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83rd Annual MPA Conference
New Ideas that will Change your Clinical Practice

Thursday, April 11 - Friday, April 12, 2019



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


The 83rd Annual MPA Conference Committee invites you to submit session proposals for presentations at the 83rd Annual MPA Conference. This year we will be focusing on new ideas and hot topics in mental health. This focus is reflected in our theme for the conference, New Ideas that will Change your Clinical Practice. While we will consider all qualified submissions, the committee is particularly interested in proposals that connect new ideas, emerging research, or innovation to clinical practice. We encourage submissions that focus on practical clinical skills (the “how to” aspect of clinical practice) across a wide range of practice settings and populations including underserved and diverse clients. We encourage students, early-career, mid-career, and seasoned professionals to submit proposals.

The deadline for submissions was Thursday, November 1.

Click here for the poster proposal application form.

Annual Conference Committee Chair - Mary Louise Stevens, Ph.D., LP


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.