Call for Session Proposals
Submission Deadline: November 10

The 82nd Annual MPA Convention Committee invites you to submit session proposals for presentations 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.

The presentations will be organized into four tracks. Proposals about prevention, treatment and psychotherapy will be in tracks I, II and III.   Submissions that focus specifically on assessment and consultation across all populations and settings will be in track IV.

Track I: Children, Adolescents and Families
Track II: Adults and Couples
Track III: Health Psychology and Primary Care
Track IV: Assessment and Consultation - across all populations and settings

Selection Criteria

  • Relevance of the subject matter to the conference theme and to conference attendees
  • Potential for facilitating an ongoing exchange of ideas
  • An understanding of the  professional context of the presentation
  • How well the proposal meets a standard based on APA Criteria
  • Respect for cultural, individual, and role differences, including those based on age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status

Submission Instructions

If you are ready to submit a session for consideration, please click here. The submission deadline is Friday, November 10, 2017. Please know that once you start the submission process, you cannot stop and return later.

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.


Please contact the MPA office with any questions you have regarding the session submission process at [email protected] or (952) 928-4567.

By providing a copy of this information to MPA, you acknowledge you comply with APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists (see Persons whose names are submitted must have given consent prior to being included. Participants who wish to attend any portion of the Annual Convention outside of their session must register as an attendee of the convention.


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.