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HPA Convention 2017 ⎯ Detailed Schedule       

Hawai'i Psychological Association

2017 Annual Convention Program

October 27 & 28, 2017

 Aloha Tower Marketplace

1 Aloha Tower Drive, Honolulu, Hawai'i

Friday, October 27, 2017



9:00AM - 10:30AM   WORKSHOP (1.5 CEs) - Welcome Center Meeting Room

Mindfulness for Health Care Professionals: Clinical and Digital Applications

Janet Brito, Ph.D., PSY, LCSW, CST

9:00AM - 12:15PM   KEYNOTE SPEAKER WORKSHOP (6 CEs) - Multi-Purpose Room 2

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Working With the Challenges of Mental Health, Addictions and Dual Diagnosis

Cathy Moonshine, Ph.D., MSCP, MAC, CADC III

( the workshop continues in the afternoon from 1:30-4:45 PM )

10:30AM - 10:45AM   REFRESHMENT BREAK - Center Atrium

10:45AM - 12:15PM  WORKSHOP (1.5 CEs) - Welcome Center Meeting Room

How to Run a Successful Self-Hypnosis Group

Daniel Lev, Ph.D.

12:15PM - 1:30PM   LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - Multi-Purpose Room 3

The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT): Telepsychological Services Between States

Alex M. Siegel, J.D., Ph.D.              

1:30PM - 3:00PM     WORKSHOP (1.5 CEs) - Multi-Purpose Room 3

The Impact of Practitioner Wellness on Client Therapeutic Progression

Courtney Chandler, M.A., NCC & Christen Estep

1:30PM - 4:45PM     KEYNOTE SPEAKER WORKSHOP (continued) - Multi-Purpose Room 2

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Working With the Challenges of Mental Health, Addictions and Dual Diagnosis

Cathy Moonshine, PhD, MSCP, MAC, CADC III

1:30PM - 4:45PM      INDIVIDUAL PAPER SESSION - Welcome Center Meeting Room

James L. Spira, Ph.D., MPH    Session Chair

Sleep Concerns and Correlates in Native Hawaiians

Allyson A. Gilles, Ph.D.

Mindful Love: Examining the Research-Base and Utility of Mindfulness-Based Relationship Interventions

Alexander M. Kkhaddouma, M.A.

Access to Justice for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Psychologist's Role in Litigating Child Sexual Abuse

Brian K. Mackintosh, JD, Ph.D.

Family Dementia Care: Preliminary Results of the Savvy Caregiver Program

Lucas P. K. Morgan, Ph.D.

Problematic Internet Usage is Associated with Increased Psychosis Symptoms

Christi Trask, M.A.

Examining School-Based Sexual Violence Prevention Dissemination Using a Train-the-Trainer Model

Christine A. Weingarten, M.S. & Charlene Baker, Ph.D.

3:00PM - 3:15PM  REFRESHMENT BREAK - Center Atrium

3:15PM - 4:45PM   WORKSHOP (1.5 CEs) - Multi-Purpose Room 3

Assessing Substance Use Disorders in Hawai'i's Multicultural Community

Diane Logan, Ph.D.

4:45PM - 6:30PM     POSTER SESSION AND PAU HANA SOCIAL - Blue Lounge, 2nd Floor


The Evolution and Efficacy of Neurofeedback

Tolly Amaxopoulos, Psy.D. & Michael Reilly, Psy.D.

A Neurocognitive Model of Intentionality

Robert M. Anderson Jr., Ph.D. & Paige A. Ramos, B.A.

Integrating Ecotherapy with Mental Health

Pedro Benach, M.A. & Alistair Taylor, B.S.

Music on My Mind

Melissa Bowen, MSW

Neurodegenerative Disorders and Long-term Benzodiazepine Use in Hawaii's Geriatric Population

Christopher Harkins, M.A.

Correlations Between Race-Related Stress and Cognitive Abilities

Lunden Hawkins, B.S.

Integrative Health Care: Treating Opiod Use Disorders in Rural Hawaii

Diane Logan, Ph.D.

Addressing Diversity Through Dialogue: The Public Conversation Model

Leila Mitsunaga, M.A. & Joy Tanji, Ph.D.

Worksite Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment: Post-treatment and Follow-up Outcomes

Jessica Murakami, Ph.D., Delvin Rand-Giovannetti, M.A. & Janet Latner, Ph.D.

Examining Outcome Predictors in Substance Abuse Treatment in Rural Hawai'i

Trina E. Orimoto, Ph.D., Brad J. Nakamura, Ph.D., Gary Schwiter, MCP & Hannah Preston-Pita, Psy.D.

Incorporating Mindful Therapeutic Interventions in an Out-of-Office Format

Lianne T. S. Philhower, Psy.D., M.P.H.

Characterizing Neurobiological Correlates Associated with Psychopathy

Paige Ramos, B.A. & Robert M. Anderson, Jr., Ph.D.

Behavioral Health/Primary Care Integration Between a University and Rural FQHC Using SBIRT and Telehealth

Cori Takesue, PsyD. Anthony Guerrero, M.D., Joseph Humphry, M.D. & Julie Takishima-Lacasa, Ph.D.

Manualized Treatment for C-PTSD and Co-morbid Substance Abusers

Lei'a Twigg-Smith, M.A.

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) a Phenomenon with Therapeutic Potential

Ky Vuong, M.S. & Danielle Hodges, B.S.

Differentiated Instruction in Sport: Accomodating Professional Athletes with Learning Disabilities

Mosi Williams, M.A. & Yvonne N. Awana, Psy.D.

Contemporary Turing Test of the "Intelligence" and "Humanness" of Machines 

 Liang-Han "Kevin" Yu. Ed.D. & Robert M. Anderson Jr., Ph.D.

Saturday, October 28, 2017


7:30AM - 9:00AM    STUDENT & MENTOR MEET & GREET - Welcome Center Meeting Room

8:00AM - 9:00AM    SYMPOSIUM (1 CE) - Multi-Purpose Room 3

Healthcare Economics and Current Challenges and Opportunities

Jeanne Wendel, Ph.D. & William O'Donohue, Ph.D.

8:00AM - 9:00AM    WORKSHOP (1 CE) - Multi-Purpose Room 2

Motivational Interviewing: Encouraging Change with Aloha

Diane Logan, Ph.D.

9:00AM - 10:30AM  WORKSHOP (1.5 CE) - Multi-Purpose Room 2

Bridging Differences: The Public Conversation Model

Leila Mitsunaga, M.A. & Joy Tanji, Ph.D.

9:00AM - 10:30AM  WORKSHOP (1.5 CE) - Multi-Purpose Room 3

Supporting Adoptive Youth and Families: When Classic Behavioral Strategies Don't Work

Laura S. Anderson, Psy.D.

9:00AM - 12:15PM   STUDENT AND ECP ISSUES PANEL - Welcome Center Meeting Room

EPPP Step I, EPPP Step II, Loan Repayment Options

Graham Taylor, Psy.D., Alex Siegel, Ph.D. & Darryl Salvador, Psy.D.

10:30AM - 10:45AM  REFRESHMENT BREAK - Center Atrium

10:45AM - 12:15PM  WORKSHOP (1.5 CE) - Multi-Purpose Room 3

Brain Health

Kore Liow, M.D., Dwight Hollier, LPC, NCC & Kyle N. M. Chang, MBA

10:45AM - 12:15PM  SYMPOSIUM (1.5 CE) - Multi-Purpose Room 2

Using Practice-Based Data to Improve Children's Mental Health in Hawai'i

Trina E. Orimoto, Ph.D., Austen Matro, B.A., Tristan Maesaka, B.A., Matt Milette-Winfree, Ph.D. & Lesley A. Slavin, Ph.D.

12:15PM - 1:30PM    HPA AWARDS LUNCHEON - Multi-Purpose Room 3

1:30PM - 3:00PM    KEYNOTE SPEAKER WORKSHOP (1.5 CEs) - Multi-Purpose Room 3

Profiling Domestic Radicalized Terrorists

Larry James, Ph.D., ABPP & William O'Donohue, Ph.D.

1:30PM - 3:00PM    WORKSHOP (1.5 CEs) - Welcome Center Meeting Room

Where Are Your From?  The Imperfections of Cross-Cultural Therapeutic Relationships

Michi Fu, Ph.D.

1:30PM - 4:45PM    STUDENT & ECP WORKSHOP (3 CEs) - Multi-Purpose Room 2

Viable Practice, Productive Practice, Important Legal Issues and Transitioning to a Different Work Setting - (this workshop has applicabity for seasoned providers as well)

Niki Wright, PsyD., Shayna Fujii, PsyD. & Francis Mukai, JD


3:15PM - 4:45PM   WORKSHOP (1.5 CEs) - Multi-Purpose Room 2

Integrating Couples Therapy with Individual Therapy by the Same Therapist Team: Exploration of a New Paradigm

Lawrie A. Ignacio, Psy.D. & Graham Taylor, Psy.D.

3:15PM - 4:45PM    WORKSHOP (1.5 CEs) - Welcome Center Meeting Room
            Strategies to Support Gender Expansive Youth and Their Families 

Laura S. Anderson, Psy.D.

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