Thinktank & Town Hall - APA 2020 Keynote Session

This combined thinktank-town hall session will produce practical recommendations for decision makers to increase inclusive collaboration between expert clinicians, researchers and policy/social change advocates to help address issues significant to psychology and society at large. The discussion will be facilitated by a panel of experts who have successfully bridged at least two of the arenas of practice, research, and policy, who will share some of their successes and lessons learned from their cross-collaborations. Panelists will then offer suggestions of how these kinds of synergistic partnerships can be encouraged in our field, for example in publishing, awarding grants, and developing in practice guidelines.

Presented by:

Thema Bryant-Davis, Ph.D.

David S. Bathory, PsyD

Marylene Cloitre, Ph.D.

Anne P. DePrince, Ph.D.

Dean G. Kilpatrick, Ph.D.

Sheila A.M. Rauch, Ph.D., ABPP

Carolyn B. Allard, Ph.D., ABPP

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify ways to engage in reciprocal collaborations between trauma research, practice, and policy/social change advocacy

2. Consider the implications of my work beyond my arena (i.e., research, clinical, policy)


Panelists are experts who have successfully bridged at least two of the sectors of clinical care, research, and social or policy advocacy: Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD; David S Bathory, PsyD; Marylène Cloitre, PhD; Anne P. DePrince, PhD; Dean G. Kilpatrick, PhD; Sheila A.M. Rauch, PhD, ABPP. Division 56 President, Carolyn B. Allard, PhD, ABPP, is Chairing the session.


Bathory, DS (2015) “Personality, Relationships, and Decision Making with Relational Dynamics”, International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics, v 4/4, p 41-56.

Bryant-Davis, T., Ellis, M., Edwards, N., Adams, T., Counts, P., Arline-Bradley, S., Sadler, K. (2016). The Role of the Black Church in HIV/AIDS Prevention: Exploring Barriers and Best Practices. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology.

Kilpatrick, D. G. & Hahn, C. K. (2019). Navigating accusations of sexual violence: What everyone ought to know and do. The Behavior Therapist, 42(6), 198-207.

Oprel DAC, Hoeboer CM, Schoorl M, De Kleine RA, Wigard IG, Cloitre M, ... & Van der Does W. (2018). Improving treatment for patients with childhood abuse related posttraumatic stress disorder (IMPACT study): protocol for a multicenter randomized trial comparing prolonged exposure with intensified prolonged exposure and phase-based treatment. BMC Psychiatry,18, 385.

Stojek, M., McSweeney, L.B., & Rauch, S.A.M. (2018). Neuroscience Informed Prolonged Exposure Practice: Increasing Efficiency and Efficacy through Mechanisms. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 12(281). doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00281.

Wright, N.M., Olomi, J.M., & DePrince, A.P. (2020). Community-engaged research: Exploring a tool for action and advocacy. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 21, 452-467.
  • Thinktank Keynote Collaboration.mp4
  • Live Interactive Town Hall Session.mp4
  • APA2020 Keynote TownhallThinktank Allard 7_27_20.pdf
  • Division 56 Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed