APA Convention

Division overview: Convention program

This year, Div. 16 will feature a versatile exchange of research-informed and practical professional development.

By Shannon Suldo
This year, Div. 16 will feature a versatile exchange of research-informed and practical professional development at the 2013 APA Convention. Div.16 will present 12 symposia on a range of topics from assessment (e.g., universal screening for behavioral and emotional disorders, usefulness of specific methods for English language learners) to professional issues (e.g., current status of school psychology research, increasing evidenced-based practices in the schools) to talks geared toward students (e.g., non-school internships, insights on faculty careers from early career trainers). There will be six poster sessions on numerous topics, including mental health, evidence-based practice, consultation, professional issues, students with disabilities and data-based decision making. The presidential symposium, the business meeting, social hour and awards addresses round out the program.