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MPA Phones are staffed Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. If you call outside of these hours, please leave a voicemail and a staff member will return your call as soon as possible. The best way to reach MPA staff is to email them at [email protected]. Thank you! 



Deadline has been extended for Call for Nominations to Monday, October 30th at 5:00 p.m.

MPA is calling for nominations for the following elected positions:
          2024 President-Elect (3 year term; 2024-2026)
          One (1) General Member (3 year term; 2024-2026)

These positions are also currently open if anyone is interested in stepping in to lead these divisions:
          Student Division Co-Chair position. This individual will serve a two-year term (2024-2025)
          Clinical Psychopharmacology & Collaborative Practice Division Chair. This individual will serve a three-year term (2024-2026).
          Psychologists in Health Care Organizations Division Chair. This individual will serve a three-year term (2024-2026).

The role of the Chair is a pivotal one for guiding the Division’s work. Please review the Division Chair Duties and Responsibilities in the MPA Policy and Procedures for additional detail.

Members of the Governing Council play an integral role in shaping how the science and practice of psychology is represented not only for our membership, but for the public at large in the state of Minnesota. If you find yourself passionate about the issues facing psychology in these changing times, we welcome your voice.

How to submit a nomination:
Please nominate others by emailing [email protected]. Self nominations are also accepted.* If you are nominating yourself, please provide the following:
         A brief statement of interest, indicating why you wish to serve and what your goals would be
        One-paragraph biographical statement
The deadline for nominations is 5:00 pm on Monday, October 23, 2023




The Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA) excitedly requests proposals to be presented at the 88th Annual MPA Conference to be held April 4-5, 2024, at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Bloomington, MN. Proposals on a wide range of topics related to the practice of psychology are welcome. In addition, the conference planning committee specifically is seeking  proposals that fit within one of four distinct educational “tracks” that attendees can follow throughout the conference. These tracks include working with adults, working with children/adolescents/families, the business of clinical psychology practice, and a student track.  The student track sessions will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2024 in conjunction with a poster session focused on undergraduate research. Topics for the student sessions might include careers in psychology, getting into graduate school, or making the most of the undergraduate research experience. Authors interested in presenting a poster at the 88th Annual MPA Conference should fill out the online session proposal application. Proposals are due by October 8, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.  Proposals accepted for presentation will then be scheduled for the conference program. 

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the program and its contents.




June 30, 2023

MPA Stands with APA to Denounce Recent Supreme Court Decisions

The Minnesota Psychological Association stands in solidarity with the American Psychological Association in denouncing two recent Supreme Court rulings. 

  • Right to consider race in college admissions: "...(we) deeply regret that the court discounted the substantial body of research demonstrating that exposure to diversity can reduce bias and improve educational outcomes for all students,” said APA CEO Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD.  APA argued that improving racial-ethnic diversity in higher education remains a compelling need as prejudice and underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minority groups are still present on college campuses today. 
  • Discrimination of same sex couples:  “We are disappointed that the court granted permission to individuals to discriminate in providing their services in a way that is contrary to the goals of Colorado’s anti-discrimination law,” said APA Chief Executive Officer Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD. “Research has shown that laws like Colorado’s can decrease stigma and associated adverse health consequences. By allowing discrimination in public accommodations, the court is preventing Colorado from curtailing the discrimination experienced by LGBTQ people and members of other disfavored groups, and the harmful stress that ensues.” 



Meet MPA Member Dr. Marina Bluvshtein.  Marina Bluvshtein, Ph.D., L.P., M.A., LMFT, is an Adlerian therapist, supervisor, educator, and researcher with Adler Academy.  She presents nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics related to Adlerian history, theory, education, and clinical practice. In addition to her practice in Minnesota, Dr. Bluvshtein is professor at Adler University in Chicago, IL, and Vancouver, BC. 

Click the video link above to learn more about Dr. Bluvshtein including her latest favorite book (The Courage to Be Disliked) and her mentors in the field of psychology. 


MPA Awards State Sen. Kelly Morrison With 2022 Legislator Of The Year Award


This past Monday, MPA awarded Minnesota state senator Kelly Morrison, MD with its Legislator of the Year award for her work as a representative during last year’s legislative session.  
At a small gathering with her on February 27th, MPA leadership and MPA Legislative Committee members presented the plaque honoring her with the award. MPA honored now-Senator Morrison for her outstanding work as the author on MPA’s provider tax bill, Medical Assistance Rates Adjustment bill, and other bills important to MPA in recent years. 
Of particular note, then-Representative Morrison was the chief author of the interstate psychology compact, known as PSYPACT, through the mostly virtual legislative process of the pandemic.  Due to her incredibly hard work, PSYPACT was only one of 12 bills that were signed into law during the entire 2021 session of the Legislature.  Additionally, she was also the chief author of the Telehelath law expansion, and worked with the health plans and DHS to provide for telephone only patient care as part of the Telehealth expansion.  

Legislative Grant from APA

MPA has received a legislative grant in the amount of $7,500 from APA Services, Inc. for expenses related to legislative efforts to address the Medicaid Rate Study and Provider Tax in MN. Thank you APA Services, Inc., including the APA Practice Directorate and the Committee for State Leaders (CSL) for administering this grant.

Thank you to Legislative Committee Co-Chairs Steve Girardeau and Dennis Hannon for facilitating the application of this grant. Their hard work and time spent on the application has helped MPA tremendously.

If you are interested in working on legislative issues that affect psychologists in Minnesota, this committee may be for you. Contact [email protected] to learn how to join the Legislative Committee.



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MPA Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation. Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds. We aspire to become alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policymakers, and practitioners.