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

Thursday, April 11 - Friday, April 12, 2019

 

REGISTRATION OPEN!

Click here to register online.

The Student Scholarship Interest Form is now closed. All submissions needed to be received by Friday, March 15.

If you would like to make a contribution to the student scholarship fund, please contact MPA at [email protected].

SCHEDULE

Click here to view the full schedule with session descriptions.

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

PRICING

                On or Before March 1            March 2 - April 4                       Onsite
  Full
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One Day Full
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One Day Full
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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.

FEATURING PLENARY SPEAKERS:

Thomas Joiner, Ph.D.
Thomas Joiner went to college at Princeton and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is The Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University (FSU). Dr. Joiner’s work is on the psychology, neurobiology, and treatment of suicidal behavior and related conditions. Author of over 675 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Joiner is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal 
Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, and was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship. He received the Dublin Award for career achievement in suicide research from the American Association of Suicidology, as well as research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and Department of Defense (DoD). The Lawton Professorship and the Dublin Award are the single highest honors bestowed, respectively, by FSU and the American Association of Suicidology. In 2017, he was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

 

Joseph Lee, M.D.

As the medical director for Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's youth services, Dr. Lee is Hazelden's thought leader on matters related to youth, addiction, families, and mental health. A triple-boarded physician, he completed his Adult Psychiatry residency at Duke University Hospital and his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Substance Abuse Committee.

Dr. Lee's experience with families from across the country and abroad provide him with an unparalleled perspective on emerging drug trends, co-occurring mental health conditions, and the ever-changing culture of addiction. Given his unique degree of specialization and powerful messaging, Dr. Lee has been featured in numerous media venues and national academic conferences alike. He is the author of Recovering My Kid: Parenting Young Adults in Treatment and Beyond, which provides an honest guide for parental leadership in times of crisis.

LOCATION

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

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.

EXHIBITOR & SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

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.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

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.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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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.