The 8th National Conference of the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers

March 9-11, 2017
at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, Michigan.

“Promoting Psychology in the Evolving Healthcare Landscape: Enhancing the Well-being of Patients, Providers, and Populations”

The National Conference of APAHC will address the many clinical, research, training, and administrative topics pertinent to psychologists and other providers working in academic health centers.

Keynote speakers include Katherine Nordal, Ph.D., W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP, and Jessica Henderson-Daniel, Ph.D., ABPP. Dr. Nordal is the Executive Director of the APA Practice Directorate and will give an address on advocacy and the accessibility of psychology via healthcare systems. Dr. Tynan is the Director of Integrated Health Care at APA and Acting Director of the APA Center for Psychology and Health and will give an address on integrated mental and behavioral health services in healthcare settings. Dr. Henderson-Daniel is the APA President-Elect and will be presenting on individual and cultural diversity competency in healthcare.

Additional speakers and panels will address important topics such as provider wellness, interprofessional education, training for and integrating into medical settings, leadership and quality initiatives in medical settings, ethics in medical settings, interventions with diverse patients, treatment of chronic pain, and Holistic CBT. View the conference program HERE.

The Conference is a great opportunity to learn a range of skills valuable to functioning as a psychologist in an academic health center, meet new colleagues, and reconnect with old colleagues. We also encourage providers of other professions to attend to continue and grow collaborations.

Follow this link to register for the conference:

For more information to plan your visit to Detroit, ranked #9 by the NY Times in “52 Places To Go In 2017”, see HTTP://WWW.VISITDETROIT.COM. The conference hotel rate is available both before and after the conference!

Group rate for hotel rooms is available until February 15th, 2017. Hotel information and reservations can be found at HTTP://WWW.STARWOODMEETING.COM/BOOK/APAHC.


New this year will be the Mid-Career Boot Camp for those greater than 10 years post-degree! This boot camp will also be offered on Thursday, March 9th.

EARLY CAREER BOOTCAMP – Deadline Nov 3, 2016

The ever-popular Early Career Boot Camp will be offered again this year for those less than 10 years post degree! This boot camp will also be offered on Thursday, March 9th.

  • Submit questions to Kelly Foran-Tuller, PhD at
  • Deadline for applications was October 2016
  • Invitations were sent to accepted applicants in late December 2016


Representatives from the APA Commission on Accreditation will be on hand to provide Internship Site Visitor training and an Internship Self-Study workshop on Thursday, March 9th.

  • Please email Jessica Jentilet, APA Site Visitor Manager at JJENTILET@APA.ORG for additional information about the Self-Study and/or Visitor Training.


Showcase your research, clinical innovations, training and education programs or present on any of a broad range of topics, including: healthcare system dynamics and policy, ethical challenges, funding issues, faculty concerns and leadership in academic healthcare settings, or integrated care and inter-professional relations. The poster session and reception will take place in the evening of Thursday, March 9th after the opening addresses.

  • Email Lauren Penwell-Waines, PhD at LAUREN.PENWELL@GMAIL.COM with questions
  • Deadline for submission was October 28, 2016.
  • Posters should be no larger than 36″ H x 48″ W


For those conference attendees who are interested in room sharing or travel sharing with other attendees, the APAHC 2017 Conference is offering a service to connect you with other attendees who are also interested in cost sharing opportunities! Contact Teresa Pan at TYPAN@KU.EDU to learn more about this program and connect with others.

Questions about registration can be directed to Laura Daniels at LAURAM.DANIELS@GMAIL.COM.

We look forward to seeing you in Detroit!

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