Office of Continuing Education:
Psych Day at UGAEveryday Psychology: Food, Money, Politics--and Drugs in the Afternoon
UGA Griffin Campus, Griffin, GA To register: Click Here
Friday March 20, 2015
8:00am - 4:30pm
Welcome Mental Health Professional!
The University of Georgia is offering an outstanding conference program for psychologists and mental health professionals on Friday, March 20, 2015. The conference, themed Everyday Psychology: Food, Money, Politics—and Drugs in the Afternoon, explores psychology’s interface with politics, food safety, and gambling. You will hear about the importance of the psychology professional in today’s world and of individual stories of everyday people dealing with life’s issues. Finally, our afternoon session alerts you to the ten top psychopharmacologic emergencies and strategies to deal with them.
Psych Day at UGA topics and presenters:
Title: The Top Ten Psychopharmacologic Emergencies: Identification & Response
Speaker: Perry W. Buffington, Ph.D.
Title: The Psychology of Food Safety: Making Bad Habits Good
Speaker: Cyndie Story, Ph.D.
Title: Today’s Modern Psychology: A More Than Helpful Profession
Speaker: Jennifer Smith, Psy.D.
Title: The Psychology of Successful Political Campaigns
Speaker: Bill Crane
Title: Decision Making, Personality, and Their Roles in Problem Gambling
Speaker: Adam S. Goodie, Ph.D.
This talk presents findings from research within
the Georgia Decision Lab (GDL) that combines basic cognition, addictive
gambling disorder, and personality research.
Recent research demonstrates that individuals are more prone to accept
risk when they perceive control over probabilities, and GDL research suggests
that perceived control exerts influence in the superstitions and “systems” that
problem gamblers often exhibit.
Furthermore, several cognitive distortions play significant roles in
predicting gambling pathology, most prominently the Gambler’s Fallacy (for example,
believing your favorite team or lottery number is more likely to win if it has
been losing recently). This seminar
will explore those cognitive distortions and demonstrate how they affect life’s
everyday gambles and pathological ones!
The result: Unexpected and
Psych Day at UGA is free and open to the public. The conference runs from 8 am to 4:30 pm and features six sessions that focus on the theme “Everyday Psychology: Food, Money, Politics—and Drugs in the Afternoon.” Topics include the psychology of food safety, the psychology of successful political campaigns, the role of decision-making and personality in gambling, and the top ten psychopharmacologic emergencies.
This conference satisfies the Bi-annual
Continuing Education Requirements for licensed Georgia psychologists under Area
III, Workshops and Institutes and is approved Georgia Psychological Association
for 6+ CEUs. CEU credits applied for. See Registration information below.
Psych Day schedule:
||Welcome & Introduction of Day’s Master of Ceremonies
Doris Christopher, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, UGA Griffin
W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D., Head, Department of Psychology, UGA
||Cyndie Story, Ph.D., President, Culinary Solutions Centers, LLC
The Psychology of Food Safety: Making Bad Habits Good
|9:15am–9:45am||Jennifer Smith, Psy.D., President, Georgia Psychological Association
Today’s Modern Psychology: A More Than Helpful Profession
|10:00am--11:00am||Bill Crane, Principal, CSI Crane, Media Relations/Strategy; WSB News Commentator
The Psychology of Successful Political Campaigns
||Dink NeSmith, President, Community Newspapers, Inc.; Former Chairman, University System of Georgia Board of Regents
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: There’s a Story in Every Life
||Adam S. Goodie, Ph.D., Professor, and Director, Center for Gambling Research;
Department of Psychology, UGA
Gambling: Decision Making, Personality & Their Roles in Problem Gambling
||LUNCH ON THE QUAD – G-DAWG DAY AT UGA (FOOD FOR PURCHASE; FREE FOR PRESENTERS and UGA STUDENTS)
||Perry W. Buffington, Ph.D., Lecturer, Department of Psychology, UGA
The Top Ten Psychopharmacologic Emergencies: Identification & Response
Workshop Location and Directions
The workshop will be on
the UGA Griffin Campus, 301 Higgins Road, Student Learning Center, Room
104, Griffin, GA 30223. Directions: Click for directions to the UGA Griffin Campus. You may register for the workshop below.
Workshop Registration Fees and
|FREE Registration||8 AM - 4:30PM - free to attend if you do NOT need CE credit.|
$99 Full Day
||8AM - 4:30PM - 6+ CEUs; $99 if you need CEU credits. Location: Student Learning Center, Room 104|
To register for the entire day and receive CE credit hours ($99)- click HERE
By mail or fax: Click here to download and print our registration form. Fill out and mail your registration and payment to the Office of Continuing Education, The University of Georgia, Griffin Campus, Stuckey Conference Center, Room 125, 1109 Experiment St., Griffin, GA 30223. To register by fax, fax your completed registration form to 770-233-6180. Payment is by credit card only when faxing in your registration form.
By telephone: Our phone number is 770-229-3477. When registering by phone, payment is by credit card only.
Perry W. Buffington, Ph.D., earned his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky and his postdoctoral masters in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Buffington is currently professor, Department of Psychology, University of Georgia and Georgia Southern University, teaching psychopharmacology. Dr. Buffington has completed his residencies in psychopharmacology and passed the the Pharmacology Examination for Psychologists (PEP). With over twenty-five years of private, consulting practice, Dr. Buffington is also the author of numerous popular-oriented psychology books; syndicated newspaper columnist for Universal Press; contributing editor for Delta Air Lines' in-flight magazine, Sky; and visiting instructor for The Disney Institute. His current interests concern minimizing psychopharmacologic errors, drug adherence, and encouraging psychologists to become more proactive in the prescribing process.