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Understanding and promoting mental health - Insights from psychological science
Date:5/2/2012

Rosanna Guadagno, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama rosanna@ua.edu

Location: Ontario

Date/Time: Sunday, May 27, 2012 12:00 PM 1:20 PM

Science and Practice in 2012 and Beyond

For over 60 years, clinical psychologists have attempted to integrate science into practice for the benefit of the public. David Barlow of Boston University will discuss the considerable progress that has been made and the many barriers to dissemination and implementation that still exist.

David Barlow, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Boston University dhbarlow@bu.edu

Location: Chicago Ballroom IX

Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 1:00 PM 1:50 PM

Are We Overmedicating America's Children? Psychosocial, Pharmacological, Combined, and Sequenced Interventions for ADHD SSCP Distinguished Scientist Award Address

Medication and behavior modification are two evidence-based treatments for ADHD, but the former are far more frequently used than the latter. Few studies have evaluated issues such as combining, dosing, and sequencing interventions; long-term safety; and effectiveness. In this talk, William Pelham of Florida International University will review recent studies that demonstrate the limitations of medication and the benefits of employing behavioral treatments as first-line interventions for individuals with ADHD.

William Pelham, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Florida International University wpelham@fiu.edu

Location: Chicago Ballroom IX

Date/Time: Friday, May 25, 2012 3:00 PM 3:50 PM

The Origins, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Neuroticism: Back to the Future APS Award Address

The diagnosis of neuroticism disappeared in 1980 when it was eliminated from the DSM. But commonalities among neuroticism, anxiety, mood, and emotional disorders remain. In this
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