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2022 APA National Convention: Minneapolis, MN


Welcome to HGAPS' landing page for the 2022 APA National Convention in Minneapolis, MN! Here, you will find information on HGAPS's conference programming, and have access to slides, abstracts and notes as a way of showing how open science tools and techniques can help share information from conferences.

Showcasing Ways of Sharing Science MoreEdit

This page not only shows some interesting projects and talks; it also is a demonstration of how we can use free tools and platforms to share our science in ways that reach more diverse audiences and give them more information to use and share with others.

If you click through one of the symposia, you will find that each talk has shared a copy of the slides that you can download. If the research project used free or open-access measures, a copy of the scale is there, too. This is especially powerful as a way of bridging the science-practice dissemination and implementation gap. All of these files are hosted on the Open Science Framework, built and maintained by the Center for Open Science. The talks also have their own DOI, giving them an electronic identity similar to a preprint. The authors retain the same rights to revise and publish their work in other outlets, too. Putting a DOI on the talk lets them get credit for the work so far, and it lets them share it with us much faster -- most papers that get published take months or years to get distributed (and that leaves aside that more than 95% of projects do not not ever get published, even if they are high quality!).

Wish you could have been there to hear the talk? Problem solved! The talk itself also got recorded. In these cases, pre- or re-recorded actually. We did not have a production crew on site to record the live talk. Instead, the presenting author used video conferencing software to record a version of the talk either as part of their rehearsal or as a way of reaching a larger audience than was able to attend in person. All of the videos are hosted on YouTube on the HGAPS Channel.

We also have pictures of the speaker in the moment, or images or figures from the slides, uploaded onto the page itself. Both of these use the same tool, WikiMedia Commons, as a way of sharing files that have some educational or scientific value.

This page itself is another example of using open platforms to share information. It's not hosted on the APA or HGAPS web sites -- it's on Wikiversity, a sibling of Wikipedia designed for more technical and teaching material. Wikiversity has a growing number of resources for teaching across many stages of life-long learning, including graduate level courses and continuing-education level material as well as examples of complex analyses or technical manuals for measures.

If you drill down into the methods of all of these presentations, they also used open source tools for their reference management (Zotero), their statistical analyses and data visualizations (R and R Studio), and the data were free, as well. These talks did not use 100% free tools only (some of the slides may have been in a Microsoft product, and some of the analyses got replicated in commercially distributed software to make sure that both programs gave consistent results...), but they came close. And all of these show how much it is becoming possible to use open source tools to not just do the science, but also to share the science!

Symposium ProgrammingEdit

Date Symposium (Click in to see integrative statement) Titles and Presenters Division
Friday, August 5, 2022

3:00 PM

Common yet challenging: Using free assessment tools to scout for key issues clients often omit

Chaired by Joshua Langfus & Eric A. Youngstrom

Does Type of Trauma History Predict PTSD Symptoms in Youth?

Chase M. DuBois

The Effects of Age on Life Impact Factors Assessed Through the Hypomania Checklist (HCL-32-R1)

Grace A. Little

Sleep Problems Measured on the Adolescent GBI Predict Bipolar Spectrum Disorder Diagnoses

Josh Langfus

Discussant: Jon Comer, Ph.D.

Division 42
Saturday, August 6, 2022

3:00 PM

Innovative ways to increase access and engagement with psychological assessment via open teaching

Chaired by Joshua Langfus & Eric A. Youngstrom, Ph.D.

Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling Validation of the Screen for Adult Anxiety and Related Disorders

Lia Follet

The Use of Machine Learning in Assessing Suicide Risk: a meta-analytic review

Rachael M. Kang

Item Response Theory Validation of the Hypomania Checklist (HCL-32-R1) for Male, Female, and Trans Gender Identities

John V. Miller

Discussant: Eric A. Youngstrom, Ph.D.

Division 5

Symposium DetailsEdit

Common yet challenging: Using free assessment tools to scout for key issues clients often omit - Division 42Edit

Chaired by Joshua Langfus, M.A. & Eric A. Youngstrom, Ph.D.

At some point, every clinician experiences “the plot twist.” Some new fact emerges part way through treatment that forces a reformulation, and sometimes big changes to the treatment plan. For various reasons, sleep problems, hypomanic and mixed mood symptoms, and trauma all too often are not disclosed or detected at intake. All of these now have free assessment options with growing evidence of reliability and validity across diverse demographics and settings. An important part of building a successful practice is developing a library of evidence-based assessment tools. Using standardized measures improves treatment outcomes by reducing confirmation bias during case conceptualization and providing crucial information about treatment progress.

Despite the advantages of evidence-based assessment tools, well-known instruments with large evidence bases often come with a cost barrier. Despite the existence of free alternatives, many clinicians are not aware of these tools and information about their reliability and validity is not widely accessible. This symposium directly addresses that dissemination and implementation gap.

Additionally, many presenting concerns such as trauma history and sleep problems are transdiagnostic. Other serious concerns such as mood disorders can have complex and changing (i.e., episodic) presentations, but the cost of missing them is high. The talks in this symposium will provide insight into assessing these important concerns using high-quality free assessment instruments in large samples.

The purpose of this symposium is to highlight free tools that clinicians can use to assess for sleep disturbance, hypomanic/mixed, and trauma symptoms as well as provide information about how contextual and demographic factors (such as age or gender identity) can influence the assessment of these concerns. Clinicians will walk away with: 1) knowledge of how to access these tools and, 2) information about factors that may influence the assessment of mood, sleep, and trauma symptoms.

Does Type of Trauma History Predict PTSD Symptoms in Youth?Edit

 
Chase DuBois APA 2022 Symposia
  • DuBois, C. M., Youngstrom E. A., Youngstrom, J. K., Feeny, N. C., Findling, R. L. (2022, August 4-6). Does Type of Trauma History Predict PTSD Symptoms in Youth? Talk presented in J. Langfus (Chair), Common yet challenging: Using free assessment tools to scout for key issues clients often omit. [Symposium]. Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Minneapolis, MN, USA. https://DOI.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/pqgfb
  • Symposium Slides and Materials here
  • Video Presentation here

The Effects of Age on Life Impact Factors Assessed Through the Hypomania Checklist (HCL-32-R1)Edit

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    Grace Little APA 2022 Symposia
    Little, G.A., Kang, R.M., Miller, J.V., DuBois, C.M., & Youngstrom, E.A. (2022, August 4-6). The Effects of Age on Life Impact Factors Assessed Through the Hypomania Checklist (HCL-32-R1). Talk presented in J. Langfus (Chair), Common yet challenging: Using free assessment tools to scout for key issues clients often omit. [Symposium]. Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Minneapolis, MN, USA. https://DOI.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/X7ZAH
  • Symposium Slides and Materials here
  • Video Presentation here

Sleep Problems Measured on the Adolescent GBI Predict Bipolar Spectrum Disorder DiagnosesEdit

 
Title slide of the recorded presentation Getting More from Existing Tools: Sleep Items on the A-GBI and YSR Associate with Mood Disorder Diagnoses in Youth, presented by Joshua Langfus.
  • Langfus, J., Chen, Y-L, Janos, J., Youngstrom, J., Findling, R., & Youngstrom, E.A. (2022, August 4-6). Getting More from Existing Tools: Sleep Problems on GBI & ASEBA Associated with Child Mood Disorders. Talk presented in J. Langfus (Chair), Common yet challenging: Using free assessment tools to scout for key issues clients often omit [Symposium]. Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Minneapolis, MN, USA. https://DOI.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/8rmqs/
  • Symposium Slides and Materials here
  • Video Presentation here

Innovative ways to increase access and engagement with psychological assessment via open teaching - Division 5Edit

Chaired by Joshua Langfus, M.A. & Eric A. Youngstrom, Ph.D.

Assessment is one of the crown jewels of psychological science, yet it is relatively less well known (Youngstrom, 2021, August). More concerning is the national trend to offer fewer formal courses in assessment and measurement. This symposium presents innovative ways of improving access to learning opportunities and data to increase engagement with assessment and to accelerate.

The proliferation of open-source statistical tools makes it easier than ever to get started using the latest methodological advancements in scale development and classification. Nevertheless, barriers still exist to applying these tools to real-world problems. In this symposium, four post-baccalaureate students will describe their experiences learning about and applying machine learning, exploratory SEM, and item response theory techniques to real-world problems, sharing not only their results but also the code they used to get there.

One talk will present the results of a novel meta-analysis assessing the utility of machine learning techniques in identifying suicide risk. A second will demonstrate the use of item-response theory models to assess validity of a commonly-used hypomania scale, the HCL-32, across male, female, and transgender participants. The third talk uses exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM) to examine the factor structure of an adult anxiety questionnaire, the SCAARED.

All of these projects used the open ecosystem and tools (Zotero, R, OSF.io, YouTube, GoogleDocs) and videoconferencing to go from inception to presentation. All had students as project leaders and first authors. None of the author teams were at a single shared institution or geographic location.

Attendees will learn about how to use these tools in their own substantive work by accessing materials from these case studies made available online. Furthermore, speakers will be available to share their experiences learning these techniques and sharing the results with a wider audience.

Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling Validation of the Screen for Adult Anxiety and Related DisordersEdit

 
Lia Follet APA 2022 Symposia
  • Follet, L.E., Charamut, N.R., Park, C., Okuno, Vincent, C., Youngstrom, E. (2022, August 4-6). A Factor Analytic Validation of the Screen for Adult Anxiety and Related Disorders. Talk presented in J. Langfus (Chair), Innovative ways to increase access and engagement with psychological assessment via open teaching [Symposium]. Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Minneapolis, MN, USA. https://DOI.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/qk87r/
  • Symposium slides and materials here
  • Video Presentation here

The Use of Machine Learning in Assessing Suicide Risk: A Meta-Analytic ReviewEdit

 
Rachael Kang APA 2022 Symposia
  • Kang, R. M., Youngstrom, E. A., Rantanen, E. M., Homan, C. M., Hochgraf, C. G., Schenkel, L. S. (2022, August 4-6). The Use of Machine Learning in Assessing Suicide Risk: a meta-analytic review. Talk presented in J. Langfus (Chair), Innovative ways to increase access and engagement with psychological assessment via open teaching [Symposium]. Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Minneapolis, MN, USA. https://DOI.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/2jg9f/
  • Symposium Slides and Materials here
  • Video Presentation here

Item Response Theory Validation of the Hypomania Checklist (HCL-32-R1) for Male, Female, and Trans Gender IdentitiesEdit

 
John Miller APA 2022 Symposia
  • Miller, J.V., Kang, R.M., DuBois, C.M., Little, G.A., Pitts, L.M. Youngstrom, E. A. (2022, August 4-6). Item Response Theory Validation of the Hypomania Checklist for Male, Female, & Trans Identities. Talk presented in J. Langfus (Chair), Innovative ways to increase access and engagement with psychological assessment via open teaching [Symposium]. Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Minneapolis, MN, USA. https://DOI.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/mvbhq
  • Symposium Slides and Materials here
  • Video Presentation here

External LinksEdit

Helping Give Away Psychological ScienceEdit

Association for Psychological ScienceEdit

AcknowledgementsEdit

These projects, including the building of this demonstration page, were made possible in part by grants from the WikiMedia Foundation (Rapid Grant proposal here, and Wikiversity page here), the Association for Psychological Science (Grant proposal information here), and the donation of time, statistical consultation, and infrastructure by Helping Give Away Psychological Science and its volunteers. It also took generous amounts of all of these volunteer authors' time and effort to figure out how to collaborate long distance, as well as as improvising and improving the prototypes that you see here.