Continuing Education Programs

The Temple University Department of Psychological Studies in Education (PSE) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PSE maintains responsibility for this program and its content. To receive credit you must arrive on time for each session, stay for the full session, complete and turn in the evaluation form at the end of each session.

Clinical Science Forum

Rising Stars of Clinical Science

Thursday, May 25 at 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM

Joanne Davila, Stony Brook University, The State University of New York (Chair)
Sheehan D. Fisher, Northwestern University
Dylan G. Gee, Yale University
Michael E. Newcomb, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Edward Selby, Rutgers University

Young investigators represent the future of our discipline and their research often employs cutting edge methodologies to inform an understanding of psychopathology. In this symposium, four such emerging leaders in the field will present research that tackles a variety of social challenges, including the neurobiology of fear in children, the role of emotion dysregulation in maladaptive behaviors, mental health disparities in LGBT youth, and the role of a father’s mental health in childhood outcomes.

1.5 CE Credits Offered

Editors’ Forum: A Panel Discussion About the Present and Future of Clinical Science

Thursday, May 25 at 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM

Joanne Davila, Stony Brook University, The State University of New York (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology)
Scott O. Lilienfeld, Emory University (Clinical Psychological Science)
Angus W. MacDonald, III, University of Minnesota (Journal of Abnormal Psychology)

The field of clinical science is advancing ever more quickly as public health challenges emerge and technologies advance. This forum gathers the recently installed editors of three major journals in clinical science: Scott Lilienfeld, Joanne Davila, and Angus W. MacDonald, III. These eminent scholars will outline their visions of modern clinical science and detail the challenges we face as our field moves forward.

1.5 CE Credits Offered

Toward Personalization of Depression Prevention During Adolescence

Thursday, May 25 at 5:00 PM – 5:20 PM

Benjamin L. Hankin, Northwestern University

Depression is a developmental phenomenon. It often emerges during adolescence and exhibits strong recurrence thereafter. Although evidence-based prevention programs (cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal) exist and work well, they are predicated on a “one size fits all” model. Personalization of depression prevention during adolescence may prove more effective at reducing first depression onset and future recurrences if the prevention program is matched to youths’ risk profiles. This talk presents the rationale for one approach to personalization of prevention, provides evidence for risk classification based on cognitive and interpersonal vulnerabilities, and introduces the randomized controlled trial design that is testing this novel approach.

0.5 CE Credit Offered

SSCP Invited Address

Psychological Treatments for the World

Friday, May 26 at 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM

Vikram Patel, Harvard Medical School

This lecture will provide an overview of the innovations used in low resource settings globally to disseminate psychological treatments and draws upon a recent systematic review and trials of brief psychological treatments in community and primary care settings in developing countries.

1 CE Credit Offered

SSCP Distinguished Scientist Award Address

Inhibitory Learning and Inhibitory Regulation During Exposure Therapy: Translation From Basic Science to Clinical Application

Friday, May 26 at 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM

Michelle G. Craske, University of California, Los Angeles

Repeated exposure to fear-producing stimuli is effective for fears and anxiety disorders, but a number of individuals fail to respond. Translation from fear extinction and inhibitory regulation offers strategies for increasing response rates to exposure therapy. The underlying theories and evidence for these strategies will be presented.

1 CE Credit Offered

James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award Address

Moderation in All Things: A Call to Focus on Individual Differences in Mental Health Treatment Research

Saturday, May 27 at 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM

Robert J. DeRubeis, University of Pennsylvania

The Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT) is the gold standard in outcomes research, but RCT data can be used to characterize much more than just the average treatment effects. Research on treatment selection, sudden gains, and patient response patterns highlight the promise of methods that feature the individual in RCT experiments.

1 CE Credit Offered

Invited Symposium

Advances, Controversies, and Future Directions in the Study of Narcissism

Saturday, May 27 at 9:00 AM – 10:20 AM

Joshua Miller, University of Georgia (Chair)
Joanna Lamkin, Baylor College of Medicine
Sander Thomaes, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Aidan G.C. Wright, University of Pittsburgh

The study of narcissism has become increasingly popular given its relevance to a wide variety of subdisciplines of psychology and the fascinating and complex mixture of traits that make-up this construct. Despite the increasing popularity of empirical studies on narcissism, a number of key questions remain to be addressed. Speakers in this symposium touch on several of these, including the factors that contribute to the development of narcissistic traits, how narcissism is best assessed, the mechanisms that underlie the relation between narcissism and interpersonal difficulties, and how narcissistic individuals view the traits that comprise this construct and their interest in changing these traits.

1.5 CE Credits Offered

Invited Talk

Neural Signatures of Risk for Mental Illness

Saturday, May 27 at 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

Ahmad R. Hariri, Duke University

In this talk, I will provide examples of our ongoing efforts to identify and understand individual differences in systems-level brain phenotypes that represent possible biomarkers of risk for mental illness. I will also discuss how such neural signatures can provide a mechanistic link between genes and risk.

0.5 CE Credits Offered

Invited Address

Emotion-Related Impulsivity: An Important Construct for Understanding Mood Disorders and Suicidality

Saturday, May 27 at 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

Sheri L. Johnson, University of California, Berkeley

A growing literature validates the importance of impulsivity in the context of states of high emotion. I will review evidence that emotion-related impulsivity is central in major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and suicidality. I will describe potential mechanisms driving emotion-related impulsivity and will provide suggestions for future research.

1 CE Credit Offered

Invited Talk

Hormonal Effects on Externalizing Psychopathology: Evolutionarily Driven State Changes for Vulnerable Individuals?

Saturday, May 27 at 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM

Michelle M. Martel, University of Kentucky

Hormonal influences on adolescent externalizing disorders are understudied, despite evolutionary theory that predicts sex differences in impulsivity at adolescence. Emerging data on hormonal influences on substance use disorders and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms in young women suggest an ovulatory surge in impulsivity underpinned by estradiol. Therefore, assessment of externalizing disorders in women may require sensitivity to menstrual cycle phase and hormonal profiles.

0.5 CE Credits Offered

Invited Address

The Transdiagnostic Relevance of Aggression and Violence

Saturday, May 27 at 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM

Edelyn Verona, University of South Florida

Violence and aggression are of major concern to society and can be observed across mental health problems. In this larger health context, aggression has transdiagnostic relevance. This talk will address the intersections of aggression research and the larger psychopathology literature as well as efforts to understand aggression in regard to basic biobehavioral domains of functioning, including those incorporated in NIMH’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC).

1 CE Credit Offered

Invited Symposium

Developmental Psychopathology Perspectives on Pathways to Disorder, Impairment, and Resilience

Saturday, May 27 at 4:00 PM – 5:20 PM

Stephen P. Hinshaw, University of California, Berkeley (Chair)
Theodore P. Beauchaine, The Ohio State University
Sherryl H. Goodman, Emory University
Rebecca L. Shiner, Colgate University

Developmental psychopathology offers essential perspectives on the origins and persistence of mental disorders from childhood through adulthood. In this symposium, principles of ontogenesis, heterotypic continuity, and equifinality are linked to cutting-edge research related to the development and maintenance of externalizing behavior, depression (including its intergenerational transmission), impulsivity, self-harm, and personality disorders.

1.5 CE Credits Offered