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2017 OASIG APA Convention Blog

by Maggie Syme, Ph.D., MPH

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Maggie Syme, Ph.D., MPH

Going to Washington, D.C. for convention? It is right around the corner, and it is time to prepare for talks, posters, networking, and block out time to catch up with friends and colleagues. In addition, this year we celebrate 125 years of the American Psychological Association!

To help you wade through the many opportunities, the Older Adult SIG would like to share some of the dynamic aging programming available. We will not have a formal get-together at this convention, but we do want to encourage you all to support the members of the Older Adult SIG in their research and presentations. If you would like to learn more about the SIG, either Janna Imel, one of our fantastic student leaders, or myself would be happy to talk with you at our poster session (see below for our presentation schedule). Janna will also represent the OASIG at the Division 17 – SIG Open House which will be held on Thursday August 3rd, 2017 from 9am-10am in the Fellowship Hall.

As always, convention can be overwhelming to navigate with the many possibilities, so here is a small selection of programs separated out by a few interest areas. For a full listing of aging-related programming, please see the listing posted by APA’s Office on Aging: http://www.apa.org/convention/programming/pi-directorate/aging/.

 

Have a great convention!


For the CEU-minded conference goer, here are a few options:
Session Title: 4 Continuing Education Workshop #004: Assessment of Capacity in Older Adults
Session Type: Workshop
Date: Wed 08/02 8:00AM – 3:50PM
Division/Sponsor: CE-APA Continuing Education Committee
Building/Room: Renaissance Washington DC Hotel/Renaissance Ballroom West A Ballroom Level

Session Title: 2055 Continuing Education Workshop #125: Navigating Countertransference and Ethical Issues in Working With Suicidal Older Adults
Session Type: Workshop
Date: Fri 08/04 8:00AM – 11:50AM
Division/Sponsor: CE-APA Continuing Education Committee
Building/Room: Renaissance Washington DC Hotel/Meeting Rooms 10 and 11 Meeting Room Level

Session Title: 3288 Continuing Education Workshop #159: Best Clinical Practices for Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults
Session Type: Workshop
Date: Sat 08/05 1:00PM – 4:50PM
Division/Sponsor: CE-APA Continuing Education Committee
Building/Room: Renaissance Washington DC Hotel/Meeting Room 3 Meeting Room Level
Name Presentation Title
Leader: Sherry A. Beaudreau
Leader: Nehjla Mashal


For those interested in advocacy and diversity-related programming:
Session Title: 2126 Addressing Health Disparities Among Marginalized and Underserved Populations of Older Adults
Session Type: Symposium
Date: Fri 08/04 10:00AM – 10:50AM
Division/Sponsor: 44-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues; Co-List: 7, 9, 20, 22, 24, 31, 35, 39
Building/Room: Convention Center/Room 149A Street Level
Chair: Weston V. Donaldson
Participant/1stAuthor: Mark Brennan-Ing
Ageism and Older Adults With HIV: A Source of Health Disparities?
Participant/1stAuthor: Camille DeBell
Health Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Older Adults in Integrated Care
Participant/1stAuthor: Allen Ivey
Disparities in Treatment for People of Color and Low-Income People in Cardio Rehab
Participant/1stAuthor: Sue C. Jacobs
Health Disparities Among LGBT Older Adults
Discussant: William Gibson

Session Title: 4023 Advocating for Older Adults—Translating Effectively From Science to Policy
Session Type: Symposium
Date: Sun 08/06 8:00AM – 9:50AM
Division/Sponsor: 20-Adult Development and Aging; Co-List: 27, 29, 31, 34, 35, APAGS
Building/Room: Convention Center/Room 102A Street Level


For students, trainees and early career psychologists, take these opportunities to network with potential mentors and aging-related internships:
Session Title: 1171 How to Master the Internship Application Process
Session Type: Discussion
Date: Thu 08/03 11:00AM – 12:50PM
Division/Sponsor: 12-Clinical; Co-Sponsor: 43-Couple and Family Psychology; Co-List: 16, 17, 22, 31, 41, 50, 54, APAGS, Psi Chi
Building/Room: Convention Center/Room 207B Level Two

Session Title: 2044 Internship Workshop
Session Type: Symposium
Date: Fri 08/04 8:00AM – 9:50AM
Division/Sponsor: GS-APAGS; Co-List: 12, 15, 16, 17, 28, 33, 41, 51, 53, 54, Psi Chi

Building/Room: Convention Center/Room 202B Level Two Session Title: 2049 The Early Career Compass—A Professional Mentorship Workshop
Session Type: Discussion
Date: Fri 08/04 8:00AM – 9:50AM
Division/Sponsor: CPG-Central Programming Group; Co-List: 40, 19, 22, 41, APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists
Building/Room: Convention Center/East Salon C Street Level
Chair: Cady K. Block
Participant/1stAuthor: Ann Landes
Work Group #1–Career and Salary
Work Group #2–Supervision and Teaching
Work Group #3–Networking and Leadership
Work Group #4–Licensure, Credentialing and Board Certification

Session Title: 2108 Tackling Common Interview Questions—Externship, Internship, Fellowship and First-Job Interviews
Session Type: Discussion
Date: Fri 08/04 10:00AM – 10:50AM
Division/Sponsor: 12-Clinical; Co-List: 7, 15, 16, 31, 33, 43, 53, APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists, APAGS, Psi Chi
Building/Room: Convention Center/Room 103B Street Level

Session Title: 3097 Procuring Federal Funding for Your Research—An Interactive Mentoring Workshop
Session Type: Skill-Building Session
Date: Sat 08/05 9:00AM – 10:50AM
Division/Sponsor: 40-Clinical Neuropsychology; Co-Sponsor: GS-APAGS; Co-List: 5, 7, 12, 14, 15, 16, 20, 27, 28, 33, 34, 35, 41, 47, 51, 54, APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists
Building/Room: Convention Center/Room 156 Street Level

Session Title: 3315 Meet and Greet With Internship Training Directors
Session Type: Social Hour
Date: Sat 08/05 2:00PM – 2:50PM
Division/Sponsor: GS-APAGS; Co-List: 12, 15, 16, 28, 31, 33, 37, 40, 41, 51, Psi Chi
Building/Room: Convention Center/East Salon C Street Level


Last but not least, our Division 17 and Older Adult SIG members are presenting, please support their efforts!
Session Title: 1187 Counseling Interventions and Psychotherapy
Session Type: Poster
Session Date: Thu 08/03 12:00PM – 12:50PM
Division/Sponsor: 17-Counseling
Building/Room: Convention Center/Halls D and E Level Two
Participant/1stAuthor: Janna L. Imel
Co-Author: Natalie D. Dautovich Positivity Ratio: Predicting Sleep Across the Adult Lifespan [Poster# (E-22)]

Participant/1stAuthor: Linh P. Luu
Co-Author: Arpana Inman, Stephanie Codos, Shannon L. Patterson, Asmita Pendse Understanding Supervisor Countertransference From the Critical Events-Based Model [Poster# (E-13)]

Session Title: 2182 Developmental and Multicultural Considerations in Couple and Family Psychology
Session Type: Poster Session
Date: Fri 08/04 11:00AM – 11:50AM
Division/Sponsor: 43-Couple and Family Psychology
Building/Room: Convention Center/Halls D and E Level Two
Participant/1stAuthor: Michiko Iwasaki
Co-Author: Jason M. Prenoveau
Predictors of Marital Satisfaction Among Japanese Women Married to Non-Japanese Men [Poster# (G-15)]

Session Title: 2253 Early Career Research and Innovation
Session Type: Poster Session
Date: Fri 08/04 2:00PM – 2:50PM
Division/Sponsor: EC-APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists
Building/Room: Convention Center/Halls D and E Level Two
Participant/1stAuthor: Maggie L. Syme
Co-Author: Ryan Krajicek
Determining Older Adults’ Opinions Regarding Sexual Expression in Long-Term Care [Poster# (B-3)]

Session Title: 3271 II
Session Type: Poster Session
Date: Sat 08/05 1:00PM – 1:50PM
Division/Sponsor: 38-Health Psychology
Building/Room: Convention Center/Halls D and E Level Two
Participant/1stAuthor: Shannon L. Patterson
Co-Author: Grace I.L. Caskie, Hannah M. Bashian
Experiences With Interprofessional Health Care Teams Among Psychology Doctoral Students [Poster# (D-22)]

Session Title: 3212 II
Session Type: Poster Session
Date: Sat 08/05 12:00PM – 12:50PM
Division/Sponsor: 20-Adult Development and Aging
Building/Room: Convention Center/Halls D and E Level Two
Participant/1stAuthor: Michiko Iwasaki
Co-Author: Anastasia E. Canell, Jordan Orbe
Health and Well-Being Among 85+ Individuals: Positive Aging Perspectives [Poster# (E-13)]

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