84th Annual MPA Conference
Back to the Future: Current Trends in Clinical Practice

Thursday, April 2 - Friday, April 3, 2020

We invite you to attend the Minnesota Psychological Association’s 84th Annual Conference! This year’s conference theme is “Back to the Future: Current Trends in Clinical Practice.” Our audience for this event is focused on psychologists, mental health professionals, and students in psychology and related areas.


Click here to register online.

Students seeking conference scholarshipsplease click here to fill out the scholarship interest form. 
This form will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 6. Students who fill out the application will be contacted by MPA after the March 6th submission deadline on the next steps regarding the scholarship availability.


                On or Before Feb. 27           Feb. 28 - Mar. 26                    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 Conference Refund Policy:  A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $20 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, March 26, 2020.


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

Full schedule with session descriptions coming soon.

Featuring Plenary Speakers:

Beverly Greene, Ph.D., ABPP - Looking Back to Move Forward: Healing Racial Battle Fatigue in Turbulent Times

Dr. Greene is a Professor of Psychology at St. John's University and a practicing clinical psychologist in New York City. She is the author of over one hundred scholarly publications of which twelve have received national awards for making significant and distinguished contributions to the psychological literature. She is the recipient of nearly 40 national awards for distinguished contributions in scholarship, teaching and mentoring, leadership, service, ad advocacy in the form of longstanding pioneering professional contributions to the development of greater understandings of the intersections of race, gender, sexual orientation, and the development of multiple identity/intersectional paradigms.

Christopher Erbes, Ph.D., LP, ABPP - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Assessment and Treatment in Context

Dr. Erbes is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School with over 15 years of experience in the treatment, evaluation, and study of psychological trauma, PTSD, and associated conditions. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Texas Tech University and completed an internship at the Memphis VA Medical Center and a fellowship at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, both focusing on PTSD and severe mental disorders. He has worked as a staff clinician, supervisor, and team lead in a large outpatient PTSD specialty team. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Traumatic Stress. His research has been locally and nationally funded and he has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles on trauma, PTSD, and psychological functioning.


Sponsorship / Advertising / Exhibit Opportunities

Click here to learn more about sponsoring, placing an ad, or exhibiting at the 84th Annual Conference.

Click here to fill out the online application form for ads, sponsors, and exhibitors.

Location & Lodging:

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441

Discounted room rate is $125, reservations need to be received by Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
Reservations can be made online here, or by calling the hotel directly (763-559-6600) and requesting the Minnesota Psychological Association room block.

Nominate a Colleague for an Award

Do you know someone who is doing excellent work in psychology? Are you yourself making outstanding contributions to the field? Nominate yourself or a colleague for an MPA professional award. Award winners will be recognized at the conference on Friday, April 2. Click here to view the awards.

Thank you to our sponsors:


Break Sponsor


The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the program and its contents.


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.