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2017 Annual Convention

 Export to Your Calendar 11/16/2017 to 11/18/2017
When: 11/16/2017
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The Westin Galleria
5060 W Alabama St
Houston, Texas  77076
United States
Contact: Sherry Reisman

Online registration is available until: 11/16/2017
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Texas Psychological Association
2017 Annual Convention

Growing Psychology

November 16-18, 2017

Westin Houston at the Galleria

Convention Hotel Reservations

Reservations can be made at the Westin Houston at the Galleria at the group rate of $159 + tax until Wednesday, November 1. Your reservation will include complimentary internet in guests rooms as well as complimentary covered self-parking. Reservations can be made here.

Online registration is open. Full program listing forthcoming.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities here


Melanie Greenberg, PhD is a practicing psychologist, author, speaker, and life/business coach, with more than 20 years of experience working in academic, research, and clinical settings. A recognized expert on stress management and trauma, she draws on neuroscience, mindfulness, behavioral health, and positive psychology in her work, blending science with mindful wisdom and heart-based compassion. Melanie is the author of The Stress-Proof Brain (New Harbinger) – an Amazon bestseller in Neuropsychology and Stress-Management. She also writes The Mindful Self-Express blog, which has over 9 million page-views, for Psychology Today. She has published article in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Health Psychology. Melanie has delivered talks and workshops to national and international audiences, businesses, non-profits, and professional organizations such as the American Psychological Association. A popular media expert, she has been featured on CNN, Forbes, BBC radio, ABC News, Yahoo, Lifehacker, and the Huffington Post, as well as in Business Insider, Self, Redbook, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Fitness Magazine, Women’s Day, and Marie Claire. She has also been interviewed on numerous radio shows and podcasts. With over 50,000 followers, Melanie was named one of the 30 Most Prominent Psychologists to follow on Twitter by the British Psychological Association.

Keynote: The New Frontier of Brain Science in the Treatment of Stress and Trauma
Friday, November 17, 9:00am-10:00am

Workshop: Neuroplasticity and Positive Brain Change: Its Role in Treating Stress, Anxiety, and Trauma
Friday, November 17, 2:15pm-4:15pm

Invited Speakers

Julie B. Kaplow, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Kaplow received her B.A. in psychology at the University of Michigan. After receiving her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Duke University, she completed a clinical internship at the Children’s Hospital in Boston. She then received specialized training in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children at the Center for Medical and Refugee Trauma at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Kaplow served on the faculty in both medical center settings (Boston University Medical School, New Jersey Medical School) and psychology departments (John Jay College of Criminal Justice) before returning to the University of Michigan in 2007. 

Dr. Kaplow’s primary research and clinical interests focus on the psychological consequences of childhood trauma and loss, with an emphasis on effective coping strategies that can help to inform interventions for children. Dr. Kaplow has published scholarly articles on the development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and associated mental health outcomes in children who have experienced potentially traumatic events, including that of abuse, neglect, physical injury, and most recently, bereavement. She has co-authored two books, “Collaborative Treatment of Traumatized Children and Teens: A Trauma Systems Therapy Approach” and a children’s book, “Samantha Jane’s Missing Smile: A Story about Coping with the Loss of a Parent.”

Workshop: Using Theory and Research to Promote Bereavement-Informed Assessment among Grieving Youth
Saturday, November 18, 9:15am-4:15pm

American Psychological Association Legal and Regulatory Staff

Workshop: Innovative Practice Models: Full Spectrum of Opportunity
Thursday, November 16, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Town Hall: Ask the Attorneys Town Hall
Thursday, November 16, 3:45pm-5:15pm

Workshop: Working with Payors to Foster Better Care
Friday, November 17, 10:15am-12:15pm

Workshop: Risk Management and Legal Considerations in Innovative Practice Models
Saturday, November 18, 8:00am-10:00am

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