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Rocky Mountain Regional Convention
2018 RMPA Convention
April 12–14, 2018 | Denver Marriott Tech Center | Denver, CO

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer

Uniting Psychology for the Future

This presentation focuses on current trends in psychology related to education, science, practice, and the public interest. The implications of these trends for the future are examined. Attention is then paid to the value and importance of uniting the education, science, practice, and public interest components of the discipline psychology and ways to accomplish such unification. For psychology to be effective and thrive in the future, we . . . [See below]

Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD
Emory University
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Abstract Cont.
. . . must capitalize on our strengths as a discipline and profession and proactively create new opportunities for current and future generations of psychologists. Participants will:
  • Become more effective in their implementation of competency- and capability based education and training, competent communities, interdisciplinary education, educational delivery platforms, and preparing trainees for alternative career paths
  • Increase their understanding of strategies for translating psychological science to the public
  • Gain an increased appreciation of the significance of evidence-based practice, consultation, e-mental health, and specialization for their practice
  • Enhance their commitment as psychologists to diversity, human rights, benefiting society and improving lives, globalization, community engagement, and advocacy including social justice advocacy
Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP is a professor with tenure, Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Chief Psychologist, Grady Health System; and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. In 2012, she received a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Pepperdine University. The 2014 President of the American Psychological Association (APA), she is President Elect of the APA’s Division of Public Service (Division 18), the Psi Chi Annual Giving Campaign Chair, and the Chair of Psi Chi’s Summit on Help-Seeking. Dr. Kaslow is Past President of APA’s Divisions of Clinical Psychology (12), Family Psychology (43), and Psychotherapy (29), as well as the American Board of Clinical Psychology and the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is the Former Chair and Board Member Emeritus of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). She was the Editor of the Journal of Family Psychology from 2008 to 2014. Dr. Kaslow was a Primary Care Public Policy Fellow through the United States Public Health Service, a fellow of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program, and a Fellow of the Woodruff Leadership Academy. She has received numerous awards including APA’s Distinguished Contributions for Education and Training Award, an APA Presidential Citation for assisting displaced interns and postdoctoral fellows in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, APPIC’s Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Training, a Heiser Award for her legislative advocacy efforts, the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award for inspiring her junior colleagues to develop effective programs in the community, the Grady Health Foundation’s Inspiring Mentor Award, and Emory University’s Thomas Jefferson Award. The recipient of multiple federal and foundation grants, she has published over 300 articles and three books. A member of Rosalynn Carter’s Mental Health Advisory Board, she is a nationally recognized expert in suicide, intimate partner violence and child maltreatment, depression in children and adolescents, posttraumatic stress disorder, and psychology education and training. Dr. Kaslow is the psychologist for the Atlanta Ballet and a frequent media guest.

Leslie D. Cramblet
Alvarez, PhD

Adams State University
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