[DIV28SUPER] Workshop on Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse at the 2014 CPA Conference

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

Prior to the conference, we will hold a workshop on treating adolescent substance abuse, led by Sarah W. Feldstein Ewing, PhD. This hands-on workshop presents an opportunity to explore the state of the art of adolescent addictions research, including current empirically supported interventions. Participants will depart with basic knowledge of, skills in, and resources to obtain further information in each clinical approach. This workshop provides 4 CE Credits and pre-registration is required. More info


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*!




SANDRA A. BROWN, PHD is Vice Chancellor for Research and a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Brown is internationally recognized for her developmentally focused alcohol and drug intervention research. She is the past President of Division 50 (Addictions) of the American Psychological Association, is on the executive board of numerous scientific organizations, and has over 320 publications. She is involved in addiction prevention and intervention at the regional, state, and national levels and helped lead NIAAA’s effort to establish national screening guidelines for youth. She currently directs the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA).


MICHAEL A. NADER, PHD is a Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Michael Nader’s research interest began in the laboratory of Dr. Alice Young at Wayne State University. He received his Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of Minnesota, under the mentorship of Dr. Travis Thompson and completed post-doctoral training in behavioral pharmacology at Uniformed Services University under the mentorship of Dr. James Barrett. In 1988, he went to the University of Chicago, where Dr. William Woolverton trained him in nonhuman primate models of cocaine abuse. Since 1992, Dr. Nader has been on the faculty in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where he is Professor. His research has focused on nonhuman primate models of drug abuse, combining brain imaging with behavioral methods to better understand how environmental (including social) and pharmacological variables influence addiction. His laboratory is the only one in the world studying socially housed monkeys (male and female) in intravenous drug self-administration studies. He has served on Board of Directors of the CPDD, is past-chair of the Division of Behavioral Pharmacology at ASPET and is currently a member of NIDA Council. Dr. Nader has a MERIT Award from NIDA.




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.





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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