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

Thursday, April 11 - Friday, April 12, 2019



Click here to register online.

Attn: Students - If you are interested in applying for a scholarship to attend the conference, please click the link below.

Student Scholarship Interest Form


Click here to view the registration brochure which includes a PDF summary of the schedule.


                On or Before March 1            March 2 - April 4                       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 Event Refund Policy:  A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $10 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, April 4, 2019.


Thomas Joiner, Ph.D., Why People Die by Suicide
Joseph Lee, M.D., The Opioid Epidemic - What It Says About Us and Lessons for Our Future


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

If you need a hotel room, be sure to reserve one right away by calling (800) 227-6963 or (763) 559-6600 and indicate you are with the MN Psychological Association meeting so that you can get the negotiated discount. The deadline to make your reservation is March 20, 2019.


Get involved today by exhibiting at or being a sponsor of the 83rd Annual Conference. As an exhibitor, sponsor, or advertiser, you will receive recognition throughout the convention and visibility to over 250 attendees. Our exhibit space sells out every year so be sure to sign up right away!

Click here to view the different opportunities available.

Click here to fill out the online application form.


Chair - Mary Louise Stevens, Ph.D., LP
Denny Anderson, M.A., LP
Heidi Bausch, M.A.
Bruce L. Bobbitt, Ph.D., LP
Steve Gilbert, Ph.D., ABPP, LP
Susan McPherson (2019 MPA President)
Susan Rydell, Ph.D., LP
Matthew Syzdek, Ph.D., LP, M.B.A.


Convention attendees can earn up to 14.5 continuing education credits. Attendance at an entire session is required to earn continuing education credit for that individual Keynote Presentation, Concurrent Session, or Poster Viewing. Attendance will be verified by monitors in each session.


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.