30th ANNUAL CONVENTION OF AMERICAN INDIAN PSYCHOLOGISTS
AND PSYCHOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS
June 26 & 27, 2017
Ballroom in the TSC, Utah State University
Tentative Agenda

Monday, June 26
8:00 am Continental Breakfast; Silent Auction Begins
8:30 am Opening Prayer
Welcome to Utah State University and Introductions
Carolyn Barcus, Ed.D. & Melissa Tehee, J.D., Ph.D., Convention Co-Coordinators, Utah State University
9:15 am Invited Address
It is so old its new: Native self-actualization assessment placement
Sidney Stone Brown, Psy.D, Navajo Regional Behavioral Health Center
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Initiatives and updates from IHS Division of Behavioral Health
Chris Fore, Ph.D., Indian Health Services
11:30 pm Lunch on your own
1:00 pm Psychology benefitting society: American Indian contributions to the Efforts of the APA Public Interest Directorate
Jacque Gray, Ph.D., University of North Dakota Clinton W. Anderson, Ph.D., APA Public Interest Directorate
2:00 pm Enhancing university SIP chapters: Lessons and wisdom from the UND chapter of SIP
Cerynn Desjarlais*, M.A., Amanda Young*, B.A., Sloan Henry*, B.S., Zachery Dschaak*, B.S., & Ashley Schoener*, B.A., University of North Dakota Chapter of The Society of Indian Psychologists
2:30 pm Rumination as a Factor for Depression and Anxiety among Northern Plains Indians
Devon Isaacs*, B.A., (Jacque Gray, Ph.D., & Thomas Petros, Ph.D.), University of North Dakota
3:00 pm Break; Silent Auction ends at 3:10 pm
3:15 pm Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP) Business Meeting
President Art Blume
5:30 pm Closing Prayer
7:30 pm Talking Circle for Students: Common Area of the Living Learning Community
Tuesday, June 27
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Opening Prayer
8:40 am Facing into the storms: Lessons learned during a most "interesting time" in SIP's history
Art Blume, Ph.D., President of SIP; Washington State University
9:45 am Break
10:00 am "You mean I can use "I" in my paper?" The meaning and value of personal experience in psychological research and writing
Melinda A Garcia, Ph.D., Independent Practice Jeff King, Ph.D., Western Washington University Richard Katz, Ph.D., First Nations University, Saskatchewan
11:00 am The EPPP: What aspiring psychologists need to know
Janet T. Thomas, Psy.D., Independent Practice
Anita L. Mihecoby, Ph.D., Independent Practice
12:00 pm Lunch provided compliments of the USU Psychology Department
1:00 pm Traumatic stress, social support, and health among older American Indians
Melissa Tehee, J.D., Ph.D., Utah State University
1:45 pm Culturally-Adapted Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Sexually Abused Native Youth: A Research Proposal
Charlie Knowlton*, M.S., Pacific University
2:15 pm Systematic review of prevention interventions for American Indians with type 2 diabetes
Leah Bogusch*, M.A., Bowling Green State University
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Convention Reflections and Closing Prayer

*Graduate Student