Announcements APA Programming Awards

Dr. Yalom to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award and Give Live Interview in San Francisco

Martyn Whittingham, Ph.D.
Martyn Whittingham, Ph.D.

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Irv Yalom, author of the seminal text, Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy (2005), now in its fifth edition, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from Division 49 at the 2018 APA National Convention in San Francisco.  His writing on group also includes other world-renowned titles such Inpatient Group Therapy (1983) and a work of fiction, The Schopenhauer Cure (2006). Dr. Yalom has also produced several videos on group psychotherapy that have served as teaching aids worldwide for decades. His writing, videos, theorizing and research have had a profound impact on group therapy around the world, and this award recognizes both the depth and breadth of his contributions to group.

After receiving this award, Dr. Yalom will then give a live interview, answering questions about his lifetime in group. We are asking for your contributions to this!  Please go to our Facebook page, twitter feed and email address and submit questions you want Dr. Yalom to answer.  We will then select some of the questions to ask him from these contributions.

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco and hope you can make it to this award ceremony and interview.

Announcements APA Programming

Division 49 Programming at 2018 APA Convention

Debra O'Connell, Ph.D.
Debra O’Connell, Ph.D.

We hope to see you in San Francisco!

2018 Programming Schedule with Rooms (07.09.18)

APA Programming

2018 Division 49 APA Programming

Debra O'Connell, M.S.
Debra O’Connell, M.S.

APA Programming Committee

The Division 49 Convention Committee looks forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming APA Annual Convention in San Francisco on August 9-12, 2018. We have an exciting program with symposia, skill-building sessions, and a poster session with an emphasis on diversity planned for the convention. Additionally, this year’s convention program will feature the annual business meeting, presidential address, two Fellows’ addresses, and the presentation of the Arthur Teicher Group Psychologist of the Year (the names of the two Fellows and winner of the Arthur Teicher award are TBD). The Presidential Address will be given by Dr. Tasca, and is titled “Towards an Interdisciplinary Discipline of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy.” Please see below for the titles of symposia, and skill-building sessions.

  • Examining Interpersonal Psychotherapy within Cultural and Group Contexts
  • Expanding Our Therapeutic Viewpoint: Binocular Vision and Group-As-A-Whole Work
  • Group180: CBT-Informed Group Art Therapy for Anxiety Disorders in Adults
  • Predictive Power of the ATES: Group Adventure Factor in Adventure Therapy
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go: Preventing Dropout in Group Therapy
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Creating and Maintaining Groups that Thrive
  • In addition to the above Division 49 programming, members of our Division collaborated on a proposal which was accepted by APA’s Collaborative Programming Group, titled “Multicultural Orientation: Research, Training, Practice and Future Directions.”

Full descriptions of the sessions as well as the accepted posters will be available when the full convention program is finalized. Please look for upcoming emails from the Convention Program Chair with more details this summer!