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2018 Annual Convention

 Export to Your Calendar 11/15/2018 to 11/17/2018
When: November 15, 2018
8:00 AM
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Embassy Suites & Conference Center
7600 John Q. Hammons Drive
Ste. 401
Frisco, Texas  75034
United States
Contact: Sherry Reisman

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2018 Annual Convention

Resiliency:  Building Individual, Professional and Organizational Strengths


Program Committee: 

Dr. Miguel Ybarra (Chair)
Dr. Kelly Arnemann
Dr. Ebony Butler
Dr. Billy James
Dr. Stacy Ogbeide
Dr. Amanda Venta
Sherry Reisman (staff liaison)

Call for Proposals has closed


Host Hotel

Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel Convention Center & Spa  
7600 John Q. Hammons Drive, Frisco, Texas, 75034, 972-712-7200 

Group rate: $175/night + applicable taxes

Enjoy your stay in a two-room suite with a living room and private bedroom. The living room features a queen-sized sofa bed, comfortable side chair and dining table. A flat-screen TV is housed in a cabinet that offers additional storage.

HiltonHonors members receive complimentary wi-fi in guest rooms (not a member, sign up here)

Reserve your 2-room suite today!



Keynote Speakers

Rosie Phillips Davis, Ph.D., ABPP
Rosie Phillips Davis, Ph.D. ABPP, is former Vice President for Student Affairs and current Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Memphis. She earned a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University. Her primary practical and scholarly passions are: the power of inclusion; multicultural vocational psychology; ethics; and living well in a diverse society. She currently serves on the American Psychological Association Finance Committee and the American Psychological Foundation Board.

She previously served on the American Psychological Association Board of Directors, The Council of Representatives for Divisions 1 and 17, and is past President of the Society of Counseling Psychology (17). She has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including current service on the Journal of Career Assessment, and is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on career counseling and has co-edited two books.

Her awards include the Janet E. Helms Award for Mentoring and Scholarship, the Authur S. Holman Lifetime Achievement Award, the Charles and Shirley Thomas Award (Division 45, 2004), the Dalmas A. Taylor Award, the National Multicultural Conference Certificate of Appreciation (2007), the APA Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues (2007). Dr. Bingham has received an APA Presidential Citation, was named an Elder by the National Multicultural Conference and Summit and received the Distinguished Professional Contributions to Institutional Practice for APA Award, 2015.

Dr. Davis, along with Drs. Lisa Porche-Burke, Derald Wing Sue, and Melba Vasquez is a founder of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit.

Alan L. Peterson, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Peterson retired from the U.S Air Force in 2005 after 21 years of active duty including service as the Chair of the Department of Psychology and the Director of the American Psychological Association-accredited Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

While on active duty he deployed in support of Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Peterson has clinical and research experience in the areas of behavioral medicine, clinical health psychology, and combat-related stress disorders. He has conducted research in the areas of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychological risk and resiliency, Tourette Syndrome, tobacco cessation, pain management, insomnia, weight management, and managing suicidal behaviors. He is also Research Health Scientist at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio and a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he teaches and mentors doctoral students in the PhD program in Military Health Psychology. Dr Peterson is an avid ultra-endurance trail runner.

Tina Runyan, Ph.D.

Dr. Runyan is the Director and primary clinical supervisor of the fellowship. She joined our faculty as Associate Director of Behavioral Science and is the Behavioral Science Director for the Worcester Family Medicine Residency. She has extensive experience in health psychology in primary care. She has been a leader in developing integrated primary care in the Air Force and has experience in teaching and academic leadership in health psychology graduate training. Her primary clinical interests are in the role of trauma in primary care and physician wellness, including teaching mindfulness based skills to residents. 

Beth N. Rom-Rymer, Ph.D.

Dr. Rom-Rymer received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Princeton University in 1973, as a member of the first class of women at Princeton.  She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, with an emphasis on community organization and gerontology.  Her dissertation was entitled, "Aging in a Community's Nursing Homes: A Clinical Intervention."  Dr. Rom-Rymer did her internship training at The Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, where she did rotations in the transsexual diagnostic surgical center as well as with the Metropolitan Police Department, working with adult and child survivors of sexual assault.  Dr. Rom-Rymer's first professional position was as Director, Victim-Witness Assistance Unit, State Attorney's Office, Tallahassee, Florida, 1977-1979.
Dr. Rom-Rymer currently has a national consulting practice in forensics, working as a forensic expert witness in civil litigation in which there are allegations of sexual abuse and physical abuse, sexual and physical harassment, and other forms of violence:  in nursing homes, in the context of child custody litigation, in the workplace, and on pleasure cruises.  She has helped to create the field of forensic geriatrics and has published articles in this area, including: "Evaluating the Psychological Sequelae of Elder Abuse," in Alan Goldstein's 2007 Forensic Psychology:  Emerging Tops and Expanding Roles, published by Wiley, and "Demonstrating Trauma:  Effects of Sexual Abuse on the Elderly" in Nursing Home Litigation:  Pretrial Practice and Trials edited by Ruben Krisztal, Esq., 2001.  Dr. Rom-Rymer is on the editorial board of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.  She has recently been appointed co-chair of the Division 56 (Trauma) Inter-divisional Task Force on Ethical Practice with Traumatized Populations in Forensic Cases.
Dr. Rom-Rymer is President-elect of the Illinois Psychological Association.  Dr. Rom-Rymer's presidential initiatives include:  broadening diversity training for psychologists and increasingly diversifying Association membership; greater involvement with community LGBT issues; greater involvement with community anti-violence initiatives; working to achieve prescriptive authority privileges for Illinois psychologists.  Dr. Rom-Rymer is also a past president of the American Psychological Associations' (APA) Division 55 (American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy), Council Representative  from Division 55 on the APA governing council, Treasurer of APA Division 56 (Division of Trauma), a Member-at-Large for Division 12, Section IV (Clinical Psychology, Women's Section), a member of APA's Finance Committee and Secretary of APA's Women's Caucus.  Dr. Rom-Rymer is a candidate for President of APA's Division 56 and a candidate for Treasurer of APA's Division 42 (Independent Practice).  Dr. Rom-Rymer had been Chief Psychologist (1990 - 1992) at the private psychiatric hospital, Charter Barclay Hospital (in Chicago), and co-Director of the Child Unit (1990 - 1991) at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital (a private psychiatric hospital).  Dr. Rom-Rymer had been adjunct faculty at The University of Chicago Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry (1988 - 2001) and the Chicago Medical School (1999) and a faculty lecturer at The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (2002 - 2007).  Dr. Rom-Rymer currently guest lectures at the Northwestern University Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry.
One of Dr. Rom-Rymer's passions is expanding the scope of practice for psychologists.  She is currently, working, nationally, to create training and practice opportunities for prescribing psychologists in public service venues:  state hospital systems, federal and state prisons, military bases, and Indian reservations.  Dr. Rom-Rymer was co-chair of a mini-conference at APA San Diego 2010 on August 14th in which the partnership between Prescribing Medical Psychologists and the Indian Health Service was celebrated with symposia and a cultural hour of tribal performance.  Dr. Rom-Rymer continues to work with Indian tribal representatives and the Federal Indian Health Service (IHS) to expand mental health services for Native Americans and to provide broader opportunities for practice for psychologists.




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