APA Convention

Upcoming CE opportunities at the APA convention

By Shevaun Neupert

Robin L. West, PhD, will conduct a CE workshop at the APA convention in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Aug. 9, 8 -11:50 a.m. “Train the Trainer: Memory Training for Seniors” will present a critical research overview and prepare psychologists to offer an empirically validated memory training program for older adults. Memory training can be effective with seniors, but maintenance of training effects has been elusive. Training programs that change beliefs may be key to long-term maintenance. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of past memory training research and demonstrate a comprehensive and successful memory training program, focusing on strategies, self-efficacy and control, which they can implement in their own communities.

The   following Div. 20   sessions   will also offer CE credits during convention:

  • STAR-VA—Implementing an Interdisciplinary, Behavioral Intervention for Dementia-Related Behaviors (Thursday, Aug. 7, 8-9:50 a.m., Convention Center Room 140A)
  • Training Older Adults to Enhance Their Memory—The role of metacognition ( Thursday, Aug. 7, 12-1:50 p.m., Convention Center Room 154A)
  • Three Contrasting Approaches for Improving the Well-Being of Family Caregivers of Older Adults (Sunday, Aug. 10, 9-10:50 a.m., Convention Center Room 143A)