In this issue

Training opportunities in developmental psychology

Includes workshops and a fellowship
2012 NIH Toolbox Conference and Training

The NIH Toolbox
Scientific Conference
September 10-11, 2012
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Administering the NIH Toolbox: Comprehensive Training Workshop
Sept. 12-14, 2012
101 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, DC

Evaluation Fellows Program – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seeking Applicants: Evaluation Fellows Program: 2012-13—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

CDC seeks applicants for the 2012-13 class of the CDC Evaluation Fellows Program. This is the second year of this initiative, and represents a major commitment by CDC to program evaluation and program improvement. Fellows will work under the leadership of CDC's Chief Evaluation Officer; they will be assigned to specific CDC programs, developing and implementing program evaluations and studies for/with those programs. Host programs will compete for Fellows, to ensure the projects are ones that will enhance the knowledge base of the program and the professional development of the Fellow.

Details about the Fellowship, stipends, qualifications and deadlines are available at the link below. Briefly, Fellowships are for one year, but with a strong likelihood of renewal for a second year. Fellows receive a monthly stipend depending on education level and experience, and, in addition, some dedicated resources for their training and professional development. Appointments will be full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Participants do not become employees of CDC.

The ideal candidate has a PhD in evaluation, social sciences, public health, or other relevant discipline plus some experience with applied evaluation projects. Master’s-level candidates with significant experience in applied evaluation projects are also welcome. Candidates must have received their degree within the past five years to qualify for this program.

The application deadline has passed.

Annual APA Education Advocacy Breakfast Meeting Invitation

Once again, we are delighted to invite you to join us for the Annual Education Advocacy Breakfast Meeting, which will be held on Saturday, August 4th during the APA convention in Orlando, Fla. The Honorable Corrine Brown (D-FL) is the invited keynote speaker this year.

As a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Congresswoman Brown has met the unique and behavioral health needs of veterans, both in the community and on college campuses. In addition to providing insight into the work of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Congresswoman Brown will address the role of the U.S. Department of Defense Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) and the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Campus Suicide Prevention Program, both of which APA was instrumental in getting established. Finally, Congresswoman Brown will underscore the unprecedented challenges that veterans are facing today and what role psychologists can play in addressing them.

Mark your calendars! As always, the breakfast meeting is free and open to members of the Education Advocacy Grassroots Network and all other interested individuals. The annual meeting not only enables us to provide legislative updates and share information directly with APA, but also serves as an opportunity to gather important feedback and support from psychologists in the field. This year's program promises to be an exciting event with discussion and important dialogue. Please join us!

PLEASE RSVP - To ensure adequate room and catering arrangements, please RSVP by July 25, 2012 to Arielle Eiser

Trauma‐Focused CE Workshop on EBTs for Child Victims at APA Convention

This intermediate 7-CE workshop will present an overview of:

(a) Six empirically-supported assessment tools for child victims of violence and trauma;

(b) Five evidence-based trauma-focused treatment models (EBTs) and strategies for successful implementation in their practices;

(c) A family-centered, culturally sensitive, and integrated treatment approach;

(d) Resources for accessing in-depth training and technical assistance on EBTs. Who Should Attend?

This 7 CE-workshop is for psychologists and other mental health professionals who provide mental health services to children and adolescents exposed to violence and trauma.

At the end of the workshop it is anticipated that participants will be knowledgeable enough about the presented six assessment tools and five EBTs to make informed decisions about adopting evidence-based models that their clients deserve and need.

Date: Thursday, August 2nd (First day of Convention!) from 8 to 3:50
Place: Hilton Orlando Hotel at 6001 Destination Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32819
Presenter: Michael de Arellano, PhD, Professor and Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina. 

Fourth Annual NCSU Statistical Modeling Workshop

Applied Regression, Multilevel, and Latent Variable Modeling Workshop: Aug. 6 - 10, 2012

This 5-day workshop is designed for the researcher who wishes to expand his or her statistical toolkit to include advanced modeling techniques. The workshop is divided into three different but complementary classes. You can take one, two, or three of the classes. Class 1 (Monday) will focus on multiple regression (using SPSS and SAS), an understanding of which is essential for the other two classes. Class 2 (Tuesday - Wednesday) focuses on confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation modeling, and latent growth curve modeling using AMOS. Class 3 (Thursday - Friday) will cover Multilevel Modeling using SAS.

All three classes will be conducted in computer labs. Each class will consist of lectures as well as hands-on practice to analyze your own data. The overarching goal of all three classes is straightforward and pragmatic: Using your own data, you will learn when, why, and how to do each of the analyses.