
Research Across the Rehabilitation
Application of Technology in
Rehabilitation Psychology
Registration Continental Breakfast Included for Pre-­‐Conference Attendees
7:50 am 8:00 am
Welcome & Introduction
8:00 am 9:30 am
Best Telehealth Practices with Rehabilitation Populations: Ethical, Legal, Privacy, and Safety Considerations Break
9:30 am 9:45 am
Welcome & Introduction
What is Stressful About Critical Illness and What Can We Do About It? Kuemmel & Luxton
PTSD After Critical Illness: Unique Clinical Expressions Jackson
9:45 am 10:45 am
Strategic Planning Meeting
Board Room
(8:00 am -­‐ 12:00 pm)
Development of a Lifestyle: Telehealth Based Health Promotion Program for People with Traumatic Brain Injury & Their Families Dreer
10:10 am 10:20 am
10:20 am 11:10 am
Cognitive Impairment in PTSD: Why It Matters, and What to do About It Twamley
10:45 am 11:00 am
11:00 am 12:00 pm
(Dreer Cont’d)
Discussion Panel 11:10 am 11:30 am
11:30 am 12:30 pm
Bienvenu, Jackson, Stevenson, & Twamley
Lunch (On Own)
12:00 pm 1:00 pm
Lunch (On Own)
1:00 pm 2:00 pm
Toolkit for Community Mental Health Providers Treating TBI and Comorbid Mental Health Concerns: Development, Implementation, and Dissemination Board of Managers Meeting Conference Office (12:00 pm -­‐ 1:00 pm)
Olson-­‐Madden, Signoracci, Matarazzo, & Brenner
12:30 pm 2:30 pm
Treatment of PTSD: From Pharmacotherapy 2:00 pm to Virtual Reality 2:30 pm
Discussion Panel: Review of Current Practices and Future Directions
2:30 pm 2:40 pm
Refreshment Break
2:40 pm 4:40 pm
Treatment of PTSD: From Pharmacotherapy to Virtual Reality Rothbaum
Div 22 Executive Committee Meeting Board room (3:00 pm -­‐ 5:00 pm)
See You in Sunny San Diego!
From the Program Chair
Gina Signoracci, PhD
Please join us this coming February in beautiful and sunny San Diego, CA for the premier conference in Rehabilitation
Psychology! Rehab Psych 2015 promises to provide cutting-edge information from leaders in our field. The
conference theme is “Innovations in Rehabilitation Psychology” and attendees will have the opportunity to learn,
experience and practice new skills as never before!
This conference includes two pre-conference programs. One is focused on trauma, and the other on technology.
These workshops will merge in the second half of the day to learn from Dr. Rothbaum, renowned PTSD expert, about
using technology (Virtual Reality) to treat trauma in rehabilitation settings. This year’s program is comprised of select, peer-reviewed, topics from national leaders addressing priority and
specialty areas. We are also excited to highlight programming for students and Early Career Psychologists (ECPs)! As
always, there will be a multitude of opportunities for networking and sharing of ideas, resources, and research.
Please look at our conference program and register now. I am looking forward to seeing all of you soon!
Gina M. Signoracci, PhD
Conference Program Chair, 2015
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Main Conference
Room 1
7:00 am 8:00 am
8:00 am 10:00 am
Room 2
Room 4
The Path to Board Certification in Rehabilitation Psychology: Practical Advice from Start to Finish Redefining Disability: Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Intersectionality Presented by American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology (ABRP) Members
Kim, Stutts, Lee, & Andrews
Breakfast (Provided) Behavioral System Engineering in Acute Rehabilitation Gola, Van De Kreeke, Telmet Harper, & McLaughlin
Globalizing Rehabilitation Psychology: Application of Core Principles in Addressing International and Cross-­‐Cultural Challenges Bentley, Bruyère, & LeBlanc
10:00 am 10:15 am
10:15 am 11:15 am
Room 3
Refreshment Break
Perceived Injustice After Spinal Cord Injury: Risk Factors for Physical and Psychological Outcomes Integrated Treatment Options for Persons with TBI in the Post-­‐Acute Period of Recovery Monden & Trost
ABRP Programming Cont’d
The Program for Active Consumer Engagement in Self-­‐Management (PACES) in Epilepsy Fraser & Johnson
11:15 am 11:30 am
Transition Break
11:30 am 1:30 pm
Official Conference Welcome (Lunch Provided) Beatrice Wright and Tamara Dembo Lecture in Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation sponsored by The David and Minnie Myerson Foundation Robert G. Frank, PhD, ABPP
1:30 pm 1:45 pm
1:45 pm 3:45 pm
Transition Break
Then to Now: Social Treatment Engagement Suicide Risk Assessment in Psychological Perspectives Among Veterans with TBI & Rehabilitation Settings: on the Experience of PTSD: Moving from Legal and Ethical Disability Practice to Research & Back Considerations Again Dunn, Andrews, Bogart, & Elliott
Hernandez, Bormann, Brenner, & Walter
Budd, Matarazzo, & Signoracci
Assessment of Sleep Disturbance in Acute Rehabilitation: Implications for Clinical Practice Holcomb, Nakase-­‐
Richardson, & Kamper
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Main Conference
Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
Refreshment Break sponsored by 3:45 pm 4:00 pm
4:00 pm 5:00 pm
5:00 pm 6:00 pm
6:00 pm -­‐ 7:00 pm
The Ohio State University Mentoring Minorities in Rehabilitation Psychology Posttraumatic Growth in Rehabilitation Populations Suicide Risk Assessment in Rehabilitation Settings: Legal and Ethical Considerations Psychological Services in Vestibular Rehabilitation: An Integrated Approach Vega, Williams, Gonzalez, Mona, & Heinz
Stutts, Nierenberg, & Mayersohn
Mihovich, Denham, Bertisch, & Rath
Assessing & Treating Society’s Most Vulnerable: Mental Illness, Criminality, Brain Injury, and Substance Abuse SCI HARD: Hacking Self-­‐
Management to Improve Health On Developing a Professional Role as a Consultant in Rehabilitation Psychology: Issues to Address Using Qualitative Methods in Rehabilitation Settings Gorgens, McMilan, & Glover
Signoracci & Stearns
Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology (FRP) Psychology Donor Reception (Executive Suite) 7:00 pm -­‐ 10:00 pm
Division 22 Networking Dinners at Local Restaurants (6:00 pm -­‐ 7:00 pm)
(Sign Up Required) (7:00 pm -­‐ 10:00 pm)
Early Career Psychologist Networking Dinner 7:00 pm -­‐ 10:00 pm
(Location TBD) (7:00 pm -­‐ 10:00 pm)
28 Saturday February 28th, 2015
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Main Conference
Room 1
Room 2
7:00 am 8:00 am
Breakfast (Provided) Roundtables
8:00 am 9:00 am
Leonard Diller Award and Lecture Room 3
Keith D. Cicerone, PhD, ABPP
9:00 am 9:15 am
9:15 am 10:15 am
Transition Break
Oh the Places You’ll Go: Navigating Professional Transitions Disability as Diversity and Diversity in Disability: Examples from Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Providing Reasonable Accommodations for Examiners with Disabilities in Psychological Testing Cox
Glubo, Im, McDermott, Smith-­‐Wexler, & Bushnik
Carlos, Hadas, & Pade
10:15 am 10:30 am
10:30 am 11:30 pm
Refreshment Break
Student Oral Research Presentations
11:30 am 12:30 pm
Lunch (On Own)
12:30 pm 1:30 pm
Internship and Postdoctoral How to Build Leadership in Psychology Heartrate Variability Biofeedback, Training in Rehabilitation and Serve the Public Good: APA Emotional Regulation, and Severe Psychology: What Trainees Need Governance, SPTAs, and Other Brain Injury: An Introductory Workshop to Know Organizations 1:30 pm 2:30 pm
Schechter, Poritz, & Hughes
Brown, Kurylo, Gorgens, & Ashman
Interview Skills Workshop The Use of Therapeutic Assessment to Combat Shame in Rehabilitation Populations Rehabilitation Team Models: Implications for Psychological Practice Division 22 Mentors
Homaifar & Gorgens
2:30 pm 2:45 pm
2:45 pm 4:45 pm
Refreshment Break
Disabled Women: Reproductive Rights and Parenting Impairment Group Difference Across NIH Toolbox Measures: Clinical Implications Job & Training Fair Collaborative Program presented by Division 22 Section 2 and Psychologists with Disabilities SIG
Heineman, Tulsky, Heaton, Blackstone, & Carlozzi
William Stiers, PhD, ABPP
hosted by 28 Saturday February 28th, 2015
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Scientific Poster Session & Conference
5:00 pm 6:00 pm
Poster Set-­‐Up
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Scientific Poster Session sponsored by Kessler Research Foundation & Conference Social
01 Sunday March 1st, 2015
Main Conference
7:00 am 8:00 am
8:00 am 9:00 am
9:00 am 11:00 am
Breakfast (Provided) Roundtables
Mitch Rosenthal Award and Lecture Timothy Elliott, PhD, ABPP
Improving the Reach of Rehabilitation Psychology Interventions via Delivery Innovations Healthcare Reform in 2015: Implications for Rehabilitation Psychology Practice Ehde, Bombardier, Wegener, & Frank
Brown, Abrahamson, Glueckauf, & Nierenberg
Training Council Meeting
San Diego Points of Interest
Travel & Tourism Resources:
San Diego Tourism
Mission Valley Tourism
Westfield Mall - Mission Valley
Fashion Valley - A Simon Mall
San Diego Zoo
Sea World
Birch Aquarium
The Living Coast
Safari Park
Trolley Tours
Balboa Park (Museum & Art)
The Marriott Mission Valley website has an
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Marriott List of Restaurants
Restaurants at Westfield Mall
Bike & Kayak Rentals
Golf Guide
Whale Watching
Various Tours (Segway, Winery, Self-Guided)
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