2017 SPPAC Programming & Schedule


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THURSDAY, MARCH 30th, 2017

Pre-Conference Workshops: Morning
Preregistration Required

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Advances in Statistical Modeling: Practical Strategies for Addressing Complex Research Questions (3 CEs)
Presenters: Rachel Wasserman, PhD, Bridget Armstrong, PhD, David Barker, PhD, Kristoffer Berlin, PhD, Grayson N. Holmbeck, PhD, Bryan Karazsia, PhD, & Betty Lai, PhD
Registration cap: 30

Ethical Dilemmas in Transgender Health Care (3 CEs)
Presenters: Diane Chen, PhD, Laura Edwards-Leeper, PhD, Terry Stancin, PhD, ABPP, & Amy Tishelman, PhD
Registration cap: 45

Methods of Using QI Data and Statistical Process Control: The “Quick Start Guide” (3 CEs)
Presenters: Richard Brilli, MD, FAAP, MCCM, Thomas Bartman, MD, PHD, Richard McClead, MD, M.H.A., Tammi Yount-Saleme, PhD, & Catherine Butz, PhD
Registration cap: 40

Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with Adolescents with Medical Conditions: An Advanced Skill-Building Workshop (3 CEs)
Presenters: Karen E. Weiss, PhD, LP, ABPP & Staci Martin, PhD, LP
Registration cap: 50 (NOTE: This Workshop has reached maximum capacity and can no longer accept new registrants)

Pre-Conference Workshops: Afternoon
Preregistration Required

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Guidelines for Establishing Integrated Pediatric Behavioral Health Care (2 CEs)
Presenters: Joseph H. Evans, PhD, Rachel Valleley, PhD, Blake Lancaster, PhD, Shelly Hosterman, PhD, Tawnya Meadows, PhD, & Holly Roberts, PhD
Registration cap: none

Death and Dying: Practical Skills for Working with Bereaved Children and Adolescents (2 CEs)
Presenters: Amanda Thompson, Ph.D.
Registration cap: 30


Understanding and Resolving Ethical Concerns that Arise During Clinical Supervision in the Pediatric Medical Setting (3 CEs)
Presenters: Rebecca Hazen, Ph.D. & Karla K. Fehr, Ph.D.
Registration cap: 30

Inspiration – Innovation – Commercialization – and Perspiration: Avoiding the Cold Sweats When Your Research Might be Valuable (3 CEs)
Presenters: Jill Chorney, PhD, Chip Sutherland, LLB, Lindsey, L. Cohen, PhD, & Melissa Howlett, BSc, PhD
Registration cap: None

Plenary Addresses

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Finding a Place at the Table: Pediatric Psychology Opportunities in Integrated Care Settings
Terry Stancin, PhD, ABPP

Pediatric Integrated Care: Rationale and Progress
Gregory K. Fritz, M.D.

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Children’s Mental Health, Healthcare, and Mental Healthcare, and Community-Based Interventions which Eliminate these Disparities
Glenn Flores, M.D., FAAP

Implementation Science and Pediatric Psychology: From Evidence to Influence
Christine Chambers, Ph.D.

As in prior years, the conference will be hosted from Thursday to Saturday. The conference programming will include: 

  • Invited Speakers
  • Poster Sessions
  • Special Interest Group Meetings
  • Student Research Symposium
  • Evening Receptions
  • Concurrent Symposia
  • Pre-Conference Workshops
  • Mentorship/Early Career Luncheon
  • SPP Award Presentation
  • Back for the second year — Internships on Parade!