Earlier this month, the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP) of the American Psychological Association (APA) gave out the very first R. Bob Smith III, PhD, Excellence in Assessment Award.
The award, named after PAR’s Executive Chairman and Founder, R. Bob Smith III, PhD, will be given annually during APA’s national convention to an individual, group, or organization that has advanced the field of scientific assessment in individual psychological functioning, mental health, learning, or social and intellectual development. The award is unique in that recipients will be asked to present a workshop at the APA national convention designed to instruct practitioners in the use of a cutting-edge psychological assessment product or procedure or on a topic clinically relevant to psychological assessment.
This year, the award was given to Thomas Achenbach, PhD. Dr. Achenbach’s wife, Leslie Rescorla, accepted the award on his behalf.
Last week, during the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Conference in Atlanta, PAR sponsored the Trainers of School Psychology (TSP) poster session. Of 37 submissions to the poster session, three were randomly chosen as winners.
PAR is proud to announce these three posters as winners of the TSP poster contest!
Best practices in enhancing suicidality assessment skills using simulated patients
Stefany Marcus, PsyD, and Alexa Beck, MS, Nova Southeastern University
An empirical study of the perceptions of program accreditation by university program coordinators
Alana Smith, Ashley Carlucci, Dr. Jim Deni, Dr. Elizabeth M. Power, St. Rose University
Teaching psychoeducational assessment: Putting evidence-based practice to work
Sandra Glover Gagnon, Hannah Walker, and Haley Black, Appalachian State University
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the participants!
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a group you could contact to discuss professional assessment products? We thought so too, so PAR has established a discussion group on our LinkedIn page!
Originally started as a group for our University Partnership Program, we’d like to invite all PAR Customers to join our group where you can ask questions about—or share your experiences with—our assessment products.
The group is designed to encourage the discussion of academic uses, research pursuits, and assessment instruction using PAR proprietary instruments. Whether you are teaching students how to use assessment products and looking to share ideas with other instructors, using a PAR product and looking to connect with other users, or simply wanting to discuss assessments with other professionals, this group is an open forum for discussion on the use of PAR products.
Join the discussion! https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8668065
You may know that PARiConnect offers administration and scoring of some of your favorite PAR assessment products, but did you know the safety, security, and stability of our online assessment platform leads the industry?
PARiConnect was designed in strict adherence to HIPAA guidelines. The safekeeping of your clients’ sensitive information is extremely important. Client data remain solely within your control; PAR never accesses, aggregates, mines, or analyzes client data. Encryption ensures security in transmission and storage
Patient identification data are protected with TLS 1.2 encryption, and all internal PARiConnect communications are performed behind a firewall. All systems are hosted at a Peak 10 data center that is centrally located to our U.S. Customer base. In addition, PAR complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, certified to adhere to privacy and security principles outlined by the U.S. Department of Commerce to meet EU privacy concerns.
PARiConnect has only been offline for fewer than 30 minutes during 2017, which includes planned downtime to make updates. That means that you don’t have to worry about your access to PARiConnect—it’s always there when you need it!
Learn more about PARiConnect today! Join us for a free interactive Webinar on December 13 at noon ET to learn how to use PARiConnect to simply your assessment process. Register now!
PAR offers several ways that professors, students, and researchers can take advantage of special services and discounts!
Graduate students can qualify for a 40% discount on PAR proprietary products if they are conducting master’s thesis or dissertation research using any of our proprietary assessment instruments.
Furthermore, Customers who are conducting training with any of our proprietary assessment instruments in college or university measurement courses, internships, and/or clinical practicum programs can also qualify for a 40% discount on PAR products. Learn more about our research and training discounts.
Finally, PAR also offers the University Partnership Program, a concierge service for universities.
If you have any questions about training discounts or the University Partnership Program, contact Customer Support.