84th Annual MPA Conference
Back to the Future: Current Trends in Clinical Practice

Thursday, April 2 - Friday, April 3, 2020

The 84th Annual MPA Conference has been cancelled because of safety concerns due to COVID-19.

MPA is hosting a virtual conference on Friday, April 24. Click here for more details!


All registrants will receive a full refund for their registration fee. Refunds will be issued back onto the original credit card used for purchase, or if you paid with a check, a check refund will be mailed to you. Please allow up to seven business days for your refund to process. We thank you for your patience during this time.

Hotel Reservations:

All reservations associated with the conference made directly through the hotel will be cancelled and refunded. If you made reservations via another source (i.e. Hotels.com or similar), you will need to contact the hotel directly to cancel. Please contact Katie Benson if you need assistance cancelling your hotel reservation.

Questions can be directed to [email protected]. We appreciate your patience during this time.


                On or Before Feb. 27           Feb. 28 - Mar. 26                    Onsite
One Day Full 
One Day Full 
One Day
Member $300 $225 $350 $225 $405 $300
Non-Member $435 $335 $435 $335 $510 $405
Student* $110 $68 $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 Conference Refund Policy:  A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $20 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 Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Featuring Plenary Speakers:

Beverly Greene, Ph.D., ABPP - Looking Back to Move Forward: Healing Racial Battle Fatigue in Turbulent Times

Dr. Greene is a Professor of Psychology at St. John's University and a practicing clinical psychologist in New York City. She is the author of over one hundred scholarly publications of which twelve have received national awards for making significant and distinguished contributions to the psychological literature. She is the recipient of nearly 40 national awards for distinguished contributions in scholarship, teaching and mentoring, leadership, service, ad advocacy in the form of longstanding pioneering professional contributions to the development of greater understandings of the intersections of race, gender, sexual orientation, and the development of multiple identity/intersectional paradigms.

Christopher Erbes, Ph.D., LP, ABPP - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Assessment and Treatment in Context

Dr. Erbes is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School with over 15 years of experience in the treatment, evaluation, and study of psychological trauma, PTSD, and associated conditions. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Texas Tech University and completed an internship at the Memphis VA Medical Center and a fellowship at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, both focusing on PTSD and severe mental disorders. He has worked as a staff clinician, supervisor, and team lead in a large outpatient PTSD specialty team. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Traumatic Stress. His research has been locally and nationally funded and he has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles on trauma, PTSD, and psychological functioning.


Location & Lodging:

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441

Discounted room rate is $125, reservations need to be received by Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
Reservations can be made online here, or by calling the hotel directly (763-559-6600) and requesting the Minnesota Psychological Association room block.

Below are steps being taken by the hotel regarding the coronavirus:

  • Complimentary hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout hotel public spaces and high traffic areas including near restrooms, elevators, front desk, bell stand, and group’s registration desks.
  • Daily cleaning/sanitizing of all public areas, public restrooms, elevators, entrances, and public surfaces.
  • Guestroom attendants are using more disinfectants in daily guestroom cleaning routines.
  • Hotel is providing disinfectant hand wipes in guestrooms placed near TV remote and in-room phone.

Thank you to our sponsors:



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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.