E komo mai!
This year's theme Psychology in the Age of Health-Care Reform: Establishing Collaborations, Partnerships, and Allies in Healthcare will showcase presentations that highlight the changing landscape of healthcare and health collaboration that is needed to more effectively address the physical and psychological needs of Hawaii within the context of the Affordable Care Act. This year Dr. Nabil Hassan El-Ghoroury, APA’s Associate Director of APAGS, who will present a multicultural framework for assessing and treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorders on Friday, as well as, discuss all the things that graduate school did not teach you on Saturday, which is particularly pertinent to graduate students and Early Career Psychologists. Given the present legal and reimbursement challenges revolving around ASD treatment, Dr. El-Ghoroury’s presentation is both timely and very applicable.
The HPA Convention is not only a time to immerse yourself in the convention’s educational content, but will also provide you with opportunities to meet new colleagues, renew old relationships and both rejuvenate and restore yourself. The presentations and events will be at the tranquil Ko’olau Ballrooms on the beautiful windward side of O`ahu.
The day will begin with a “Town Hall Meeting” discussion with Jeffrey Stern, Ph.D. (HPA President), Darryl Salvador, Psy.D. (HPA President Elect), Barbara Higa Rogers, Psy.D. (Past President), and Nancy Sidun, Psy.D. (APA Council Representative). Join us in this lively conversation to discuss professional concerns you feel are most important to you regarding your work specialty and play an active part in helping to shape the state and national agenda for our psychology profession!
The winners of the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards (PHWA) will be announced at our luncheon on October 19, 2012. This is the 13th year that the Hawai`i Psychological Association (HPA), in cooperation with APA, has established the “Healthy Workplace” Awards in the State of Hawai`i. Several of our past winners have gone on to attain both recognition and honor at the national level.
We believe in the longevity of our profession and recognize the importance that our student members play in sustaining the growth and future of our organization and profession. We wish to extend our kokua to our student members by inviting HPA members to sponsor students who would like to attend the convention by making a donation towards defraying student costs. Please consider extending your kokua for our students and write in your donation on the registration form.
We extend a warm invitation to you, our HPA ohana, and our extended community of allied health providers, educators, researchers and policy-makers. We look forward to seeing you and hope you will find this convention enjoyable, informative, exhilarating, and professionally stimulating. Please consider remaining for our social gathering and poster presentations on Friday, October 19th, 5:00 -7:00 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Jeff Rasmussen. Chat and break bread with presenters, mentors, colleagues, and friends (heavy pupus included, bar available-no-host). The HPA Awards Luncheon will be held on Saturday, October 20th with the renowned Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D., as the keynote speaker.
E Komo Mai! Join Us!
The HPA Convention Committee Members include: Rosemary Adam-Terem, Ph.D. (Co-Chair), Jill Oliveira Gray, Ph.D. (Co-Chair), Darryl Salvador, Psy.D., Jeffrey Stern, Ph.D., Nancy Sidun, Ph.D., Barbara Higa Rogers, Psy.D. , Keith Pedro, Psy.D., Lesley Slavin, Ph.D., June Ching, Ph.D., L. Martin Johnson, Psy.D., Dirk Elting, Ph.D., Maria Chun, Ph.D., Debbie Rubin, Psy.D., Daniel Meier, Psy.D., Susan Watson, Ph.D., and Gabrielle Toloza, Psy.D.