Invited Congress Speakers

SYMPOSIA


Yiqun Gan

Yiqan Gan

Focus of Lecture: Coping with Stress and Adversity Using Positive Psychological Resources: Effects of Resilience, Future Orientation, and Social Support

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Sponsoring Division/Section: Health Psychology & Behavioural Medicine

Abstract: Psychological resources—goals, resilience, future orientation, and social-support—buffer the deleterious effects of stress and are predictors of psychological health-related outcomes. In this symposium, we aim to broaden our understanding of the effects of psychological resources in terms of five aspects: Sonia Lippke will address the role of goals in health-related behavioral change and social participation, Nancy Yu will discuss the function of resilience and vulnerability among bereaved spouses, Brian Hall will examine the protective role of social support in the association between lifetime trauma exposure and PTSD symptom severity, Lei Zheng will report the inoculative role of future orientation to regulate future emotions in Trier social stress test, and Yiqun Gan will elaborate on the genetic bases of future orientation and resilience. Epidemiological, longitudinal, experimental, and candidate gene approaches will be adopted to explore these issues using self-report, behavioral, and physiological measures, which represent the interdisciplinary and most up-to-date research topics and approaches in the field.

Bio: Yiqun Gan is a professor at School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, Peking University, China. She received her Ph.D. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1998. She has published over 90 research papers as the first or corresponding author, and her papers are published in top international journals such as Journal of Personality and Health Psychology. She has been the principle investigator of a number of research projects funded by the National Science Foundation of China. She was invited to present as a Transversal Keynote Speaker at the International Congress of Applied Psychology in 2014, and to convene an Invited Symposium at the International Congress of Psychology in 2012. She currently serves as an associate editor in Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, as well as an editorial board member of Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being, and Stress and Health. Her research on future orientation and resilience has embraced numerous state-of-the-art techniques such as laboratory experiments, molecular genetics, physiological indexes, eye tracking, and ERP. She has been awarded the title of “Recognized Psychologist” by the Chinese Psychological Society in 2016.

Affiliation: Peking University, Beijing


Heather Hadjistavropoulos

Heather Hadjistavropoulos

Focus of Lecture: Improving Access to Mental Health Services via the Internet: Opportunities and Challenges

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Sponsoring Division/Section: Clinical; Psychologists in Hospitals & Health Centres: Rural & Northern

Abstract: Anxiety and depressive disorders are prevalent and disabling conditions that are frequently under-treated. Common barriers to receiving psychological services include limited time and mobility, concerns about privacy, as well as a desire to self-manage symptoms. Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (ICBT) has significant potential to improve patient access to evidenced-based care and to overcome treatment barriers. In ICBT, patients are typically assessed for suitability or diagnosis in some format (online, telephone, in person) and then if appropriate given access to self-help treatment materials via the Internet. ICBT is often accompanied by therapist support using secure emails or telephone calls, but at times blended with in person sessions. Research trials of ICBT have been very encouraging showing positive symptom improvement that is maintained over time and comparable to face-to-face CBT. Given the promising research findings, teams around the world have been involved in implementing ICBT in routine care. Implementation varies to some extent along a number of dimensions including implementation setting, funding, inclusion/exclusion criteria, screening and assessment procedures, nature of programs, as well as amount and type of therapist support. In this symposium, leaders in ICBT implementation from Australia (Nick Titov), Canada (Heather Hadjistavropoulos), Sweden (Viktor Kaldo), and the Netherlands (Heleen Riper) will describe their involvement/approach to ICBT implementation and also describe findings related to reach and effectiveness. Each presenter will also describe challenges and opportunities related to implementation. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion during which the presenters will comment on similarities and differences in implementation approaches, reach and effectiveness, challenges and opportunities, including a discussion of potential benefits of international collaboration. The symposium is expected to foster a broader understanding of strategies for optimally implementing ICBT to improve patient access to mental health care.

Bio: Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos is a Professor of Psychology and Founder and Director of the Online Therapy Unit (onlinetherapyuser.ca) at the University of Regina. She has led or co-led over 37 research grants (with over $7 million CAD in grant funding) and published and presented widely on the assessment and treatment of anxiety and depression and on initiatives to improve health care delivery (over 140 publications). Since 2010, via the Online Therapy Unit, Dr. Hadjistavropoulos has focussed on researching and improving the reach, adoption, effectiveness, and implementation of internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (ICBT) in clinical practice. With more than $3 million CAD in funding from granting agencies and government contracts, this unit has: 1) overseen the development of a web application and policies and procedures for the delivery of ICBT; 2) collaborated with international experts to disseminate previously developed ICBT programs; 3) trained over 200 community providers and graduate students on how to use ICBT; and 4) as of Fall 2017, coordinated, monitored and evaluated the delivery of ICBT with over 2500 clients in 12 clinic settings. The Online Therapy Unit is having a substantial impact on mental health care in Saskatchewan and inspiring similar initiatives in other Canadian provinces.

Affiliation: University of Regina
Professor of Psychology & Director, Online Therapy Unit
Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, CACBT

Presenter: Nick Titov, Professor, Macquarie University, Australia

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Presenter: Viktor Kaldo, Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

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Presenter: Heleen Riper, Professor, VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Ana Maria Jacó-Vilela

Ana Maria Jacó-Vilela

Focus of Lecture: European psychologists emigrant to Latin America

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Sponsoring Division/Section: Division 18: History of Applied Psychology

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Affiliation: Laboratório de História e Memória da Psicologia - Clio-Psyché
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Psicologia Social - UERJ
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Editora da Seção Clio-Psyché da revista Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia - www.revispsi.uerj.br
Vice-Presidente para a América do Sul da Sociedade Interamericana de Psicologia - https://sipsych.org/about/board-of-directors/
Presidente Eleita da Divisão 18 (History of Psychology) da International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) http://iaapsy.org/divisions/division18

Presenter: Rubén ARdila, Universidad Nacional de Colómbia

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Presenter: Helio Carpintero, Academía Nacional de Psicología, Spain

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Presenter: Ramón Leon, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Perú

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Presenter: Annette Mulberger, Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona

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Erich Kirchler

Erich Kirchler

Focus of Lecture: The Economic Psychology of Rule Compliance in Social Systems

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Sponsoring Division/Section: Economic Psychology

Abstract: In the Symposium "The Economic Psychology of Rule Compliance in Social Systems" five researchers wil present their studies on cooperation in social dilemma situations in general. They will focus predominantly on tax compliance as the result of a decision under risk. Reflections and empirical studies will be presented which test the effect of power measures such as audits and fines in case of non-cooperation, and trust building measures such as personal and social norms, distributive and procedural fairness and social representations of government and cooperation.

Bio: Erich Kirchler graduated in 1979 in psychology and human anthropology at the University of Vienna, Austria, and received his habilitation in psychology in 1989 from the University of Linz, Austria. Since 1992, he is professor of applied psychology (economic psychology) at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria. He was invited as guest professor at various European universities (e.g., France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland) and was visiting scholar at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, and ANU, Canberra, Australia. He received a call for C4-professorship from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, and a call for C4-professorship from the University of Cologne, Germany. His research focuses on money management in the household, expenditures and credit use, tax behaviour and well-being. Most of the 400 scientific publications are dedicated to these research fields. Relevant books are „Wirtschaftspsychologie: Individuen, Gruppen, Märkte, Staat“ (Economic Psychology: Individuals, Groups, Markets, Nation-State) published by Hogrefe, Germany (2011; 4th edition); „Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie“ (Work and Organisational Psychology) published by Facultas, Austria (2011, 3rd edition); „Conflict and Decision Making in Close Relationships“, published by Psychology Press, UK (2001), „The Economic Psychology of Tax Behaviour“, published by Cambridge University Press, UK (2007), and Economic Psychology (with Erik Hoelzl, Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Affiliation: University of Vienna, Austria


Kyoko Noguchi

Kyoko Noguchi

Focus of Lecture: The next move for Health Psychology in Asia: How theories drive our power into practice

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Sponsoring Division/Section: Health Psychology & Behavioural Medicine

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Affiliation: Professor of Health Psychology
Dean of Graduate School of Humanities and Intercultural Studies Bunka Gakuen University,
Tokyo, Japan


Laura Nota

Laura Nota

Focus of Lecture: Career aspect and interventions for a decent work and/for inclusive society

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Sponsoring Division/Section: Counselling

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Affiliation: University of Padova, Italy


Keith Petrie

Keith Petrie

Focus of Lecture: Towards understanding and minimising the nocebo response

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Sponsoring Division/Section: Health Psychology & Behavioural Medicine

Abstract: The nocebo effect is generally defined as the experience of adverse effects from an inert treatment or benign environmental exposure. The high rates of adverse effects caused by the nocebo effect has recently focused attention on interventions to minimize its impact. This symposium presents recent work from five labs around the world studying the nocebo effect. Kate MacKrill from the University of Auckland will present data from a recent study looking at what factors are associated with greater side effect reporting and perceptions of low drug efficacy in over 300 patients switched to a new brand of antidepressant. Rob Horne from University College London will present data from an experimental study showing changes in pain severity and symptomotolgy from a saline solution labelled with either neutral or therapeutic labelling. James Rubin from Kings College, London will present data from a recent double-blind randomised controlled trial showing that how medication side effect-risks are described affects whether people report side-effects after taking a tablet. Michael Witthöft from the University of Mainz, Germany will report on a study that tested whether information on the nocebo effect acted as a cognitive vaccine for idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields. Keith Petrie from the University of Auckland will present new data showing a nocebo intervention with colonoscopy patients reduced the reporting of side effects in patients with high levels of anxiety and baseline symptoms. The discussant for the symposium will be John Weinman from Kings College London.

Bio: Keith Petrie is Professor of Health Psychology at Auckland University Medical School. His research group does work on patients’ perceptions of illness, treatment adherence, as well as the placebo and nocebo response. Keith Petrie and his colleague John Weinman developed the Illness Perception Questionnaire which is widely used in health psychology and medical research. His recent awards include a Fulbright Fellowship, the Gluckman Medal and a Distinguished International Scholar Award from the Health Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science and the Academy of Behavioural Medicine Research. In 2015 Professor Petrie was made a Fellow of the Royal Society and was the recipient of the Durie Medal, which is awarded to New Zealand’s pre-eminent social scientist.

Affiliation: University of Auckland, New Zealand

Presenter: Kate MacKrill, University of Auckland, New Zealand

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Presenter: Rob Horne, University College London, United Kingdom

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Presenter: G. James Rubin, Kings College London, United Kingdom

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Presenter: Michael Witthoft, University of Mainz, Germany

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Discussant: John Weinman, Kings College London, United Kingdom

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Catherine Ratelle

Catherine Ratelle

Focus of Lecture: Parenting and Self-Development

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Sponsoring Division/Section: Education, School & Instructional

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Affiliation: Université Laval


Gertraud Stadler

Gertraud Stadler

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Sponsoring Division/Section: Div 8: Health Psychology & Behavioural Medicine

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Zhao, Jiaying

Richard Young

Focus of Lecture: Human Action and the Future of Applied Psychology

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Sponsoring Division/Section: Div 16: Counselling

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Affiliation: University of British Columbia


Tomasz Zaleskiewicz & Agata Gasiorowska

Tomasz Zaleskiewicz & Agata Gasiorowska

Focus of Lecture: The psychological consequences of money

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Affiliation: SWPS University of Social Science and Humanities (Poland)


Zhao, Jiaying

Zhao, Jiaying

Focus of Lecture: Advances in environmental psychology: Using psychological science to address environmental challenges

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Sponsoring Division/Section: Environmental

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Affiliation: University of British Columbia


Zhi-Jin Hou

Zhi-Jin Hou

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