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Asian American Center on Disparities Research

Culturally Informed Evidence Based Practices: Translating Research and Policy for the Real World

2008 National Conference

Thursday, March 13, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008

Double Tree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center
Bethesda, Maryland

Welcome to the first National conference on Culturally Informed Evidence Based Practices: Translating Research and Policy for the Real World. This is the first conference that brings together perspectives from researchers, program evaluators and practitioners who develop and implement interventions from the ground up. Presenters are a mixture of experts to share innovations in generating data and evidence for practice with communities of color in the United States.

This conference was initiated and lead by the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minorities, Division 45 of the American Psychological Association on April 28, 2006. Four other APA Divisions were the major collaborators of this effort that include Division 12 Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 17 Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 37 Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice, and Division 42, Psychologists in Independent Practice. The Conference Organizing Committee consisted of representatives of these organizations as well as our federal funders, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). We are very grateful to SAMHSA and NIMH as well as all of our co-sponsors listed in the program who provided financial support for this conference. With 25 APA Divisions sponsoring this conference, this is the largest sponsored national conference in the history of APA aside from the Annual APA Convention.

We hope this conference generates ideas and inspiration to everyone to begin to increase the availability of evidence in interventions with communities of color. There is a great need for having a larger body of evidence that demonstrates effectiveness and integrates culturally appropriate interventions. There are many challenges in meeting these objectives and this conference hopes to generate the dialogue and perspectives to address those challenges and present strategies that have sound innovative methodologies with efficacious outcomes. We expect to have several publications from the presentations of this conference published in peer review publications.

Thank you for your support and in attending this landmark conference.

Program and Individual Presentations

    Some presentations made at the conference are publicly available. Links to these individual presentations and presenter contact information are embedded within the program PDF file.

Conference Proceedings

Conference Presentations

Presenters (in alphabetical order)

Participants (in alphabetical order)

Reference Database [download EndNote version] [download Microsoft Word version]

    The EndNote version is divided into the three sections (i.e., Culturally Competent Practices, Culturally Adapted Interventions, and Evidence-Based Practices), and it includes abstracts of the articles. (Note: For EndNote users with version X or older, the separate sections may not be viewable. The references will appear as one complete list. To view these separate sections, EndNote X1 must be used.)