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Location: First Floor, Classroom 13
Date: Wednesday, 12/Jun/2019
10:00am - 10:55amW-1: Workshop: Global Mental Health
First Floor, Classroom 13 

Introduction to the Emotional Assessment System, a DSM-5 Self-report Questionnaire

James Peter Choca, Sara Perez-Martinez

Roosevelt University, United States of America

The workshop is an introduction to the new Emotional Assessment System (EAS-5) and its Spanish language version, the Sistema Autodiagnóstico de Balance Emocional, self-report computer-based instruments designed to measure the major disorders of the DSM-5. With 359 items, the EAS has good internal consistency and reliability values.

12:00pm - 12:55pmS-1: Symposium: Trafficking
First Floor, Classroom 13 

Dynamic Perspectives: Climate, Clinical, and Gender Impacts on Human Trafficking

Chair(s): Nancy Sidun, Psy.D., ABPP, ATR (Society for the Psychology of Women, International Council of Psycholoogy)

Discussant(s): Jill Betz Bloom, Ph.D. (William James College)

Human trafficking is the recruiting, harboring, or transporting of persons for forced labor and/or commercial sex acts through fraud, force, or coercion. More than 21 million men, women, and children are victimized by human trafficking worldwide. This symposium will explore aspects of human trafficking that are rarely acknowledged.


Presentations of the Symposium


The Impact of Climate Change on Modern Day Slavery

Nancy Sidun, Psy.D., ABPP, ATR
Society for the Psychology of Women, International Council of Psycholoogy

The human trafficking pandemic has engulfed the world during a time when climate change makes all human beings vulnerable to natural disasters that increase in scope and magnitude each year. This presentation will discuss the intersectionality of climate change and increased risk for being trafficked.


Invisible Victims of Slavery: Human Trafficking of Men and Boys

Irma Barron, Ph.D.
Albizu University, Miami Campus

The sexual and labor exploitation of men and boys has garnered minimal consideration in global awareness of human trafficking. This presentation will offer research data on the phenomenon of male trafficked victims. The cultural oppression, racism, and bias that fuels risks in trafficking to specific victim groups will be examined.


Clinical Treatment with Survivors of Human Trafficking: Insights, Hope, Healing

Indhushree Rajan, Ph.D.
Project Satori

This presentation will offer insights into challenges unique to the clinical treatment of human trafficking survivors. Greater understanding of how a multi-modal, eclectic approach to treatment can impact and inform long-term clinical work with survivors of human trafficking will also be offered. Self-care practices for clinicians will also be explored.

4:15pm - 5:10pmW-2: Workshop: Global Mental Health
First Floor, Classroom 13 

Global Mental Health: Initiating the Conversation

Daniel Balva

University of Georgia, United States of America

Research shows that 76-85 percent of people living in developing countries with mental health problems do not receive treatment. This workshop will address some of the various gaps in the provision of global mental health and will initiate the important conversation of how our profession must better address this topic.

6:15pm - 7:10pmC-2: Conversation Hour: Leadership Network
First Floor, Classroom 13 

International Leadership Network: Global and Diverse Leadership Research Updates

Jean Lau Chin1, Josephine C H Tan2, Mary Beth Kenkel3, Craig Shealy4, Joseph Trimble5, Marco Aponte-Moreno6, Arthur Roh1, Jordan Romager5, Carolyn Springer1, Lily Tang7, Mojgan Zardhamifard8, Devin Thornburg1, Gauthier Janel9,10, Person Staci2, Lylli Cain1, John Tanner1, Florence Denmark11, Debra Kawahara12, Anastasiya Tsoy13, Sandra Shullman14, Elizabeth Nutt-Williams6, Steve Grande4, Renee Staton4

1Adelphi University; 2Lakehead University; 3Florida Institute of Technology; 4James Madison University; 5Western Washington University; 6Saint Mary’s College; 7The Everest Project; 8Hormozgan University; 9International Association of Applied Psychology; 10Laval University; 11Pace University; 12Alliant International University; 13Women’s Programs Office, APA; 14Columbus Office of the Development Executive Group

Research presentations on the International Leadership Network: Global and Diverse Leadership project, review of research findings and upcoming publications, and discussion of future research initiatives. Everyone is welcome, including those interested in new research collaborations.

Date: Thursday, 13/Jun/2019
10:00am - 10:55amW-3: Workshop: Active Listening
First Floor, Classroom 13 

Active Listening: Advantages, Challenges, and Skill-Building

Andrew F. Simon

Seton Hall University, United States of America

This workshop will focus on active listening, especially as it pertains to understanding the perspective of another. Information will be provided on the benefits of active listening. Participants will engage in exercises that make it possible to observe one’s own listening process and strengthen the ability to engage with others.

12:00pm - 12:55pmPP-5: Paper Panel: Mental Health and Social Justice Themes
First Floor, Classroom 13 

The Mellowing of Age: Effect of Age on Self-report Inventories

James Peter Choca, Joseph Paul, Yoev Shimoni, Duncan Benjamin

Roosevelt University, United States of America

The effect of age is unfortunately mostly disregarded with emotional evaluations. Data obtained with the MCMI-III and the Emotional Assessment System (EAS) showed a tendency for aging to decrease externalizing attributes, while we become more internally focused and careful.

Teams in Nurseries for Elderly People: Meaningful Interventions

Roswith Luise Roth

University of Graz, Austria

Moving in a nursery of elderly people is a severe life event. An intervention to facilitate this important step in life increases quality of life in home residents. Interventions to prevent burnout and building homogenous groups of elderly with and without dementia are effective approaches to support the nursing staff.

Peer Association and Perception of Harms and Benefits With Marijuana

Wynter Jason

Northern Caribbean University

The purpose of the study is to examine the relationship between peer association and perception of harms and benefits associated with marijuana use among 300 Jamaican adolescents in grades 10 and 11. Resuls indicated lifetime prevalence for marijuana use was higher for total males 34% compared to total females 26%.

Burnout Among Radiologists: Modifying Technology To Increase Workplace Engagement

Andrew F. Simon1, Erin Schwartz2

1Seton Hall University, United States of America; 2Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Burnout among radiologists is related to advances in technology without corresponding adaptations to how technology is being implemented. The ease of electronically producing radiological scans has burdened many radiologists with excessive workplace demands. Solutions are found in settings where technology has been successfully modified to improve working conditions.

Emotional Dysregulation Associations with Anxiety and Alcohol Abuse

Karina Villalba, Robert Cook, Irma Barron, Jessy Devieux

Ms, United States of America

We assess the associations between trait anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and alcohol use among women with a history of childhood abuse. Results showed that women who reported high anxiety levels also reported high levels of emotional dysregulation, which in turn, was associated with a higher risk for alcohol abuse.

3:15pm - 4:10pmIG3: Interest Group Meeting: Human Health and Wellbeing

Planning meeting for Interest Group: All are welcome!

First Floor, Classroom 13 
4:15pm - 5:10pmW-4: Workshop: Disabilities
First Floor, Classroom 13 

Questioning What We Know About Disabilities: A Move Toward Action

Daniel Balva

University of Georgia, United States of America

Our responsibility as psychologists and helping professionals is to ensure the highest level of care to our clients. As such, it is vital that we aim to increase our counseling competencies by learning more about persons with disabilities, which is what participants will achieve during this workshop.


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