Rediscovering our Social Relevance as NCSPP and Psychologists
Long Beach, California
January 16-20, 2017
The 2017 mid-winter conference will address the broad theme of identity and impact. Our conference will provide an opportunity for us to reflect on our core values, beliefs, challenges, and aspirational goals as a training council and re-ignite our dedication as psychologists to serve the diverse communities in which we live, teach, and practice. In our various keynote, plenary, and poster sessions, we will expand on this theme by providing innovative and creative ways in which schools and programs have led the way in meeting the ever changing needs and demands of our global society. Our breakout groups will offer opportunities for self-reflection as members of our various councils, schools, and programs and also extend us the privilege of being able to develop socially relevant pathways for further inclusion into our communities.
The conference will focus on the following goals:
• To understand the importance of 40 years of NCSPP history and the social context for the notable NCSPP public actions.
• To articulate our roles and responsibilities as a training council and educational institutions to address our future engagement/leadership in professional psychology and the broader social community.
• To identify the pedagogical and applied practice needs of a Health Service Psychologist within the broader diverse community in which we live, teach, and practice.
• To identify current pedagogical interventions which highlight the integration of theory and practice in a manner that reflects social accountability.
• To evaluate innovative ways of translating and providing psychological services within our communities.
• To identify current practices of change management that integrates the realities of our systems with the emerging needs of our communities (students and public).
To consider what socially relevant and culturally competent program development are still needed for our current healthcare and social context (e.g. practica, internships, academic, institutional).
Full breakfast, lunch, and breaks - January 18, 19, 20, welcome reception and poster session. The anniversary party is an additional fee of $50.00 per person.
CE: The National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCSPP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Phone: 602 284 6219