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    • April 13, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • April 14, 2018
    • 4:30 PM

    2018 Iowa Psychological Association Spring Conference

    Friday, April 13 & Saturday, April 14, 2018

    Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

    5291 Stoney Creek Ct., Johnston, IA 5013


    The theme of this year’s annual spring conference is the Impact and Treatment of Trauma in Psychological Practice.  We are thrilled to be able to highlight the talent and expertise of multiple IPA members, who will present a wide-ranging program on the treatment of trauma-related issues as well as consideration of how trauma impacts clinical practice. 

    We are also partnering to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Iowa Psychological Foundation!   IPA Member Mike Rossman, Ph.D. along with colleagues Kathleen Law, J.D., and Ellen Walsh-Rossman, B.A. will also hold a session devoted to Foundations and Business Arrangements for Psychologists. 

    This year’s speakers will include:

    Friday, April 13 (6 CE hours):

    Dissociative Identity Disorder, Conversion Disorder and Trauma – Parts I & II: Wayne Sliwa, Ph.D. and Austin Williamson, Ph.D. 

    The Psychology of Disaster Relief:  Earl Kilgore, Ph.D.

    For-Profits, Non-profits and Foundations as Business Arrangements for Psychologists: Advantages, Disadvantages and Ethical Considerations: Michael R. Rosmann Ph.D., Kathleen K. Law J.D., and Ellen Walsh-Rosmann B.A.                                                

    Saturday, April 14 (4.5 CE hours, 1.5 Ethics CE hours):

    Ethics Presentation: Legal Considerations on Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse:   JoAnna Romero Cartaya, Ph.D. and Ethics Committee      

    Student Research Data Blitz Presentations

    Trauma Associated with Immigration: Noemi Ford, Psy.D.                                                         

    High Conflict Divorce and Child Adjustment:  What We Know and Don’t Know About Exposure to Trauma and Adjustment: Kelly Champion, Ph.D.

    Hotel Reservation Information:

    Room rates are $99/night.  Reservations may be made by calling (800) 659-2220.  Rates guaranteed until March 12, 2018.

    Social Hour:

    IPA and IPF will be co-sponsoring a social hour following Day 1 of the conference.  It will be held at Troster's Greenbriar Restaurant & Bar from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m..  Drinks and appetizers will be served courtesy of IPF!

    Trostel's Greenbriar is located at: 5810 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131

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