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Save the date for PPA2017! June 14-17, 2017
Omni Bedford Springs Resort

Join us as we live a little, learn a lot at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, PA. This new venue provides opportunities to enjoy life while earning CE credit at the same time. Opportunities to experience nature, relax by the pool or at the spa and mingle with colleagues abound at Bedford. We hope that you will join us to experience this for yourself!

PPA2017 Theme: Striving to Overcome Interpersonal Violence

PPA2017 will carry on the theme started in 2016 of Overcoming Interpersonal Violence. This important theme permeates all aspects of our society, with technology heightening knowledge of these forms of interpersonal violence, and shedding light on action and inaction that occurs at all levels. The pervasive nature of interpersonal violence has long-lasting impact on everyone involved, including the attainment of developmental stages, positive interpersonal relationships, and healthy coping skills. Areas that will be addressed as we strive to overcome interpersonal violence during 2017 are community violence, human trafficking, domestic violence, Title IX/campus violence and bullying in all forms, including cyberbullying.


The goal, as it was in 2016, is to establish strategies to help our communities move from cultures of detachment and violence to cultures of cooperation, peacefulness, and nonviolence. Topics will seek to identify ways to highlight psychology’s value in homes, schools, workplaces, and our communities at large. We, as psychologists, can become change agents by working with other professionals and agencies to identify causes that fuel violence and develop concrete tools that address and remedy these issues. Nonviolence can be promoted through advocacy and the dissemination of educational tools that reinforce an evolving view of cultural differences, self-awareness, violence, and trauma.

Interested in presenting at PPA2017? Click here to download the Call for Proposals form! The deadline for proposals is Friday, December 9.


Location and Lodging - The Omni Bedford Springs Resort:

2138 Business 220
Bedford,PA 15522
Phone: (814) 623-8100

The legend began more than 200 years ago at Bedford Springs, where eight mineral springs gained fame as a mecca of rejuvenation. The legacy continues at the world-class Springs Eternal Spa incorporating treatments with mineral waters, and a magnificently restored golf course. From the luxurious guest room accommodations and delectable dining venues, to cutting-edge conference rooms—they have preserved all of the original historic charm with the addition of modern creature comforts.

Located in South Pennsylvania’s scenic Cumberland Valley just 90 minutes from Pittsburgh, 2 hours from Washington, D.C. and three hours from Philadelphia, Omni Bedford Springs Resort is 3 miles off the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Exit 146. Experience the unrivaled luxury and service of the AAA Four Diamond Omni Bedford Springs Resort, a National Historic Landmark.


PPA has a limited number of rooms available at the group rate of $189.00/night plus tax. Valet parking is included in this rate! Make your reservation online by clicking the link above, or call 1-800-THE OMNI to make your reservation via phone.

You'll have the option to join the SelectGuest program when registering online. This free rewards program will give you free wifi in your hotel room while staying at Bedford. Signing up is free and comes with other great amenities!


We're looking forward to living a little and learning a lot at PPA2017!

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