[DIV28SUPER] Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology Special Issue Call for Papers

Please see below for a special issue that may be of interest:

Call for Papers: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology


Special Issue for August 2015 on: Sex Differences in Drug Abuse: Etiology and Implications for Prevention and Treatment


The goal of this special issue is to broadly highlight how males and females differ in their risks for substance abuse, in their responses to treatments, and in their relapse to substance use after a period of abstinence. Relevant approaches include (but are not limited to) laboratory behavioral, social behavior and environmental context, brain development and function, and the role of genetics, hormones and neuropeptides. Both animal and human methods are appropriate for this issue. Collaborative manuscripts that bridge animal and human findings are especially valued.


This special issue is intended to showcase the importance of studying sex differences in drug abuse and how this research might lead to more tailored approaches for prevention and treatment. Laboratories engaged in research in this area may submit review articles or primary research reports to Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology to be considered for inclusion in this special issue. Manuscripts should be submitted as usual through the APA Online Submission Portal (www.apa.org/pubs/journals/pha/), and the cover letter should indicate that the authors wish the manuscript to be considered for publication in the special issue on Sex Differences in Drug Abuse.  All submissions will undergo our normal peer review. Manuscripts received no later than March 16, 2015 will be considered for inclusion in the special issue. We strongly encourage individuals to contact us in advance with their ideas and ideally a draft title and abstract.


Questions or inquiries about the special issue can be directed to the Guest Editor of the issue, Brady Reynolds, PhD, at brady.reynolds@uky.edu or the Editor, Suzette Evans, PhD at se18@columbia.edu.

William W. Stoops, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Department of Behavioral Science
Department of Psychiatry
Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
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[DIV28SUPER] 13th International Conference on Treatment of Addictive Behaviors

Dear Colleagues;


Submissions are due January 25, 2015 for the 13th International Conference on Treatment of Addictive Behaviors (ICTAB-13) to be held in Odense, Denmark (the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen) from May 31 – June 4, 2015.  Founded in 1979, the ICTAB series brings together clinicians and researchers from the addiction treatment field to explore new science and developments relevant to clinical practice. The theme of ICTAB-13 is “Treating Addictions Where We Find Them:  Healthcare, Mental Health, Social Service, and Criminal Justice Settings”


Click here for details about the meeting site, preconference workshops, featured speakers, call for program submissions, and the ICTAB New Investigator Award. 


We will be appreciate your spreading the information to your colleagues.


Thank you -




Anette Søgaard Nielsen, , Ph.D.                                        Barbara S. McCrady, Ph.D.

Conference Director                                                         Conference Co-Director

ansnielsen@health.sdu.dk                                                bmccrady@unm.edu

+dk 2913 5825                                                               505-925-2388

Psykiatrisk afd. Odense,                                                    Center on Alcoholism, Substance

RESCueH, J.B.                                                                    Abuse and Addictions

Winsløws Vej 20,                                                              University of New Mexico

Indgang 220B, 5000 Odense C                                          2650 Yale Blvd. SE

                                                                                       Albuquerque, NM 87106 USA00



[DIV28SUPER] NYTimes: C.I.A., on Path to Torture, Chose Haste Over Analysis


James Mitchell, a former Air Force explosives expert and trainer, and a partner designed, led and directed the interrogations and became the prime advocates for what is now widely considered to have been torture.

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[DIV28SUPER] Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction 2015 - Pre-Conference Workshops Open for Registration!


2015 Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction

Reserve Your Hotel | Conference Registration | Call for Proposals


Pre-Conference Workshops                    March 6, 2015 8am-12pm

Workshop#1 A Community Support Group Intervention for Substance Users
Presented by Michael Kidorf, PhD,
clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  His work includes the development and evaluation of the Community Support Group Intervention, a clinical strategy designed specifically to activate and expand drug-free social support and reduce drug use.  The Community Support Group Intervention (CSI) is a practical and structured approach for helping substance users activate drug-free social support and expand their recovery-oriented social network.  

 Workshop participants will learn how to: 

§  Identify and activate drug-free people in existing social networks

§  Incorporate CSI within most community-based treatment settings, structure weekly group sessions and assign recovery activities

§  Establish a therapeutic milieu that supports the intervention, identify and successfully manage common problems

Workshop #2 Manualized Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Group for Diverse Addictive Behaviors

Presented by Bruce Liese, PhD, Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Courtesy Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas.  His work focuses primarily on the development of psychological interventions for treating addictive behaviors and diverse psychological problems.  He has been Director of CBT training for a large multi-center NIDA-funded addictions study and, over time, has supervised hundreds of CB therapists.  This highly interactive workshop presents a manualized cognitive-behavioral therapy addictions group for diverse addictive behaviors, including drug and alcohol misuse, gambling and shopping, binge eating, and pathological Internet use. 
Workshop participants will learn how to: 

§  Explain diverse addictive behaviors (e.g., drug and alcohol misuse, binge eating, problem gambling, Internet addiction) according to a cognitive-behavioral perspective.

§  Describe the structure and essential components of a CBTAG session, including facilitative conditions (e.g., group cohesion) that enhance the effectiveness of the group.

§  Design and implement a CBTAG in their own agency, organization, or community, serving a group of people with diverse addictive behaviors.

Workshop #3 Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Treat Addictive Behaviors     

Presented by Arthur Sandt, PhD, James Finkelstein, PhD, Michele Crisafulli, MA, and Taylor Berens-Crouch, MA.  This workshop will provide an introduction to ACT and its application to addictive behaviors. Theoretical underpinnings, research support, and linkages to other treatment approaches for addictive behaviors will be reviewed. Learning through direct experience will be emphasized through experiential exercises, case examples, demonstrations, and role-plays throughout the workshop.
Workshop participants will learn how to: 

§  Describe the six core processes targeted by ACT and their relevance to individuals with addictive behaviors.

§  Explain similarities and differences between ACT and other empirically-supported approaches to treatment for addictive behaviors (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, 12-step).

§  Identify how to individually tailor and implement experiential techniques for addictive behaviors in their own clinical work.


Workshop Cost:        $75 for Workshops #1, #2, or #3 with conference registration

$115 for Workshops #1, #2, or #3 without conference registration


Workshop #4  Free Workshop for Students and Early Career Psychologists -  Post-Bac to Post-Doc: Navigating Graduate School and Beyond

Presented by Sara Jo Nixon, PhD; Jalie Tucker, PhD; Stephen Maisto, PhD; Matthew R. Pearson, PhD; Mark Celio, PhD; David Eddie, MS; and Megan Kirouac, MS.  The goal of this workshop is to provide attendees with valuable advice and guidance about preparing for, and applying to these positions. The seminar will be led by individuals with a track record of success in these areas who will share their personal stories, as well as tips for preparing for and attaining such positions. Following a semi-structured presentation, this workshop will offer separate breakout sessions, with each addressing one of these important career milestones. The panel consists of rising stars in the field of addiction psychology, as well as three senior clinical psychologists with independent research programs who also hold senior academic positions at major research universities. Workshop participants will learn how to: 

§  Identify opportunities and challenges in building a career as an addiction psychologist.

§  Learn how to make, identify, and secure the best CV building opportunities for advancing a   career in addiction psychology.

§  Describe key elements of success in transition from undergraduate to graduate school,   graduate school to internship and/or post doc, and post-doc to early career positions.



Please register at http://research.alcoholstudies.rutgers.edu/cpa/reg




Katie Witkiewitz, PhD, Chair


[DIV28SUPER] FW: Call for Applications: 2015-2016 APA Policy Fellowships



Spend a year working on policy in Washington, DC


APA’s Congressional and Executive Branch Science Fellowships offer psychologists at all points in their career the opportunity to apply their skills in government


APA seeks applications for its Congressional Fellowship and Executive Branch Science Fellowship programs. These opportunities allow a select number of psychologists to spend a year in Washington, D.C., where they receive first-hand experience with federal policymaking and agency research and funding.  Congressional Fellows work as special legislative aides in congressional member or committee offices and engage in a diverse range of policymaking activities on vital issues. One Congressional Fellowship, funded by the American Psychological Foundation, is open to developmental and clinical psychologists with experience working directly with children; the other is open to psychologists working in all areas of the field.  Executive Branch Science Fellows gain crucial experience in science policy and research coordination and funding working in a federal science agency. Both programs offer a year-long stipend and funds to support relocation, travel, and the purchase of health insurance. For more information, visit the program websites or call the Public Interest Government Relations Office at 202.336.5935 or the Science Government Relations office at 202.336.5932.