OHP Summer Institute

2016 Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) Summer Institute
OHP Innovation and Creative Strategies Leading to Total Worker Health
July 12-14, 2016

Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union, Rooms 327-329
Address: 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97201

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Keynote speakers

Day 1 (July 12, 2016): Arnold Bakker, PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Arnold BakkerKeynote Presentation: Creative Approaches to Employee Work Engagement
Abstract: Engaged employees are enthusiastic about their work and feel full with energy. Scholars and practitioners are more and more aware of the importance of employee work engagement, since an increasing number of studies indicate that engagement has implications for bottom line organizational outcomes. Engaged workers put more effort in their work than non-engaged workers and therefore they perform better. They make fewer mistakes, are more creative, and have clients who are more satisfied. In his presentation, Prof. Bakker will discuss the latest developments in employee work engagement research. He will use Job Demands–Resources theory to give an overview of the most important drivers of engagement. Additionally, he will discuss what leaders can do to facilitate employee work engagement. Prof. Bakker will also illustrate how employees can mobilize their “ego resources” to be creative, and use their personal strengths in order to deal with job demands and stay engaged.
More information: www.arnoldbakker.com or www.profarnoldbakker.com

Day 2 (July 13, 2016): Glorian Sorensen, PhD, MPH, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts   

Glorian SorensenKeynote Presentation: Work and Health:  Evidence on the Pathways to Implementing Total Worker Health
Abstract: The conditions of work are central to worker health and safety,  and represent critical pathways through which integrated policies, programs and practices shape a range of outcomes. These outcomes include occupational diseases and injuries traditionally associated with exposures on the job, as well as other prevalent health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, arthritis, substance abuse, and depression.  The conditions of work include the physical work environment and the organization of work, e.g., job tasks and demands and psychosocial factors.  These conditions of work are a central to the Total Worker Health Program.
            This presentation will address three questions important to understanding Total Worker Health:  (1) What is it?  The presentation will describe what is meant by an integrated approach to worker health and safety, using definitions from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for Total Worker Health and others, focusing particularly on the central role of the conditions of work.  (2) Why do it?  The presentation will examine the rationale for this approach from the perspective of worker health and safety outcomes as well as employer outcomes.  (3) Will it work?  The presentation will describe the evidence for the effectiveness of integrated policies, programs, and practices, and the pathways through which Total Worker Health interventions may operate.  In the exploring these questions, this presentation will examine the roles of the conditions of work in shaping health and safety outcomes.

Day 3 (July 14, 2016): Eva Demorouti, PhD, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Eva DemeroutiKeynote Presentation: Bottom up interventions to stimulate effective functioning
Abstract: Inspired by the idea that individuals are active agents who can also influence their job, the presentation will focus on job crafting. Job crafting refers to proactive and voluntary adjustments that individuals make in their work in order to make it more meaningful and satisfying. According to the Job Demands-Resources model employees can increase resources, increase challenges, and decrease demands. The aim of the presentation will be to present recent evidence on the predictors and outcomes of job crafting using longitudinal and diary studies as well as studies incorporating other ratings. To highlight the usefulness of job crafting, a bottom-up job crafting intervention will be presented which aims to stimulated job crafting behavior of employees such that they (re)design their job demands and job resources according to their preferences. The presentation will conclude with evidence on the effectiveness of the intervention to increase well-being and performance among different occupational groups. The basic premise is that job crafting can be used in addition to top-down approaches to improve jobs in order to overcome the inadequacies of job redesign approaches, to respond to the complexity of the contemporary jobs, and to deal with the needs of the current workforce.

Additional Speakers

  • Michael P. Leiter, PhD, Centre for Organizational Research & Development, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, Canada
    Title : Improving Civility Contributes to Well-being at Work
    Click for abstract
  • Jack Dennerlein, PhD, Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences & Harvard School of Public Health
    Title : Safety Incentives, Safety Climate, and Total Worker Health® in the Dynamic Environment of Commercial Construction
    Click for abstract
  • Liu-Qin Yang, PhD, Portland State University
    Title : Workplace Mistreatment Management: Nipping Mean Behavior Before It Starts
    Click for abstract
  • Jennifer Rineer, PhD & Jamie Pina, PhD, MSPH, RTI International
    Title : Organizational Barriers and Novel Solutions to Improving Occupational Health
    Click for abstract
  • Jennifer Dimoff, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    Title : With a Little Help from My Boss: Supervisors as Resource Facilitators
    Click for abstract
  • More to be announced. Full agenda coming soon.  


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    Registration Information        
    • Full price: 3 days - $400; 2 days - $300; 1 day - $200        
    • Reduced rate: [Employees representing Oregon government; (all) educational institutions; and (all) labor]        
      3 days - $300; 2 days - $200; 1 day - $100        
    • Cancellation policy posted with online registration details

    Hotel Booking

    Two blocks of hotel rooms have been reserved for the nights of July 11 to July 14.

    MODERA - 515 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201
    --Reservation method: Guests to call hotel directly at 877.484.1084 ask for "OHSU/PSU Psychology Event" or reserve online at www.hotelmodera.com using the group code “PSYCH2016".
    --Premiere King Room $249.00.
    --Rate includes complimentary wireless internet (Wifi) and daily passes to 24-Hour Fitness gym. Does not include parking cost. Room rate available 3 days pre/post block dates, based on availability.

    UNIVERSITY PLACE HOTEL - 310 SW Lincoln Street, Portland, OR 97201
    --Reservation method: Guests to call hotel directly at 866.845.4647.
    --Room rates (Comfort Room): $100 for Single/Double Occupancy; $110 for Triple Occupancy; $120 for Quadruple Occupancy.
    --Rate includes Wifi and breakfast buffet.  Does not include parking cost. Room rate available 2 days pre/post block dates, based on availability.

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    2015 OHP Summer Institute

    The OHP 2015 Summer Institute took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Download the OHP 2015 Announcement. Visit the St. Mary's University Occupational Health Psychology website for more details.

    2014 OHP Summer Institute

    2014 Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute: Advancing Theory and Practice in the Context of Total Worker Health

    July 16-18, 2014, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

    This 3-day institute featured regional, national, and international researchers and practitioners in occupational health psychology, total worker health, and safety research and practice.
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    Institute Program

    Day 1: Occupational Health Psychology - Scholarly Work Advancing Theory

    Welcome and Introduction of OHP Summer Institute
    Leslie Hammer, Ph.D., Director, Occupational Health Psychology Program, Portland State University; Co-Director, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC)*
    Bio & Summary

    Featured Speaker:

    OHP in the Aging Workforce: Theoretical and Empirical Advancements
    Mo Wang, Ph.D., University of Florida, National Science Foundation
    President, Society for Occupational Health Psychology
    Bio & Summary
    Slides Unavailable

    What Should we Actually DO for Older Workers? Identifying the research gaps in organizational practice and interventions
    Donald Truxillo, Ph.D., Portland State University
    Bio & Summary
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    Economic Stress: A Primer for Occupational Health Researchers
    Robert Sinclair, Ph.D., Clemson University
    Bio & Summary
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    Work-Life Boundary Control and Identity Management: A New Frontier for Occupational Health
    Ellen E. Kossek, Ph.D., Purdue University
    Bio & Summary
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    Letting Go: Research on Recovery from Work Stress and Employee Well-being
    Charlotte Fritz, Ph.D., Portland State University
    Bio & Summary
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    Day 2: Intersection of Theory & Practice: Total Worker Health

    Institute Keynote Speaker:
    TWH in the Context of Occupational Health Psychology: Integration of Health Protection and Health Promotion
    Laura Punnett, Ph.D., Director, Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) *
    Bio & Summary

    So you want to improve TWH? Critical principles and tactics for creating organizational and behavior change
    Ryan Olson, Ph.D., Project Principal Investigator, OHWC*
    Bio & Summary
    Slides Unavailable

    PHLAME: An example of a complete TWH intervention program from conception to ROI
    Kerry Kuehl, MD and Diane Elliot, MD - Project Principal Investigator/ISC Chair, OHWC*
    Bio & Summary
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    Panel Discussion: Building a TWH Center: From Nuts and Bolts to Politics
    Laura Punnett, Ph.D., Director, CPH-NEW*
    Kent Anger, Ph.D., Director, OHWC*
    Jack Dennerlein, Ph.D., Associate Director, Harvard School of Public Health Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing *
    Diane Rohlman, Ph.D., University of Iowa Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence (HWCE)*
    Bio & Summary

    What TWH Means to Early Adopting Organizations: The Practitioners Perspective
    Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH, Education co-PI, OHWC*
    Bio & Summary
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    Evidence-Based TWH Programs: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?
    Kent Anger, Ph.D., Director, OHWC*
    Bio & Summary
    Slides Unavailable

    *NIOSH-Funded Total Worker Health Center of Excellence (COE)

    Day 3: Practical Interventions in the Workplace

    Day 3 will be available soon below as a recorded webinar.

    Featured Speaker:
    Disseminating and Implementing Evidence-based Prevention in the Workplace
    Jeffrey Harris, MD, MPH, MBA., University of Washington
    Bio & Summary
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    Mental Health Awareness Intervention

    Kevin Kelloway, Ph.D., Saint Mary's University
    Bio & Summary
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    Self Monitoring and Self Management
    Brad Wipfli, Ph.D., Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU *
    Bio & Summary
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    Work, Life & Stress - Reflections of an Occupational Medicine Physician
    Carol Gunn, MD, CIH, Occupational Medicine, Portland, Oregon
    Bio & Summary
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    The Aging Workforce: An Ideal Application of TWH. So Why is it so Difficult?
    Steven Hecker, MSPH, Co-Director Education Core, OHWC*
    Bio & Summary
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    2012 OHP Summer Institute

     The first annual Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute: Improving Worker Safety, Health and Well-being, was held on July 16 - 19, 2012. This event was presented by the Occupational Psychology Program at Portland State University, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center, and the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety at St. Mary’s University.

    The institute was attended by a mix of academic researchers and practitioners from around the world with topics ranging from safety climate, work organization, and stress, to employee health and the work family balance. It was particularly beneficial to share the differing perspectives found between researchers and practitioners.

    Speakers included:

    • Joseph Hurrell, PhD, NIOSH (ret.), Editor, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
    • Dr. Yueng-hsiang (Emily) Huang, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
    • Nanette Yragui, PhD, Occupational Health Research Psychologist
    • David Cadiz, MBA, PhD, Research Associate, Oregon Nurses Foundation
    • Arla Day, PhD, Saint Mary’s University
    • Deborah Fell-Carlson, SAIF Corporation, Dede Montgomery, CROET
    • Bing Lin, M.S., Doctoral Student Industrial/Organizational and Occupational Health Psychology Training Program, Portland State University
    • Leslie Hammer, PhD, Portland State University, Occupational Health Psychology
    • Dov Zohar, PhD, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    • Natalie Schwatka, M.S., AEP, Doctoral Student, Ergonomics & Human Factors Training Program, Department of Environmental & Radiological Health Services, Colorado State University
    • Krista Hoffmeister, M.S., Doctoral Student Industrial/Organizational Psychology Training Program, Colorado State University
    • Tony Barsotti, Safety Manager, Temp Control Mechanical, Portland