Consensus Conference: Schedule of Events

Reception: Thursday, May 1st Shuttle departs at 6:45 p.m. from the Marriot
7:00-9:00 p.m. Meet/socialize with conference participants; welcome from the Provost
Day 1: Friday, May 2nd Shuttle departs at 7:45 a.m. from the Marriot
8:00-8:30 a.m. Bagels, fruit, coffee, etc.
8:30-9:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview (Shealy)
In addition to introductions and an overview of Consensus Conference processes, events, and anticipated outcomes, three overarching conference objectives will be discussed: 1) define what a truly integrated, combined model of training would look like and be called; 2) clarify the relationship between this model and the other practice/specialty areas in psychology; 3) consider the potential role and place of this model within the larger health care field.
9:00-9:30 Psychology as a Health Profession: APA Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Norman Anderson [due to the SARS situation, Dr. Anderson was not able to present]
9:30 -10:00 Perspectives of Students/Graduates of APA-Accredited Programs (Braxton & Loftis)
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-12:00 Brief Presentations/Group Discussion: Beutler, Norcross, Belar, Nelson, Rodolfa, Hargrove, Hall
12:00-1:30 Lunch and Keynote: Unification Across the Practice Areas APA President Dr. Robert Sternberg
1:30-3:30 Working groups begin meeting to consider the first two issues (chairs, recorders, and group configurations will be established prior to the Consensus Conference):
  1. Rationale/Justification:
    What are the major advantages/benefits of a combined and integrated model for students, graduates, programs, faculty, practitioners, the field, consumers, the public, the media, etc.? What are the historic antecedents to this model? What other field-based developments (within and outside of psychology) are relevant to this movement? How do the "integration” and "unification" (and other) movements relate to this process? Why is now "the time" for an integrated model to assume a central place within applied/professional psychology?
  2. Competencies and the Combined Model:
    What are the implications of Competencies 2002 for the Combined Model of Training? What evidence is there for support of this approach in Competencies 2002? What other competencies models should we review/ incorporate (NCSPP)? What must happen for us to modify/endorse the "Competencies Cube"? How specific can we be in recommending specific aspects of education/training? How do we respond to issues of outcomes assessment, training sequence, proficiencies, specialization, licensure?
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:30 Initial Presentations (Chairs) and Group Discussion
6:00-8:30 p.m. Dinner: President's Dining Room
Day 2: Saturday, May 3rd Shuttle departs at 8:15 from Marriot
8:30-9:00 Bagels, Fruit, Coffee, etc.
9:00-9:30 Distribution/Presentation of Summaries (Chairs)
9:30-12:00 Working Groups Switch Topic Areas/Meet (break as needed)
12:00-1:00 Lunch Discussion with Drs. Laura Hernandez (President of the Mexican Psychological Association) and Juan Jose Sanchez Sosa (President of the Division of Clinical and Community Psychology in the International Association of Applied Psychology
1:00-1:30 Summaries (Chairs) and Application to Identity/Dissemination
1:30-3:30 Working Groups meet to consider Identity/Dissemination
(chairs, recorders, and group configurations will be established prior to the Consensus Conference) 3. Identity/Dissemination:
What should the Combined Model and its practitioners be called and why? Can we endorse the concept/term of “Health Service Psychologist,” or do we prefer another term? How do combined and integrated programs interface with other practice areas within our field and in allied health care fields? What groups/constituencies should we attend to in particular? How do we disseminate/ promote the model within the larger field, at a state, regulatory, accreditation, and professional level? How do we develop/ promote this model outside of North America? How do we maximize "buy in"? What is our ultimate "vision" of this model? What should our next steps be? How will we know when we have succeeded?
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5-00 Identity/Dissemination Summaries (Chairs) and Group Discussion
5:30 Return to Marriot (we’ll provide dinner/entertainment options)
Day 3: Sunday, May 4th Shuttle departs at 8:15 from the Marriot
8:30-10:00 Working Breakfast: Conference Summaries (Chairs)
10:00-12:00 Group Discussion/Revisions/Future Plans
12:00 p.m. Consensus Conference Concludes; Depart for Airport