APA-ABA Conference Program

Nearly 40 sessions will be available at the 2014 conference, “Confronting Family and Community Violence: The Intersection of Law and Psychology.” Details about scheduling are available with the conference agenda.

Periodic updates will be made to the conference program. The conference brochure will contain more complete information including session descriptions, final program schedule and speakers' biographies. The revised program will be available online for download. All those who register for the conference will automatically receive a copy of the final brochure.

Register online to attend.


Thursday, May 1, 2014
No. Title Presenter(s) Time Type
1 Plenary Panel on Gun Violence:
A Need for Community, Public Health and Legal Collaboration
Dewey G. Cornell, PhD
Joel A. Dvoskin, PhD
Jonathan E. Lowy, JD
Ellen M. Scrivner, PhD
Jon S. Vernick, JD, MPH
8:30-10 a.m. Plenary
2 Preventing Child Maltreatment Mary E. Haskett, PhD
The Honorable Anita M. Josey-Herring
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Individual
3 Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Mary Ann Dutton, PhD
Rosie Hidalgo, Esq.
Kristi VanAudenhove, BA
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Family
4 The Role of Safe & Stable Housing in Preventing Exposure to Violence for Unaccompanied Adolescents Deborah Shore
Richard Hooks Wayman, Esq.
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Community
5 Disrupting the “Cradle to Prison Pipeline” – Alternatives to School Suspension and Exclusion The Honorable Jay D. Blitzman
Kimberly A. Larson, PhD, JD
Sarah E. Redfield, JD, LLM
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Society/Culture
6 Hate Crimes and Bullying Directed Toward LGBT individuals M. Currey Cook, Esq.
Susan V. Opotow, PhD
1:30-3 p.m. Individual
7 Violence Against Women with Disabilities Martha E. Banks, PhD
Anya Lakner, Esq.
Rachel White-Domain, Esq.
1:30-3 p.m. Family
8 Employing a Public Health Framework to Address the Behavioral Health Impact of Community Violence Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD
Samantha Matlin, PhD
1:30-3 p.m. Community
9 Addressing the Role of Factors That May Contribute to Violence: Mental Illness and Substance Abuse David A. D’Amora, Esq.
Eric B. Elbogen, PhD
1:30-3 p.m. Society/Culture
10 Risk Assessment and Threat Assessment: Two Approaches to Preventing Violence Keith R. Cruise, PhD
Marisa R. Randazzo, PhD
3:30-5 p.m. Individual
11 Understanding the Impact and Enhancing Responses to Children Exposed to Family Violence George W. Holden, PhD
Eva J. Klain, Esq.
3:30-5 p.m. Family
12 Prevention of Youth Violence in Schools Angela A. Ciolfi, Esq.
Dewey G. Cornell, PhD
3:30-5 p.m. Community
13 When Poverty and IPV Intersect: Implications for the Mental Health and Justice Systems  Deborah Epstein, Esq.
Lisa A. Goodman, PhD
3:30-5 p.m. Society/Culture

Prevention and Intervention

Friday, May 2, 2014

Keynote Luncheon, 12-1:30 p.m.
Plated luncheon with keynote speaker:
Robert L. Listenbee Jr., JD, Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice

No. Title Presenter(s) Time Type
14 Keynote Plenary Address:
How the Intersection of Law and Psychology Can Significantly Reduce the Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma and Reduce Children’s Exposure to Violence Across the Nation
Robert D. Macy, PhD 8:30-10 a.m. Plenary
15 Racial Disparities, Stop & Frisk, Profiling, and Stand Your Ground: Differences in How We Approach Violence Leigh-Ann Buchanan, Esq.
James M. Jones, PhD
Tamara  F. Lawson, JD, LLM
John K. Roman, PhD
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Individual
16 Violence and Aggression in Military Veterans Eric B. Elbogen, PhD
Renato L. Izquieta, Esq.
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Family
17 Violent Offender Re-entry into Society Henry A. Dlugacz, Esq., MSW
Joel A. Dvoskin, PhD
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Community
18 Alternatives to Incarceration and Detention in Juvenile Justice Patricia Chamberlain, PhD
Danielle Lipow, Esq.
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Society/Culture
19 Protecting Persons with Disabilities Nora Baladerian, PhD
Ira A. Burnim, Esq.
1:30-3 p.m. Individual
20 Understanding Elder Abuse: Response Strategies and Practice Angela Downes, Esq.
Karen A. Roberto, PhD
1:30-3 p.m. Family
21 Innovative Models for Community Collaborations to Address Domestic Violence Juley A. Fulcher, JD, PhD
Joyce Smith, Esq.
1:30-3 p.m. Community
22 The Role of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Courts in Preventing Violence The Honorable Arthur L. Burnett Sr.
David S. DeMatteo, JD, PhD
1:30-3 p.m. Society/Culture
23 Effects of Violence on Child Development  James Garbarino, PhD 3:30-5 p.m. Individual
24 Intervention Strategies for Violent Sexual Offenders Judith V. Becker, PhD
Dawn Doran, Esq.
Scott G. Matson, MA
3:30-5 p.m. Family
25 When Policy and Programs Hit the Streets: Innovative Approaches to Violence in Neighborhoods Paul L. Freese Jr., Esq.
Edward M. Powell
3:30-5 p.m. Community
26 Interventions With Victims and Offenders of Crimes of Intolerance and Hate Edward W. Dunbar, EdD
Michael Lieberman, Esq.
3:30-5 p.m. Society/Culture


Saturday, May 3, 2014
No. Title Presenter(s) Time Type
27 Bullying-Latest Knowledge and Evidence-Based Interventions Alison Gill, PhD
Susan P. Limber, MLS, PhD
8:30-10 a.m. Individual
28 Current Research, Best Practices & Ethical Issues in Child Custody with Allegations of Family Violence Robert Geffner, PhD
Joan S. Meier, Esq.
Lenore E. Walker, EdD
8:30-10 a.m. Family
29 Violence in Native American Communities Natasha K. Anderson, Esq.
Jacqueline M. Gray, PhD
8:30-10 a.m. Community
30 Veterans and the Criminal Justice System Edmund Howe, III, MD, JD
Brian L. Meyer, PhD
8:30-10 a.m. Society/Culture
31 Human Trafficking and Internet Victimization Marsha B. Liss, PhD, JD
Samantha Healy Vardaman, Esq.
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Individual
32 Family Empowerment & Advocacy Tim Curry, Esq.
Carmen Daugherty, Esq.
Jennifer L. Woolard, PhD
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Family
33 Providing Safe Education for All Children Dorothy L. Espelage, PhD
Adrienne E. Volenik, Esq.
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Community
34 Tribal Crime and Justice: Violence and Victimization Jami Bartgis, PhD
Kelly Stoner, Esq.
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Society/Culture
35 The Role of Stress in Violence Mark F. Houldin, Esq.
Sheryl Pimlott Kubiak, PhD
1:30-3 p.m. Individual
36 Domestic Violence in LGBT Relationships Virginia M. Goggin, Esq.
David W. Pantalone, PhD
1:30-3 p.m. Family
37 Community Collaborations – Never Easy But Highly Rewarding Liberty Aldrich, Esq.
Harriet C. McCollum
1:30-3 p.m. Community
38 Juvenile Justice Reform: Alternatives to Punitive Approaches to Children’s Violent Behavior Carmen Daugherty, Esq.
Mark R. Fondacaro, PhD, JD
1:30-3 p.m. Society/Culture