Behavioral Research and Implications for Practice
"Behavioral Economic Perspectives on Addiction"
"Biobehavioral Perspectives on Mechanisms of Behavior Change: Brain, body, mind, and context
"Comorbid Inhalant Use and Compulsory Behaviors: Implications for Red-Flag Assessments and Strategies for Clinical Care"
"Interdisciplinary Treatment Teams for Addictive Disorders on College Campuses"
"Mediators of the Association of Depression with Smoking Cessation"
"Medication Development: Translating Research into Practice"
"Neuroeconomics as a Framework for Translational Research on Addiction"
"The Application of Clinical Neuroscience in Treating Addictive Disorders"
"Understanding and Treating the Co-occurring Disordered Client"
"Conducting Neuroimaging Studies from a Neuropsychologist's Perspective"
Integrating neuroimaging techniques with neuropsychological and other neurobehavioral methods is often a powerful approach in human studies. Many applicants underappreciate the critical processes that enable a) identification of appropriate team members, b) building cohesion among members and c) sustaining individual commitment and engagement throughout the project. Furthermore, psychologists without neuroimaging expertise often fail to fully utilize the expertise of their collaborators and thus struggle to communicate the import of their data. Building on existing literature and her own experiences, Sarah Mattson, PhD, will lead a workshop focusing on essential steps in defining effective, productive and innovative teams from the perspective of "non-imagers."
Presenter: Sarah Mattson, PhD
"Peeking Behind the Curtain of the NIH Funding Process: Tips for Preparing a Successful Grant Application"
Applying for NIH research funding can be a daunting prospect, especially in a tough budget environment, yet thousands of submissions are funded in every cycle. Successful applications are not just based on important and innovative ideas but how those ideas are formulated and presented. Presenter Harold Perl, PhD, is a 23-year veteran of NIDA and NIAAA. He presents an in-depth analysis of the application process that will help investigators at all levels enhance their grantsmanship and increase their chances of success. Attendees also will get an illuminating behind-the-scenes look at the review and funding process from this key NIH "insider."
Perl's presentation is open to all attendees of the conference; lunch will be provided.
Presenter: Harold Perl, PhD, the Chief of the Prevention Research Branch at NIDA
Hotel and Venue
Saul Shiffman, PhD, is a world-renowned researcher in the fields of behavior change and relapse, self-management and self-control, field research methodology, statistical analysis, and addiction and dependence. Since 1991, he has been a professor in the departments of psychology and pharmaceutical science at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Shiffman has taught in the departments of psychology and psychiatry and behavioral medicine at various universities, including the University of South Florida, the University of Washington, and the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Shiffman has authored or co-authored over 300 published papers on a variety of topics related to psychopharmacology, substance abuse, dependence, relapse, coping, and computerized assessments of behavior, and has presented widely in medical and scientific forums. A fellow of numerous professional societies (including APA Divisions 28 and 50), Dr. Shiffman was awarded the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco’s Ovid Ferno Award for “ground breaking advances in clinical research.”
Edith V. Sullivan, PhD, is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine and a neuropsychologist who has pioneered the study of alcoholism-related brain injury on selective cognitive and motor function. She is the recipient of a Senior Scientist Research and Mentorship Award, a grant for international collaborations on alcoholism research, and an NIAAA MERIT award for studies of neural circuitry modification in alcoholism focused on frontocerebellar systems. Dr. Sullivan is a recipient of the Research Society on Alcoholism Distinguished Researcher Award and is author of more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and numerous chapters and reviews. Dr. Sullivan will present a keynote address on Saturday, May 4, titled “Alcoholism and the Brain: Road to Ruin and Path to Recovery.”
Earlybird registration for the 2013 CPA Conference ends March 21*. Rates are as follows:
Division 28/50 Members: $215
Early-Career Members**: $145
*Rates increase by $50 after March 21
**Early Career is defined as the first six years since receiving your doctorate