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2014 aPA Annual Convention - The New Faces of Therapy Location: Hampton Inn and Suites - Orange Beach, AL

6/6/2014 to 7/5/2014
When: 6/6/2014
Where: Hampton Inn and Suites
25518 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Orange Beach, Alabama  36561
United States
Contact: Kelley Durrance

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Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach
25518 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL  36561

 Room Rates are as follows:


 DateInland ViewSide ViewBeachfront
Thursday, 6/5/14$179.00$189.00$209.00
Friday, 6/6/14$249.00$259.00$279.00
Saturday, 6/7/14$249.00$259.00$279.00
Sunday, 6/8/14$179.00$189.00$209.00



By Phone:  Call 1-800-HAMPTON.  Use aPA group code Psy when making reservations.
Via Internet
:  Click here to make on-line reservations


DEADLINE to make hotel reservations is May 16, 2014.  

After the cut off, the group rate will no longer be available.




7:30am      Convention Registration

8:00am      Coffee/Tea (For Convention Registrants Only)

Workshop A:  Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Suicidal & Self-Injurious Clients
                   Presented by:  Duke Terrell, Ph.D.


Workshop B: Brief Interventions for Substance Use: Tools You Can
                   Use in Clinical Practice
                   Presented by: Christopher J. Correia, Ph.D.

1:30pm     Workshop C:  Current Trends in Parent Child Interaction Therapy
                  Presented by:  Elizabeth Brestan-Knight, Ph.D.






8:00am      Convention Registration

8:30am      Coffee/Tea (For Convention Registrants Only)

        9:00am      Workshop D:  Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT);
                           An Evidence-Based Practice for Treating Trauma & Traumatic Grief in Youth
                           Presented by:  Crystal L. Dillard, Ph.D.


12:00pm    Lunch on your own

         1:30pm     Workshop E:  Introduction to Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
                           Presented by:  Kristen Lester-Williams, Ph.D.   






8:00am      Annual Meeting

8:30am      Convention Registration / Coffee/Tea

        9:00am      Workshop F: Jurisdictionally Speaking: Rules, Regulations & Ethics
                           Presented by:  Lori Rall, B.A., Executive Officer, Board of Examiners in Psychology,
                                                       Robert MacKenzie, III, J.D., & Gaye Vance, Ph.D.


        12:00pm    Conclusion of 2014 Convention


Presenter Bios:


Elizabeth Brestan-Knight, Ph.D. is a Professor Psychology at Auburn University.  She has conducted local, state-wide, national and international civic engagement projects focusing on PCIT and she has supervised graduate student PCIT therapists for over 14 years.  Previously, Dr. Brestan-Knight conducted a civic engagement project at the Child Advocacy Center of East Alabama (CACEA).  Through this project, Dr. Brestan-Knight’s clinical research team was able to provide parent training free of charge to high risk families from Lee County and surrounding areas during a three year period.  Dr. Brestan-Knight’s more recent community partners include Storybook Farms of Opelika, Alabama, Auburn University’s Project Uplift, the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) in Huntsville, Alabama, Emory University, and the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore.   Dr. Brestan-Knight authored a book published by Wiley-Blackwell, A Guide to Teaching Developmental Psychology, and her research interests include the behavioral observations of parent-child interactions, PCIT training and parent education.

Chris Correia, Ph.D. received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Syracuse University and completed post-doctoral training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Behavioral Pharmacology research Unit.  His research and clinical activities focus on the prevention and treatment of substance abuse .  He is the clinical supervisor for Auburn University’s Health Behavior Assessment Center, which provides brief assessment and intervention services for clients concerned about their drug and alcohol use.

Crystal L. Dillard, Ph.D.   received her Ph.D. and MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama, and her BA in Psychology from the University of Kansas.  Dr. Dillard has been a Psychologist at Children’s Behavioral Health in Birmingham, Al for five years with a particular interest in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Robert P. MacKenzie, III, J.D. received his  B.A. from the University of North Carolina and his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law.  Mr. MacKenzie is a partner at Starnes Davis Florie having joined the firm in 1984 after completing law School.  Mr. MacKenzie serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.  Mr. MacKenzie’s practice is devoted to handling a broad scope of litigation including medical and legal malpractice actions, bad faith, product liability, commercial transactions, and labor and employment.  He has tried in excess of 100 jury trials to a verdict, involving the defense of physicians, hospitals, lawyers, insurers, commercial institutions, and product manufacturers.  Mr. MacKenzie also represents lawyers and health care professionals in disciplinary matters before Alabama Regulatory Boards.  He has published multiple articles on the defense of legal malpractice suits.  His practice includes cases in Alabama and the Southeast.

Lori Ralls , B.A. received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of West Alabama.  Lori is the Executive Officer of the Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology.  Before joining the Board staff, Lori served as Manager of Human Resources Administration for the CBS affiliate in Montgomery, Alabama, WAKA.  Prior to moving to Montgomery  Lori was Director of Human Resources for Guardian Management Services, Inc., a division of a retail and specialty infusion pharmacy group servicing employees and patients nationally from West Alabama and East Mississippi.  While with Guardian, Lori served on the Executive Management Team as HR representative to facilities in multiple states.  Her background also includes management experience in retail settings and account management for time-sensitive, transactional print mail and marketing business communications manufacturing.

Duke Terrell, Ph.D. received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Auburn University and has been a licensed psychologist since 1991.  Dr. Terrell also holds an MS degree in Psychology from the University of South Alabama and a BA degree in psychology and music theory from the University of Alabama.  Dr. Terrell is currently the Senior Director of Mental Health Services at Corrections Corporation of America following a 23 year career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  During his Bureau of Prisons career, Dr. Terrell served as Warden of five prisons, Assistant Warden and Correctional Psychologist. 

Gaye Vance, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and works with adults, adolescents and children. Dr. Vance has over 25 years of experience working with individuals and families. She graduated with honors from Florida Southern College, obtaining a degree in Psychology. Dr. Vance later earned her doctorate at UAB and completed her internship at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. She practiced her early years as a member of a group practice and founded Shelby Psychological Services in Pelham in 1997. Dr. Vance is a frequent speaker for schools and other organizations, as well as teaching classes at The University of Phoenix.  

Kristin Lester Williams, Ph.D. received her Ph.D. and MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her BS in Psychology from Auburn University at Montgomery.  Dr. Williams is a Staff Psychologist at Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Birmingham, AL.  Dr. Williams aided the facility expansion of telemental health services, utilized evidence based psychotherapies (EBPs), established new EBP for PTSD telehealth clinics and developed EBP referral processes for nine community based clinics.  Dr. Williams also led training workshops and provided consultation for staff to help increase knowledge of EBPs and improve referrals.  Dr. Williams trained students and staff in Cognitive Processing Therapy.



The Alabama Psychological Association (aPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. aPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Each workshop is offered separately. Full attendance is required for each workshop to receive CE Credits, partial credit cannot be awarded. Late arrivals, early departures or partial attendance will preclude awarding CE credits.  All workshops are intended for psychologists, other mental health  professionals and graduate students in mental health disciplines.  Attention Florida Psychologists:  The Alabama Psychological Association is a registered CE provider with CE Broker. Your CE credits will be submitted to CE Broker. You will also receive a paper CE certificate.

CE Workshops: Workshops will begin on Friday morning and continue through Sunday noon.  When you register for the Full Convention Package, you may attend workshops of your choice, however, you must select the workshop you plan to attend to reserve space.


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Montgomery, AL 36101
Phone: 334-262-8245
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