A PDF of the final program for the 2012 AP-LS meeting is now available here.
A searchable draft of the conference program is now available online at the All Academic website: http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/apls/apls12. For any queries about the conference program, please contact the conference co-chairs by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Setting Up Your Poster
The dimensions of the poster boards are 4' high x 8' wide (1.2 m high x 2.4 m wide).
Friday night and Saturday night poster sessions run from 6:30pm to 8pm. Posters for these sessions can be hung any time after 4pm, and must be removed by 8:30pm.
The Saturday afternoon poster session runs from 12:30pm â€“ 2pm. Posters for this session can be hung any time after 11am, and must be removed by 3:30pm.
Although we plan to have some available, it is a good idea to bring pushpins for your poster.
Each meeting room will be equipped with a laptop computer with Microsoft Office 2007, so please ensure that your presentation is created and saved to be compatible with PowerPoint 2007.
The role of the session chair is to introduce each speaker/discussant, enforce the presentation time limit, and moderate questions/discussion in the session.
Student volunteers will be available in each session to time each presenter. We ask that all session chairs observe and enforce time limits, to ensure that sessions (and the presentations within them) are kept to time.
Also, please ensure that you leave some time for questions and discussion â€“ itâ€™s up to you and your speakers to decide whether youâ€™d like to allow questions after each presentation, or leave all questions until the end of the session.
Please also make every effort to keep papers in your session in the order in which they appear in the program.
We are pleased to announce our featured plenary speakers.
On Thursday, Susan Brandon and Ray Bull will present in our Opening Plenary Session, entitled â€œNew applications of psychology-law research: Investigative interviewing and eyewitness identification in terrorism contexts.â€�
Susan E. Brandon is Chief of Research for the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group, an interagency group formed by Executive Order 13491 (Ensuring Lawful Interrogations), via a detail to FBI from DoD. At DoD she served as Chief for Research of the Behavioral Science Research Program, which focused on evidence-based methods to support intelligence and counter-intelligence operations, analyses and investigations: Previously, she was at the MITRE Corporation, the National Institutes of Health, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and Visiting Scientist at the American Psychological Association. She spent 15 years in the Department of Psychology at Yale University, where her primary research interests were the development and evaluation of real-time, computational models of learning and behavior.
Ray Bull is Professor of Forensic Psychology at the University of Leicester. His major research topic is investigative interviewing. In April 2009 Ray received from the 'International Investigative Interviewing Research Group' the 'Senior Academic Award' for his 'significant lifetime contribution to the field of investigative interviewing'. In July 2008 Ray received from the European Association of Psychology and Law an â€˜Award for Life-time Contribution to Psychology and Lawâ€™. In June 2008 he received from the British Psychological Society the â€˜Award for Distinguished Contributions to Academic Knowledge in Forensic Psychologyâ€™. In 2005 he received a Commendation from the London Metropolitan Police for â€œInnovation and professionalism whilst assisting a complex rape investigationâ€�. He has advised a large number of police forces in several countries on the interviewing of witnesses and of suspects, and he has testified as an expert witness in a considerable number of trials. He has authored and co-authored a large number of papers in quality research journals and has co-authored and co-edited many books including Investigative Interviewing: Psychology and Practice (1999 â€“ a second edition is now being written) and Witness Identification in Criminal Cases (2008). He has been an invited speaker at a variety of meetings around the world. In recognition of the quality and extent of his research publications he was in 1995 awarded a higher doctorate (Doctor of Science).
On Friday, Paul Frick will present his Plenary Address: Current Status of the DSM-V and its Implications for Forensic Psychology.
Paul J. Frick, Ph.D is University Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of New Orleans. Dr. Frick has published over 160 manuscripts in either edited books or peer-reviewed publications and he is the author of 6 additional books and test manuals. His research on aggressive and antisocial behavior in children and adolescents has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation. In 2004, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Orebro University in Orebro, Sweden in recognition of his research contributions in psychology. In 2008, he received the MacArthur Foundation's Champion for Change in Juvenile Justice Award for the state of Louisiana. From 2009-2011, Dr. Frick was the President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. Dr. Frick is the editor of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, the official journal of Division 53 of the American Psychological Association which is the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. Frick is also a member of the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-V Workgroup for ADHD and the Disruptive Behavior Disorders.
On Saturday, Heather Kelly, Nathalie Gilfoyle, and Brian Baird will speak in the Presidential Plenary Panel, on the translation of psychology and law research into policy and practice.
Heather Oâ€™Beirne Kelly was an undergraduate psychology major at Smith College and worked in non-profit development before receiving her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia in 1998. Dr. Kelly completed her clinical residency at Childrenâ€™s Hospital in Washington, DC. Dr. Kellyâ€™s research background focused on the areas of adolescent social development, child sexual abuse, and adolescent dating violence, and as a therapist she worked primarily with children and families. She has worked in her current position as Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer with the American Psychological Association in its Science Government Relations Office since 1998. In this role, Dr. Kelly advocates for behavioral science on Capitol Hill and in the federal agencies and runs APAâ€™s Executive Branch Science Fellowship Program. Within her specific advocacy portfolio are the psychological research programs within the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Nathalie Gilfoyle is General Counsel to APA and in that capacity is responsible for filing amicus curiae briefs presenting scientific research to the courts on public policy matters such as the death penalty, LGBT rights, the insanity defense, false confessions, and other cases where law and psychology intersect.
The Honorable Brian Baird, Ph.D. served for twelve years in the United States House of Representatives, where he focused on science and technology, energy, health care - especially mental health, oceans, foreign policy, fiscal discipline and Congressional integrity. Congressman Baird was known and respected for taking principled stands, careful study of issues, and the ability to build bipartisan relationships. In his capacity as Congressman, Dr. Baird chaired the Research and Education Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee. In addition to his work in Congress, Dr. Baird holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a license to practice in Washington State, His clinical experience spans more than two decades and encompasses a wide variety of settings and patient groups. Dr. Baird previously chaired the Department of Psychology at Pacific Lutheran University, and has authored three books.