VISIT PAR AT APA 2017!

PAR is looking forward to seeing you this week at the American Psychological Association’s 125th Annual Convention.

Make sure to stop by and visit us in booth #322 while you’re there—we’ll have some of our newest product samples and lots of other great things to show you! Plus, you could win an AAB or RIAS-2 kit! Just drop your business card in the drawing box. We’re choosing one winner at random per day.

All orders placed at the PAR booth during APA receive 15% off plus free U.S. ground shipping!

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC!

Are you attending the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Convention? Make sure to stop by the PAR booth while you are in San Antonio! You can use your conference discount to order your favorite assessment products or learn about our newest releases while visiting with PAR staff and authors. Stop by the PAR booth to meet the following authors and experts: Cecil Reynolds, PhD, Wednesday, February 22, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Scott Poland, DEd, Wednesday, February 22, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Steven Feifer, DEd, Thursday, February 23, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Peter Isquith, PhD, Thursday, February 23, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.   And don’t miss these presentations: Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales, Second Edition (RIAS-2): Development, Psychometrics, Applications, and Interpretation Cecil Reynolds, PhD Wednesday, February 22, 2:30 to 4 p.m.   Increasing the School Psychologist’s Role and Improving Defensible Threat Assessment Scott Poland, DEd, and Julie Alexander Gettman, PhD Wednesday, February 22, 2:30 to 4 p.m.   The Neuropsychology of Mathematics: Diagnosis and Intervention Steven Feifer, DEd Thursday, February 23, 8:00 to 9:50 a.m.   A Neuropsychological Approach for Identifying and Remediating Specific Reading Disorders Steven Feifer, DEd Friday, February 24, 8:00 to 9:20 a.m.   A Neuropsychological Approach for Identifying and Remediating Specific Math Disorders Steven Feifer, DEd Friday, February 24, 10:00 to 11:20 a.m.   Memory Assessment Matters: Recent Developments in Memory Science, Assessment, and Intervention Julie Alexander Gettman, PhD, and Kathleen Woodward, EdS Friday, February 24, 12:00 to 1:50 p.m.   Looking forward to seeing you in Texas!
Are you heading to Denver for the 2016 APA Convention? Make sure to stop by the PAR booth to say hi! We will have samples of new products on hand, so be sure to ask about our latest releases! Also, be sure to pick up a complimentary clipboard while you are at the booth. Many PAR authors will be participating in sessions at APA, so take this opportunity to learn from the psychologists who created some of your favorite assessments. Here are just a few sessions we think you will enjoy. Check your program guide for locations. Session 1044: Continuing Education Workshop #107: Advances in Addressing Violence—Assessment, Attachment, and Treatment Thursday, August 4 8:00 AM to 3:50 PM Lisa A. Firestone, coauthor of the Firestone Assessment of Self-Destructive Thoughts™ (FAST™) and Firestone Assessment of Suicide Intent™ (FASI™), Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts™ (FAVT™), and the Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts™-Adolescent Session 1305: Beyond the “Replication Crisis”—Diverse Considerations for Psychology's Future Thursday, August 4 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM Scott O. Lilienfeld, author of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory™–Revised (PPI™-R) Session 4018: Integrating Science and Practice—Beneficial Theory–Detrimental Theory Sunday, August 7 8:00 AM to 9:50 AM Scott O. Lilienfeld, author of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory™–Revised (PPI™-R) Session 3357: Lee Gurel Lecture: Public Misunderstandings of Psychological Science and Their Implications for Teaching Saturday, August 6 4:00 PM to 4:50 PM Scott O. Lilienfeld, author of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory™–Revised (PPI™-R) Session 2022: Understanding and Reducing Cognitive Biases Friday, August 5 8:00 AM to 9:50 AM Scott O. Lilienfeld, author of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory™–Revised (PPI™-R) Session 1143: The DSM-5 Alternative Model for Personality Disorder: Rationale and Research Thursday, August 4 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM Leslie C. Morey, author of the Personality Assessment Inventory™ (PAI®) and the Personality Assessment Inventory™–Adolescent (PAI®-A) Session 1243: Sophisticated Simplicity—The Art of Writing Reader-Friendly Assessment Reports Thursday, August 4 1:00 PM to 2:50 PM Cecil R. Reynolds, author of the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales™, Second Edition (RIAS™-2), the Reynolds Adaptable Intelligence Test™ (RAIT™), the Test of General Reasoning Ability™ (TOGRA™), and more Session 1262: Mental Health and Well-Being–II Thursday, August 4 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM William M. Reynolds, author of the Reynolds Child Depression Scale™–2nd Edition (RCDS™-2) and Reynolds Child Depression Scale™–2nd Edition: Short Form (RCDS™-2:SF), the Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale, 2nd Ed. (RADS-2™) and Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale, 2nd Ed. Short Form (RADS-2™:SF), and more
PAR staff and authors are on the way to Chicago for this year’s conference. If you are in Chicago for NCDA, make sure to stop by the booth and say hi! Several PAR authors will be presenting on career-related topics. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from them! Integrating CIP and RIASEC Theories in Career Interventions and Services Wednesday, June 29, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Janet Lenz, PhD & Bob Reardon, PhD, authors of Handbook for Using the Self-Directed Search®: Integrating RIASEC and CIP Theories in Practice   Exploring the Gender Gap in STEM: The Impact of Women's Ratings of Mathematical and Scientific Self-Concept on Aspirations Friday, July 1, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Melissa Messer, MHS, co-author of the Self-Directed Search® (SDS®) Form R, 5th Edition   Examining the Differences in Interest, Skills, and Abilities Across the Workforce Friday, July 1, 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Melissa Messer, MHS, co-author of the Self-Directed Search® (SDS®) Form R, 5th Edition   Using an Interactive Career Counseling Tool to Engage Clients Friday, July 1, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Jennifer Greene, MSPH, co-author of The Veterans and Military Occupations Finder™   The Relationship Between RIASEC Personality Types and Negative Thinking: Implications for Career Counseling” Friday, July 1, 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Jennifer Greene, MSPH, co-author of The Veterans and Military Occupations Finder™   Assessing Your Clients’ Work Values: A New Way to Home in on Occupational Matches Friday, July 1, 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Jennifer Greene, MSPH, co-author of The Veterans and Military Occupations Finder™  
For the first time, PAR will be participating at the Florida Homeschool Convention in Orlando, Florida, May 26-28, 2016. The convention is sponsored by the Florida Parent-Educators Association, an organization dedicated to serving homeschooling families in Florida. The family-oriented event is the largest homeschool convention in the U.S., with more than 15,000 attendees each year. Parents and students make up a large majority of attendees, making this the ideal setting to learn about the Self-Directed Search® (SDS®). If you are attending the FPEA convention, stop by the SDS booth to say hi and learn about the assessment. At a time when many students are deciding whether to go to college, choose a major, or pursue a career, the SDS can help them find the fields of study and career paths most suited to match their skill set. This is an especially crucial function to the homeschooled student, as they may not have access to a traditional guidance office. Conference attendees will be able to see sample SDS Summary Scores and Interactive Reports. They may also purchase the SDS at a special convention price. The SDS is one of the most widely used career interest tests in the world. With more than 1,200 occupations, 1,000 programs of study, and 800 leisure activities, the SDS gives students more choices. In our global economy, the possibilities are limitless…and sometimes overwhelming. The SDS can help these homeschooled students focus their search.  
Are you headed to New Orleans for NASP? Be sure to stop by booth #306. PAR will be there to demonstrate PARiConnect, show you how to access our free online Training Portal, and give you a hands-on look at our latest products.  The following PAR authors will be at the booth to answer your questions: The following PAR authors will be presenting at the conference. Make sure to check out these can't-miss sessions:
  • Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales™ (RIAS™-2): Development, Psychometrics, Applications, and Interpretation (MS061), Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, Wednesday, February 10, 12:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
  • The Neuropsychology of Mathematics: Diagnosis and Intervention (MS057), Steven G. Feifer, DEd, Thursday, February 11, 8 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
  • Unstuck and on Target: An Elementary School Executive Function Curriculum (MS155), Lauren Kenworthy, PhD, Friday, February 12, 8 a.m. to 9:50 a.m
  • DBR Connect™: Using Technology to Facilitate Assessment and Intervention (MS140), Lindsey M. O’Brennan, PhD, and T. Chris Riley-Tillman, PhD, Friday, February 12, 4 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.
  • Concussion Management Skill Development for School-Based Professionals (DS006), Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, Friday, February 12, 1 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
  • Introducing the BRIEF®2: Enhancing Evidence-Based Executive Function Assessment (WS038), Peter K. Isquith, PhD, and Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, Saturday, February 13, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Plus, all orders placed at the PAR booth during NASP will receive 15% off as well as free shipping and handling! Follow PAR on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the conference!
bostonWill we see you at the INS Annual Meeting? If you are attending INS, make sure to stop by the PAR booth to see our newest products, get a demo of PARiConnect, or check out our free online Training Portal. Don’t miss this chance to learn from PAR authors: Plus, all orders placed at the PAR booth during INS will receive 15% off as well as free shipping and handling! Follow PAR on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the conference!
Are you attending the National Academy of Neuropsychology Annual Conference? Make sure to stop by the PAR booth (104, 106, and 108) to check out some of our new and upcoming releases. We will have copies of the new Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales™, Second Edition (RIAS™-2), the Child and Adolescent Memory Profile™ (ChAMP™), and more on hand. Plus, preview and preorder your copy of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function®, Second Edition (BRIEF®2)! Don’t miss a presentation by Brian L. Brooks, PhD, co-author of the ChAMP and the upcoming Memory Validity Profile™ (MVP), who will be presenting a CE workshop, Advanced Pediatric Assessment, Thursday, November 5 at 1 p.m. Remember, all orders placed at the PAR booth during NAN, including preorders, will receive 15% off as well as free ground shipping and handling!
Did you know that it’s easy to arrange a PAR-sponsored workshop in your area? Whether we send one of our Clinical Assessment Consultants to your location or train a multi-site group via a Webinar, we offer a host of training opportunities customized to meet your needs. PAR is even approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education credits. To learn more about our workshops and Webinars, check out our workshop brochure.  
Attending the National Career Development Association Global Conference in Denver? Make sure to stop by the PAR booth (#36-37) to see our newest products! The Self-Directed Search (SDS) and the Working Styles Assessment (WSA) will be featured in a few presentations during the conference. Check your programs for room and time information. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about these two products! #5-2 Holland Codes Change When Clients Have More Answer Options: The SDS With a 2– and 5–Point Likert Scale Ever wondered if there was an advantage to the number of answer options on interest inventories? Why does the SDS have 2 answer options while the Strong has 5? Research will be presented on the implications of having 2 or 5 answer options on the Self–Directed Search (5th edition). Melanie Leuty and Erica Mathis, University of Southern Mississippi #5-9 Once a Leader, Always a Leader? Examining the Trajectories of O*NET Work Styles across Career Stages Workplace strengths and preferences are often developed and refined over the course of a lifetime. Work Styles, as measured by the Working Styles Assessment, are personal characteristics that affect job performance and satisfaction. Individual trajectories and differences in Work Style preferences during early, mid and late career stages are examined. Heather Ureksoy, PAR, Inc. #5-4 Using a Career Course to Assist a Diverse Student Population in Exploring Careers and Imagining Future Possibilities Understanding diverse student populations is necessary to becoming an effective practitioner. This presentation will share research on why students from varied ethnic groups choose to enroll in a career development course, how they differ in levels of negative thinking and shed light on Self–Directed Search constructs such as profile elevation and differentiation. Vanessa Freeman, Christine Edralin, and Emily Fiore, Florida State University