Eight Nationally Recognized Keynote Speakers
Significantly Expanded Program
Cutting-Edge Presentations
HPA has brought together some of the very best national and local experts, researchers, therapists and authors for this convention. Don't miss these excellent workshops, symposiums, panel discussions and presentations.  Participants will be able to earn up to 12 CE credits that directly apply towards license renewal.
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Convention Highlights
Keynote Presentation (full day):
Better Results: Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Your Therapeutic Effectiveness
- Scott D. Miller, PhD (6 CE)
Mindfulness in the Age of Smartphones and Incessant Distraction
- Thomas Cummings, PhD (1.5 CE)
Teens and Screens: The Next Addiction Epidemic Requiring Informed Psychological Support 
- Laura S. Anderson, PsyD  (1.5 CE)
Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior 
- Janet Brito, PhD & Molly Winterrowd, PSY (.75 CE)
Dynamic Perspectives: Climate, Clinical and Gender Impact on Human Trafficking 
- Nancy M. Sidun, PsyD, Irma Barron, PhD & Indhushree Rajan, PhD (1.5 CE)
Keynote Presentation:
Clinical Work With the Digital Generation
- Helen Hsu, PsyD  (1.5 CE)
Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 
- Akihiko Masuda, PhD  (1.5 CE)
Kink 101
- Janet Brito, PhD  (1.5 CE)
Understanding Social Media's Impact to Promote Positive Psychological Wellbeing
- Sally Chung, PsyD  (1.5 CE)
Gun Violence, Gun Laws and Gun Permits: Where Do We Go From Here?
- Melissa Villalon, PsyD (1 CE)
Keynote Presentation:
Benefits of Meditation for Treating Trauma and Anxiety-Related Disorders
- James Spira, PhD, MPH, ABPP  (1.5 CE)
Ageism in Society, Psychology, and You
- Lucas Morgan, PhD  (1.5 CE)
Does Tequila Make Clothes Fall Off? Myths and Truths About Alcohol
- Diane Logan, PhD (1.5 CE)
Disaster Mental Health: The Impact of Media on Public Relations, Beliefs and Behavior 
- Ryan I. Yamane, MSW, MBA (1.5 CE)
Keynote Presentation:
Beyond Cyber-Bullying: Rapidly Evolving Forums Impacting Youth Social Structures 
- Helen Hsu, PsyD (1.5 CE)
Keynote Presentation:
Uncharted Territory: The Changing Landscape of Family Life and Couples Relationships
- Stephanie Coontz (1.5 CE)
Keynote Presentation:
Self-Hypnosis Techniques for In-session and Inter-session Therapeutic Support 
- James Spira, PhD, MPH, ABPP  (1.5 CE)
Talking About Sex and Sexuality With Non-Binary and Transgender Teens 
- Laura S. Anderson, PsyD (.75 CE)
Transformation From Technologically Phobic Psychologist to International On Line Practitioner 
- Laura S. Anderson, PsyD  (1.5 CE)
Bicultural Identity Integration Amongst Native Hawaiian College Students 
- Kahanaaloha Kuikahi-Duncan, PhD (.5 CE)
Keynote Presentation:
Attention in the Age of Smartphone Distractions 
- Larry Rosen, PhD (1.5 CE)
FACETS: Exploring Potential IT Barriers to Health Care
- Charles Lepkowsky, PhD (1.5 CE)
A Snapchat Worthy Life: The Pitfalls of Seeking Moments to Post Rather Than Experience
- Meag-gan Ann O'Reilly, PhD (1.5 CE)
Keynote Presentation:
Working With the Media: Things You Need to Know About Going Public
- Stephanie Coontz (1 CE)
Crisis Text Line: 24/7 Crisis Support at Your Fingertips
- Misha Harris, MA (1 CE)
Keynote Presentation:
Video Gaming in Clinical Practice: Leyline and Geek Therapy Techniques in Practice 
- Anthony M. Bean, PhD  (1.5 CE)
Implementing Evidenced-Based Care in a Large Healthcare System: Lessons Learned 
- Millard Brown, MD (.75 CE)
The Use of Technology With Rural Veterans at VA Pacific Islands Health Care System 
- Graciete Lo, PhD, Monica Thompson, PsyD & Sheryl A. Rivera, RN (.75 CE)
Serving the Mental Health Needs of College Students in Hawai'i 
- Alexander Khaddouma, PhD, Allyson Tanouye, PhD, Hannah Im, PsyD & Aris Banaag, MFT (1 CE)
Assisting First Generation Asian-American College Students in Acclimating to College 
- Koko Nishi, PsyD  (1.5 CE)
Keynote Presentation:
Telebehavioral Health: Legal & Ethical Best Practice Overview 
- Marlene M. Maheu, PhD  (1.5 CE)
Insurance Companies on Telehealth: Policies, Reimbursements and Procedures
- Hawai'i Insurance Companies and James Spira, PhD (1 CE)
Keynote Presentation:
Conversation on PSYPACT: Facilitating Telehealth Across Jurisdictional Boundaries
- Alex M. Siegel, JD, PhD (1 CE)
The Science and Art of Publishing in a Psychology Journal
- Bryan S. K. Kim, PhD (1.5 CE)
Hawai'i Practicum, Internship and Post-Doc Site Overview and Networking
Graduate Student and Early Career Psychologist Professional Development Program
Can't attend in person? Registrants will have live webinar access to many of the workshops and presentations. Attend the convention from the comfort of your home or office.
Keynote Speakers
Scott D. Miller, PhD
Scott D. Miller is a co-founder of the International Center for Clinical Excellence , an international consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavior health. Dr. Miller conducts workshops and training in the United States and abroad, helping hundreds of agencies and organizations, both public and private, to achieve superior results.  He is one of a handful of "invited faculty" whose work, thinking, and research is featured at the prestigious "Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference."  His humorous and engaging presentation style and command of the research literature consistently inspires practitioners, administrators, and policy makers to make effective changes in service delivery.
Scott is the author of numerous articles and co-author of Working with the Problem Drinker: A Solution Focused Approach (with Insoo Berg [Norton, 1992]), The "Miracle" Method: A Radically New Approach to Problem Drinking (with Insoo Kim Berg [Norton, 1995]), Finding the Adult Within: A Solution-Focused Self-Help Guide (with Barbara McFarland [Brief Therapy Center Press, 1995]), Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Foundations, Applications, and Research (with Mark Hubble and Barry Duncan [Jossey-Bass, 1996]), Escape from Babel: Toward a Unifying Language for Psychotherapy Practice (with Mark Hubble and Barry Duncan [Norton, 1997]), Psychotherapy with Impossible Cases: Efficient Treatment of Therapy Veterans (with Mark Hubble and Barry Duncan [Norton, 1997]), The Heart and Soul of Change (with Mark Hubble and Barry Duncan [APA Press, 1999] and Bruce Wampold [2 nd Edition, 2009]), The Heroic Client: A Revolutionary Way to Improve Effectiveness through Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Therapy (with Barry Duncan [Jossey-Bass, 2000], and Jacqueline Sparks [Revised, 2004]), The ICCE Feedback Informed Treatment and Training Manuals (ICCE Press, 2012), The Cycle of Excellence (Wiley, 2017), and Feedback Informed Treatment (APA, 2017). Learn more about Dr. Miller here .
Stephanie Coontz
Stephanie Coontz is the Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families and emeritus faculty of History and Family Studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. She currently serves as an advisor to MTV for its anti-bias campaign.
She is the author of five books ( see here for a complete listing ) on gender, family, and history, including Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage, which was cited in the US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality. She has edited and contributed chapters to more than 25 other books, and her writings have been translated into a dozen languages. 
In addition to long-form and academic writing, you may have seen her on television, including Oprah Winfrey, the Today Show, and PBS News Hour, or heard her interviewed on NPR. Coontz's articles ( see here for a list of selected articles ) have appeared in both popular and academic media, from The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Journal of Marriage and Family. As a passionate advocate for academics in public life, Coontz conducts media training workshops around the country, both for professional groups and at academic institutions, including Notre Dame, Columbia, and UCLA. Learn more about Stephanie Coontz here.
Helen H. Hsu, PsyD
Helen Hsu is a staff psychologist, Asian American specialist, and lecturer at Stanford University, current president of the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), and Training Advisory Committee Member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellowship Program.
She is also an adjunct professor at Palo Alto University. Helen also served on the APA Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression, and was a Union City Human Relations Commissioner for 10 years.
As a bi-cultural, bi-lingual clinician, Helen has worked within the Alameda County Behavioral Healthcare system in roles ranging from intern to clinical supervisor within Asian Community Mental Health Services and the City of Fremont Youth and Family Services.
Her work has focused primarily on intersectional diverse communities, culturally responsive treatment, parenting education, school-based clinical services, grief and loss, and mentorship and leadership training of psychology students. She has worked extensively in private practice and is a consultant for the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and author of several book chapters on clinical topics. Learn more about Dr. Hsu here .
Larry D. Rosen, PhD
Larry Rosen is Professor Emeritus and past chair of the psychology department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist with specialties in multitasking, social networking, generational differences, parenting, child and adolescent development, and neuropsychology, and is recognized as an international expert in the "Psychology of Technology."
Over the past 30-plus years, Dr. Rosen and his colleagues have examined reactions to technology among more than 100,000 people in the United States and in 22 other countries. His latest book, "The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World" (MIT Press, 2016), won the PROSE Award for neuroscience in 2016. Dr. Rosen has been featured extensively in television, print, and radio media and has been a commentator on 60 Minutes, The Daily Show, Good Morning America , NPR, and CNN.
Dr. Rosen has four children including one in the iGeneration, one in the Net Generation and two in Generation X and three grandchildren to watch growing up with technology. He lives in San Diego, California. For fun he creates works of "art" from a combination of old computer technology, clocks and early rock and roll music. In his free time he enjoys reading international intrigue novels, fiddling with his newest geek toy, going to independent films, and trying to find ways to keep his "Humanware" safe from all the hardware and software vying for his attention. Learn more about Dr. Rosen here .
Marlene M. Maheu, PhD
Marlene Maheu started delivering her first telehealth service in 1994. Donned the "telepsychology visionary" by former APA President Pat DeLeon, she is a consultant, researcher, author, and trainer. Dr. Maheu trains professionals interested in legal and ethical best practices related to telehealth and various technologies. She serves as the Executive Director of the Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. , where she oversees professional training in telebehavioral health via an eLearning platform that has served behavioral clinicians from 73 countries.
For more than twenty years then, Dr. Maheu's focus has been on legal and ethical risk management related to the use of technologies to better serve behavioral health clients and patients. She has served on a dozen professional association committees, task forces and work groups related to advancing telebehavioral health as well as establishing standards and guidelines for telebehavioral health. She has written dozens of peer-reviewed articles and is the lead author of multiple telehealth textbooks.
As Faculty Associate of the  Nicholas A. Cummings Doctor of Behavioral Health Program, School of Health Solutions , she teaches doctoral students how to work with technology as behavioral health professionals. As Editor-in-Chief of the Telebehavioral Health News, she oversees the publication of a weekly newsletter and providing a community blog as free educational services to help TBHI's community of more than 14,000 licensed professionals. From 1994-2016, she was the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of SelfhelpMagazine, an online portal that supported millions of consumers worldwide.
As the Co-Founder and President of the Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science (CTiBS) from 2011 to the present, she has led the nonprofit organization through several initiatives to responsibly advance the use of technology in the behavioral sciences. The initiatives include the development of interdisciplinary Telebehavioral Health Competencies and the launch of the Journal for Technology in Behavioral Science (JTiBS), which is funded and published by Springer Publishing. CTiBS is also focused on developing credentialing for telebehavioral health practitioners. Learn more about Dr. Maheu here .
James Spira, PhD, MPH, ABPP
Jim Spira is a Licensed Psychologist (HI, CA), in private practice (Pacific Behavioral Health), and 2017 President of the Hawaii Psychological Association. He obtained his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley with a specialty in Health Psychology, and completed postdoctoral fellowships in Psychiatry at Stanford and Neurology at Scripps Clinic. He served on the faculties of the Medical Schools of Duke University, University of California San Diego, and the University of Hawaii. Dr. Spira also served as Director, Division of Health Psychology at Naval Medical Center San Diego, and Director of the US Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD Pacific Division. He has over 200 books, chapters, research articles, and professional conference presentations, and has lectured throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Spira is Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology. Learn more about Dr. Spira here .
Anthony Bean, PhD
Anthony Bean is a Licensed Clinical Depth Psychologist, a video game researcher, and the Executive Director at The Telos Project, a thriving nonprofit mental health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas that focuses on video gamers, their families, and healthy boundaries. He has been consulted as an expert for CNN, SXSW, Inverse, Polygon, and internationally for Gehirn & Geist. Dr. Bean has also appeared on radio, podcasts, and been a sought-after keynote speaker and conference speaker in the United States, Canada, and Russia. Between consultations, therapeutic work, and managing two businesses, he regularly speaks around the United States at video game conventions about the psychology of video games. Dr. Bean holds a doctorate in Philosophy in Clinical Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and he specializes in the therapeutic implications of video games and gaming. He works with children and adolescents and often uses video game character identification as a therapeutic technique. Dr. Bean has authored multiple academic articles, book chapters, and the two books-Working with Video Gamers and Games in Therapy: A Clinician's Guide (Routledge, 2018) and The Psychology of Zelda: Linking Our World to the Legend of Zelda Series (Ben Bella, 2019)-while being active on Twitter with a following of around 2600 individuals (@VideoGameDoc). Learn more about Dr. Bean here.
Alex M. Siegel, JD, PhD
Alex Siegel is an attorney and clinical psychologist. Currently, Dr. Siegel is the Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) for the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. In his role as DPA, he serves as a liaison between ASPPB and state and national psychological associations. He was staff to the APA/ASPPB/APAIT joint task force on telepsychology and to the ASPPB task force on regulations for interjurisdictional telepsychological practice. In addition, Dr. Siegel consults with state governments, attorneys, courts and maintains a small clinical and forensic practice. 
The HPA Behavioral Health Convention
October 25 & 26, 2019

East-West Center Imin Conference Center
1777 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848
HPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. HPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Three of our presenters (Bean, Maheu and Rosen) will be joining us through a closed worldwide web connection. They will be able to see, hear and interact with the audience as if they were in the same room.
Hawaii Psychological Association
P.O. Box 833
Honolulu, Hawaii 96808