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Announcing the Keynote and Plenary Presenters for the MPA Annual Conference on Saturday, November 4

Tuesday, September 12, 2017  
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Stress is everywhere. From the classroom to the conference room, in our neighborhoods, homes, and even on our televisions - we are constantly bombarded with sources of stress in our lives. As stress affects people from diverse backgrounds and throughout the lifespan, efforts to buffer against its adverse effects are critical to the promotion of well-being in our clients, our communities, and ourselves.
 
Please join your colleagues at the 2017 MPA Conference to explore:
How to define, identify, and conceptualize different types of stress
 
Interventions designed to alleviate stress in our clients and communities

Ways to support ourselves and our colleagues with managing stress
  
Featuring a Keynote Address with Sonia Lupien, Ph.D.
 
 
Dr. Sonia Lupien holds a doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Montreal and has a postdoctoral degree at the University of California at San Diego and Rockefeller University in New York. She is currently a full professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal. Dr. Lupien studies the effects of stress across the lifespan and has studied children, young adults and the elderly. She is also very involved in the transfer of scientific knowledge to the Québec public. Dr. Lupien has published a book entitled "For the Love of Stress," which aims to help the public better understand stress as it has been studied for more than 50 years by researchers from around the world. 
 
and a Plenary Session presented by C. Vaile Wright, Ph.D. 
 
 
 
Dr. Vaile Wright is Director of Research and Special Projects in the Practice Directorate at the American Psychological Association. As part of the Practice Research and Policy Department, she focuses on the development and implementation of programs and policies related to expanding opportunities for professional psychology. This includes projects aimed at increasing access to psychological services for the public through the integration of psychology in the health care delivery system, helping psychologists respond to legislative changes related to health care, developing professional and clinical practice guidelines, and increasing outcomes measurement and quality improvement efforts, including the development of an Outcomes Data Registry. She has maintained an active line of research with peer-reviewed articles in multiple journals including Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Law and Human Behavior and the Journal of Traumatic Stress. In addition, as a member of APA's Stress in America team, Dr. Wright has been interviewed by television, radio, print and online media including NBC News, the Today Show, CSPAN, The Washington Post, Reuters, and NPR on a range of topics including stress, politics, discrimination, serious mental illness, telehealth, and access to mental health care. Prior to working at APA, Dr. Wright was the Director of Psychology Training at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, in Washington DC, a publicly funded inpatient psychiatric hospital serving individuals with serious mental illness. She received her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2007, and is licensed in the District of Columbia.  
 
The current Stress in America survey was conducted in August 2016 and January 2017 and was released in two phases.  For the reports and other information on the Stress in America survey, visit this link.
 
More details and registration coming soon!
 
 
For students interested in participating in our Student Poster Session,
please click here for details.

 


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