Conference Programming

Conference Program

The conference will begin on Thursday morning, June 16th, and conclude on Sunday morning, June 19th, 2010.

Pre-conference sessions will be held on Wednesday June 15th.  For the schedule of pre-conference workshops, please click here

Conference Program (now available for download)

2011 SCRA Biennial Conference Overview/At-a-Glance


Event & Link to more info


Wednesday June 15th



Sessions run


Pre-Conference Meeting -Transformative Change In Mental Health

Adler School of Professional psychology

(17 N. Dearborn St. Community Hall, 15th floor)




Preconference Workshops

  1. Structural Equations Modeling: An Introduction (9-5pm)
  2. Applications of Hierarchical Linear Modeling: An Overview and Some Recent Developments (9-5pm)
  3. Doing Policy Work as a Community Psychologist (9-4pm)
  4. GIS Tutorial and Workshop for Community Research and Action (9-5)
  5. The Able Change Framework: Applying a Conceptual and Methodological Tool for Promoting Systems Change (1pm - 5pm)



National-Louis University (122 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th floor)

 Thursday June 16th


Registration Opens

Roosevelt University Congress Lounge (2nd fl)


Sessions begin

Roosevelt & Harold Washington Library


Keynote Speaker (Marca Bristo)

Harold Washington Library 400 S. State St. (9th Floor Winter Garden)


Welcome Reception

Winter Garden


Student Night Out

Millennium Park

  Friday June 17th


Registration Opens; Mentoring Program Orientation; Breakfast Meetings

Roosevelt University


PLENARY SESSION: The Future of Community Psychology Training and Education for Practice

Harold Washington Library


Conference Sessions Begin

Roosevelt & Harold Washington Library


Mentoring Small Groups

Roosevelt University



DePaul Sponsored Reception

Art Institute of Chicago (Columbus Ave Entrance)

Saturday June 18th


Registration Opens; Orientation; Breakfast Meetings

Roosevelt & Harold Washington Library


Conference Sessions Begin

Roosevelt & Harold Washington Library


Mentoring Small GroupsRoosevelt University


Women's Night Out

Park Grill Millennium Park

11 North Michigan Ave


LGBT Night Out

Las Mananitas in Boystown (3523 North Halsted Street)

  Sunday June 19th


Conference Room Available in the Fairmont Hotel

Fairmont Hotel (200 N Columbus Ave)


Keynote Speaker

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        We are excited to announce that our Keynote Speaker for our Plenary Session on            
        Thursday June 16th at 2:00pm will be Marca Bristo.

Marca Bristo is President and Chief Executive Officer of Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, one of the nation's foremost disability rights organizations.  She helped guide Access Living-one of the nation's first centers for independent living-from its small beginnings into an organization with a budget of $4 million.      

From 1994-2002, Bristo served as the Presidentially-appointed Chairperson of the National Council on Disability (NCD).

Ms. Bristo currently serves as Vice President for North America of Rehabilitation International, President of U.S. International Council on Disabilities and serves on the Boards of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, The United States International Council on Disability, and Citizen Action of Illinois Board. 

She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Distinguished Service Award of the President of the United States; the Americans with Disabilities Act Award for her role in the creation and passage of the law; the Henry B. Betts Award. Ms. Bristo also was named by Chicago Sun Times as one of Chicago's "100 Most Influential Women".

Ms. Bristo holds two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Beloit College, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rush College of Nursing. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Bob Kettlewell, son Sam, and daughter, Madeline.


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