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Date Time Session Type Session Title Speakers # of APA CEs Abstract
Thursday, February 2, 2023 8:00AM – 5:00PM Assessment Certifications NeuroColor Personality Assessment Certification Catherine Hambley, PhD & David Labno, MS 8 This workshop (both the 8-hour in-person segment and the 4-hour post-workshop remote learning experience) offer consultants a new personality assessment tool that is founded on neuroscience and the latest understanding of the science of personality. This tool provides a robust report that creates various opportunities to engage individuals and teams in truly appreciating personality strengths, challenges, and differences. Participants in the workshop will walk away with both an understanding of the NeuroColor personality assessment, and an ability to facilitate an engaging and effective team-building workshop.
Thursday, February 2, 2023 8:00AM – 12:00PM Workshop The Ethical Practice of Consulting Psychology: New and Emerging Issues Rodney Lowman, PhD, ABAP 4 This interactive workshop will provide participants an overview of the most recent version of the APA Ethics Code and its applicability to consulting psychology at the individual. group. and organizational levels. It will emphasize awareness and application of the standards and principles directly connected with consulting psychology. Areas of special focus include multiple relationships, informed consent, and confidentiality. An important part of the workshop is confidential discussion of participant-provided cases that raise ethical concerns or issues. Some legal issues will also be discussed particularly those related to inter-jurisdictional and virtual practice and possible duties to report.
Thursday, February 2, 2023 8:00AM – 12:00PM Workshop Killing 2 Birds with One Stone: The Psychology of Business Bill Berman, PhD; NaTasha Jordan, PhD; Jeremy Robinson, MSW, MCC 0 To consult and coach in this day and age, the audience must understand the world of business beyond people dynamics and family business. In this session we will help psychologists learn about business by learning it through their business. Additionally, the material shared will show the audience that their current business doesn’t need to start from scratch but can be converted into a model that makes them relevant and competitive in the digital age.
Thursday, February 2, 2023 8:00AM – 12:00PM Workshop Coaching Teams To Be Resilient and High Performing Dan Fisher, PhD & Natalie Baumgartner, PhD 0 Through a highly interactive series of training modules, participants will delve into the theory of high performing and resilient teams, be introduced to a methodology for coaching teams, and familiarize themselves with the tools and techniques needed to have maximum impact on team development. Using real life examples and case studies, participants will learn how to roadmap a team’s development journey and how best to structure a team coaching engagement with consideration to team dynamics, systems awareness, and the importance of resilience.
Thursday, February 2, 2023 1:00PM – 5:00PM Workshop Authentically Connecting with Technical Leaders to Successfully Consult to Technical Organizations Joanie Connell, PhD 4 Participants will learn more about the unique aspects of technical leaders and industries to be better informed of what to expect when working with technical leaders in STEM industries, reflect on how they can authentically connect with technical leaders, practice engaging with technical leaders in role plays of actual case studies, and consider ways for organizational consultants to increase diversity in the STEM industries. “Consulting to Technical Leaders, Teams, and Organizations” book is included.
Thursday, February 2, 2023 1:00PM – 5:00PM Workshop Differences Make A Difference: Sharpening Insight and Effectiveness in Executive Coaching Greg Pennington, PhD & Layla Bokhari, PhD 4 Differences make a difference. Focusing on DEI has raised expectations to sustain progress made over the years. Increasing coaching capability in situations where differences are relevant requires conscious intentional effort. This workshop builds on participants’ experience and research to improve recognizing, understanding, and managing when and how differences impact coaching. It provides challenging questions to use that increase effectiveness, and practice opportunities to apply them.
Thursday, February 2, 2023 1:00PM – 5:00PM Workshop How to Make Partnership Consulting a Part of Your Practice David Gage, PhD; Donna Gage, PhD; Mark Sirkin, PhD & Marc Sokol, PhD 4 Regardless of a company’s legal structure, partners or co-owners typically control the business. Despite the critical importance of partners, there is a paucity of research or theory examining partner relationships, making it difficult for consulting psychologists to understand the unique nature of these entities and how they can effectively incorporate partner work into their consulting portfolio. This workshop enables participants to see how to leverage existing experience/skills and where they need to gain additional experience/skills.
Thursday, February 2, 2023 1:00PM – 5:00PM Workshop How Leaders Impact Individual and Organizational Well-Being: An Experiential Workshop Natasha Annis, PsyD 4 Leaders play a significant role in fostering and sustaining healthy workplaces at both the individual and collective levels. This workshop invites participants to review and discuss wellness and motivational models, and to briefly experience several evidence-based techniques commonly promoted in the workplace. Participants will explore how leaders can intentionally foster healthier and more motivating work environments at the individual and organizational level through modeling, communication, and the implementation of effective human-centered leadership techniques.
Thursday, February 2, 2023 5:30PM – 7:00PM Social Welcome & Diversity Reception
Friday, February 3, 2023 7:00AM – 8:00AM Yoga
Friday, February 3, 2023 8:00AM – 9:00AM Breakfast
Friday, February 3, 2023 9:15AM – 9:30AM Conference Kick-Off
Friday, February 3, 2023 9:30AM – 10:30AM Keynote Keynote Marcia Alesan Dawkins, PhD
Friday, February 3, 2023 10:30AM – 11:00AM Break
Friday, February 3, 2023 11:00AM – 12:30PM Concurrent The Digital Coaching Revolution: How Rapid Advances in Coaching Technology are Redefining The Practice of Coaching Michael “Woody” Woodward, PhD 1.5 The coaching profession is going through a fundamental transformation. The rapid rise of digital coaching platforms has fueled unprecedented growth in our industry. As these platforms continue to scale their services to meet market demands, the nature of coaching and how we define coaching will continue to evolve in unexpected ways. During the session we will explore the digital coaching landscape and the impact technology is having on coaching as a practice and a profession. Dr. Woodward will also share his insights from his one-on-one interviews with the entrepreneurs leading this digital revolution.
Friday, February 3, 2023 11:00AM – 12:30PM Concurrent An Introduction to the Clinician-Consultant Teaching Model Cedric Williams, PhD 1.5 Clinicians are continually being asked to serve individuals, organizations, and communities. There has been a clear gap in academic training models to help clinicians understand how to cultivate specific skills as consultants in their roles as mental health providers. In this concurrent session, I will discuss the Clinician-Consultant Teaching Model (CCTM) that I was able to develop with our team at the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy. This model equips clinicians to develop skills to make the transition to become clinician-consultants. I will highlight the CCTM’s theoretical rationale, training components, and future direction and research for this academic training model.
Friday, February 3, 2023 11:00AM – 12:30PM Concurrent Testing Bias – How the Bias Outside the Box tool challenges the common conceptions of bias, and who carries them Rehman Abdulrehman, PhD; Ian Clara, PhD 1.5 Unconscious bias is an abstract concept for many. The newly developed Bias Outside the Box (BOB) tool helps participants understand their own bias more concretely. This session reviews the results of the first analysis (n=3107) revealing a surprising window of insight into biases people carry. Participants will be encouraged to identify their biases in real time and discuss how they occur and if they can be changed, and how the BOB tool can be applied in practical setting.
Friday, February 3, 2023 11:00AM – 12:30PM Concurrent Artificial intelligence in consulting psychology: Where are we and where to go from here? Larry Norton, PhD; Theodore Hayes, PhD; Ann Howell, PhD; Joel DiGirolamo, MS 1.5 This session discusses how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are applied in consulting psychology. An overview of AI and ML concepts will be followed by a discussion of current and emerging applications in selection, assessment, coaching, and organization effectiveness. The session concludes with a discussion of consulting psychology’s need to give voice to growing issues, including biases and privacy, surrounding AI’s impact on organizations, teams, and individuals. Recommended AI-related competencies for consulting psychologists will be discussed.
Friday, February 3, 2023 11:00AM – 12:30PM Concurrent Consulting to Family Business Enterprises: A Multifaceted, Variegated Endeavor Florence Kaslow, PhD, ABPP; Lilli Friedland, PhD, ABPP 1.5 This presentation focuses on becoming and being a family business consultant to small and large family enterprise, local, national and international. We will discuss the importance of having or acquiring knowledge and skill as both an organizational consultant and as a family system consultant who can suggest ways to improve the relationship among family members working with the business and those who are not. Our new “Dynamic Interactive Multifactorial Family Enterprise Ecosystem Model”, its nuances and implications will be discussed.
Friday, February 3, 2023 12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch
Friday, February 3, 2023 1:30PM – 2:30PM Keynote Keynote Ije-Enu Udeze Nwosu
Friday, February 3, 2023 2:30PM – 3:00PM Break
Friday, February 3, 2023 3:00PM – 4:30PM Concurrent Psychology State Of The Union: How Brand Connection Can Restore the Prestige of Psychology NaTasha Jordan, PhD 0 The field of Psychology is disappearing as we know it today and the only ones unaware are Us – the Psychologists. The reality is that Gurus, Influencers, and Apps are connecting with clients in a way that was once only designated for Psychologists. The field of Psychology and its Practitioners need a sharp reminder that it didn’t conquer all of the challenges over the past 140 plus years to be minimized by charisma, pop culture and a smartphone. This session brings the audience face to face with themselves and calls them to accept the challenge of restoring the prestige of Psychology in 2023 in the age of digital.
Friday, February 3, 2023 3:00PM – 4:30PM Concurrent Am I at the facilitator finish line? Exploring and experimenting with what it means to create a learning zone for professional facilitators. Maggie Sass, PhD 1.5 How do we develop and get more effective as a facilitator? This session looks at the reality of current leadership development in research and practice to understand the unique role of the facilitator and the necessity of creating learning zones for the betterment of consulting psychologists practicing this work and for the clients they serve.
Friday, February 3, 2023 3:00PM – 4:30PM Concurrent Effectively Debrief a 360-Degree Feedback Assessment Jamie Lewis-Smith, PhD; Patti Weiter, PsyD 1.5 Self-awareness is critical for leadership success. Understanding how you impact others and what they see as your strengths and opportunities for improvement deepens insight and allows you to concentrate on the most impactful development actions. 360 degree assessment provides multi-rater quantitative and qualitative data. However, if not debriefed with intention – this assessment can do more harm than good. Engaging in intentional, planful efforts based on the data can ensure the use of the assessment is tailored to the client.
Friday, February 3, 2023 3:00PM – 4:30PM Concurrent Political, Cross-Cultural, and Dark Side Complexities of Organizational Consulting Judith Blanton, PhD; John Fulkerson, PhD; Vicki Vandaveer, PhD 1.5 This session will highlight some of the complexities of consulting practice that are typically not taught in grad school. Using case studies, panelists will illustrate issues such as understanding and navigating complex political dynamics, recognizing and effectively adapting approach and/or tools in cross-cultural consulting, and recognizing and nimbly and effectively responding to “dark side” complexities as they arise in the moment. The importance of understanding and effectively working within the organizational context of the consultation, will be demonstrated through case examples and applicable psychological science will be noted.
Friday, February 3, 2023 3:00PM – 4:30PM Concurrent Beyond Self-care: Vitality for the Psychologist John O’Brien, PhD; Dana Gionta, PhD; 1.5 Psychologists are trained to enhance clients’ quality of life through problem identification and new coping strategies. Our training helps psychologists maintain their well-being, bring their best selves to work, and improve other’s lives.
Friday, February 3, 2023 4:30PM – 4:45PM Break
Friday, February 3, 2023 4:45PM – 5:45PM Fellows – Wisdom Cicle Becky Turner, PhD; Karol M. Wasylyshyn, PsyD The first SCP Fellows Wisdom Circle will take place at the upcoming SCP Conference (insert dates here) in Manhattan Beach, CA. All SCP Fellows are invited to participate as well as any others attending the Conference. The purpose of the Fellows Wisdom Circle is to provide an open and informal space in which attendees—especially those earlier career professionals—can raise questions and tap into the collective experiences and expertise of SCP Fellows. In turn, the Fellows will have the opportunity to learn from and engage with the diverse perspectives of conference attendees. It is hoped that such generous sharing of information and reciprocal learning of the Fellows with other conference participants will ignite thoughts that could help increase our impact as consulting psychologists.
Friday, February 3, 2023 6:00PM – 7:30PM Social Poster Walk & Reception
Friday, February 3, 2023 7:30PM – UNTIL Social Hours
Friday, February 3, 2023 8:00PM – 12:00AM Jam Session
Saturday, February 4, 2023 7:00AM – 8:00AM Yoga
Saturday, February 4, 2023 8:00AM – 9:00AM Breakfast
Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:15AM – 9:30AM Morning Welcome & Daily Hype
Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:15AM – 9:30AM Morning Welcome & Daily Hype
Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:15AM – 9:30AM Morning Welcome & Daily Hype
Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:30AM – 10:30AM Keynote Raquel Cruz Bono, MD, MBA, FACS
Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:30AM – 11:00AM Break
Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:00AM – 12:30PM Concurrent Developing Cultural Executive Assessment in Times of Change and Uncertainty – Client Case Presentation Lyne Desormeaux, PsyD, MCC; Adam Bandelli, PhD; Michael de Vihil, PhD 1.5 A case study on launching a virtual global assessment program for the top 75 leaders of a Fortune 500 financial services company delivered between 2020 – 2022 will be the focus on this concurrent session. We will share and want to hear about your journeys on delivering virtual and cultural assessment programs.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:00AM – 12:30PM Concurrent Building trust, strengthening connection: How consulting psychologists can help clients build healthy boundaries in the workplace Dana Gionta, PhD; Liz Seigart, PhD, MBA 1.5 Boundary issues at work are linked to burnout, lost productivity, poor performance, and voluntary attrition. By contrast, when employees believe their voices are heard and their boundaries respected, they become more engaged with their organization. This lively, interactive session will explore how consulting psychologists can help their clients (and themselves) identify, set, and maintain healthy boundaries at work, enabling them to build trust, improve resilience, and contribute to a higher-performing environment for everyone.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:00AM – 12:30PM Concurrent The Branded Psychologist: Building a Brand as a Psychologist in the Digital Age Not applying for CE NaTasha Jordan, PhD 0 You’ve heard the saying, “if you build it they will come”. But the question then becomes – who will tell them? In the digital age, Psychologists can no longer sit idle while social media gurus, influencers and apps stake a claim to psychology concepts. The time is now for Psychologists to build a brand that reflects their expertise and practice for the digital age without sacrificing their credentials. This session will take Psychologists on a brand building journey to expand their practice and reputation.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:00AM – 12:30PM Concurrent Promoting Counterfactual Cognition in Executive Coaching Engagements Dick Kilburg, PhD 0 This breakout session is designed to push participants to examine more closely the routine components of their cognitive engagements with clients. A combination of approaches using a film clip and discussion, case studies in small groups, a succinct presentation, and large group discussion will endeavor to stimulate attendees to consider the ways in which they think during their work. Current approaches to understanding counterfactuals will be emphasized and presented in the larger context of approaches to cognition and thinking skills.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:00AM – 12:30PM Concurrent Conversations: Theme DE&I More information to come
Saturday, February 4, 2023 12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch
Saturday, February 4, 2023 1:30PM – 3:00PM Concurrent ConcurrentI’m all shook up! The roles and realities of emotions in coaching and consulting work. Maggie Sass, PhD; Ross Blankenship, PhD 1.5 How do our emotions shape how we show up in our work? Disappointment, anger, disgust, hope, gratitude, enthusiasm; the range of emotions that can emerge runs the gamut. This session is a deep look at the role of emotions in coaching and consulting.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 1:30PM – 3:00PM Concurrent The rise of alternative facts: Using techniques from motivational interviewing to increase authentic connections Elizabeth Schwab, PsyD 0 Social media incivility and outright distortion and the related echo chamber of cable news have made many of us victims of alienation as facts are countered with alternative facts and conspiracy theories. This aggressive and inaccurate communication is reflected in workplace interactions as political divisions become personal and vice versa. Consultants may be caught up in controversial discussions and need tools to ensure employee well-being, as well as their own. Participants in this session will apply motivational interviewing techniques for respectful, empathetic, and authentic interactions with others to share accurate information, build trust, and maximize outcomes.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 1:30PM – 3:00PM Concurrent Black2Black: Recognizing, understanding, and managing the dynamics of coaching and leading others who are similar Greg Pennington, PhD; Lawrence James, PhD 1.5 There is substantial research identifying key competencies that contribute to effective executive coaching. There is also research exploring aspects of within-group differences that provides insight into when and how differences within similarities impact executive coaching engagements. As the number of executive coaches identified as members of under-represented groups increases, how do similarities between coach and coachee contribute to positive outcomes, how do those same similarities increase the challenge of achieving positive outcomes, and how might those similarities interfere with positive coaching outcomes. These and other questions will be considered along with strategies for how to approach them.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 1:30PM – 3:00PM Concurrent Update on the Revision of the Ethics Code of the American Psychological Association Rodney Lowman, PhD, ABAP 1.5 The Ethics Code of the American Psychological Association is used not only for American psychologists but also serves as a model for many ethics codes around the world. About every 10 years the Ethics Code goes through a rigorous multi-year revision process. The current such process is now in its fourth year. Because this revision of the Code is intended to be a transformational one, it is useful to update APA members and other interested parties on the state of the revision process. This presentation will bring participants up-to-date with the revision process and progress made to date. The Code is making a major revision to the Principles and making substantive changes to the document’s standards. Opportunities for APA divisions, governance groups, and entire membership to participate in reviewing drafts of the Code and providing input and suggestions will be discussed.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 1:30PM – 3:00PM Concurrent Conversations: Grad Students, Mentorship, Work Collaboration Opportunities More information to come
Saturday, February 4, 2023 3:00PM – 3:30PM Break
Saturday, February 4, 2023 3:30PM – 5:00PM Concurrent A “Heart-Centered Mindset” for Individual, Group, Organization and System healing, empowerment, and Transformation Colin Cooper, PhD; Ujjayini Brawley, MS 1.5 Presenters explain and demonstrate select innovative, tested consciousness-enhancement” strategies that psychologists can employ in their work for improved outcomes. Our innovative strategies, coupled with more traditional interventions, foster the development of a ‘heart-centered mindset” for healing, empowerment, and transformation in consultants and clients. Hands-on activities, discussions, and lectures will provide foundational knowledge and experience to participants. Our presentation is based on literature and our consulting, coaching, and training work with diverse clients and organizations.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 3:30PM – 5:00PM Concurrent How Newer Consultants Can Influence and Bring About Change by Engaging with Clients Authentically Joanie Connell, PhD; Rebecca Turner, PhD 1.5 How do you influence a client? This session will help early career and transitioning consultants learn how to build on who they are to become more influential coaches and consultants using a variety of approaches. Two psychologists share their experiences and theoretical or research-backed methods for influencing clients and other organizational leaders. Participants will have the opportunity to bring up their own examples and apply influencing approaches to a case example provided by the presenters.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 3:30PM – 5:00PM Concurrent Neurodiversity as a foundation to person-centered employee experience Tiffany Jameson, PhD, MBA 0 Employers face exceedingly elevated demands from talent to create a person-centered approach to employee engagement. Using the lens of Neurodiversity – an umbrella term for conditions like Autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and dysgraphia –consulting psychologists’ interdisciplinary skills will be used to increase the employee experience to attract and retain talent while creating pipelines to new talent sources.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 3:30PM – 5:00PM Concurrent Transformational Teaming: Methods and Approaches for Moving Beyond Individual Contributors Mark Sirkin, PhD; Christine Allen, PhD; Bruce Hammer, PhD 1.5 Transformation in organizations and in society generally is not accomplished by single leaders but rather by teams and by teams of teams. And yet the fields of team coaching and consultation are nascent and evolving. So how does one work with an entire team (or team of teams) to create value for all stakeholders? The panelists will share three approaches to working with teams to drive organizational success, exploring their similarities and differences.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 3:30PM – 5:00PM Concurrent Conversations: Theme Hot Topics More information to come
Saturday, February 4, 2023 5:00PM – 5:15PM Break
Saturday, February 4, 2023 5:15PM – 6:45PM Concurrent Job Crafting – A Positive Psychology Intervention Patti Weiter, PsyD 1.5 Job crafting is an evidence based process to design work proactively. This practice drives greater meaning at work, positive work identity, improved well-being, and optimal job performance. In this session, attendees will learn about the research from the Center for Positive Organizations which has developed into the practice. They will also get a chance to experience job crafting for themselves.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 5:15PM – 6:45PM Concurrent Coaching for Impact: A case study and discussion with a former criminal turned lawyer and nonprofit leader and his coach Ann Bowers- Evangelista, PsyD; David Lee Windecher, JD 1.5 Co-presenter David Lee Windecher is a living legend of transformation.  From his early life joining a gang to help his family make ends meet, to multiple arrests, to becoming The Georgia Hispanic Bar Association’s 2022 Lawyer of the Year, David has transformed himself and his community by working against systems that penalize those in poverty by providing innovative solutions to end recidivism.  Through executive coaching this past year, David and his coach Ann Bowers-Evangelista have extended that transformation by amplifying his voice and impact.  This coaching case study will explore the unique elements of coaching a nonprofit leader, the importance of authenticity in our connection, and appreciating both the diversities and similarities that have made this engagement a success.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 5:15PM – 6:45PM Concurrent Conversations: Community Collaboration More information to come
Sunday, February 5, 2023 7:30AM – 8:30AM Breakfast
Sunday, February 5, 2023 8:30AM – 12:30PM Breaking Into Consutling Pending This programming will provide you with a way to get started and a roadmap to building the competence needed for this work.

Come for individual sessions or join us for the exciting 1-day program! Organizational consulting – with individuals, teams and organizations – is a rapidly growing practice area for psychologists. Clinical skills are a valuable element of consulting: Over 60% of APA’s Society for Consulting Psychology have clinical backgrounds. Organizational consulting can be a great way to expand your practice. Constraints on mental health and other psychological service areas make a diversified revenue stream an increasingly attractive business proposition.

This program offers 4 – 30 minute sessions on February 7th that provide you with the scientific and theoretical underpinnings and core competencies, as well as business and ethical/legal considerations that you will need to work in this area.

The Psychological Foundations of Organizational Consulting Practice
Developing Groups and Teams
Organizational Consulting
Assessment for Selection and Development