Division 41 (American Psychology-Law Society) Student Section Committee Events at the 2013 APA Convention
The Student Section Committee of Division 41 (American Psychology-Law Society) would like to extend an invite to all students to attend two of our events this year at the 2013 APA Convention in Hawaii. We request that student leaders of divisions whose student constituents would find these events to be of interest consider forwarding this information along.
First, we are co-hosting a panel with the student leaders of Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) titled "Trauma and the law." Presenters will speak on topics that will be of interested to those with clinical, legal, and policy interests alike. Panelists will also dialogue with the audience. The panel is comprised of:
- Dr. Joel Dvoskin, who teaches at the University of Arizona Medical School and has a consulting practice in forensic psychology in Tucson, Arizona.
Dr. Patricia Griffin, a long-time consultant for SAMHSA's GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, the TAPA Center for Jail Diversion, and the Pennsylvania Mental Health and Justice Center of Excellence.
- Dr. Nancy Wolff, an economist, professor, and director of the Center for Behavioral Health Services & Criminal Justice Research at Rutgers University.
- Dr. Amanda Zelechoski, an assistant professor at Valparaiso University.
Dr. Dvoskin will present recommendations he offered in coordination with the American Psychological Association for members of a community following the occurrence of a traumatizing mass tragedy, such as the recent shootings in Colorado and Arizona. Dr. Griffin will discuss her experience with recent developments in diversionary efforts for military personnel and veterans with mental health problems, including veterans-focused crisis intervention training for law enforcement officers, screening jail inmates for military service and common mental health symptoms, and diversionary veterans courts. Dr. Wolff will present a study she conducted that examined the traumatic and stressful event exposure and psychiatric health characteristics of a large sample of incarcerated males. Finally, Dr. Zelechoski will present research and recommendations related to implementing trauma-informed practices in law enforcement and correctional settings
The panel is scheduled for Thursday, August 1, from 11:00–11:50a.m. in Room 319A in the Convention Center. All are welcome!
Second, we are hosting a social from 12:00–1:00p.m. in the Division 41 hospitality suite. The hospitality suite room number will be posted in the hotel lobbies when APA begins and will also be announced during the panel. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Again, all are welcome!
We look forward to meeting everyone at the two events!
Chair: Alana Cook, M.S., Simon Fraser University
Chair Elect: Christopher M. King, Drexel University and Earle Mack School of Law
Secretary: Lauren Gonzales, B.A. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Brianne Layden, M.A., Simon Fraser University
Campus Representative Coordinator: Tallie Armstrong, M.A., Sam Houston State University
Members at Large/ Liaisons
Casey LaDuke, M.S., Drexel University
Marlee Kind Berman, M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Meghann Galloway, B.A. Drexel University
Thank you to everyone for attending the 2013 AP-LS conference in Portland, Oregon.
Mark your calendars now! AP-LS 2014 will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana March 6th to 8th, 2014
Hope to see you there!
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