AP-LS 2016 Presidential Address

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Dr. Jennifer Woolard presented her Presidential address Engaging Science, Engaging Justice at the 2016 Annual Americal Psychology-Law Society meeting in Atlanta. She discusses ways in which AP-LS engages issues of social justice both internally to the organization and externally in policy, advocacy, and practice.

 

 

 

About Jennifer Woolard

Jennifer Woolard began her career at the National Victims Resource Center. While obtaining her doctoral degree in developmental and community psychology at the University of Virginia she also served as a victim-witness volunteer in the county police department, a staff member to the Virginia Commission on Family Violence Prevention and a consultant with Virginians Against Domestic Violence (now Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance) . She then joined the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice and became an assistant professor at the University of Florida’s Center for Studies in Criminology and Law.

In 2002 she joined the psychology faculty at Georgetown University where she serves as co-director of their graduate program, supervising the Human Development and Public Policy track. Her research and action laboratory, the Georgetown Community Research Group, examines how individuals and families interact with systems in communities, including how first responders and veterans receive mental health treatment. Her Center for Research on Adolescence, Women, and the Law concentrates on care and control systems, including the juvenile and criminal justice systems and schools. Projects examine how youth and parents understand the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney, and the right to a trial. Dr. Woolard has testified as an expert before federal and state legislatures as well as in criminal cases. She has presented her research findings to a wide variety of academic, legal, and policy audiences, and won several awards for teaching excellence.

Register Now for AP-LS 2016 Within-Conference CEs

apls-iconRegistration is now open for within-conference CE Credits at the AP-LS annual meeting in Atlanta

CONCEPT is pleased to offer Continuing Education credits for some of the sessions at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS). We do this as a service to our profession as many of our colleagues appreciate the ability to receive CE credit for attending this conference.

The 2016 Conference will be held in Atlanta from March 10 – 12, 2016.

There is a $35 administrative fee for this service, which entitles you to earn up to 21.25 hours of CE credit. The process is easy, all it requires is for you to register your contact information on the CONCEPT site. Then during the conference (or after the conference is over), complete the evaluation forms for the sessions you attend and print your CE certificate(s).

For detailed information on within-conference CE’s, please visit the CONCEPT AP-LS page.

If you would like to register for within-conference CE’s, click here.

 

 

 

Register Now for AP-LS Within-Conference CEs

apls-iconRegistration is now open for within-conference Continuing Education Credits at the AP-LS annual meeting in San Diego. CONCEPT is pleased to offer Continuing Education credits for some of the sessions at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS). We do this as a service to our profession as many of our colleagues appreciate the ability to receive CE credit for attending this conference. This conference is held in a different location each year. The 2015 Conference will be held in San Diego from March 19-21, 2015. There is a $35 administrative fee for this service, which entitles you to earn up to 21.25 hours of CE credit.

The process is easy, all it requires is for you to register your contact information on the CONCEPT site. Then after the conference is over, complete the evaluation form and print your certificate.

For detailed information on within-conference CE’s, please visit the CONCEPT AP-LS page OR

Register Now

 

 

Call for Submissions | American Psychological Association | Deadline December 1st

Division 41 Call for Papers: APA 2015

August 6 – August 9, 2015 | Toronto, Canada

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Doing interesting work in the area of psychology and the law? Consider presenting your results at the 2015 American Psychological Association Convention in Toronto, Canada!

The American Psychology – Law Society invites presentations from any area that involves the intersection between psychology and the law (e.g., practice, teaching, research, policy, law, community outreach). Although all topics and formats will be considered, this year, we especially encourage the following:

  • practice-oriented proposals (e.g., skills development workshops, case studies)
  • translational proposals (e.g., translating research findings into clinical applications and practical or policy implications)

Important change for 2015 submission process: Given the extremely high volume of proposals submitted for the March AP-LS conference (over 600!) and the possibility that you may not be notified of your proposal status prior to the APA Dec. 1 deadline, we invite you submit a condensed version of the same proposal for APA (given APA’s 300-500 word limit). If your proposal is accepted for the March AP-LS conference, then we will automatically withdraw your submission for the August APA convention. In other words, we encourage you to submit the same proposal to both conferences to increase your chances of having your proposal accepted.

We will accept proposals in the following formats: symposia, individual papers, skill-building sessions, conversation hours, and posters.

Proposals must be submitted through the official APA convention website by December 1, 2014 (5pm EST): http://www.apa.org/convention/proposals.aspx.

More information about this convention and proposal format and requirements can be found at: http://www.apa.org/convention/index.aspx.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the chairpersons for the Division 41 program:

Amanda Zelechoski, J.D., Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Valparaiso University
Dickmeyer Hall
1001 Campus Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383
P: 219-464-6122
amanda.zelechoski@valpo.edu
Nicholas Druhn, Psy.D.
Psychological Services – MN Judicial Branch
Government Center
300 South 6th Street
Suite C-509 
Minneapolis, MN 55487
612-227-3770 (cell)
druhnn@icloud.com

 

Call for Proposals: American Psychology-Law Society

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March 19-21, 2015 | San Diego, California

The 2015 AP-LS Annual Meeting will be held from March 19- 21 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, CA.

We invite proposals for symposia, papers, and posters addressing topics in all areas of psychology and law; proposals that are empirically based, practice oriented, or that involve new and emerging topics within the field are encouraged. Empirical research submissions that do not include data are discouraged. Proposals will be evaluated through a blind review process focused on intellectual merit, innovation, and integration of multiple aspects of the field.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 6, 2014 11:59 pm EST

SYMPOSIA (session up to 80 min)

A coordinated group of presentations that focus on one topic; a minimum of three presentations and an independent discussant should be included. The participation of each presenter should be secured prior to submission. Submissions should consist of a 100-word abstract and a 1000-word summary for each paper as well as a 200-word abstract for the symposium session.

PAPERS (session up to 60 min)

Presentation of a paper describing an individual research topic or piece of legal scholarship; 3-5 paper presentations will be grouped into sessions after acceptances/rejections are completed. Submissions should consist of a 100-word abstract and a summary of not more than 1000 words.

POSTERS

Posters will be presented at one of two poster sessions typically held Friday and Saturday evenings. Poster presentations are made in written format on display boards (size TBA). Submissions should consist of a 100-word abstract and a summary of not more than 1000 words.

First-Author Limit

There will be a limit of TWO first-author paper submissions per person; there is no limit on the number of poster submissions or appearances as a discussant or session chair.

Submission Site

All proposals should be submitted electronically on the conference website. A link to the website will be provided shortly and will also be available on the AP-LS webpage. We are in the process of transitioning to a new platform: the link for submissions will be available upon completion of the transition. Please check the APLS conference webpage (http://www.apadivisions.org/division-41/news-events/annual-conference.aspx) for regular updates regarding the submission process and conference details.

More Information

If you have any questions or comments regarding the call for papers, or about the conference, please contact the conference co-chairs:

Christina Finello (cfinello@pmhcc.org)

Nancy Panza (npanza@fullerton.edu)

We look forward to seeing everyone in sunny San Diego in March!