Plans for the meeting in March 2009 are shaping up. Please note that ADPTCers are now calling the meeting in March the "Annual ADPTC Meeting" as opposed to what has traditionally been called the "Mid-Year Meeting". This meeting of clinic directors (outside the context of APA or other organizations) has been the core of ADPTC's identity and heart of our collegial activities; and so we are "renaming" our most important gathering in a way that connotes its significance. The last two "mid-year" meetings have been collaborative efforts with APPIC and CUDCP. We'd like the March '09 meeting to be an opportunity to re-connect with "ADPTCers only", to welcome new members, and to present some topics of interest to the membership.
Initial plans will include several presentations regarding training graduate students to work with groups that are typically under-served. To that end, a few of "our own" who have thrown their hats into the ring to present on issues related to diversity, social justice, and the developmental considerations for training graduate students. Randall Cox, member of the ADPTC Diversity Committee and Chair-elect of APA's Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology will speak about including disability in our consideration of diversity issues and will address competencies-based training models in this respect. Brian Lewis will present on the role of social justice issues in training clinicians. Elaine Shpungin and Karen Saules will share some findings from the survey conducted as part of the mission of the ADPTC Diversity Committee. Plans for outside speakers on these topics are being finalized; more information to follow soon.
Other activities will include a chance to "anchor" the history of ADPTC and explore the membership's vision of the future for ADPTC. We'll have opportunity to learn about the work of specific training clinics in the use of technology and applications of the Outcomes Questionnaire and other measures of treatment outcome.
The Carolina Inn
Recognized as one of America's "cultural resources worthy of preservation," The Carolina Inn, which opened in 1924, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. "The inn tempers the campus's invigorating energy with a calming, charming elegance." (Southern Living June, 2007)
The Inn is located on the UNC Chapel Hill campus just a few blocks from the heart of historic Chapel Hill. The setting, rooms and meeting space are first rate. The March weather is pleasant-sunny with comfortable days generally in the 60's and 70's, and cooler evenings in the 50's. According to Erica, the early spring flowers will be blooming.