In this issue

APA Convention Program

Schedule offers skill-building sessions, symposiums and poster sessions

Thursday, Aug. 2

  • 9 a.m. – 10:50 a.m., Convention Center Room W102A

    Skill-Building Session: Psychodynamic Family Systems in Group Psychotherapy—A Demonstration of Process

    Chair: Kathleen Ritter, PhD, California State University—Bakersfield

  • 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m., Convention Center Room W207A

    Skill-Building Session: Exploring the Ethics of Confidentiality in Group Therapy

    Participant/1st Author: Maria T. Riva, PhD, University of Denver
    Title: Ethical Dilemmas in Group and Group Supervision

    Cheri L. Marmarosh, PhD, George Washington University
    Title: Ethical Dilemmas in Groups

    Discussant: Rebecca McNair-Semands, PhD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • 12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m., Convention Center Room W103B

    Skill-Building Session: Exploring the Ethics of Confidentiality in Group Therapy

    Participant/1st Author: Maria T. Riva, PhD, University of Denver
    Title: Ethical Dilemmas in Group and Group Supervision

    Cheri L. Marmarosh, PhD, George Washington University
    Title: Ethical Dilemmas in Groups

    Discussant: Rebecca McNair-Semands, PhD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • 1 p.m. – 2:50 p.m., Convention Center Room W104A

    Skill-Building Session: Assessing Group Climate and Effectiveness—Which Measures Should I Use?

    Co-chairs: Janice DeLucia-Waack, PhD and David Alatebef, BA, University at Buffalo—State University of New York
    Participant/1st Author: Sandro M. Sodano, PhD, University at Buffalo—State University of New York
    Title: Measures of Climate and Outcome

    Heather Cosgrove, BA, University at Buffalo—State University of New York
    Title: Measuring Group Therapeutic Factors, Group Leader and Member Behaviors and Selection Criteria
  • 3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m., Convention Center West Hall A4-B3

    Poster Session

    Participant/1stAuthor: Heather R. Ryan, PsyD, University of Indianapolis
    Title: Social Support, Quality of Life, and Locus of Control: Development of a Semistructured Support Group
    Co-Author: Nicole M. Taylor, PhD, University of Indianapolis

    Norah C. Slone, MS, University of Kentucky
    Title: Evaluating Group Psychotherapy Services Using Client Feedback: Pilot Findings
    Co-Author: Robert J.Reese, PhD, University of Kentucky
    Co-Author: Susan S.Mathews, PhD, University of Kentucky
    Co-Author: Nathaniel Hopkins, PhD, University of Kentucky
    Co-Author: Jonathan Kodet, MS, University of Kentucky

    Sarah J. Bernstein, MA, Fordham University
    Title: Group Therapy Trainees’ Competencies and Skill Development: A Case Study
    Co-Author: Aziza A.B. Platt, BA, Fordham. University
    Co-Author: Alexandra Fischer, MEd, Fordham University
    Co-Author: Eric C. Chen, PhD, Fordham University

    Dennis M. Kivlighan III, BA, University of Wisconsin—Madison
    Title: Mutual Influence in Interpersonal Process Group Outcomes: An Actor-Partner Analysis

    Jennifer L. Grote, PhD, University of Denver
    Title: Impact of Stage of Change Beliefs and Working Alliance on Group Therapy With Adolescents
    Co-Author: Maria T. Riva, PhD, University of Denver

    Thomas A. Kim, Hankuk Academy of Foreign Services, Yongin, Republic of Korea
    Title: Gender and Cultural Differences in Domain-Specific Risk Choices Under Uncertainty
    Co-Author: Junsu Park, MBA, Ajou University, Suwon, Republic of Korea

    Brooke Lawler, MPH, BS, Regent University
    Title: Learning to Get LIFTED: A Treatment Protocol for Emotion Regulation and Depression
    Co-Author: Mirria.m. R. Kimani, MA, BS, Regent University
    Co-Author: Brittany L. Montes, BA, Regent University
    Co-Author: LaTrelle Jackson, PhD, Regent University

    Kelly E. Norman, BA, University at Buffalo—State University of New York
    Title: Eating Disorder Prevention Group: The Role of Interpersonal Styles in Outcomes
    Co-Author: Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD, University at Buffalo—State University of New York
    Co-Author: Sandro M. Sodano, PhD, University at Buffalo—State University of New York

    Audrey N. Atkinson, MA, Regent University
    Title: Working Alliance and Group Climate in Group Supervision
    Co-Author: Elizabeth Wine, BA, Regent University
    Co-Author: Vickey L. Maclin, PsyD, Regent University
    Co-Author: Jennifer S. Ripley, PhD, Regent University
    Co-Author: Corinne N. Engelbert, MA, Regent University

    Brian S. Amox, MS, University at Buffalo—State University of New York
    Title: Interpersonal Interpretations of Measures of Perceptions of Group Counseling
    Co-Author: Sandro M. Sodano, PhD, University at Buffalo—State University of New York
    Co-Author: Janice DeLucia-Waack, PhD, University at Buffalo—State University of New York

    Laura J. Petracek, PhD, California Department of Corrections, San Quentin
    Title: Using Rap Psychology As a Therapeutic Intervention With Inmates

    Martyn S. Whittingha.m., PhD, Wright State University
    Title: Assessing Change Patterns for the Socially Inhibited Subtype Within Focused Brief Group Therapy: A Mixed- Methods Approach
    Co-Author: David A. Yutrzenka, BA, Wright State University
    Co-Author: Kacey Greening, BA, Wright State University

    Cassie V. Comeau, BA, University of Northern Colorado
    Title: A Process Model for Group Psychotherapy

    Dianna W. Allen, MA, University of New Mexico
    Title: Critical Factors in Group Supervision
    Co-Author: Jeanmarie Keim, PhD, University of New Mexico

    Denise Rodriguez Brown, MS, Independent Practice, Pembroke Pines, FL
    Title: College Wellness: A Peer-to-Peer Approach That Impacts the Whole Campus

    Tonya Walker, MA, University of New Mexico
    Title: Empirical Analysis of Alternative Pedagogies: Service Learning in Group Work
    Co-Author: Kristopher M. Goodrich, PhD, University of New Mexico
    Co-Author: Jeanmarie Keim, PhD, University of New Mexico

    Kimberly L. Smith, MA, Pepperdine University
    Title: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in an Inpatient Psychiatric Forensic Setting
    Co-Author: Ryan Jordan, MA, Alliant International University—San Diego
    Co-Author: Douglas Kraus, MS, Pepperdine University

    Kacey Greening, BA, Wright State University
    Title: Assessing Change Patterns for the Intrusively/Needy Subtype Within Focused Brief Group Therapy: A Mixed- Methods Approach
    Co-Author: Martyn S. Whittingha.m., PhD, Wright State University
    Co-Author: David A. Yutrzenka, BA, Wright State University

Friday, Aug. 3

  • 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m., Convention Center Room W108B

    Symposium: Best Practices in Conducting Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy Research

    Participant/1st Author: Jill M. Paquin, PhD, University of Maryland College Park
    Title: Using Actor-Partner Dependence to Better Understand Group Effects
    Co-Author: Dennis M. Kivlighan, PhD, University of Maryland College Park

    Sheri Bauman, PhD, University of Arizona
    Title: How to Deal With Missing Data in Group Research

  • 2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m., Convention Center Room W311H

    Symposium: Meet the Experts in Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy

    Chair: Maria T. Riva, PhD, University of Denver
    Participant/1st Author: Nina Brown, EdD, Old Dominion University
    Title: My Experiences Leading Groups

    Rex Stockton, PhD, Indiana University Bloomington
    Title: My Experiences Leading Groups and Conducting Group Research

    Zipora Shechtman, PhD, University of Haifa, Israel
    Title: My Experiences Leading Groups and Conducting Group Research
  • 2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m., Convention Center Room W311H

    Presidential Address: Ring of Fire: Potential Toxicity in Groups 

    Nina Brown, EdD, Old Dominion University
  • 3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.,  Convention Center Room W311H

    Business Meeting

    Chair: Nina Brown, EdD, Old Dominion University
  • 4 p.m. – 4:50 p.m., Convention Center Room W104A

    Symposium: Why Gender-Specific Group Programs for Adolescents? Three Research-Based Interventions

    Chair: Karen E. Farrell, PsyD, Midwestern University
    Participant/1st Author: Ashley Kuhl Piwowarski, PsyD, Midwestern University
    Title: Use of Contemporary Feminist and Relational Theories to Guide a Group-Based Intervention for Girls

    Michael Kessler, PsyD, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    Title: Strongboys: A Gender-Sensitive and Group-Based Approach to Working With Preadolescent Boys

    Stacy Lott, MS, Midwestern University
    Title: Boys in Crisis: Using Gender and Group Interventions to Inform Trauma and Substance Abuse Treatments

Saturday, Aug. 4

  • 12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m., Convention Center Room W102B

    Skill-Building Session: Creating Dialogue—A Conversation Between Early Career Group Psychologists

    Co-chairs: Leann J. Terry, PhD, Penn State University Park and Joseph R. Miles, PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Participant/1st Author: Rachelle Rene, PhD, Wings of Change Unlimited, San Diego, CA
  • 1 p.m. – 2:50 p.m., Convention Center Room W311G

    Skill-Building Session: Processing Activities in Psychoeducational Groups 

    Chair: Janice DeLucia-Waack, PhD, University at Buffalo—State University of New York
    Participant/1st Author: Edil Torres-Rivera, PhD, University of Florida
  • 3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m., Convention Center Room W311G

    Symposium: Leading Groups on Internship—Strategies for Developing Strong Group Skills From Recent Interns

    Chair: Joshua Gross, PhD, Florida State University
    Participant/1st Author: Rob Durr, PhD, Northwestern University, Jennifer Alonso, PhD, University of Florida and Timothy R. Hess, PhD, Ball State University
  • 4 p.m. – 4:50 p.m., Convention Center Room W311D

    Invited Address:
    Group Psychologist of the Year

    Participant/1st Author: Sally Barlow, PhD, Brigham Young University
    Title: Foundational and Functional Skills in Group Specialty Practice
  • 9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m., Convention Center Room W102B

    Skill-Building Session:
    Creating Change With At-Risk Students—Group-Centered Interventions Stressing Cohesion and Culture

    Chair: Elaine Clanton Harpine, PhD, University of South Carolina Aiken
  • 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m., Convention Center Room W103B

    Skill-Building Session: Kinesthetic Metaphors—Interactive Group Interventions That Activate Change

    Co-chairs: H.L. Gillis, PhD, Georgia College & State University and Michael A. Gass, PhD, University of New Hampshire
    Participant/1st Author: Bobbi L. Beale, PsyD, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Canton, OH