[DIV28SUPER] 2013 National Drug Control Strategy


Attached is the 2013 National Drug Control Strategy that was released today.
Kelly Dunn, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
5510 Nathan Shock Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224
BPRU Phone: (410) 550-2254
CLH Phone: (410) 550-5370
Fax: (410) 550-0030
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[DIV28SUPER] FW: 2nd Call for Applications-APA MFP Psychology Summer



From: Ford, Sharlita [mailto:sford@apa.org]
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:34 PM
Subject: 2nd Call for Applications-APA MFP Psychology Summer


We are now accepting applications for our 2013 Minority Fellowship Program, Psychology Summer Institute to be held from July 14-20, 2013. Please see the attached flyer for more details which includes how to apply, or visit our website at:
http://www.apa.org/pi/mfp/psychology/institute/.  The deadline is
May 1, 2013.   Please distribute to any applicable list. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.  If you have any questions, please contact Kyra Kissam, Professional Development Specialist, at 202-336-6127 or via email at mfp@apa.org.

Best regards,

Sharlita Ford| Administrative Assistant

Minority Fellowship Program

American Psychological Association

750 First Street, NE

Washington, DC  20002

Email:  sford@apa.org

phone:  202-336-6028|202-336-6127

fax:  202-336-6912



[DIV28SUPER] CPA Conference - Preview of Program



For those unable to make it to the Division 28/50 Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference next month in Atlanta, we wanted to provide you a preview of the program (see attached). If you are interested in attending, there IS still room and the hotel is holding a few extra rooms through April 23rd. If you are interested in registering, please contact me directly.


We have a VERY exciting program with phenomenal sessions, invited speakers, and social/networking. Just two weeks away from the start of the conference, congratulations to all those who have helped make this inaugural effort a success, and thank you to all the speakers and poster presenters who are making this conference come to life!








Chad Rummel, MEd | Registration and Meeting Planner

2013 Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference

Register Today   |   Reserve Your Hotel Room    |   See All Atlanta Has to Offer!



Division Services Office | Governance Affairs

CODAPAR Staff Liaison

American Psychological Association

750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242

Tel: (202) 336-6121 | Fax: (202) 218-3599 |  crummel@apa.org

Join divisions online at www.apa.org/divapp



[DIV28SUPER] Fwd: [DIVOFFICERS] Correction on Call for Nominations for Policy Review Task Force on Gun Violence Prediction and Prevention

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Date: April 17, 2013, 4:59:55 PM EDT
Subject: [DIVOFFICERS] Correction on Call for Nominations for Policy Review Task Force on Gun Violence Prediction and Prevention
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Posted on behalf of Ron Schlitter (rschlitter@apa.org):




There was an error with the FAX number contained in the Call for Nominations for the Policy Review Task Force on Gun Violence Prediction and Prevention.  It is corrected in the attached version and is 202-336-6040.  Apologies for the inconvenience, but if you could please distribute this version, it would be much appreciated.







American Psychological Association

Policy Review Task Force on Gun Violence Prediction and Prevention


Call for Nominations


April 16, 2013


The American Psychological Association (APA) seeks nominations for the APA Policy Review Task Force on Gun Violence Prediction and Prevention by May 19.  The APA Council of Representatives authorized the six-person Task Force during its February 22-24, 2013, meeting.  The Task Force charge is to review and amend or possibly replace the 1994 APA Council resolution on Firearm Safety and Youth.  The Council allocated funds in the 2013 budget for one meeting of the task force, which will take place in early fall 2013.  The final recommendations of the Task Force need to be submitted for governance review by October 21, in order for the Council to consider the recommendations at the February 2014 meeting.  In its work, the Task Force will draw on a report on gun violence prediction and prevention that a panel of experts convened by APA will complete by August 2013.


The Council of Representatives approved the creation of the Task Force with the goal of strengthening APA policy related to the prediction and prevention of gun violence.  The APA Board of Directors recommended that the Council create the Task Force to address the perceived limitations in the 1994 policy in terms of its age, scope, and evidence base.   The Board recognized the need for a new policy to reflect current knowledge on gun violence prediction and prevention, to inform the field, and to provide a strong foundation for APA federal advocacy efforts.  The key issues at the forefront of the national debate include the following: the accuracy of predicting violent behavior, especially for low base rate events, such as mass shootings; the effectiveness of various gun violence prevention strategies, including approaches to school safety; education and training needs; research issues as they pertain to gun violence prediction and prevention; and public policy recommendations.


Nominations should include a statement of areas of expertise and interest, as well as a curriculum vitae for each nominee.  Send nomination materials to the attention of Ron Schlittler at rschlittler@apa.org, 202-336-6040 FAX, or American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002.  For any questions about the Task Force or the nominations process, contact Clinton Anderson, 202-336-6037 or canderson@apa.org.


Potential areas of nominee expertise include the following:


  1. Degree of relationship between mental illness and risk of violence;
  2. Antecedents of gun violence, including social determinants, gender, and cultural and developmental factors;
  3. Effectiveness of gun violence prevention strategies at the individual, community, and broader levels;
  4. Gun violence and related policy;
  5. APA governance experience.


The Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest will review the nominations and provide recommendations to the Board of Directors for appointment by the APA President.



Ronald L. Schlittler, MIPP | Program Coordinator

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns Office

Public Interest Directorate
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
Tel: 202-336-6041 |  Fax: 202-336-6040

email: rschlittler@apa.org | www.apa/pi  


[DIV28SUPER] NYTimes: Nathan Azrin, Behavioral Psychologist, Dies at 82

From The New York Times:

Nathan Azrin, Behavioral Psychologist, Dies at 82

Dr. Azrin, an author of "The Token Economy," a foundational text, helped alter the way psychologists approached behavior-modifying techniques.


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[DIV28SUPER] Fwd: Opportunity for Input on CDC's New Gun Violence Research Agenda

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From: "Jamieson, Christine" <cjamieson@apa.org>
Date: April 15, 2013, 5:47:54 PM EDT
To: "Jamieson, Christine" <cjamieson@apa.org>
Subject: Opportunity for Input on CDC's New Gun Violence Research Agenda

APA's Science Directorate wants to make you aware of an opportunity to submit materials to guide the development of a new research agenda on gun-related violence at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

A new committee established by the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences Education (DBASSE) at the Institute of Medicine will develop a proposed public health research agenda for the CDC to improve knowledge of the causes of gun violence, the interventions that prevent gun violence, and strategies to minimize the public health burden of gun violence. To guide the development of the research agenda, the committee will examine the following:

·         Characteristics of gun violence

·         Interventions and strategies to prevent or reduce gun-related injuries

·         Technologies that may reduce gun-related violence

·         Impact of violence in video games, the media, and social media on real-life violence

·         Potential risk and protective factors

The committee will host a public workshop on April 23 in Washington, DC, and interested parties may submit to FirearmsResearch@nas.edu any materials they believe the committee should consider in its work.   APA encourages psychologists to send any materials that might be useful to the committee, and to send a copy to APA's Science Government Relations Office at cjamieson@apa.org.   APA staff will be in attendance at the workshop, and members of the public are invited to register to attend the meeting in person or to watch the webcast.



Christine Jamieson


Christine Jamieson | Science Policy Associate

Science Government Relations Office

Science Directorate
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
Tel: (202) 336-6182 | Email: cjamieson@apa.org






[DIV28SUPER] Seats open on the APA Science Student Council

Seats Open on the Science Student Council

The Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association (APA) is currently accepting applications for positions on the APA Science Student Council (SSC). Formed in 1993, the SSC is a diverse group of research-oriented psychology graduate students who serve as an advisory group to the APA Science Directorate and Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA). The SSC provides valuable advice to the Directorate and BSA on how to best serve the science student population. It is also involved in other projects, including awarding prizes for graduate-level research, organizing student programs for the APA Convention, writing newsletter articles, learning about and participating in advocacy for psychological funding, and making recommendations on the Directorate's student programs. The SCC works cooperatively with the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).

Applications are now invited for 2-year terms beginning September 1, 2013. By the beginning of the term, new SSC members must have completed at least 1 year of graduate school and have at least 2 years of graduate school remaining before receiving their doctoral degrees. SSC members are required to attend two weekend meetings per year in Washington, DC, at APA's expense, with the potential to attend additional optional APA governance events. In addition, SSC members are expected to remain available via email during an unofficial third (non-meeting) year to advise new members (this third year can be postdoctoral).

Five positions are available on the SSC for the September 2013 to September 2015 term. One person in each of the following areas of research will be selected: 

--Cognitive Science 
--Developmental Psychology 
--Industrial/Organizational Psychology
--Psychological Methodology

Applications must be submitted electronically by June 3, 2013, at 11:59pm. More details, including how to apply, are on the SSC website. Please direct questions to the APA Science Directorate by telephone (202) 336-6000 or by email.

Learn more about the SSC and its current projects and visit the nominations website at http://www.apa.org/science/leadership/students/nominations.aspx

Kelly Dunn, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Baltimore, MD 21224
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[DIV28SUPER] ECP solicitation attachment

Please see attached for Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology solicitation information, which should have accompanied my prior e-mail.

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[DIV28SUPER] ECP needs your help

As President of Division 28 and an Editorial Board member of Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology (ECP), I and Editor-in-Chief Suzette Evans urge you to submit manuscripts to ECP and to encourage others to do so. ECP's submission rate this year, particularly within the last 6 weeks, has been quite low. While we all are under increased pressures to write more and more grants to maintain research and salary support, we must also remember that ECP provides a "win-win" opportunity as a potential home for the data that support these grant applications and a way to support the mission of the Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse Division of APA.

Attached is a solicitation for submissions that includes further information about the journal.

Thank you for considering ECP when choosing the appropriate journal for your manuscripts.

Anthony Liguori, Ph.D.

Wake Forest School of Medicine

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[DIV28SUPER] Research Assistant Positions

Greetings All:


The Center for Additions, Personality, and Emotion Research (CAPER) at the University of Maryland, College Park is hiring Research Assistants for several research projects. CAPER is a translational research center comprised of a multidisciplinary team conducting work across a number of disciplines including clinical and counseling psychology, and social and decisional sciences, with diverse populations and methodologies. Please review the attached job descriptions and respond with a cover letter and a Resume/CV. Please include a list of the positions for which you would like to be considered in your cover letter. Send all application materials to Ronneal Mathews at rmathew1@umd.edu by COB Friday, April 26, 2013.


Ronneal Mathews, MPH

Faculty Research Manager

Center for Addictions, Personality and Emotion Research (CAPER)

2103N Cole Field House

University of Maryland, College Park

Ph: 301-405-9101

Email: rmathew1@umd.edu

Web: http://www.addiction.umd.edu





Richard Yi, Ph.D.

Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research (CAPER)

Department of Psychology

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742

Email: ryi1@umd.edu

Phone: 301-405-7724



[DIV28SUPER] Division 28 program for APA 2013 meeting in Hawaii

Dear members,

Please find the Division 28 program for APA 2013 meeting in Hawaii attached. 

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Division 28 members and executive committee we have put together an exceptional program filled with research in behavioral economics, technology, drug use vulnerability, and mental health.  I hope everyone enjoys and I look forward to seeing everyone at the conference! 



Kathryn Saulsgiver, Ph.D.

Division 28 APA Program Chair

Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics

University of Pennsylvania

730 Blockley Hall

423 Guardian Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021

email: kasau@mail.med.upenn.edu

phone: 215.746.4923

fax: 215-573-4132




[DIV28SUPER] Cellular Biology of Addiction Course August 6- August 12, 2013: Applications due April 15, 2013





How To Apply

Selection Process and Stipends


General Information

Campus Information

August 6 - 12, 2013
Application Deadline: April 15, 2013

Antonello Bonci, NIDA
Christopher Evans, University of California, Los Angeles
Brigitte Kieffer, IGBMC, France
Rafael Maldonado, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Mark Von Zastrow, University of California, San Francisco

Drug addiction is the most costly neuropsychiatric disorder faced by our nation. Acute and repeated exposure to drugs produces neuroadaption and long-term memory of the experience, but the cellular and molecular processes involved are only partially understood. The primary objective of the proposed workshop is to provide an intense dialogue of the fundamentals, state-of-the-art advances and major gaps in the cell and molecular biology of drug addiction.Targeted to new or experienced investigators, the workshop will combine formal presentations and informal discussions to convey the merits and excitement of cellular and molecular approaches to drug addiction research. With the advent of genomics and proteomics, an extraordinary opportunity now exists to develop comprehensive models of neuroadaptative processes fundamental to addiction, withdrawal, craving, and relapse to drug use and to brain function, in general. A range of disciplines and topics will be represented, including noninvasive brain imaging to identify drug targets and adaptive processes; neuroadaptative processes at the molecular and cellular level, neural networks and their modulation, the relevance of genotype to susceptibility and drug response; tolerance and adaptation at the cellular level and approaches to exploiting the daunting volume generated by neuroinformatics. This workshop will provide an integrated view of current and novel research on neuroadaptive responses to addiction, foster discussion on collaboration and integration, provide critical information needed to construct a model of addiction as a disease and novel molecular targets for biological treatments. Beyond the plane of scientific endeavor, the information is vital for formulating public policy and for enlightening the public on the neurobiological consequences of drug use and addiction. The workshop is designed to generate interest in this level of analysis, open conduits for collaborations and present novel routes to investigating the neurobiology of addictive drugs.

Confirmed Speakers include:
Charles Chavkin, David Goldman, Markus Heilig,
Paul J. Kenny, George Koob, Barbara Mason, Angus Nairn,
Eric Nestler, Marina Picciotto, R. Christopher Pierce,
Rajita Sinha, Scott Sternson, Nora Volkow and William Yang

The course will be held at the Laboratory's Banbury Conference Center located on the north shore of Long Island. All participants stay within walking distance of the Center, close to tennis court, pool and private beach.

This course is supported with funds provided by the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Scholarship funds are available for partial support of tuition, room and board on a merit basis.

Cost (including board and lodging): $2,515
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Supported by NIDA grant R13DA019791




Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Meetings & Courses Program



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[DIV28SUPER] Fwd: faculty job openings

On behalf of Joy Schmitz, please see attached for open faculty positions with the CNRA research group at the University if Texas - Houston.

[DIV28SUPER] 2013 Young Scientist Research Fund Awards,

ADHD Research Award Program 2013 – Applications Now Available


CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is pleased to announce the 2013 Young Scientist Research Fund Awards, a program to recognize young researchers making contributions to the understanding of ADHD. 


Two awards will include an unrestricted cash prize of $5,000, recognition at CHADD's 25th Annual International Conference in Crystal City, VA (Washington, DC Area), conference travel, registration and expense allowance and a one-year professional membership to CHADD.  Applicants must be in the process of completing a doctoral degree or have completed one within the last three years with the doctoral degree awarded no earlier than January 2010.


Research may address any area relevant to ADHD including, but not limited to: biological/genetic underpinnings of the disorder; treatment efficacy; impact on the individual or family; school or workplace accommodations; social stigma and discrimination; public health; and epidemiology.


The awards are currently being supported through a generous grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Titusville, NJ and by a number of individual donations.


Deadline for applications is May 15, 2013.  For an application or for more information, go to www.chadd.org/youngscientist  or send an email to youngscientist@chadd.org .


Thank you very much for your time and consideration.




Ms. Zuali Malsawma


National Resource Center on AD/HD: A Program of CHADD

8181 Professional Place - Suite 150
Landover, MD 20785
Tel:  240-487-2330

Fax: 301-306-6788


www.help4adhd.org / www.chadd.org




[DIV28M] new bylaws

Dear APA Division 28 Members-
Voting closed yesterday on the proposed bylaws changes. The changes were approved by more than 2/3 of those voting (the threshold to change bylaws), so the changes are now in effect. I have attached a copy of these updated bylaws for your records.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Bill Stoops.
Division 28 Secretary.

William W. Stoops, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Department of Behavioral Science
Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
email: william.stoops@uky.edu
phone: (859) 257-5383
facsimile: (859) 257-7684

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may also be legally privileged. This transmission is sent in trust, for
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[DIV28SUPER] FDA response to citizen petitions on Nicotine containing products



Nicotine-Containing Products

FDA has issued a citizen petition response and a Notice of Findings related to over-the-counter (OTC) nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products, which are currently approved as aids to smoking cessation. 

Citizen Petition Response
In January 2008, The State of New York's Commissioner of Health submitted a citizen petition to the Agency asking FDA to take various actions regarding the regulation of OTC NRT drug products. In February 2010, the University of Maryland School of Law submitted a petition raising similar issues on behalf of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence and the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. We received a third petition in August 2010, from four not-for-profit public health organizations: the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Lung Association, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and the American Legacy Foundation. These three petitions raise many common issues, so FDA issued a combined response granting and denying the various requests made in the petitions. 
Notice of Findings
Each of the citizen petitions described above requested changes to approved drug product labeling for OTC NRT products. Because changes to the labeling of OTC NRT products must be supported by submissions from product sponsors to the appropriate New Drug Applications, FDA was unable to make the requested labeling changes through the citizen petition process. The Agency has, however, conducted its own review of the available literature and data on the safety of OTC NRT products. Based on that review, we have concluded that certain statements set forth in the approved labeling of OTC NRT products, including statements related to duration of use and concomitant use with other nicotine-containing products, can be modified. FDA intends to allow the modification of these statements based on sponsor submissions as set forth in a Notice of Findings.
Product sponsors may contact CDER's Division of Nonprescription Clinical Evaluation for samples of what the new labeling would look like with the changes supported by the Notice of Findings.
Doris J. Bates, Ph.D.
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration  ...."

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[DIV28SUPER] Not an April Fool's Joke!


No… this is NOT an April Fool’s joke! There is STILL time to register and attend the Inaugural Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference!


Your registration includes:


1)    Two amazing keynotes by Saul Shiffman and Edith Sullivan

2)    Up to 13.5 hours of CE!

3)    Two amazing poster sessions chalked full of research

4)    Free lunch and presentation by Harold Perl of NIH: “Peeking Behind the Curtain of the NIH Funding Process: Tips for Preparing a Successful Grant Application”

5)    10 symposia to choose from (see below for list)

6)    Networking and camaraderie over two social hours!

7)    A chance to visit the heart of the South and all that Atlanta has to offer!


Register today at www.tinyurl.com/2013CPA






The following sessions will be presented at the upcoming 2013 Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference.


The field of behavioral economics, or the study of economic decision-making with behavioral experimentation, has contributed a great deal to the understanding of addiction and the altered decision-making patterns often seen in addiction. In this session, four behavioral economic researchers (Warren Bickel, James MacKillop, James Murphy, and Mikhail Koffarnus) will present recent research in this area and discuss the unique contributions of behavioral economics to the understanding of addiction.
Warren Bickel, PhD; Mikhail Koffarnus, PhD; James MacKillop, PhD; James Murphy, PhD


Addiction is a chronic and relapsing disorder affecting millions of patients worldwide. Extensive preclinical research has elucidated some of the key neurobiological underpinnings of addiction, yet these findings have not been translated into clinical practice. This workshop will review addiction neurobiology while applying theses insights to the understanding of the clinical phenomenology and treatment of the disorder. Participants will learn how to integrate key findings from addiction neuroscience into the psychological treatment of addiction.
Kelly Courtney, PhD; Lara Ray, PhD


This session will introduce some “out of the box” biobehavioral perspectives on research and practice approaches to identifying and manipulating mechanisms of behavior change in addictions. The construct of arousal will be probed at the level of the brain, the body, the mind, and in social interaction. Implications for developing a multi-level explanatory framework to understand behavior change will be discussed. Video clips and audience-involved demonstrations will be included.
Marsha Bates, PhD; David Eddie, MS;  Jon Morgenstern, PhD; Robert Zucker, PhD, ABPP


The present study explored the relationship between compulsory behaviors, trauma history, and increased prevalence of inhalant abuse in females versus males in adolescent substance users.  A major focus of this study was to provide practical guidelines for clinicians treating adolescents with substance use disorders by way of assessment and treatment planning strategies.  The findings are tied directly into strategies for treatment planning in a tangible attempt to bridge the divide between research and clinical practice.
Robert Daniels, MA; Tommi Rivers, BA


This symposium describes the methods and benefits of integrated, interdisciplinary treatment team approaches for eating disorders and alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse on a college campus.
Irene Dalton, PhD; Abby Myers, PhD; Shannon Croft, MD; Kelita Wiley, MD


This study examined the mechanisms linking depression to smoking cessation in an ethnically diverse sample (N=424).  Greater depression was associated with significantly lower cessation rates. Positive affect, stress, self-efficacy, expectancies of controlling negative affect by means other than smoking, affective withdrawal symptoms, and social support individually mediated the effect of depression on smoking cessation. However, when taking into account other significant mediators, only self-efficacy and sadness uniquely mediated the effect of depression on smoking cessation.
Virmarie Correa Fernandez, PhD; Whitney L. Heppner, PhD; Diana Stewart, PhD; Amanda Mathew, MA


This breakout session examines the development and implementation of medication for the treatment of alcohol and drug use disorders.  Presentation 1 discusses development of an immunotherapy for methamphetamine use.  Presentation 2 reports on the system changes required to promote the use of medication.  Presentation 3 examines the use of medication within addiction treatment centers.  Presentation 4 is a case study of medication use in a community-based treatment center participating in the Clinical Trials Network.
John Gardin; Jennifer Loftis; Dennis McCarth; Traci Rieckmann


Neuroeconomics is an interdisciplinary research approach that has characterized neural abnormalities underlying pathological decision making in individuals who misuse a variety of substances. The four talks in this session will highlight recent neuroeconomics research in addiction with a particular focus on neuroimaging studies of impulsive delay discounting and substance demand along with pharmacological and genetic influences on these variables. An interactive panel discussion will focus on translational implications for interventions for addictive disorders.
Michael Amlung, MS; Charlotte Boettiger, PhD; James MacKillop, PhD; Joseph Schacht, PhD


This symposium highlights the application of clinical neuroscience in understanding and treating addictive disorders. Review of recent studies and the role of psychopharmacology and integrative treatment will be discussed.
Meghan Marcum, PsyD


This session will explore the underlying characteristics of individuals with confounding mental health and substance use disorder issues and will explore specific treatment strategies for this population.
Vito DonGiovanni, PhD





·         Conference Website, Registration, and Hotel: www.tinyurl.com/2013CPA

·         See who’s registered so far! https://divisions.wufoo.com/reports/2013-cpa-attendee-directory/

·         See all the details on the attached Brochure




The theme for the 2013 conference is "Biobehavioral RESEARCH & Implications for PRACTICE"

·         Atlanta, Georgia / May 3-4, 2013

·         Two thought-provoking keynote sessions

·         Interactive environment for collaboration/networking

·         Several breakout session choices

·         Poster Sessions

·         Pre-conference in-depth workshops

·         Discounted rates for Early Career Psychologists

·         Student opportunities (discounted rates, special networking, etc)

·         You don't have to be a member of either or division or APA to attend the conference!

·         13.5 hours of CE are available AND included in the price




·         Saul Shiffman, PhD, is a world-renowned researcher in the fields of behavior change and relapse, self-management and self-control, field research methodology, statistical analysis, and addiction and dependence. Since 1991, he has been a professor in the departments of psychology and pharmaceutical science at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Shiffman has taught in the departments of psychology and psychiatry and behavioral medicine at various universities, including the University of South Florida, the University of Washington, and the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Shiffman has authored or co-authored over 300 published papers on a variety of topics related to psychopharmacology, substance abuse, dependence, relapse, coping, and computerized assessments of behavior, and has presented widely in medical and scientific forums. A fellow of numerous professional societies (including APA Divisions 28 and 50), Dr. Shiffman was awarded the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco’s Ovid Ferno Award for “ground breaking advances in clinical research.”

·         Edith V. Sullivan, PhD, is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine and a neuropsychologist who has pioneered the study of alcoholism-related brain injury on selective cognitive and motor function. She is the recipient of a Senior Scientist Research and Mentorship Award, a grant for international collaborations on alcoholism research, and an NIAAA MERIT award for studies of neural circuitry modification in alcoholism focused on frontocerebellar systems. Dr. Sullivan is a recipient of the Research Society on Alcoholism Distinguished Researcher Award and is author of more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and numerous chapters and reviews. Dr. Sullivan will present a keynote address on Saturday, May 4, titled “Alcoholism and the Brain: Road to Ruin and Path to Recovery.”



"Conducting Neuroimaging Studies from a Neuropsychologist’s Perspective"

Integrating neuroimaging techniques with neuropsychological and other neurobehavioral methods is often a powerful approach in human studies. Many applicants underappreciate the critical processes that enable a) identification of appropriate team members, b) building cohesion among members, and c) sustaining individual commitment and engagement throughout the project. Furthermore, psychologists without neuroimaging expertise often fail to fully utilize the expertise of their collaborators and thus struggle to communicate the import of their data. Building on existing literature and her own experiences, Dr. Mattson’s workshop focuses on essential steps in defining effective, productive and innovative teams from the perspective of “non-imagers.”

Presenter: Sarah Mattson, PhD (Pre-Registration Required)



“Peeking Behind the Curtain of the NIH Funding Process: Tips for Preparing a Successful Grant Application”

Applying for NIH research funding can be a daunting prospect, especially in a tough budget environment, yet thousands of submissions are funded in every cycle. Successful applications are not just based on important and innovative ideas but how those ideas are formulated and presented.  Dr. Harold Perl is a 23-year veteran of NIDA and NIAAA. He presents an in-depth analysis of the application process that will help investigators at all levels enhance their grantsmanship and increase their chances of success. Attendees also will get an illuminating behind-the-scenes look at the review and funding process from this key NIH “insider.”

Presenter: Harold Perl, PhD, the Chief of the Prevention Research Branch at NIDA. Presentation includes complimentary luncheon; all attendees welcome.



The beautiful W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta will be the venue for our First Annual Conference. The hotel is located in the heart of Midtown and is local to public transportation. Room rates are $159 per night. Reserve your room now!



Sara Jo Nixon, PhD, Conference Chair

Anthony Liguori, PhD, Conference Co-Chair

John Kelly, PhD, Sponsorship Co-Chair

Katie Witkiewitz, PhD, Sponsorship Co-Chair

Jennifer Buckman, PhD, Conference Treasurer

Chad Rummel, MEd, Registration and Hotel Accommodations (202-336-6121)


Conference Website and Registration: www.tinyurl.com/2013CPA





Chad Rummel, MEd | Registration and Meeting Planner

2013 Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference

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