We invite you attend the Minnesota Psychological Association’s 82nd Annual Convention! This year’s convention theme is “Sharpening Clinical Skills to Enhance Client Care”. Throughout the event you can expect clinically rich presentations focusing on health psychology and primary care, assessments and consultation, children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Our audience for this event is focused on psychologists, mental health professionals, and students in psychology and related areas. Participants will want to be sure to take advantage of the networking opportunities, exhibit hall, and education sessions featuring experts from around the state and nation! We hope to see you there!

Thank you for joining us!

Thank you to those who joined us for this year's Annual Convention on April 20-21! Check out some photos from the day by clicking here.



CONVENTION SCHEDULE

Click here to view the onsite brochure.

Click here to view the full convention schedule.

Click here to view the poster presentation schedule.

Click here to view the registration brochure which includes a PDF summary of the schedule.

PRICING

               On or Before April 13                          Onsite
  Full Convention One Day Full Convention One Day
Member $330 $225 $405 $300
Non-Member $435 $335 $510 $405
Student* $110 $68 $195 $152

*To receive the student rate, you must be a full-time student. MPA reserves the right to request copies of student fee statements to verify status.

MPA Event Refund Policy:  A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $10 handling fee, will be given if a written or emailed cancellation is received at least five working days before the scheduled program begins.  No refund will be given after Monday, April 16, 2018.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Kirk Strosahl, Ph.D., LP will speak on the growing maze of acceptance based behavioral therapies, and will provocatively address whether we have the same wine in different bottles. Dr. Strosahl, a national leader in psychotherapy practice, is one of the founders of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and has consulted, trained, published, and lectured widely on ACT for many years.
Sue Abderholden, MPH will address the importance of engaging with clients and their families to improve outcomes. Ms. Abderholden is the Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota (NAMI). Ms. Abderholden is a passionate advocate for people with mental illness both nationally and in our state. She is recognized as the leading mental health advocate in the State of Minnesota.

LOCATION

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441
(763) 559-6600
www.cpplymouth.com

ANNUAL CONVENTION COMMITTEE  

Co-Chairs: Bruce L. Bobbitt, Ph.D., LP (MPA President) and Mary Louise Stevens, Ph.D., LP
Denny Anderson, M.A., LP
Stefanie Bauer, Psy.D., LP
Heidi Bausch, M.A.
Steve Gilbert, Ph.D., ABPP, LP
Susan Rydell, Ph.D., LP
Matthew Syzdek, Ph.D., LP, M.B.A.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Platinum

 

Silver

CentraCare Health
Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury
Minnesota Behavioral Health Network
Sanford Health
Susan McPherson, Ph.D., ABPP, LP, LLC

 


 

Convention attendees can earn up to 15 continuing education credits. Attendance at an entire session is required to earn continuing education credit for that individual Keynote Presentation, Concurrent Session, or Poster Viewing. In order to receive continuing education credit for a two part presentation (as indicated by Part I and Part II in the title), both parts must be attended in full. Attendance will be verified by monitors in each session.

 

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 becoming 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, policy makers, and practitioners.