Wyoming Psychological Association 2020 Fall Conference
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020
8:00am - 5:00pm
Please join us this year for the Wyoming Psychological Association 2020 Fall Conference!
The Event will be held on-site in Casper at the Holiday Inn East as well as available online remotely via Zoom events!
Here is the Agenda for Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 8:00am – 5:00pm
Stats from Wyoming – Suicide, new hotline, other news (WY Dept – Health)
8:00am – 9:00am
Dr. Carolyn Pepper (UW) – Suicide and Self-injurious Behaviors
9:00am – 10:00am
Professor & Director of Clinical Training
Dr. Robin Barry (UW) – Therapy with Family Caregivers of People with Dementia: Lessons Learned at the Wyoming Center on Aging Dementia Support Center
10:00am – 11:00
My current research primarily focuses on informal (family) caregiving. I am interested in developing, adapting, and implementing intervention programs to improve the lives of informal caregivers and their care recipients.
I also continue to research broader processes that contribute to couple and family relationship health and how these relationships impact individual well-being. A major emphasis of my work has been romantic disengagement — distancing from one’s partner within specific contexts (e.g., conflict) or more globally (i.e., growing apart over time). I have developed and validated theoretically informed measures of romantic disengagement and other relationship constructs (emotional intimacy, social support receipt), elucidated factors that determine whether individuals will disengage from partners during specific discussions, and demonstrated how disengagement during specific interactions contributes to a process of relationship decline over time. In addition to contributing to relationship decline, romantic disengagement interferes with individuals’ ability to experience the emotion and behavior regulatory benefits of romantic relationships.
A major goal of my research program is to develop, adapt, implement and study the implementation and dissemination of programs and interventions aimed at promote individual and relationship health and well-being. Applications of my research have included intimate partner violence prevention, and most recently, informal caregivers.
Assessment of aging populations in the time of COVID
Heidi Maxwell, PsyD, Geropsychologist for Cheyenne VAMC CLC, Palliative care/Hospice, and outpatient assessment/consultation; Licensed Geropsychologist
11:00am – 12:00pm
Dr. Maxwell obtained her PsyD in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in neuropsychology from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California in 2018. She completed formal post-doctoral training in geropsychology at the Salem VAMC in Salem, Virginia. She is employed by the Cheyenne VA Health Care System full-time as a geropsychologist and is acting dementia committee co-chair. She works in numerous roles at the VA including the community living center (Nursing home), palliative care, hospice, inpatient assessment, outpatient for older adults, and inpatient or outpatient neuropsychological assessment.
In addition to her employment at the VA, Dr. Maxwell holds an adjunct faculty appointment with John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California where she teaches general and geropsychology coursework remotely. Dr. Maxwell is involved with the University of Wyoming Center of Aging (WyCOA) and the ECHO-Inspired Wyoming Together caregiver community outreach. She also provides community education in the area and plans to open a private practice or develop a group practice with a focus on supportive cognitive assessment and intervention for aging individuals living at home and in aging care facilities in the Colorado/Wyoming area.
Dr. Maxwell’s primary interests include: training of aspiring psychologists and geropsychologists, interdisciplinary care of Veterans in residential settings, capacity and cognitive assessment, and support for family/caregivers of Veterans. When not at work, Dr. Maxwell enjoys sled-dog sports (Joring) with her German Shepherd and Husky dogs, playing music, and spending time with her husband and children (not necessarily in that order).
Membership Meeting and hosted luncheon for all attending
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Dr. Patrick Moran – The new MMPI-3 and History of Personality Assessments
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Patrick J. Moran, Ph.D. is the Director, Western Region and Government Programs for Pearson Clinical Assessment. Pearson is a leading test development and publishing company that provides a range of psychological and educational evaluation measures on both digital and non-digital platforms.
Dr. Moran is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Oregon and Washington with over 30 years of experience working in clinical practice treating mental health, addictions, and co-occurring disorders, working in public education, and psychological and educational testing. Dr. Moran has enjoyed a multi-dimensional career of work with both adult and youth populations providing community-based mental health, substance abuse prevention and treatment, implemented multiple federal, state, and county based best practice models for treatment of co-occurring disorders, and managed his own private practices. Dr. Moran has 18 years of cross-cultural experience working with Native-American’s as a provider, trainer, grant writer, and Behavioral Health Director for a large Urban Indian Clinic serving the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Moran has served on the Board of Directors for both the Oregon Psychological Association, and the Oregon School Psychology Association. He has had held adjunct appointments at Concordia University, and Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Moran was a contributing consultant to the California Department of Education Response to Intervention (RTI) Implementation Task Force, the California Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) Advisory Committee linking IEP goals to the Common Core standards, and the CA State Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) Regulatory Work Group. He has also been involved in recent collaborations with state and professional organizations to articulate a model for SLD identification incorporating the assessment of processing strengths and weaknesses (PSW). Dr. Moran regularly provides consultation and training to behavioral health assessment providers in the mental health and medical field, special education, and higher education and training settings.
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Seven (7) hours of CEUs will be awarded for successful attendance/completion of all presentation requirements (Certificates will be available at the conclusion of the workshop via email).
A room block (WPA) is available at the Holiday Inn East in Casper ($99.00/night) 1-307-577-5000. Please click here to register with the room block.
All COVID-related guidelines from the State of Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Health will be followed. These guidelines include social distancing guidelines, mask use, and food handling requirements.
Event LocationHoliday Inn East
721 Granite Peak Drive
Casper, WY, 82604
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