#RP2020

The 22nd Annual Rehabilitation Psychology Conference continuing education program is sponsored by the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology (Division 22) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Academy of Rehabilitation Psychology in affiliation with the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology (ABRP), the Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology (FRP), and the Council of Rehabilitation Psychology Postdoctoral Training Programs (CRPPTP).  Rehabilitation Psychology is a specialty area within psychology that focuses on the study and application of psychological knowledge and skills on behalf of individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions in order to maximize health and welfare, independence and choice, functional abilities, and social role participation, across the lifespan.  PLEASE SEND FORMS AND PROFESSIONAL CURRICULUM VITAE FOR EACH PRESENTER BY September 30th, 2019 for both Podium and Poster Presentations: apa.div22@gmail.com

Please direct questions to Ann Marie Warren, Program Chair for RP2020 at apa.div22@gmail.com

Through a peer-review process, a select group of submitted abstracts will be chosen for oral presentation at the conference. Abstracts for poster presentations also will be peer-reviewed. Division 22 places a high value on learning from and collaborating with:

* Professionals at all levels (e.g., students/interns/postdoctoral trainees, early, mid, and late career) 

* Professionals providing rehabilitation services in a wide variety of settings (e.g., academic, educational, inpatient, outpatient, private sector, University Hospital, Community Medical Settings, government agencies, Department of Defense, and Veterans Health Administration)

* Professionals providing rehabilitation services to diverse populations (e.g., children/adults, rural/urban, limb loss, burn, cardiac, chronic health conditions/disability, critically ill/intensive care, LGBTQ, MS, psychiatric, SCI, stroke, TBI)

* Professionals providing rehabilitation services within interdisciplinary teams

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This conference is designed for psychologists in practice and/or academic settings who focus on rehabilitation with individuals having chronic health conditions, impairments and / or physical and cognitive disabilities as well as for trainees (students, interns, and postdoctoral residents) with interests in rehabilitation psychology. Program content will be directed to all skill levels (basic, intermediate, and advanced). We welcome colleagues from allied areas of psychology—such as health psychology, social/personality psychology, neuropsychology, and clinical/counseling—who have interests in disability and other chronic health conditions to participate in the conference.

Presenters can request 30 minutes to 2 hours for podium presentation. At the time of submission, authors must include a CV, at least three APA formatted references, learning objectives, as well as an intended audience level. Also, presenters interested in being considered for a full-day (i.e., 6-8 hours) preconference (Thursday February 20th) please indicate this on the submission form. 

For additional information about this call, please email apa.div22@gmail.com.

ALL OF THOSE ACCEPTED TO CONDUCT PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS AND SYMPOSIA ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN EXPENSES (I.E., TRAVEL, REGISTRATION, HOTEL) AND WILL RECEIVE A REDUCED REGISTRATION FEE

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

To help you prepare your submission please see the details below.

Submission Types:

Podium – brief presentation (20-30 minutes)

Podium – 1 hour

Podium – 2 hours

Poster

Preconference (6-8 hours; those submitting will be contacted for further information)

Submission Requirements:

Abstract (500 words) – including as appropriate:

Objective

Design

Setting

Participants

Main Outcome Measures(s)

Results/Conclusions

3-4 learning objectives (4 for submissions 2 or more hours long)

Author names and emails (all authors)

CV for all authors (podium only; PDF or Word format)

3-4 References (APA format)

Brief description of how the presentation will contribute to the conference theme

*NOTE: please DO NOT use any identifying information in your abstract including author(s), affiliations and/or institutions. For assistance with writing learning objectives, please see below.

GUIDE TO WRITING LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Learning objectives must be observable and measurable.

Learning objectives should (1) focus on the learner, and (2) contain action verbs that describe measurable behaviors

Verbs to USE: list, describe, recite, write, compute, discuss, explain, predict, apply, demonstrate, prepare, use, analyze, design, select, utilize, compile, create, plan, revise, assess, compare, rate, critique

Verbs to AVOID: know, understand, learn, appreciate, become aware of, become familiar with

Example of well-written learning objectives:

Upon completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

1. Discuss basic hypnosis theory and technique

2. List differences between acute and chronic pain

3. Utilize hypnosis in controlling acute pain

4. Apply post-hypnotic suggestions to chronic pain