85th Annual MPA Virtual Conference

Thursday, April 8 - Friday, April 9, 2021

Earn 7 CE credits per day!

We invite you attend the Minnesota Psychological Association’s 85th Annual Virtual Conference! Throughout the event you can expect clinically rich presentations focusing on health psychology and primary care, assessments and consultation, children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Our audience for this event is focused on psychologists, mental health professionals, and students in psychology and related areas. Participants will want to be sure to take advantage of the education sessions featuring experts from around the state and nation, as well as a virtual networking event and exhibits! We hope to see you there! 


Click here to register for one or both days of the virtual conference.

You must attend the full day(s) to receive CE credit. No partial credit will be awarded.

Students seeking conference scholarships - please click here to fill out the scholarship interest form.
This form will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 12. Students who fill out the application will be contacted by MPA after the March 12 submission deadline on the next steps regarding scholarship availability.


                           On or Before Mar. 5           Mar. 6 - April 7      
Member $135 $250 $150 $300
Non-Member $225 $400 $250 $450
Student* $45 $80 $50 $110

*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 wants all mental health professionals to have access to quality CE opportunities. If due to COVID-19 you are unable to work full time and can’t pay the full registration fee, please contact [email protected] to make other arrangements with staff.

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 an emailed cancellation is received at least three working days before the scheduled program begins. No refund will be given after Monday, April 5, 2021.

Plenary Sessions:

Thursday, April 8:

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

Friday, April 9:

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



Click here to view the current schedule and session descriptions
Program is subject to change at any time without notice.

Thursday Session Topics: 

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp): An introduction to treating psychosis with CBT 
Aimee Murray, Psy.D., LP

Tackling Tics: How to Use Behavioral Strategies to Manage Symptoms of Tourette Syndrome
Christine Conelea, Ph.D., LP

The Western Disease: Autism in the Somali Community
Yasmine Moideen, Ph.D., LP; Andrew Fink, Psy.D., LP

The Invisible End of The Autism Spectrum: Assessment, Diagnosis and Therapy
Barb Luskin, Ph.D., LP; Amy Carrison, Psy.D.

Friday Session Topics: 

Mandated Reporting in Trauma-Informed Settings
Katie Olson, J.D.; Miriam Itzkowitz, M.S.

Psychologists in Public Service: Successfully Navigating Unique Clinical and Ethical Challenges With Those Less Served
Colt J. Blunt, Psy.D., LP; Ann LaValley-Wood, Psy.D., LP; Thomas T. Lenhardt, Psy.D., LP; Jennifer L. Harrison, Ph.D., LP; Andrew Fink, Psy.D., LP

Substance Abuse
Michael Tkach, Psy.D., LP

Racial Healing
Bryana H. French, Ph.D., LP

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities

Click here to view the sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

Click here to sign up as a sponsor and/or exhibitor.

Please contact Katie Benson with any questions: [email protected]

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.