Friday & Saturday, April 15 – 16, 2016
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West Hotel, Plymouth, MN

Final Program

This year's Convention Committee worked hard to create a dynamic program. Click on the link below to view session descriptions, poster listings, and much more!

View Final Program Here

Poster Merit Award Winners

The following posters were chosen by a selection of MPA Past Presidents as winners of the Poster Merit Award. The review criteria was based on diversity, etc.

Congratulations to this year's Poster Merit Award Winners!

  • Do Emotional Stability, Social Support, or Self Esteem Buffer the Effects of Childhood Emotional Abuse on Depression? by Patricia Frazier, PhD, LP
  • Health Behavior Change in Pediatric Patients Following the Delivery of 5-2-1-0 Healthy Messages During Well-Child Exams: An Innovative Illustration of Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care/Family Medicine, by Bethany Fiebelkorn Kennedy, PhD; Dana Brandenburg, PsyD, LP; Jerica M. Berge, PhD, MPH, LMFT, CFLE
  • The Effect of Parental, Community, and Household Type Characteristics on Sense of Agency in African American Children, by Stephanie Murphy, MA
  • The Changing Landscape of Rural Minnesota: An Examination of Rural Health Clinics and Providers in Minnesota, by Tom Allen, MA
  • God Image as a Moderator Between Religiosity and Guilt and Shame Proneness, by Nakisa Khoshnevis, BA
  • Attitudes about Mental Health Services and Professionals, by Kenneth B. Solberg, PhD, LP; Charles Benincasa, Gordon Baker, Matthew Brastrup, Erika Brink, Michael Brown, Mihaela DeLorenzo, Brent Haagenson, Abigail Herman, Paige Jablonski, Sara Johnstone, Theresa
    Lienau, Mariya Mirzoyan, Bronwyn Neeser, Christopher Siegfried and Kelly Spanier


An electronic version of most presentations are available to Convention attendees only. If you were a convention attendee and did not receive this information via email, please contact MPA at [email protected]

2016 Exhibitors

Argosy University, Twin Cities
Begin Healing, Inc.
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MN
BreezyNotes EHR
Compassion & Choices
Disability Determination Services
The Emily Program
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Headway Emotional Health Services
LifeSpan of Minnesota, Inc.
Mankato Clinic
Melrose Center
Mental Health Systems
Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
Minnesota Board of Psychology
Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance
Paragon Billing
People Incorporated Mental Health Services

Psychopharmacology & Collaborative Practice Division, Minnesota Psychological Association
Rose Hill Center
Sanford Health
VA Suicide Prevention Program

2016 Sponsors

Platinum Level Sponsors
Silver Level Sponsor
Bronze Level Sponsor

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.