Call for Poster Proposals
Submission Deadline: November 10

The 82nd Annual MPA Convention Committee invites you to submit poster proposals for presentation at the 82nd Annual MPA Convention. This year we will be focusing on practical clinical  processes and skills. This focus is reflected in our theme for the Convention, Sharpening Clinical Skills to Enhance Client Care. While we will consider all qualified submissions, the committee is particularly interested in proposals that address established, emerging, and/or innovative practices in service delivery. 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 undeserved and diverse clients. We encourage students, early-career, mid-career and seasoned professionals to submit proposals.We deeply appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge, scholarship and creativity. Graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and clinicians are invited and encouraged to present a poster session. Be sure to read about the returning Poster Merit Awards below!

Selection Criteria

  • Explicate recent or current research
  • Enhance the knowledge, skills, and self-care of those working in the field
  • Impart new information
  • Share promising strategies and effective practices
  • Demonstrate innovative ideas/solutions

Submission Instructions

If you are ready to submit your poster for consideration, please click here. The submission deadline is Friday, November 10, 2017. Once you start the submission process, you cannot leave and then return.

Acceptance/Rejection Notifications

Notifications of acceptance and rejection will be e-mailed in November. All correspondence will be sent via e-mail. Notification will be e-mailed to the individual listed on the application as the lead presenter. That individual is responsible for and must notify other presenters.

Poster Merit Awards

Back by popular demand, we will be recognizing outstanding efforts to two different posters on each day, during this year's Convention. Posters will be judged by an esteemed group of MPA Past Presidents and will be assessed based on the following criteria. Poster winners will be announced each day at lunch and will receive a merit ribbon to hang with their poster for the duration of the day.

Originality of idea
Relevance to current professional practice
Addresses issues of diversity

Appropriate to research question

Visually compelling
Effective verbal explanations


Please contact the MPA office with any questions you have regarding the poster submission process at [email protected] or (952) 928-4657.


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.