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Earlybird Registration Ends TODAY (February 5th)
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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The theme for the 2015 CPA is "Changing Landscapes of Addiction: Use, Assessment and Treatment
· Thought-provoking keynotes and cross-discipline panels
· Interactive environment for collaboration/networking
· Poster Sessions
· Discounted rates for Early Career Psychologists
· Student opportunities (discounted rates, special networking events)
· You do not have to be a member of Division 50 or APA to attend the conference!
· 12.5 Continuing Education hours are available*!
MEET THE KEYNOTES
Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He directs several Psychology Department Centers including the MDQUIT Tobacco Resource Center and the Center for Community Collaboration that are involved in state and national capacity building and SAMHSA funded projects on integrated care and SBIRT training and implementation. Dr. DiClemente is the co-developer of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change, and the author of numerous scientific publications on motivation and behavior change with a variety of health and addictive behaviors. Dr. DiClemente has co-authored a self-help book, Changing for Good, as well as several professional books, The Transtheoretical Model, Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change (second edition), and Group Treatment for Substance Abuse: A Stages of Change Therapy Manual. His book, Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover, is published by Guilford Press. For his work in the addictions he was given the RWJF Innovators Combating Substance Abuse Award, the ASAM McGovern Award, a lifetime achievement award from ABCT’s Addictive Behavior Group, and a distinguished scientific contribution award from the American Psychological Association’s Division on Addictions.
A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D., is Chair of the Board and co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) and an experienced substance abuse researcher. From 2009 to 2010, he was Science Advisor and Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a Congressionally confirmed Presidential appointment to help shape the nation’s public policy approach to illicit drug use. At ONDCP, McLellan worked on a broad range of drug issues, including formulation and implementation of the President’s National Drug Control Strategy and promotion of drug treatment through the broader revamping of the national health care system. Dr. McLellan is the recipient of several distinguished awards including the Life Achievement Awards of the American and British Societies of Addiction Medicine; the RWJF Innovator Award; and awards for Distinguished Contribution to Addiction Medicine from the Swedish and Italian Medical Associations. With his at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. McLellan introduced the Addiction Severity Index and, later, the Treatment Services Review. Both are among the most widely used assessment instruments in the world.
We are currently offering four exciting pre-conference workshops, including three clinical workshops and one free workshop for students, post-docs, and early career psychologists. Go to http://research.alcoholstudies.rutgers.edu/cpa/preconference for more information.
SYMPOSIA (1.25 CE credit each; 6.25 total)
We have an exciting lineup of sessions being offered at the CPA conference. Go to http://research.alcoholstudies.rutgers.edu/cpa/program to view full session descriptions.
Last year’s poster session was the highlight of our networking events. This year, we will be hosting multiple poster sessions with concurrent networking receptions.
The beautiful Monaco Hotel in Baltimore will be the venue for our Annual Conference. The hotel is located in the heart of Baltimore and is local to public transportation. The conference room block has sold out Thursday and Friday nights, but there are still rooms available for Saturday evening Reserve your room now! Alternative hotels within a few blocks of the Monaco include the following the Lord Baltimore, Marriott Residence Inn, Baltimore Harbor Hotel, Spring Hill Suites, and the Hampton Inn.
Katie Witkiewitz, PhD, Program Chair