26th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (San Francisco, CA, USA - May 22-25, 2014)

Clinical Science Forum

Programs of Excellence and the Delaware Project on Clinical Science Training

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Franciscan Room A

Lisa S. Onken Chair: Lisa S. Onken
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Highlights from National Institute of Mental Health and National Institute on Drug Abuse Programs of Excellence will be discussed within the context of the Delaware Project on Clinical Science Training . We will explore novel methods of training experimentally supported treatments for psychiatric and substance use disorders from these Programs of Excellence.

Continuing Education: 1.5 APA Credits

Learning Objectives

This forum is designed to help you:

1. Describe the goals of the Delaware Project.

2. List two-three components of successful clinical psychological science training programs.

3. List two different ways to train empirically- supported treatments.

Continuing education for psychologists is sponsored by the Psychology Department at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC). The Psychology Department at WHASC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. WHASC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The point of contact for the CE Program is Howard Garb. He can be reached at howard.garb@us.af.mil or 210.671.4084.

Subject Area: Clinical

Michael W. Otto

Disseminating Empirically-Supported Treatments: Targeting What is Not in the Treatment Manuals
Michael W. Otto
Boston University
Dissemination efforts often focus on training functional therapeutic skills, despite the dissemination barrier of valuation of clinical experience over empirical evidence. This presentation will attend to the foundational skill of “thinking like an empiricist,” and the implications of this skill for EST dissemination and implementation goals.

David A. Sbarra

The Future of Clinical Science Intervention Training: Case Simulation Methods
David A. Sbarra
University of Arizona
The paper will provide an update on the University of Arizona Case Simulation Methods for Clinical Science project. Across a five-year NIH study we developed a series of standardized formulation and client interaction exercises for training students and community psychologists in cognitive behavioral and family systems interventions. We report our results and describe future directions for disseminating case simulation methods to the clinical science community.

Co-Author: Michael J. Rohrbaugh, University of Arizona

Co-Author: Varda Shoham, National Institute of Mental Health

Julie A. Schumacher

Program of Excellence in Practice and Dissemination of Motivational Interviewing
Julie A. Schumacher
University of Mississippi Medical Center
The Program of Excellence in Practice and Dissemination of Motivational Interviewing is a 4-part curriculum for advanced clinical psychology graduate students and fellows that includes didactic and practicum training in both the practice of MI and dissemination of MI to community providers. Evaluation data for this program are very favorable.

Co-Author: Daniel C. Williams

Co-Author: Randy S. Burke

Co-Author: Scott F. Coffey

Co-Author: T. David Elkin

Co-Author: Grayson S. Norquist

Steven Martino

OPT4: Options in Psychotherapy Training in 4 Scientifically Validated Behavioral Treatments
Steven Martino
Yale University
This presentation will describe a NIH-funded curriculum development project that trained Yale School of Medicine residents and fellows in cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management, motivational interviewing, and twelve-step facilitation using workshops, integrity rating-based feedback, and competency-based supervision. Accomplishments and challenges to implementing and sustaining OPT4 will be discussed.

Joanne Davila

A Model of Integrated Training in Science and Practice: Stony Brook University’s “Center of Excellence in Exposure-Based Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
Joanne Davila
Stony Brook University, State University of New York
Competent clinical science training can only happen with direct, hands-on experiences in situations that integrate the classroom, the lab, and the clinic. Our presentation will describe how the R25 funding allowed us to develop a program that does so in a way that bridges the divide between the practice of science and the practice of therapy and that can lead to the integrated practice of clinical science.

Co-Author: Greg H. Proudfit, Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Varda Shoham

Varda Shoham
National Institute of Mental Health
APS notes with great sadness the passing of Varda Shoham, on March 18, 2014. A scholarship fund has been established in her name. https://www.psychologicalscience.org/vsfund/contribute.cfm

Michael Rohrbaugh

Michael Rohrbaugh (Discussant)
University of Arizona

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