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Welcome to the November 2017 
American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Newsletter.
 

 
Our monthly Newsletter provides information about activities, upcoming events, and resources to connect the psychology-law community.
 
AP-LS aspires to excel as a valuable, effective, and influential organization advancing the science of psychology-law and the translation of psychology-law knowledge into practice and policy.  
 


CALL FOR SYLLABI

The TTC Committee is continuing its efforts to collect syllabi for courses in Psychology and Law or closely related topics. There are already a number of syllabi that have been collected over the years on the AP-LS website. However, we would like to routinely post new syllabi. We would appreciate your assistance in providing us with a copy of your syllabi. If you have not already provided one, please do so in the following way: Send a copy of your syllabi to Jonathan Golding (golding@uky.edu). Soft copies may be submitted as e-mail attachments (Word Perfect, Word, or ASCII files are preferred).


DISSERTATION AWARDS

The American Psychology-Law Society confers Dissertation Awards for scientific research and scholarships relevant to the promotion of the interdisciplinary study of psychology and law. Students who complete dissertations involving basic or applied research in psychology and law in 2017 are encouraged to apply for these awards. First, second, and third-place awards will be conferred; winners will be invited to present their research at the annual AP-LS conference and receive a cash award.  

For application details, please visit http://www.apadivisions.org/division-41/awards/dissertation.aspx

Submissions are due by December 31, 2017.

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Evans, the chair of the Dissertation Awards Committee, at jacevans@fiu.edu


AP-LS PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS 


Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Full Day Workshops(8:30am-4:30pm):


1. Controversies Concerning Psychopathy in the Courtroom (David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, ABPP & John Edens, PhD).

2. Introduction to Qualitative and Mixed Methods (Kate Guthrie, PhD & Kathleen Kemp, PhD).

3.Translating Evidence-based Assessment to Forensic Practice with the MMPI-2-RF (Restructured Form) (Yossef Ben-Porath, PhD & Martin Sellbom, PhD).

Half-Day Workshops:


1. Case Law: Competency to Stand Trial and Criminal Responsibility (Robert Cochrane, PsyD, ABPP) – 8:30am-12:00pm.

2. Introduction to Trial Consulting (Leslie Ellis, PhD, Jeremy Rose, PhD, & Judy Rothschild, PhD) – 1:00pm-4:30pm.


More details TBA.


ON THE JOB OR POSTDOC MARKET? 

AP-LS JOB POSTINGS

Check out AP-LS's Job Postings Page for up-to-date information on available psychology-law positions here.

Note that new positions are available.


NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES

Archives of the 2017 newsletters are now available at http://ap-ls.wildapricot.org/Newsletter


AP-LS CONTACTS

Email addresses for all current EC members and Committe Chairs  can be found here.






 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: AP-LS CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

The AP-LS Conference Advisory Committee (CAC) is seeking interested professionals to co-chair the 2019 annual conference in Portland, Oregon from March 16-18, 2019, or the 2020 conference (details TBD). We encourage self-nominations across all areas of clinical and research expertise. The CAC will select one representative from the clinical arena and one from the experimental/research arena to co-chair the conference. Individuals and pairs are encouraged to apply. While pair preferences will be considered, we cannot guarantee selection together and individuals may be chosen instead. 

Please submit your nomination by November 15, 2017 here.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Arredondo at bethcaillouet@gmail.com.

AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING TEACHING & MENTORING

Every year The American Psychology-Law Society confers two awards for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in the field of psychology and law to recognize teaching excellence in a variety of contexts: The Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award and the Early Career Teaching and Mentoring Award. The winner of the awards will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society.


For more information about these awards, please click here.


All nominations are due by December 1, 2017.


Nomination packets should be emailed to Melinda Wolbransky (melinda.wolbransky@gmail.com).



TEACHING 

PSYCHOLOGY & LAW: TIPS FOR TEACHING LARGE CLASSES 

 

This new column features developments, reviews, and ideas about teaching psychology and law courses.  How do you hold the attention of a few hundred people for more than an hour? This month, an experienced professor provides helpful strategies for approaching and structuring large classes.


To view the column, please click here

 

If you have teaching strategies, ideas, or techniques you would like to share, or have interest in reviewing and applying the current research on teaching, please contact column editor Christina Riggs Romaine, Ph.D.



AP-LS CONFERENCE UPDATE

Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals to present at the 2018 AP-LS conference in Memphis and to those who served as reviewers. There were a record number of proposals submitted this year—with 625 proposals for posters, papers/data-blitzes, and symposia. We had approximately 325 people signed up to be reviewers – including student reviewers. Over the next few weeks, the conference co-chairs will be finishing up the review process and should be sending acceptance updates by early November. Stay tuned!

Hotel reservations are now open at The Peabody Hotel. For reservations, please call 1-800-PEABODY (732-2639) or online through the link available on the conferencewebsite: http://ap-ls.wildapricot.org/APLS2018/hotel. The AP-LS conference got a spectacular room rate!

CONFERENCE SPOTLIGHT: PLENARY PANEL ON JUVENILE SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

We are excited to introduce one of the plenaries for the conference, a panel discussing juvenile solitary confinement through the lens of the documentary, Time: the Kalief Browder Story, which is currently available to stream on Netflix. 

For more information regarding this panel, click here



CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: MAC AWARD PROGRAMS

The AP-LS Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) is seeking applicants for its three award programs.  As part of the MAC initiative to increase diversity within AP-LS, and the profession as a whole, these award programs support research and travel for undergraduate and graduate students. Please review the program descriptions and consider if you or any students you know might be eligible, and encourage them to apply. Please feel free to forward this information to any colleagues who might be interested in these award programs. 

To read the program descriptions, please click here

The deadline for submitting proposals for this funding cycle is December 15, 2017.


CONFERENCE CHILDCARE GRANTS

The AP-LS Profession Development of Women committee is pleased to announce a pilot program to offer Childcare Grants for attendance at the 2018 Conference in Memphis, TN. The committee will grant 25 grants of $300, with priority to first authors. 

Information about how to apply will be coming soon. Stay tuned!


VOTE DIVISION 41 FOR APA COUNCIL 

In November, the American Psychological Association will e-mail its members the 2017 apportionment ballot to determine the composition of the APA Council of Representatives. Each voter is allowed ten votes. Please consider allocating all of your votes to Division 41/AP-LS. We currently have two AP-LS representatives (Tom Grisso; Jason Cantone) on the Council for the 2018 year. 


CALL FOR PAPERS:

APA 2018  CONVENTION


Are you ready to present your exciting results from interesting work in the area of psychology and the law? The American Psychology-Law Society is inviting submissions for programming at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 9-12, 2018 in vibrant San Francisco, CA!


For more information, please click here


Proposals must be submitted by December 1, 2017 (5pm EST). 



CALL FOR REVIEWERS:  APA 2018 CONVENTION 

We are looking for reviewers to review submitted programming for the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association to be held August 9-12, 2018. Proposals will be in the following formats: symposia, individual papers, skill-building sessions, conversation hours, and posters.

For more information, please click here.

To sign up, please fill out this form (https://goo.gl/Mf57TN) by December 1, 2017. 



Newsletter Editorial Board

 Editor Marc Patry
 marc.patry@smu.ca
 Associate Editor
 Leah Georges
 leahgeorges@creighton.edu
 Student Assistant Editor
 Sarah Shaw
 sarah.shaw@smu.ca
 Content Editors -
 Research Briefs
 Charles Stone &
 Rebecca  Weiss
 chstone@jjay.cuny.edu
 rweiss@jjay.cuny.edu

 Content Editor -
 Legal Update
 Christopher King  kingch@mail.montclair.edu
 Content Editor -
 Expert Opinion
 Melinda Wolbransky melinda.wolbransky@gmail.com
 Content Editor -
 Teaching in Psych &
 Law
 Christina Riggs Romaine
 riggsromaine_christina@wheatoncollege.edu
 Content Editor -
 Advances in Psych &
 Law
 Dave DeMatteo  dsd25@drexel.edu
 Content Editor -
 Career Corner
 Amanda Reed aplsstudents@gmail.com


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