[DIV28SUPER] Exciting Keynote Speakers at the 2014 CPA Conference


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Meet the Keynotes

At the 2014 CPA Conference, you will have the chance to hear from two experts in the field of addiction psychology: Sandra A. Brown, PhD and Michael A. Nader, PhD. Dr. Brown, the Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at UC San Diego, is internationally recognized for her developmentally focused alcohol and drug intervention research. Dr. Nader, Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, has focused his research on nonhuman primate models of drug abuse to better understand how environmental and pharmacological variables influence addiction.
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2014 Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction
Atlanta, Georgia

Feb. 28 - March 1, 2014
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The theme for the 2014 CPA is "Changing Addictive Behavior: Bench to Bedside and Back Again"

·         Thought-provoking keynotes and cross-discipline panels

·         Interactive environment for collaboration/networking

·         Pre-Conference Workshop (see below)

·         Pre-Conference “Functional Integration” Session (see below)

·         Poster Sessions

·         Discounted rates for Early Career Psychologists

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

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

·         CE is available*!




Key members of NIAAA and NIDA along with established researchers in Division 28 & 50 have been invited to participate in a discussion on the implications of the NIH functional integration of the addiction research portfolio. The goal is to create an open dialog and all researchers are welcome to join in the discussion. Pre-registration is required, but there is no cost to attend. We encourage submission of questions, concerns, or ideas prior to the session. Please email the program co-chairs.  Friday, 9-11 am.




Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse:  What Works and How Can We Do It?

Adolescence is an exciting period of development, as it inherently involves the exploration of identity, autonomy, sexuality, value systems, and peer relationships. Further, during this period, adolescents often “try on” different facets of adult life, including experimentation with health risk behaviors, including alcohol, cigarette, and cannabis use. This experimentation is facilitated by changes in adolescents’ social environment, which becomes increasingly peer-dominated, and has an increasing presence of alcohol and cannabis use opportunities. While many youth continue to adulthood without consequence, the substance use patterns of many adolescents interfere with their academic progress, as well as their health, personal, and social development. This workshop presents an opportunity for us to explore the state of the art of adolescent addictions research, including current empirically supported interventions. In addition, this workshop includes hands-on experience practicing foundational skills in empirically supported intervention approaches (including motivational intervention and contingency management). Participants will depart with basic knowledge of, skills in, and resources to obtain further information in each clinical approach.

Presenter: Sarah W. Feldstein Ewing, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Honors College/Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA)

**This workshop provides 4 CE Credits and pre-registration is required.




Last year’s poster session was the highlight of our networking events. This year, we will also be providing poster awards and inviting the first authors of select posters to present their research at our “Rapid Fire Research” sessions.  The priority deadline for poster submissions has passed, but poster proposals submitted prior to Nov. 30th will be considered.  For information on submitting, visit www.tinyurl.com/2014CPAPosters.




The beautiful W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta will be the venue for our 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!




Katie Witkiewitz, PhD, Co-Chair

Jennifer Buckman, PhD, Co-Chair

Jenna Cohen, Registration and Hotel Accommodations (202-682-5132)




*Continuing Education provided during the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference is provided by APA Division 50. APA Division 50 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 50 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more information on the available hours and learning objectives, contact jcohen@apa.org.






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