Rehabilitation Psychology Conference Lectures

2013 Rehabilitation Psychology Conference Lectures from  James F. Malec, PhD; Charles H. Bombardier, PhD; ahd Paul Kennedy, DPhil.

Diller Award and Lecture - James F. Malec, PhD, ABPP

James F. Malec, PhD, ABPPPost-hospital Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Types of Programs and their Effectiveness 
Dr. Malec is professor and research director in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Indiana University School of Medicine and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana.  He is a professor emeritus of psychology at the Mayo Clinic and is board certified in clinical neuropsychology and in rehabilitation psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has over 125 peer-reviewed publications as well as other professional publications and continues to conduct research in brain injury rehabilitation and other areas of neuropsychology and behavioral medicine.

Rosenthal Lecture - Charles H. Bombardier, PhD, ABPP

Charles H. Bombardier, PhD, ABPPNervous Breakdown: Depression in Neurological Conditions
Dr. Bombardier is a professor and head of the Division of Clinical and Neuropsychology in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He earned a BS in psychology from the University of Washington in 1979 and a PhD in clinical psychology from Washington State University in 1987. He completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship in medical psychology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. In 1989 he joined the faculty the University of Washington (UW) and began his clinical work and research at Harborview Medical Center, one of the UW teaching hospitals. Dr. Bombardier specializes in the rehabilitation of persons with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. He has studied the prevalence and impact of depression as well as efficacy of numerous approaches to treating major depression in these disability groups. He has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on trials of antidepressant medications, physical activity promotion, exercise, telephone counseling and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Dr. Bombardier has received federal research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. He is married to Michele Chase Bombardier. They have three sons: Joel (25), Evan (22) and Nathan (16).

Wright-Dembo Lecture - Paul Kennedy, DPhil, MSc, FBPsS, C Psychol

Paul Kennedy, DPhil, MSc, FBPsS, C PsycholBeyond Adversity: A Journey of a Scientist Practitioner
Professor Kennedy is professor of clinical psychology at the University of Oxford and trust head of clinical psychology based at the National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital. He became a professor in the University of Oxford in 2006 and is a fellow of Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford. He has published over 100 scientific papers for peer-reviewed journals and has written and edited a number of books on clinical health psychology, rehabilitation psychology and physical disability.  He is founding chair of both the Multidisciplinary Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (UK) and the European Spinal Psychologists Association. In 2002, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers, and in 2005 he was awarded a visiting fellowship to Australia by the New South Wales, Ministry of Science and Medical Research. He is an enthusiastic scientist practitioner who enjoys the interplay between service provision, research and training. In 2009, he was given the Chairman’s Award (Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust) as part of the National Spinal Injuries Centre CARF team. In 2011, he was awarded the Guttmann prize by the Deutschprachige Medizinische Gesellschaft für Paralegie (DMPG - German speaking society of paraplegia).