Faculty and students present at the 126th Annual American Psychological Association Convention

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
2018 APA Convention logo

American Psychological Association
2018 Annual Convention
August 9-August 12, 2018, San Francisco, CA

Participants from The Gevirtz School  

Thursday, August 9

9 am – 9:50 am

Development of an Online Coping Skills Training for Transgender Individuals. Caitlin R.S. Merrill, MA, and Tania Israel, PhD

Sociopolitical Climate and Mental Health Risk Among Undergraduate Latinx Students. Ginette M. Sims, BA, Maryam Kia-Keating, PhD, and Sabrina R. Liu, MA

10 am – 10:50 am

Belonging and Discrimination: Testing a Strength-Based Model. Sabrina R. Liu, MA, Maryam Kia-Keating, PhD, and Ginette M. Sims, BA

Victimization, Subjective Well-Being, and Burnout Among Chinese Teachers. Ke Wang, BA, Chun Chen, MEd, and Chunyan Yang, PhD

Chinese Teacher Victimization and Well-Being: Moderating Effect of Home–Teacher Communication. Chun Chen, MEd, Chunyan Yang, PhD, and Ke Wang, BA

11 am – 11:50 am

Patterns of Adversity and Pathways to Health Among Ethnic Minority Youth. Sabrina R. Liu, MA, Maryam Kia-Keating, PhD, and Karen Nylund-Gibson, PhD

12 pm – 1:50 pm

Cultural Bias in the Ethics Code: Grounding Ethics in a Collectivist Framework. An Ethics Code in Context: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Social Justice and Community-Based Psychology. Maryam Kia-Keating, PhD

1 pm – 1:50 pm

Latent Profile Analysis of High School Students’ Motivation to Read. Sruthi Swami, MEd, and Matthew Quirk, PhD

Resilience to Bullying Victimization: Moderating Role of Parents’ Perceptions of School Climate. Chunyan Yang, PhD, and Chun Chen, MEd

The Development and Validation of a Multidimentional Teacher Victimization Scale. Chunyan Yang, PhD, and Chun Chen, MEd; and Jia-Shu Xie, PhD, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China

Initial Validation of the Me and My School Questionnaire for Use in Complete Mental Health Screening. Rhea Wagle, MEd, Erin Dowdy, PhD, Karen Nylund-Gibson, PhD, Kathryn Moffa, MEd, Michael Furlong, PhD

Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Mindfulness and Compassion Facilitator Training Program. Ariel Goldstein, and Anahita N. Holden, MA

3 pm – 3:50 pm

An Investigation of College Students’ Achievement, Motivation, and Connectedness. Christine C. Vriesema, PhD and Hunter Gehlbach, PhD; and Carly D. Robinson, MEd, MA, Harvard University (C-2)

6pm – 6:50pm

Treatment engagement among individuals living with co-occurring mood and substance abuse disorders. Gina Vanegas Martínez, MA, and Andrés J. Consoli, PhD

Friday, August 10

8 am – 9:50 am

Promoting Bisexual Mental Health in California. Beyond the Binary—Psychology’s Evolving Understanding of LGBTQ+ Issues. Tania Israel, PhD

Intersectional Minority Stress, Trauma, and Alcohol Use among Latinx and African American Queer Women. Alison Cerezo, PhD; and Chelsey Williams, MS, Mariah Cummings, and Derek Ching, San Francisco State University; and Meredith Holmes, MSW, University of San Francisco

9 am – 9:50 am

Utilizing Neuropsychological Assessment in Adult Protective Service Interventions. Alexis R. Stanley-Olson, PhD; and Justin R. Gauthier, PhD, and Erik S. Lande, PhD, Insight Neuropsychology, Camarillo, CA; Linda Henderson, MSW, and Marcy Snider, BA, County of Ventura, CA; and David Sommerfeld, PhD, University of California–San Diego

A Model of Drinking Motives, Victimization, and Hazardous Alcohol Use Among Sexual Minority Women. Tania Israel, PhD; and Alise Cogger, PhD, University of Southern California; Kristin J. Conover, PhD, Alliant International University–Los Angeles

Experiences of Parents of Transgender Youth. Emmie Matsuno,

Teaching and training in clinical and counseling psychology: Advancing international perspectives. Internationalizing psychology teaching: Whether, why, and how. Andrés J. Consoli, PhD, B. Khoury, Kelly Whaling, BA, Mercedes Fernández Oromendia, PhD, and S. Daouk

10 am – 10:50 am

Examining Interventions for Spanish-Speaking Dual Language Learners in English Language Development. Jennifer M. Scheller, MEd, BA, Matthew Quirk, PhD, and Daniel Feinberg, BA

Youth Gang Attitudes, Involvement, and Predictors: A Latent Class Analysis. Luke Janes, MEd, MA, and Jill D. Sharkey, PhD

Teaching Adults With Autism How to Recognize and Respond to Nonverbal Cues in Social Conversation. Shereen Cohen, MA; and Robert Koegel, PhD, and Lynn Koegel, PhD, Stanford University.

Resilience in Latina/o/x Community Post-Trump Election: Themes and Considerations. Ways of Haling for People and Communities of Color. Maria Vazquez, MA, Adriana Sanchez, BA, Iliana Flores, BA, Alyssa Hufana, MA, Emily Unzueta, MA, Joshua Sheltzer, MA, Danny Meza, MA, Melissa L. Morgan Consoli, PhD, Andrés J. Consoli, PhD, and Manuel Casas,

Exploring Middle Eastern American College Student Experience: Discrimination, Adjustment, and Coping. Discrimination and Mental Health Outcomes in Middle Eastern/North African Communities. Maryam Kia-Keating, PhD, and Sheila Modir, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Orange County

11 am – 11:50 am

Mindfulness and Alcohol-Related Consequences Among First-Year College Students. Ida Taghavi, BA, Maryam Kia-Keating, PhD, and Benjamin Kaveladze, BA

The Role of Feminist Psychology in Our Current Political Climate. Tania Israel, PhD

4 pm – 4:50 pm

Beyond Skin-Deep: College Instructor–Student Demographic Match Versus Actual and Perceived Similarity. Hunter Gehlbach, PhD; and Carly D. Robinson, MEd, MA, Harvard University; Whitney Scott, PhD, California State University–Northridge (H-2)

Becoming a Global Scientist—Strategies and Challenges for School-Based Research 52-International Psychology; Shane Jimerson, PhD, discussant

4 pm – 5:50 pm

Screening and Intervening for ACEs Within Community Health Clinics: An Example of Trauma-Informed Pediatric Care. Advancements in Early Identification of Behavioral and Mental Health Risk Across Settings. Maryam Kia-Keating, PhD

5 pm – 5:50 pm

Serving Ethnic Minority Clients in 2018— Bridging Research and Practice for Social Change. Sabrina R. Liu, MA; and Natasha Thapar-Olmos, PhD, Pepperdine University, Omar Gudino, PhD, University of Kansas; Mengchun Chiang, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

6 pm – 7:50 pm

The Resilient Spirit: An Exploratory Study of Filipino/a Americans in the Western U.S. Minority Fellowship Program Poster Fair. Alyssa Hufana, MA, and Melissa L. Morgan Consoli, PhD

Saturday, August 11

10 am - 10:50 am

The HEROES Project: An Empathy-Based Intervention for Aggressive Youths. Aileen Fullchange, PhD

Is More Better? Understanding MTSS Implementation Fidelity and Student Achievement. Mihya Weber, BS, and Shane R. Jimerson, PhD

Taming the Lions: Examining Classroom Management Method to Reduce Problem Behaviors. Mihya Weber, BS, and Shane R. Jimerson, PhD

10 am – 11:50 am

Somos Latinxs—Resilience and Self-Definition among Sexual and Gender Diverse Latinxs. Alison Cerezo, PhD, Chair.

11 am – 12:50 pm

Advancing social justice internationally: Psychology contributions. Andrés J. Consoli, PhD, H. Sharma, PhD, G. Vanegas Martínez, PhD (co-chairs)

12 pm - 12:50 pm

Adolescent Sex Differences in Weight Stigma, Binge Eating, and Exercise. Maryam Kia-Keating, PhD; and Hannah L. Weisman, PhD, San Francisco VA Health Care System, CA

The Perspectives of Undocumented Individuals in Mixed-Status Sibling Relationships. Ana K. Romero Morales, MA, and Andrés J. Consoli, PhD

1 pm - 1:50 pm

Factors in Choice: How Parents Select Schools for Their Children in Districts of Choice. J. Jacob Kirksey, MA ; and Colin M. McGinnis, MA, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Sexual Assault, Mindfulness, and Posttraumatic Stress Among College Students. Ida Taghavi, BA, and Maryam Kia-Keating, PhD

1 pm – 4:50 pm

Continuing Education Workshop #151: Goal-Focused Positive Psychotherapy—A Comprehensive Strengths-Based Approach. Collie Conoley, PhD, co-leader with Michael Scheel, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

4 pm – 5:50 pm

Back to the Future—Investigating Parallel Process in Psychodynamic Supervision
Heidi A. Zetzer, PhD, Chair

A Qualitative Investigation of Parallel Process: Purpose, Method, and Results.
Evelyn I. Winter Plumb, MA, and Heidi A. Zetzer, PhD, Anna M. Krasno, PhD, with Rachel J. Hopsicker, PhD, Child Abuse Listening Mediation, Santa Barbara, CA; Clara E. Hill, PhD, University of Maryland College Park; Pati C. Montojo, PhD, Independent Practice, Menlo Park, CA; Megan T. Donahue, PhD, Independent Practice, Santa Barbara, CA; and Mary Ann Hoffman, PhD, University of Maryland College Park.

A Qualitative Investigation of Parallel Process: Results, Example, and Discussion.
Evelyn I. Winter Plumb, MA, and Heidi A. Zetzer, PhD, Anna M. Krasno, PhD, with Pati C. Montojo, PhD, Independent Practice, Menlo Park, CA; Clara E. Hill, PhD, University of Maryland College Park; Megan T. Donahue, PhD, Independent Practice, Santa Barbara, CA; and Mary Ann Hoffman, PhD, University of Maryland College Park.

Sunday, August 12

8 am – 9:50 am

Novel Approaches to Improving Evidenced-based Interventions for Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Youth
“Training Community-Health Workers to Increase Access to Evidence-Based Treatments,” Miya Barnett, PhD
“Community Participatory Prevention for Latino/a Youth: Partnership, Design, and Delivery,” Maryam Kia-Keating, PhD, Diana Santacrose, PhD, Ida Taghavi, MA, Sabrina Liu, MA, Jessica Adams, PhD

11 am – 11:50 am

Power Speaking Truth to Power: Navigating Social Justice Leadership. Social Justice Leadership—National and International Perspectives. Tania Israel, PhD

[Presenters from the Gevirtz School are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]