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ANNUAL CONVENTION 2024 (Two days)

  • April 26, 2024
  • April 27, 2024
  • Oak Rooms, St Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center

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IPA’s 2024 Annual Convention will offer attendees several stimulating overviews for a wide variety of important aspects related to treating Serious Mental Illness (SMI) useful for both inpatient and outpatient adults and youth.  Those of which include the Recovery-Oriented and Population Health intervention approaches, intersectionality issues applied to SMI, psychosocial rehabilitation and Positive Behavioral Support strategies, and differentiating SMI presentations in youth. 


APRIL 26 & 27, 2024

11 CE HOURS (2.0 Ethics)

St Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center
Twin FAlls, Idaho


CONFERENCE HOTEL:  Hilton Garden Inn 

Make your hotel reservation by Friday,  April 5, for discounted group rate & best room choice.  Rate includes breakfast! 

See hotel information at bottom of this page for details. 

IPA MEMBERS THANK OUR EVENT SPONSORS

Click on their logos below to learn more about them!

American Psychological Association

Disability Determinations Service
Idaho Department of Labor



SPECIAL THANKS to ST. LUKE'S MAGIC VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER for letting us meet at their facility! 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Due to the hospital's security procedures at this location, you must bring your photo id to enter and please arrive a few minutes early to accommodate their check-in procedures. 

S C H E D U L E

Day One - Friday

 8:30AM

Registration Desk Opens
Coffee/beverages available 


Oak Rooms 

 9:00AM

1 CE Hr

Beyond Medication and Television: Using Positive Behavioral Supports in an Inpatient Setting- presented by Jennifer Snyder

Using examples from her work at state hospitals in Oregon and North Carolina, Dr. Snyder will demonstrate how positive reinforcement can successfully augment more traditional forms of therapeutic intervention in inpatient settings with individual with serious mental illness.


Oak Rooms
10:00AM Break 
Beverages provided


 

10:15AM

2 CE Hrs

Intersectionality of Identity - presented by Jennifer Snyder & Danielle Shallcross

Acknowledging and addressing the stress of identity, especially when related to marginalized identities.


Oak Rooms
12:15PM Fellow lunch - by invitation 

 
12:15PM Lunch on own


 

 1:30PM

1 CE Hr

Recovery-Oriented Care - presented by Sarah Robertson

This presentation will review the definitions of recovery and recovery-oriented care, and how they are relevant to the treatment of people with serious mental illness. Participants will discuss how a recovery-oriented approach can facilitate a more hopeful, strengths-based approach to this work.


Oak Rooms
 2:30PM IPA Sector Meetings 


Oak Rooms


 3:15PM

1.0 CE Hr

Introduction to Psychosocial Rehabilitation - presented by Sarah Robertson

In this presentation, participants will learn about the various principles, strategies, settings, and roles in which psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) occurs, and how this framework is applied in work with people with serious mental illness. The presentation will also discuss barriers to implementation of PSR, and strategies for how these barriers can be overcome.


Oak Rooms
 4:15PM

Break
Refreshments provided 


 

 4:30PM

1.0 Ethics CE Hr


Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners:  2024 Updates to Laws, Rules, Procedures & Ethical Concerns - presented by
TBD
Oak Rooms
 5:30PM Welcome Reception & Student Poster Session


TBD

 7:00PM

Dinner on own


 
 

TOTAL CE AVAILABLE FOR DAY ONE:  6.0 CE hours (1.0 in ethics) for attending all underlined sessions above.  See Continuing Education Information below for important details. 

 



Day Two - Saturday

 8:30AM

Registration Desk Opens
Coffee/beverages available 


Oak Rooms 

 9:00AM

1.0 CE Hr

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  A Vision for the Future of APA and Psychology - presented by Arthur Evans

This presentation will provide an overview of APA’s strategic goals and share examples of work the association is doing to advance each of these goals: Applying psychological knowledge to critical societal issues; Elevating the public’s understanding and use of psychology; Strengthening APA’s standing as an authoritative voice for the field; and Preparing the discipline and the profession of psychology for the future. This presentation will also highlight the need for a population-based approach to behavioral health, specifically emphasizing SMI/SED populations and the role of psychology and psychologists in promoting this approach. Examples will be shared that make clear how psychological practice and research are essential to advancing a population health framework, ultimately better addressing the nation’s needs across the continuum of health and achieving greater health equity.


Oak Rooms
10:00AM Break
Beverages provided


 

10:15AM

3.0 CE Hrs

Improving Outcomes via Best Practices for Assessing Mood Disorders & Related Clinical Issues - presented by Eric Youngstrom

Mood disorders, substance misuse, and suicide are increasing, especially in teens and young adults. Research has exploded in the last 10 years, and new versions of DSM and ICD…. Should any of this change how we practice? This INTERMEDIATE workshop uses a set of clinical cases to illustrate points of controversy and then make practical recommendations. We focus on clinical implications, practical evidence-based tools, techniques to clarify differential diagnosis, and selecting effective treatment options. We show how to improve assessment and treatment using free yet high quality resources, including more than 200 web pages with PDFs of measures and free automated scoring for more than 70.


Oak Rooms
12:15PM IPA Membership Meeting & Luncheon (IPA members only)

Oak Rooms


12:15PM Lunch on own 


 
 1:45PM Graduate student presentations

Oak Rooms


 2:15PM


Improving Outcomes (Continued) - presented by Eric Youngstrom


Oak Rooms
 3:15PM

Break
Refreshments provided


 

 3:30PM

1.0 Ethics CE Hr


IPA Ethics Committee presentation Oak Rooms
 4:30PM  Convention concludes


 
 

TOTAL CE AVAILABLE FOR DAY TWO:  5.0 CE hours (1.0 in ethics) for attending all underlined sessions above.  See Continuing Education Information below for important details. 

 




S P E A K E R S 


Clinical and community psychologist, policymaker, and health care innovator Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, is CEO of the American Psychological Association, the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. Evans holds a doctorate in clinical/community psychology from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in experimental psychology from Florida Atlantic University, where he also completed his undergraduate work.

Evans previously served in public policy positions in Philadelphia and Connecticut, where he led the transformation of their behavioral health systems and their approaches to serving a wide range of individuals with complex needs. An unconventional leader, Evans has employed science, research, community activism, spirituality, traditional clinical care, policy and cross-system collaborations to change the status quo around behavioral health.

He has held faculty appointments at Yale University’s and the University of Pennsylvania’s Schools of Medicine, and is the author or co-author of over 60 peer-reviewed research articles, chapters, reviews and editorials. 

Over the years he has received national and international recognition, including the American Medical Association’s top government service award in healthcare, the Lisa Mojer-Torres Award from Faces and Voices of Recovery, and the Visionary Leadership Award from the National Council of Behavioral Health, as well as being named as an “Advocate for Action” by the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy. A major emphasis of his career has been equity and social justice and he has received multiple awards named for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for this work.


Sarah Robertson, PsyD, currently works at Oregon State Hospital (OSH), where she serves as a unit psychologist and the Co-Training Director of the OSH Psychology Internship Program. She has worked at OSH since September 2016. She received her doctoral degree from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. She completed her internship training at the Yale Department of Psychiatry Adult Community Mental Health track and went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Connecticut in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation program. Dr. Robertson’s interests include recovery-oriented treatment of complex trauma and psychosis, program development, training, and mental health policy.




Danielle Shallcross, Psy.D. CADC II,  Dr. Shallcross is a licensed psychologist and certified forensic examiner practicing in Oregon. They have worked in outpatient, inpatient and correctional institutions throughout their career. Their focus is on gender affirming care in inpatient settings.





Jennifer Snyder received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas and completed her internship at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, NC and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical Center. After a post-doctoral fellowship on the Pre-Trial Evaluation Unit at Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh, NC, she began working at John Umstead Hospital as a staff psychologist. John Umstead Hospital became Central Regional Hospital, and Dr. Snyder became Chief Psychologist of the Adult Admission Unit and the Forensic Services Unit. In 2013 she moved to Oregon to work in Behavioral Psychology Services at Oregon State Hospital, and in 2023 she became an Associate Chief of Psychology there. She has been involved in committee and leadership work with the North Carolina Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.



Eric Youngstrom, PhD, is the Director of the Institute for Mental and Behavioral Health Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the DiMarco Family Professor of Psychiatry at the Ohio State University. He earned his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Delaware, and he completed his predoctoral internship training at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic before joining the faculty at Case Western Reserve University and then the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Youngstrom is a licensed psychologist, a teacher, Past-President of Divisions 5 & 53 of APA, and a parent of two daughters who are now thinking about "adulting" and careers. He married another psychologist (a romance from freshman year!) who has been his foil and "Reality Fairy" throughout his professional journey. He is passionate about bringing the best information to the people who would benefit. This focus has transformed his teaching and research. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Helping Give Away Psychological Science (HGAPS), a nonprofit that he will talk about in detail.


 IPA Ethics
Committee
Presenters

The following IPA Ethics Committee Members will present an interactive session on Saturday.  

TBD

Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners

The following Idaho BOP Examiners will present:

TBD

Speaker disclosures


CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION

This continuing education event is intended for post-doctorate-level psychologists; however, other licensed health and mental health care providers and psychology students are welcome to attend. This event is sponsored by the Idaho Psychological Association. The Idaho Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Idaho Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Psychologists
A total of 11.0 continuing education (CE) credits are available for full attendance of this two-day event.  Full attendance on Friday will earn 6.0 CE credits (1.0 in ethics); full attendance on Saturday will earn 5.0 CE credits (1.0 in ethics). CE credit may also be earned on a session-by-session basis. The credit available for each individual session is listed on the SCHEDULE above. 

Other health/mental health professionals
This conference provides a total of 11.0 contact hours for full attendance.  Attendance letters will be provided. Contact your board or professional association for your specific CE requirements.                                     

PLEASE READ - IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:  This activity will be held in-person only.  Continuing education credit is awarded to participants who attend sessions in their entirety.  Comfort/lunch breaks are noted on the SCHEDULE above.  A brief grace period of up to 10% of full session time (e.g., 6 minutes for a 1-hour session) with a maximum of 20 minutes for longer sessions (e.g., 20 minutes for a 6-hour session) may be applied.  CE credit(s) will be provided only to individuals who sign-in upon arrival, attend entire sessions and pickup their CE letter upon departure.  Due to the hospital's security procedures at this location, you must bring your photo id to enter and please arrive early to accommodate their check-in procedures. 

Learning objectives & instruction level of presentations


1741 Harrison Street North, Twin Falls, ID  83301

Call 208.733.8500 by april 5 & ask for the
Idaho psychological association room block
 

IPA has reserved a "limited" group of sleeping rooms, King Bed Deluxe and Two Queens, at a special rate for Convention attendees.  The group rate for those rooms is $169 plus local taxes and fees (rate includes hotel breakfast!).  The group room block is limited in size and will be held only until April 5.  After April 5, attendees may continue to book rooms, as available, at the best available rate offered at that time by the hotel.  

Click here for more information on the Hilton Garden Inn and its amenities    The hotel is approximately 1 mile from St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center and within easy walking distance of the paved path along the canyon edge.      

Check-in time is 4:00PM.  Check out time is 11:00AM.  

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