Division 56 is proud to present the most up to date material on research, policy, theory, and practice at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA). Each year we carefully select the most rigorous, informative content for our members and the field of trauma psychology. Please watch for announcements from APA pertaining to the deadlines for collaborative and individual programs toward the end of each year.

We also honor those making particularly impactful contributions to our field during our annual awards ceremony. Division 56 is committed to providing as much of the convention material as possible to our members; please check our archives for valuable information. Please contact the convention and awards-related committees if you are interested in participating or nominating a colleague. 

Division 56 programming for the 2020 APA Virtual Convention:

Presidential Keynote Panels:

Panelists: Laura S. Brown, PhD ~ Diane Elmore Borbon, PhD, MPH ~ Seven D. Hollon, PhD Ani Kalayjan, EdD, DSc ~ Pamela P. Remer, PhD ~ Paula P. Schnurr, PhD ~ Anneliese A. Singh, PhD Carolyn B. Allard, PhD, ABPP (Chair)
Moderators: Rev. Mpho Tutu van Furth & Ven. Thubten Jigme

  • An unrehearsed, unscripted role-modeling of how to have courageous conversations around having different perspectives, followed by live Q&A with audience members.
  • This session is now available for CE credit on our HomeStudy platform! Access the recording from the courageous conversation using the appropriate links below:
     
    Free No CE
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Panelists: Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD, David S Bathory, PsyD, Marylène Cloitre, PhD Anne P. DePrince, PhD, Dean G. Kilpatrick, PhD, Sheila A.M. Rauch, PhD, ABPP & Carolyn B. Allard, PhD, ABPP (Chair)

  • Panelists share their experiences bridging 2 or more domains of research, practice, education, social justice and/or policy advocacy, and brainstorm initial recommendations to increase inclusive cross-collaborations (e.g., in publishing, grants, practice guidelines, etc)  
  • This session is now available for CE credit on our HomeStudy platform! Access the recording from Thinktank using the appropriate links below:
     
    Free No CE
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Awards Ceremony: The Division 56 Annual Awards for 2020

  • Click Here to watch the celebration of our award recipients and their fantastic work for Trauma Psychology!
     

Virtual Hospitality Suite Events: Click the links below to access session descriptions and recordings.

  •   Trauma Practice Supervision, Assessment, and the X Factor

      Presenter: Dr. Charles Figley
     
    • Professor Figley draws on more than 45 years of research and practice that includes individual and group supervision at three separate Universities (Tulane, Florida State, and Purdue). The first portion of the paper discusses the trauma practice and the values and principles of trauma-informed supervision: Safety, Trust, Relationships, Empowerment. The second portion focuses on the assessment of clients, which may be rather limited at some training programs and settings. The final section discusses the “X Factor,” the vital but often overlooked element of supervision: The magic of the opportunities to have a session or sessions with a supervisor that has the “gift” of interpersonal engagement with and by the supervisor that is both deep discussion and demonstration of excellent listening. Dr. Figley welcomes observations, questions, and general comments throughout the presentation.   
       
  •  Publishing and Book Writing 101

     Presenter: Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
     
    • Publications are key to professional success. Yet, most graduate students never learn even the basics of the publication process. Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, the current Editor-in-Chief of Psychological Trauma (Division 56 APA journal) will be presenting on the tricks of the trade of publishing and how to increase your chances of success. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is also the Editor-in-Chief of the U.S. Lactation Consultant Association journal, Clinical Lactation, and has authored or edited over 400 articles or book chapters and 40 books and monographs
       
  •  ECP & Student Coffee Chat

     Moderators: Dr. Tyson Bailey, Dr. Katy Lacefield and Dr. Jessica Punzo
     
    • Grab your coffee, tea, or favorite morning beverage and watch an interactive panel discussion with three Division 56 ECP members. Dr. Tyson Bailey (Division 56 President-Elect), Dr. Katy Lacefield (Division 56 ECP Rep), and Dr. Jessica Punzo (2020 Hospitality Suite Coordinator/2021 Division 56 Program Chair) will be answering questions about life after graduate school. 

Skill-building Sessions: 

Limited Sessions available for CE credit. Click the approprite link to access the session recordings and to obtain CE. 

  • Culturally Responsive Interventions for Women of Color Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma

Trauma-Informed Supervision  - Available for CE Credit

Free No CE
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  • Promoting a Trauma-Informed Hospital across Various Contexts: Theory and Practical Considerations

 

Symposiums:

Trauma-Informed Care: Addressing the Needs of Immigrant Children and Unaccompanied Minors - Available for CE credit. 

Free No CE
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  • Community Support Engagement following Trauma Exposure: Implications for Recovery
  • Global Sex Trafficking: Trafficker Profiles, Prevention, and Intervention

Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Promotion of Emotional Safety in Educational Settings - Available for CE credit

Free No CE
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  • Social and Community Factors in Prevention and Recovery from Interpersonal Violence
     

Membership Town Hall Meeting: 

  • Click Here to watch the recording from the Membership Town Hall Meeting. The meeting provided updates on the regular endeavors of the Division, such as the journal, webinar trainings, committee activities, and budget health, as well as this year’s new task forces and initiatives.

 

2020 Poster Award Winners: 

Trajectories of PTSD symptoms after a natural disaster in South Korea, by Junwon Lee, M.A., Dongil Kim, Ph. D., Jusuk Song, B.A., & Chanhoon Park, B.A., from Seoul National University, South Korea

Typical university crime alert emails contribute to mail student agreement with rape myths, by Alexis Adams-Clark, M.S., Carly Smith, Ph.D., Prachi Bhuptani, M.A., & Jennifer J. Freyd, Ph.D, from University of Oregon

Examining patterns of adverse childhood experiences as predictors of psychological symptoms in early childhood school age and adolescents, by Kelly Whaling, from University of California, Santa Barbara

Callous and emotional traits moderate the relationship between trauma exposure and traumatic symptoms, by Kathryn McGill, M.A. & Tres Stefurak, Ph.D., from Clinical & Counseling Psychology University of South Alabama

Post traumatic outcomes for veterans who have caused serious harm or death to others, by  Marvin Cabral, M.A.; Antonella Bariani, M.A.; & Carolyn B. Allard, Ph.D., ABPP, from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.