Submit A Session - Call for Proposals

The MPA Education and Training Committee is accepting proposals for presentations during the 2021 calendar year. Proposals may be submitted on an ongoing basis, but the committee will begin reviewing proposals on July 14, 2021.

It's strongly encouraged that proposals are submitted by Monday, July 13 at 5:00 pm. However, proposals will be accepted until the schedule is full.

Based on a recent MPA member survey, potential continuing education event attendees are particularly interested in programs on the following topics:

  • Child/pediatric/adolescent/developmental issues
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Ethics
  • Neuropsychology related topics
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • GLBTQIA+ issues
  • Legal issues, Forensics, Court System

We are also seeking proposals related to cultural competence and research/evidence-based clinical topics across the lifespan.

Proposals from MPA members and non-members alike are welcome. Notification of decisions on proposal acceptance will occur within three (3) months of submission.

MPA sponsors a variety of continuing education events including Friday Forums that are three-hour training sessions held in the Twin Cities that focus on clinical practice issues. Presenters receive a $250 stipend for their Friday Forum program. Other continuing Education programs may include full-day conferences and special one-hour programs and workshops. Some programs may be offered as live webinars or recorded for inclusion in MPA’s continuing education online library that is under development. The audience for MPA’s continuing education events includes psychologists and a variety of other mental health professionals/practitioners.

MPA is an approved continuing education sponsor for the American Psychological Association, and each section of information on the proposal form is required. A resume or curriculum vitae for each presenter needs to accompany the proposal.

By providing a copy of this information to MPA and signing the attached form, you acknowledge you comply with APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists (see http://www.apa.org/ethics/code2002.html.)

How to submit your proposal for an MPA Continuing Education program:

Online Form

or

Click here to download a fillable PDF version of the form. Email your completed proposal to [email protected].

 

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.