Category Archives: Conferences & Conventions

St. Francis College Conference

I was reading through this week’s lab meeting minutes and saw that my lab discussed several upcoming conferences, including the EPA and APS. There was another conference discussed that will take place on October 27th in St. Francis College; the theme is ““Scientific Reflections: Psychology as a Mirror of Society and the Self”, and while the deadline to submit was in September, I think that it would be a great opportunity to attend, network, and connect with students and faculty (and it’s free!)

For more information, click this link:

As for lab life, I have recently met with Professor Engle-Friedman to discuss another project that I may be working on while the Sleep Deprivation IRB is in the process of being approved. I will be analyzing some data from our lab’s Sociability Study (the sociability assessments will also be integrated into the Sleep Deprivation Study so it is helpful to familiarize myself with the data.) I will begin looking at the data and hopefully find meaningful correlations and perhaps even explanations for the results!

Psychological Treatments for Addictive Disorders: A One-Day Conference

New York State Psychological Association Division on Addictions and The North Bronx Healthcare Network Department of Psychology Presents:
Psychological Treatments for Addictive Disorders: A One-Day Conference

November 1, 2013

Jacobi Medical Center
Corporate Training Center
Building 4 Nurse’s Residence, 2 East
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461

Register Now!

You can also register for this event by calling central office at 800-732-3933.

8:30-9:00 am

9:00-9:15 am
Greetings and Introductions
Richard Juman, PsyD, Past-President of NYSPA

9:20 -10:10 am
One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Moving Between Treatment Models
Alexandra Woods, PhD, President, Division on Addiction; Independent
Practice, New York City

10:10- 10:30 am – BREAK

10:30-11:45 am
Working with Complexity: Integrating Psychoanalytic Thinking in the Treatment of Substance Misuse
Debra Rothschild, PhD, Independent Practice; Faculty, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

11:45-12:45 pm –  LUNCH

12:45-1:30 pm
Reflections on Group Process with Substance Abusers
Ilana Breslau PhD, Senior Psychologist, NCB Outpatient Psychiatry Department;
Jane Caflisch, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University Counseling and Psychological Services

1:35-3:05 pm
Speaking One’s Mind: Using Chairwork Dialogues to Treat Trauma and Addictions
Scott Kellogg, PhD, New York University and The Chairwork/Schema Therapy Treatment Project

3:05-3:30 pm – BREAK

3:30-5:00 pm
Embracing Ambivalence is the Path to Recovery: A Skills Building Session
Andrew Tatarsky, PhD, Founder and Director, Center for Optimal Living

Registration Fees:
Professionals: $40
Students/Trainees: $20
Free of charge for Psychology Staff at NCB and JMC

Forensic Psychology Conference

Hey guys,

In case anyone is interested in the field of forensic psychology I am attaching some information on the conference that will be taking place at St. John’s in about three weeks. Hope you find it helpful!



Forensic Psychology Conference

Evaluation of Various Competencies

October 20, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Queens Campus, School of Law Courtroom
Conference co-sponsored by Psychology Department, St. John’s University Dean’s Office, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. John’s University Center for Psychological Services, St. John’s University Forensic Division of the New York State Psychology Association (NYSPA) Nassau County Psychological Association (NCPA)

Brief Program Description:

Request for competence evaluation is an important component of forensic work. Indeed, forensic professionals are often called upon to perform evaluations on competences covering a variety of situations, from competence to stand trial to termination of parental rights, guardianship/conservatorship, Miranda waver, consent to sexual intercourse, competence to be sentenced or to be executed, etc. Each of these competence evaluations involved important knowledge of the law and standards of practice to allow the professional to provide the best services possible for their clients. Recognizing the importance of gaining relevant training to perform these evaluations, the St. John’s University Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs decided to dedicate its second forensic conference to a careful discussion of these competences. For this purpose, we are fortunate to be joined by a group of recognized forensic experts with extensive knowledge in these different competences to guide our discussion. The Moot Court in our Law School will serve as the setting for this event. Specific issues related to rendering expert testimony in regard to one of the competences will also be elucidated and demonstrated through a simulation experience in the afternoon on “competence to stand trial” in front of a seating judge. Forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, and attorneys representing different parties will also be involved in the demonstration. A follow-up (postmortem) panel discussion composed of these different individuals will engage in an active discussion with the audience. Those attending this conference are expected not only to gain knowledge about the different competences but to become familiar with what is involved in court appearance as expert witness from an examination of the forensic report to the court testimony of the findings.
List of Confirmed Presenters:


Register Now! Webinar Available!

Refund Policy:
Refunds prior to Monday, October 14, 2013 are subject to a $20 administrative fee.
No refunds granted after October 14, 2013.
*Must pre-register to secure seating
**For registration information please call the office at (718) 990-5460, email, or visit our website at


For more information contact:
Rafael Art. Javier, Ph.D., ABPP
Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs
Marillac Hall, Room 402-B
Queens, NY 11439
(718) 990-5460

Eastern Psychological Association: Call for Papers

The Eastern Psychological Association will have their annual meeting on March 13-16, 2014 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA.

EPA dues for Members remain at only $60 and include registration for the meeting. Dues for Associates (students) are $25. There are no other fees. Furthermore, the room rate at the Park Plaza for a single room will only be $169, not including tax.

To pay dues, go to, click on Members Only at the top of the left menu, and then click on Renew Your Membership. After you have paid your dues by credit card, click again on Members Only and then on Member Proposals to submit your proposal.

Please remember that only paid-up Members, Fellows, and Associates may submit proposals for the meeting. If you are planning to submit a proposal, please do not wait until the last possible moment to pay dues, as payments may take up to 48 hours to process. All associates must have a faculty sponsor who, at the time of the submission, is a current EPA Member with dues paid for the current year.

The submissions site is open now and will close promptly at 5:00 PM EST on November 1, 2013. To access the site, please use the login information at the end of this email. Please be certain to read the EPA submissions guidelines and the FAQ page prior to preparing your submission. As in recent years, another call for proposals for a special undergraduate poster session will be issued later for a December 1, 2013 deadline; however, space will be very limited, and undergraduate students (Associates) are strongly advised to apply for the regular November 1 deadline if at all possible.

Members of the EPA Program Committee have been hard at work to make 2014 a truly memorable meeting. A program dedicated to research in neuroscience will debut at EPA this year, featuring an invited address by Earl Miller (MIT). There will be a number of sessions geared towards students that cover such diverse topics as psychology and law, violence in the media, teaching of psychology, and career exploration and advice. Invited symposia will highlight new research on issues ranging from computational constructivism (chaired by Joseph Austerweil, Brown University) to the cognitive effects of radiation treatment for brain tumors (chaired by Deborah Walder, Brooklyn College CUNY). Anthony Greenwald (University of Washington) will present the opening Psi Chi invited talk on Thursday March 1st, and Brian Nosek (University of Virginia) will chair the invited Psi Chi symposium on “Crowdsourcing Science.” Bernardo Carducci of Indiana University Southeast will present by invitation of Psi Beta. Addresses and symposia by Ed Wasserman (University of Iowa), Irene Pepperberg (Brandeis and Harvard Universities), and EPA President Thomas Zentall (University of Kentucky) will round out the Presidential Programming.

Invited area presentations will include:
The Sense of Style: Why Academic Writing is so Bad, and How to Make it Better
Steven Pinker, Harvard University

Invited Symposium: The Human Capacity for Language — Design, Regenesis and Evolution
Iris Berent, Northeastern University
Susan Goldin-Meadow, University of Chicago
Steven Pinker, Harvard University

How ‘Hidden Biases of Good People’ Produce Discrimination
Anthony Greenwald, University of Washington
Embodied Social Cognition Via Conceptual Scaffolding
John Bargh, Yale University

Tug-of-War on a Tightrope: Applying Psychology as an Expert Witness
Samuel Sommers, Tufts University

Adolescent Neurodevelopment and the Bio-behavioral Expression of Vulnerability for Psychosis
Elaine Walker, Emory University

Development of Fear: Evidence from Mouse to Human
B.J. Casey, Weill Cornell Medical College

Invited Symposium: Memory Development — Specialized Learning and Forgetting
Pierre Lavenex, University of Lausanne & University of Fribourg
Regina Sullivan, New York University
Paul Frankland, University of Toronto
Rosamund Langston, University of Dundee
Pamela Banta Lavenex, University of Lausanne

Women “ought not to have any sex, but they do”: And Other Tales of Gender in Science
Alexandra Rutherford, York University

Is American Psychology Truly Xenophobic, 30 Years Later?
Harold Takooshian, Fordham University

Voices from the Past: William James, H. B. Alexander, and the Teaching of Psychology
Kenneth Keith, University of San Diego

APS: Call for Papers

The Association for Physiological Sciences (APS) will open their submission portal for posters and presentations on October 1st, 2013 Symposia submissions are accepted through midnight December 1, 2013, Pacific Standard Time. Poster submissions are accepted through midnight January 31, 2014, Pacific Standard Time.

Posters offer the opportunity to present data and have substantive discussions with interested colleagues. The audience circulates among the posters, stopping to discuss papers of particular interest to them. Authors present their papers using a visual medium with key excerpts from the papers displayed on a 4′ high x 8′ wide free-standing bulletin board. Poster presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text, and materials should be clearly readable from a distance of three feet (primary text font should be 20 points or larger, and headings font at least 30 points). Posters are assigned a session number and bulletin board number and are organized by keyword when possible. No audio visual equipment can be used.

Like all other presentations, poster presentations should represent completed work. Please do NOT submit a proposal if the data are still pending. Posters that discuss new scientific findings are especially encouraged.

When possible, the poster title should indicate the important result (e.g., lesions of frontal cortex disrupt divided attention) rather than the experimental question (e.g., frontal cortex and divided attention). A maximum of 15 presenters or authors may be included with the submission. Presenters are required to bring copies of their papers to the meeting (50 copies or more recommended).

Posters will be scheduled into one of several poster sessions from Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon.

To Submit a Poster — Enter the following information:
Select poster type (Either a standard poster, or one of the special categories listed below)
Poster Title
Subject Area
Abstract describing the poster (50 words maximum)
Supporting summary (500 words maximum, plain-text format)
Presenter and Co-Author Information:
First author should be listed first (even if first author is not attending the convention)
University or business affiliation and e-mail address must be included for all presenters/co-authors
Maximum of 15 presenters/co-authors may be included.

Please see the following link for more information: