MPA’s Continuing Education Program

A number of continuing education programs are developed by the Minnesota Psychological Association(MPA) Education and Training Committee, and all continuing education events sponsored by MPA are reviewed by that committee or a representative of the committee.  If you are interested in submitting a proposal to do an education session in 2024 click here.

While psychologists are the primary audience for MPA’s continuing education programs, other mental health professionals and students are welcome as attendees.

Continuing Education Approval

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 content.

The MPA Office maintains attendance records of all continuing education event attendees for a period of at least three years.  Attendance for the entire duration of the event is required to receive continuing education credit.

Continuing Education Events

MPA sponsors a range of continuing education programs on a variety of topics of interest to psychologists.  These programs include:

First Friday Forums

These three-hour virtual programs are held mornings of the first Friday of the month. They are co-sponsored by the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department. Click here to view the calendar of upcoming programs.

Friday Forum Encores

These three-hour Friday morning virtual programs are held three or four times a year and are co-sponsored by the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department.  The Encore programs have been held previously as a Friday Forum or other MPA continuing education event and have received high ratings by program attendees. Click here to view the calendar of upcoming programs.

On-Demand Webinars

MPA has an online catalog of on-demand webinars for viewing. The catalog is a compilation of informative, virtual, self-serve, 1-3 CE credit trainings that meet APA standards. The presentations are targeted to meet learning needs in addition to licensure requirements. Practitioners may purchase the training and then watch on-demand at their convenience. CEs require a post-test based on the learning objectives. The online catalog was designed for students, Early Career Psychologists, Urban and Rural providers, and clinicians of other disciplines. Click here to view the catalog.

Distinguished Scholar Lectures

The Distinguished Lectures are offered twice a year at Macalester College and are co-sponsored by the Macalester College Psychology Department. The one and a half hour lectures are by nationally known scholars who present their research on topics of interest to psychologists and students. Click here to view the calendar of upcoming programs.


MPA sponsors periodic one or two-day conferences.  Major conferences at the present time include:

  • The President’s Conference is on a topic selected by the MPA president.
  • Multicultural Conference/Summit

Annual Conference

The MPA Annual Convention is a two-day spring conference with a variety of concurrent sessions, poster sessions, and keynote addresses along with opportunities for networking and growing your industry knowledge via exhibitors and sponsors. 

Continuing Education Event Proposal Submissions

MPA members and other professionals are welcome to submit proposals for MPA’s continuing education events by completing the proposal form on this website. Click here to learn more or submit a CE Event Proposal.

If you have questions about MPA's programs or speakers, please contact MPA at [email protected].