Feature Article

Division 16 offers a strong scientific program at the upcoming 2012 APA Convention

The program includes symposium sessions, poster sessions and a graduate student research forum

By James C. DiPerna, PhD

Division 16 has established a strong scientific program that will be featured at the 2012 APA Convention in Orlando, Fla., August 2-5. With the leadership of Scott Methe (Chair), Shannon Suldo (Co-chair), and the contributions of over 50 reviewers, the convention program has been finalized. The Division 16 proceedings are extensive, with nearly 35 hours of events scheduled for practitioners, faculty, and students. Specifically, the 2012 program includes 11 symposium sessions, 4 poster sessions (including over 150 posters), and a Graduate Student Research Forum. Symposium topics include: rural schools, technology innovations for ADHD, formative assessment of behavior, ecological school psychology, serving gifted youth, preparing for faculty careers, cultural factors affecting achievement, developmental assessment, and supporting military families. In addition, Dr. Thomas Oakland will provide an invited address regarding International School Psychology.

All participants are encouraged to attend the Presidential Symposium (“Division 16 Initiatives – Social Justice and Child Rights, Translating Science to Practice, and Globalization”), the Division 16 Business Meeting, and the Division 16 Social Reception, each scheduled for Saturday, August 4. For those interested in contemporary professional resources, over 100 exhibitors from around the world will be participating in the 2012 APA Convention.

Also, if you want to take break from the convention or have an extended stay with your family, Orlando is home to a number of theme parks, including Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld! We anticipate that you will enjoy the Division 16 program, as well as the many attractions in Orlando. The portal for both registration and housing are online.

Thank you again to Drs. Methe and Suldo for their efforts in preparing the convention schedule, and all those who served as reviewers of proposals. On behalf of the Division 16 Executive Committee and the Division 16 Convention Chair, we look forward to seeing you in Orlando, Fla. on August 2-5, 2012.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

8 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Convention Center
Room W304A

Symposium (S): Preparing for Faculty Careers in School Psychology–Perspectives for Early Career Scholars

Participants/1st Author:
Amanda L. Sullivan, PhD
Bryn Harris, PhD
Julia Ogg, PhD
Jocelyn Newton, PhD
David Shriberg, PhD

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Convention Center
West Hall A4-B3

Poster Session (F): Science to Practice–Professional Issues, Consultation, and Methodology

Participants/1st Author:
Gregory A. Waas, PhD
Julia E. Easton, MS
Jaqueline A, Brown, MA
Amanda L. March, MA
Chad C. Swanson, MA
Denae M. Sisco, MEd
Elizabeth G. Nicholls, MAT
David S. Goh, PhD
Hannah L. Young, PsyD
Anna C.J. Long, PhD
Susan M. Sheridan, PhD
Jessica S. Iwachiw, MA
Amanda B. Nickerson, PhD
Sherren C. Naser, MS
Courtney L. McLaghlin, PhD, Med
Jeannie K. Montagano, PhD
Rudolph N. Bailey, PhD
Mekel Harris, PhD
Alesha N. Harris, MA
Tina M. Smith-Bonahue, PhD
Nidhi Goel, MA
Joel O. Bocanegra, MS

11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Convention Center
Room W303A
Discussion (S): Student Affiliates in School Psychology
Research Forum—I
12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Convention Center
West Hall A4-B3

Poster Session (F): Science to Practice---Mental Health And School Success

Stephanie Grunewald, Med
Joel O. Bocanegra, MS
Adam M. Volungis, PhD
Toshiaki Kondo, Phd
Oshika M. Whittaker, PhD
Jessica A. Hoffman, PhD
Michelle P. Black, MS
Mary Ellen Fromuth, PhD
Ashley M. Brown, BA
Adam M. Collins, MA
Erin Sulla, MA
Angelique G. Day, PhD, MSW
Kelly N. Banneyer, BA
Shannon M. Suldo, PhD
Melanie M. McMahan, MA
David L. Wodrich, PhD
Laura M. Marques, MS
Jennifer Cunningham, MA
Iryna Temchenko-Kasi PhD
Jillian R. Scheer, BA
Nancy J. Cunningham, PhD
Brandi L. Berry, MA
Paige T. Lembeck, MA
Tara M. Sjuts, MA
Skye W. Stifel, MEd, MA
Linda C Caterino, PhD
Adrienne R. Matta, PhD
Jonathan P. Schwartz, PhD
Zheng Zhou, PhD
Beth J. Doll, PhD
Jennifer M. Cooper, MA
Vanessa A. Durand, MSE
Pamela Fenning, PhD
Thomas J. Huberty, PhD

1 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Convention Center
Room W304H
Discussion (S): Student Affiliates in School Psychology
Research Forum—II                                                                                                                          
1 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Convention Center
Room W309A

Symposioum (S): A Role for the Rural School in an Interconnected Systems Model of Children’s Mental Health Care

Brenda J. Huber, PhD
Elizabeth Casper, PhD
Adena Meyers, PhD

3 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
Convention Center
Celebration Room 16

Executive Committee Meeting (N): [Executive Committee Meeting]

Friday, August 3, 2012

8 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Convention Center
Room W303A

Symposium (S): Innovations for ADHD—Video Games And Digital Media for Improving Academic and Executive Skills

Christofer J. Ferguson, PhD
Gary Stoner, PhD
T.A. Ceranoglu, MD
Pamela B. Rutledge, PhD, MBA
Randy Kulman, PhD

9 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Convention Center
Room W303B

Symposium (S): Formative Assessment of Social Behavior–Current Status and Future Directions

Clayton R. Cook, PhD
Amy M. Briesch, PhD
T. Chris Riley-Tillman, PhD

11a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Convention Center
Room W307D

Invited Address (S): [Degutis]

Linda C. Degutis, DrPH

11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Convention Center
West Hall A4-B3

Poster Session (F): Science to Practice–Assessment and Data-Based Decision Making

Amanda L. Sullivan, PhD
Rochelle Taormina, PhD
Rachel R. Oppenheimer, MS
Mattew R. Reynolds, PhD
Sarah M. Irby, MS
Chi-Ching Chuang, MEd
Lisa M.H. Sanetti, PhD
Laura J. Fuhrman, MS
Stephen W. Loke, BS
Sabina R. Neugebauer, PhD
Shannon M. Suldo, PhD
Nicholas F. Benson, PhD
Richard G. Lambert, PhD
Amy C. Orecchia, MA
Heather Verron, BA
Heather Blumert, MA
Elizabeth Shaunessy PhD
Catherine A. Fiorello, PhD
Daniel B. Hajovsky, BS
Joshua J. Turek, BA
Bridget V. Dever, PhD
Jeremy T. Coles, MEd
Susan M. Sheridan, PhD
Ara J. Schmitt, PhD
Nancy Como-Lesko, PhD
Sherren C. Naser, MS
Joseph F.T. Nese, PhD
Beth A. Whipple, PhD
Yung-Chi Chen, PhD
Donna Schnorr, PhD
David Reithman, PhD
Randy W. Kamphaus, PhD
Gwyne W. White, BA

4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Convention Center
Room W102B
Symposium (S): Contemporary and Future Directions in School Psychology---2011 Division 16 Award Recipients

Saturday, August 4, 2012

8 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Convention Center
Room W304G

Symposium (S): Ecological School Psychology–Translating Theory and Research Into Evidence-Based Practice

Terry B. Gutkin, PhD
Susan M. Swearer, PhD
Beth J. Doll, PhD
Joel Meyers, PhD
Arie T. Greenleaf, PhD

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Convention Center
Room W307D

Invited Address (S): [Oakland]

Thomas D. Oakland, PhD

11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Convention Center
West Hall A4-B3

Poster Session (F): Science to Practice–Intervention Prevention, and Disability

Jessica A. Beathard, BS
Martha J.Walter, MS
Cheryl Gelley, MA
John M. Froiland, PhD
Richard J. Beck, MEd
Mary S. O’Halloran, PhD
R. Steve McCallum, PhD
Maria C. Russo, MS
Amy M. Briesch. PhD
Michelle E. Alto, BA
Erin K. Bartosik, BS
Meredith L. Embree, BA
Kristen F. Schaffner, MEd
Matthew A. Ruderman, MEd
Robert J. Volpe, PhD
Valerie L. Weed, BS
Justin R. Byron, MA
Jasmin D. Llamas, MA
Rebecca L. Perry, MEd
Gunsung Lee, MA
Michael R. Capawana, MA
Weifen Lin, PhD
Rachel E. Hodas, MEd
Sarah Backe, MA
Rosanne Menna, PhD
Maureen Conroy, Phd
Jane K. Handel, BA
Kisha M. Radliff, PhD
Lori N. Fernald, EdD
Alyssa A. Sondalle, BA
Lauren A. Carbonell, BS
Nancy Como-Lesko, PhD
Amanda N. Spalter, MS
Emery B. Mahoney, MA
Heather Schwartz, BS

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Convention Center
Room W309A

Symposium (S): Division 16 Initiatives–Social Justice And Child Rigthts, Traslating Science to Practice, and Globalization

Susan G. Forman, PhD
David Shriberg, PhD
Shane Jimerson, PhD

3 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Peabody Orlando Hotel
Celebration Room 1
Business Meeting (N): [Business Meeting]
5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
Peabody Orlando Hotel
Celebration Room 1

Social Hour (N): [Social Hour]

Sunday, August 5, 2012

9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Convention Center
Room W310A

Symposium (S): School Psychologits Serving Students Who Are Gifted

Kristen R. Stephens, PhD
Frank C. Worrell, PhD
Emily W. King, PhD
Steven E. Knotek, PhD
Susan G. Assouline, PhD

9 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Convention Center
Room W311C

Symposium (S): Cultural Factors That Explain Academic Achievement Among Immigrant/Mexican American Students

Michael Mobley, PhD
Heejung Chun, PhD
Chelsea Garcia, BA

12 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Symposium (S): Developmental Assessment Through Natural Play---Research on the Developmental Play Assessment

Summer Klug, MS
Emanuel J. Mason, EdD
Jacquelyn M. Briesch, MS
Elizabeth Hemphill, MS