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"Latino’s and the Death Penalty: Lynchings, Executions and Cultural Clinical Neuropsychology" by Antonio Puente, Ph.D. Nominee for APA President

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 7:30pm
The overall educational objectives for the audience include:
  • Understand the Atkins decision and intellectual disability 
  • Appreciate the usefulness as well as limits of clinical neuropsychology 
  • Appreciate the complexities of interfacing psychology, social, and legal concerns in a complex and contemporary social justice issue

RSVP by June 4th:

Antonio Puente, Ph.D.

Dr. Antonio Puente: Dr. Puente was born in Cuba and received degrees from the University of Florida (B.A.) and the University Robert M. Sellers of Georgia (M.S., Ph.D.). He was a clinical psychologist at a teaching psychiatric hospital and a professor of neuroanatomy at a medical school before becoming a Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Granada (Spain) and UCLA. Since 1982, he has maintained a private practice limited to clinical Ph.D. neuropsychology. In 2002, he founded and now co-directs (with a PharmD) a bilingual mental health clinic for the poor and uninsured at Cape Fear Clinic. He has authored/edited 8 books, 78 book chapters, 102 journal articles (English, Spanish and Russian). His research focuses on the interface between culture and clinical neuropsychology. He founded and edited Neuropsychology Review, the Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare, and a book series in clinical neuropsychology (33 books). He has lectured in over a dozen countries and supervised fellows or visiting scientists from Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and Spain. He has taught over 7,500 undergraduate students, supervised 30 graduate students and 6 post-doctoral fellows. He is Past-President of the North Carolina Psychological Association, North Carolina Psychological Foundation, National Academy of Neuropsychology, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40) and Hispanic Neuropsychological Society. He also served two terms as a Council Representative for Division 40. Other leadership positions held include chair of the Psychology Academy of the National Academies of Practice and several APA Boards and Committees ranging from the Board of Convention Affairs to the Committee for Psychological Tests and Assessments as well as served on others, including the Policy and Planning Board. He recently served on the Joint Committee for Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. Between 1993 and 2008, he was APA’s representative to the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology panel and was then elected to the Editorial Panel of the CPT (voting member). He was on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee. He received several awards, including: Fulbright Scholar Award 1983 (Argentina), UNCW’s Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Award 2009, North Carolina Psychological Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2008, the APA’s Karl Heiser Award 1996, Presidential Award 2006, State Leadership Award 2009, and Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice 2011.

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