APPIC 2016 Membership Conference
New Orleans, LA - May 26 to May 28, 2016

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED (No OnSite Registrations!): APPIC Members = $405 /Non Members = $485. Registration costs increased by $100 on April 15, 2016. Early Registration CLOSED ON APRIL 15. Costs were: $305 members/$385 non-members. Payment had to be received by April 15, 2016. Cancellations received before April 30 are refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. After April 29, APPIC will NOT provide a refund. May 17, 2016 is the cut off date for registration. After this date no registrations will be accepted. The Conference is now SOLD OUT! It is expected this will be the largest attendance for any APPIC Membership Conference. We apologize to those who could ot make it due to the holiday weekend but looks like many of you will be able to attend! No more registrations accepted online or in person. You must have your confirmation of registration at registration.

HOTEL: The Hilton Riverside New Orleans is located downtown, just minutes from the French Quarter and Jackson Square. APPIC has arranged for rooms starting at $179 per night. Please register soon! 0 Room nights available out of 946 booked. 946 Room nights have been reserved as of 5/24/2016. Rooms at the conference rate are SOLD OUT as of 5/17/2016. May 9, 2016 was the cut-off date for hotel rooms in the APPIC Conference Block. 370 individuals registered for the APPIC 2016 Conference.

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Taxi from Airport to Hilton Riverside: $36 flat rate + Tip / 3 passengers = $15.00 each
Uber: Uber only has Black Car pick up at the New Orleans Airport: $75.00 / Return trip to airport from Hilton Riverside: $32-$35
SuperShuttle: Rates are $24 (One Way) Airport to Hilton Riverside Hotel

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Hilton Conference Center - 3rd Level

Thursday, May 26

APA Self-Study Workshop
                                IMPORTANT: If you plan to attend either the CoA Site Visitor Training OR the Self-Study Preparation Workshop, you MUST also
                                register directly with CoA via Sarah Rose, Site Visit Coordinator. She can be reached at 202-336-5996 or


8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Internship/PostDoctoral Site Visitor Training - Presenters: Kurt Freeman, Ph.D. (Internship) and Emil Rodolfa, Ph.D. (PostDoctoral)


8:30 am - 2:30 pm - Internship/PostDoctoral Self-Study Workshop - Presenters: MaryJan Murphy, Ph.D. (Internship) and Steve McCutcheon, Ph.D. (PostDoctoral)


2:00 pm -                 Conference Registration Opens - 3rd Floor, West Wing of Hilton


5:00 pm - 5:10 pm - Welcome - Allison Ponce, Ph.D., Conference Chair


5:10 pm - 6:25 pm - Keynote Address - Introduction: Jenny Cornish, Ph.D., ABPP, APPIC Chair
                                10 Things You Can Do in 2016 to Prepare Your Graduates for Psychology Careers in 2026
                                 Steve McCutcheon, Ph.D., VA Puget Sound, Seattle, WA
                                 (1.25 CE) CE Objectives - Slides

Mark Twain Courtyard

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Opening reception - Light Refreshments / Cash Bar - Mark Twain Courtyard (Weather Permitting)

Friday, May 27


8:45 am - 9:00 am    -   Welcome

9:00 am - 10:15 am  -   Plenary Session: - Introduction: Mary Mendoza-Newman, Ph.D.
                                      Erin Andrews, Psy.D., ABPP, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Austin, TX
                                      Angela Kuemmel, Ph.D., ABPP, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
                                      Fostering a Disability-Affirmative Training Environment and Providing Culturally Competent Supervision to Trainees with Disabilities
                                      (1.25 CE) CE Objectives - Slides


10:15 am - 10:30 am -  Break


10:30 am - 11:45 am -  Updates from APPIC and Colleagues (No CE credit) - Chair: Jenny Cornish, Ph.D., ABPP
                                      APPIC, ARP, ASPPB, CoA

11:50 am - 1:05 pm  -  Development: Reflections of Power, Privilege, and Multicultural Competence - Introduction: Claytie Davis, Ph.D.
                                     Mary Mendoza-Newman, Ph.D., Stanford University, Counseling and Psychological Services, Stanford, CA
                                     Carmen Cruz, Psy.D., Texas Woman's University, University of Counseling Center, Denton, TX
                                     Frances Diaz, Psy.D., University of California, Irvine, Counseling Center, Irvine, CA
                                     (1.25 CE) CE Objectives - Slides - Room MELROSE

                                    Competency-based Assessment: Using Simulated Patient Interactions to Assess Relational, Assessment, and Intervention                                     Competencies and to Guide Individual Training Plan Development - Introduction: Allison Ponce, Ph.D.
                                    Aaron Joyce, Ph.D., New Mexico VA Health Care System, Albuquerque, NM
                                    (1.25 CE) CE Objectives - Slides - Room MAGNOLIA

                                    Medicaid Reimbursement for Interns' Services: We Need You To Advocate (In Your State) - Introduction: Jeff Baker, Ph.D.
                                    Eddy Ameen, Ph.D., Early Career Psychologists - APAGS/APA Staff, Washington, DC
                                    Sharon Berry, Ph.D., Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
                                    Catherine Grus, Ph.D., APA Staff Liaison to APPIC, Washington, DC
                                    Nabil El-Ghoroury, Ph.D., APAGS Staff Liaison to APPIC, Washington, DC
                                    (1.25 CE) CE Objectives - Slides - Room NAPOLEON

                                   Publishing in Training and Education in Professional Psychology - Introduction: Wayne Siegel, Ph.D.
                                   Michael Roberts, Ph.D., ABPP, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
                                    Editor, Training and Education in Professional Psychology
                                    (1.25 CE) CE Objectives - Slides -Room JASPERWOOD


1:05 pm - 2:15 pm -    Lunch and Awards


2:15 pm - 3:30 pm -    APPIC Competency Assessment Project: Designing and Implementing Assessment Techniques - Introduction: Mariella Self, Ph.D
                                   Jennifer Callahan, Ph.D., ABPP, Wendi Cross, Ph.D. and Jennifer West, Ph.D.
                                   (1.25 CE) CE Objectives - WestSlides -

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm -   Competency Assessment Project Panel Discussion: Applied Lessons to Take Home - Introduction: Mariella Self, Ph.D.
                                   Chair: Mariella Self, Ph.D. Panelists: Jennifer Callahan, Ph.D., ABPP, David Jaquess, Ph.D., Ryan Kettler, Ph.D., Christine McDunn, Ph.D., Mercedes Santana, M.Ed., Thad Strom, Ph.D., ABPP and Jennifer West, Ph.D.
                                   (1.25 CE) CE Objectives Room NAPOLEON

                                  Establishing An Evidence-based Evaluation For Supervisor Competency - Introduction: Allison Ponce, Ph.D.
                                  Shona Vas, Ph.D., University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
                                  (1.25 CE) CE Objectives - Slides - Room MELROSE

                                  New Developments in Licensure and Their Implications for Training - Introduction: Jeff Baker, Ph.D.
                                  Carol Webb, Ph.D., ABPP, Chief Operating Office, ASPPB, Tyrone, GA
                                  (1.25 CE) CE Objectives - Slides -  Room MAGNOLIA

                                  Developing Psychology's Capability (Competencies) in Quality Improvement - Introduction: Jason Williams, Psy.D.
                                  Liza Bonin, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine - Pediatrics / Texas Children's Hospital Psychology Internship, Houston, TX
                                  (1.25 CE) CE Objectives - Slides - Room JASPERWOOD


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm -   Poster Session (Click Here) and Cocktail Hour - Chair: Eugene D'Angelo, Ph.D., ABPP

Saturday, May 28


9:00 am - 10:45 am - Plenary Session - Introduction: Jenny Cornish, Ph.D., ABPP
                                  Melba Vasquez, Ph.D., ABPP, Vasquez and Associates Mental Health Services
                                  Past President, American Psychological Association
                                   - Presentation - PPT Slides

                                  Ethics in Education and Training: Inculcating a Moral Compass (9:00 am - 10:00 am)
                                  Interactive session co-facilitated by Jenny Cornish, Ph.D., ABPP (10:00 am - 10:45 am)
                                  (1.75 CE) CE Objectives - Vignettes and questions - Presentation


10:45 am - 11:00 am - Break


11:00 am - 12:15 pm - When Everything Falls Apart: Guidance from Seasoned Training Directors - Introduction: Wayne Siegel, Ph.D.
                                    Shannon Fussell, Ph.D., Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, Biloxi, MS
                                    Scott Cardin, Ph.D., Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, Biloxi, MS
                                    Kenneth Adams, Ph.D., ABPP, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI
                                    Steve McCutcheon, Ph.D., VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA
                                    Keith Shaw, Ph.D., Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC
                                    Wayne Siegel, Ph.D., ABPP, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN
                                    Cecilia Sun, Ph.D., University of Houston, Houston, TX
                                    Matt Zimmerman, Ph.D., ABPP, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
                                    (1.25 CE) CE Objectives - Slides - Resource List -


12:15 pm - 1:15 pm - Lunch and Affinity Group Networking

1:20 pm - 2:35 pm - Competency Based Supervisor Assessment: Promoting Excellence and Accountability in the Provision of Clinical Supervision in
- Introduction: Allison Ponce, Ph.D.
                                  Kristin Rodzinka, Ph.D., ABPP, Dayton VA Medical Center, Dayton, OH
                                  Amanda Wickett-Curtis, Psy.D., Richard L Roudebush Indianapolis VAMC, Indianapolis, IN
                                  (1.25 CE) CE Objectives - Presentation - Supervisor Assessment Room OAK ALLEY

                                  Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout: Drawing the Circle of Multicultural Competence. Who is In and Who is Out?
                                  - Introduction: Mary Mendoza-Newman, Ph.D.
                                  Michele M. Willingham, Psy.D., Biola University / Biola Counseling Center, La Mirada, CA
                                  Daniela Linnebach Burnworth, Ph.D., Wright State University / Counseling and Wellness Services, Dayton, OH
                                  (1.25 CE) CE Objectives Room NAPOLEON

                                  Making Political Advocacy Relevant and Personal - Introduction: Jeff Baker, Ph.D.
                                  MAGNOLIA - Andy Hogg, Ph.D., Arizona Psychology Training Consortium, Tempe, AZ
                                  John Stapert, Ph.D., Arizona Psychology Training Consortium, Tempe, AZ
                                  Karen Studwell, JD, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC
                                  (1.25 CE) CE Objectives - Slides - Room MAGNOLIA

                                 Using Streaming Video in Supervision and Training: APA PsychTHERAPY - Introduction: Jason Williams, Psy.D.
                                 Ed Meidenbauer, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC
                                 Presentation Room JASPERWOOD


2:45 pm - 5:45 pm - New Training Directors Workshop
                                Presenters: Jeff Baker, Ph.D., ABPP; Mary Mendoza-Newman, Ph.D.; Jason Williams, PsyD.; Jenny Cornish, Ph.D., ABPP; Mariella Self, Ph.D.
                                (3.0 CE) CE Objectives - Workshop Articles - Slides

Sunday, May 29

APA Self-Study Workshop and Site Visitor Training
                                IMPORTANT: If you plan to attend either the CoA Site Visitor Training OR the Self-Study Preparation Workshop, you MUST also
                                register directly with CoA via Sarah Rose, Site Visit Coordinator. She can be reached at 202-336-5996 or


8:30am - 5:00pm - Internship/PostDoctoral Site Visitor Training - Presenters: MaryJan Murphy, Ph.D. (Internship) and Henry Buchtel, Ph.D. (PostDoctoral)


8:30am - 2:30pm - Internship/PostDoctoral Self-Study Workshop - Presenters: Kurt Freeman, Ph.D. (Internship) and Emil Rodolfa, Ph.D., ABPP (PostDoctoral)

"APPIC is not aware of any conflicts of interest or commercial support for CE instructors. However, all presenters have been instructed to make their own statements about conflict of interest and commercial support during the individual presentations."


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Conference Registration CLOSED - Click on this link to REGISTER.  Complete the Form and choose to pay by Credit Card Online or Pay by Check (Print Invoice)

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For any questions about the conference including information about CE activities please contact APPIC Central Office at or Conference Chair Allison Ponce, Ph.D. at Educational objectives for each CE session are available on this page and additional information about instructional level, instructor credentials, cancellation requests, and other related issues are available upon request.