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PPA2019 Convention

PPA2019, PPA's Annual Convention, will be held from June 19-22 at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA. Join us for 4 days of networking, collaboration, and education!

6/19/2019 to 6/22/2019
When: June 19 - 22, 2019
9:00 AM
Where: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
300 W Station Square Dr
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15219
United States
Contact: Erin Brady

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We are a Wonder

“If the prospect of living in a world where trying to respect the basic rights of those around you and valuing each other simply because we exist are such daunting, impossible tasks that only a superhero born of royalty can address them, then what sort of world are we left with? And what sort of world to do want to live in?” Wonder Woman #170

The definition of a hero is “a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model or ideal”. The theme for 2019 celebrates psychologists as heroes – to each other, and to those we serve.  “Heroes” use their wisdom (including scientific knowledge and grounding), courage, justice and compassion to help others. What better example of this is there than psychologists? As a community, we share characteristics of steadiness and strength that have served well as we have grown personally and professionally, both individually and as the organization that is the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. Within the field of psychology, regardless of differing views, there is still mutual respect, support, openness, and a commitment to justice and equity.

The goal of this year’s theme is to continue to share these skills and views with those within, and outside, of our organization. How can we be involved in the world outside of PPA to champion these views and ideals? What ways can we continue to support our members and our clients? Exploring these themes will allow us to grow as a community of heroes together, as we strive to exemplify compassion, wisdom, justice and courage both internally, and externally. 



Use the links below to view information about PPA2019!  


2019 Convention Schedule
Registration Rates
Workshop Listing

Hotel Information 
Make your reservation online by clicking here!
Keynote Speaker

Psychopharmocology Breakfast Speaker

Psychology in Pennsylvania Speaker


What is the All-Access Pass? 
The All-Access Pass provides all-inclusive pricing! The All-Access Pass is perfect for convention goers who are interested in attending not just the educational sessions but the meals and social functions as well! This rate includes your registration at the convention and everything that entails (all workshops and PPA events, including the Keynote Address and Town Hall Meeting), as well as all of the ticketed events at a special discounted rate!


The All-Access Pass includes:

  • PPA2019 registration—all four days
  • All ticketed events, including:
    • Lunch with the State Board of Psychology
    • Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception
    • PPA Annual Banquet & Awards Dinner
    • Psychology in Pennsylvania Luncheon
    • Student/ECP Reception
    • Special Gift

Select “All-Access Pass” during the registration process to take advantage of this great rate!


Cancellation Policy

All workshop registration cancellation requests must be made in writing to Iva Brimmer, Director of Administration ( - no phone cancellations will be accepted. Cancellation requests made more than 72 hours before the workshop will result in a 50% refund of the registration fee. PPA cannot postpone registrations and/or transfer fees to future events.

Cancellations made less than 72 hours before the workshop and no shows for the Convention will result in forfeiture of the entire registration fee.

PPA recognizes that serious issues, out of the attendee’s control, may arise and could prevent an attendee from cancelling their registration by the

 Special Needs

The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is committed to providing access and support to persons with special needs who wish to participate in the programs we sponsor. Persons with disabilities and special needs are encouraged to contact PPA at 717.232.3817, no less than three weeks before the conference, for further information.

Continuing Education Credits

PPA2019 Annual Convention is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.

Credits Offered:

Workshops that qualify for the ethics requirement as mandated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology are noted in the workshop descriptions. Certificates of Completion will be available online to participants who attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation form. Partial credits will not be given.

IMPORTANT REMINDER! A participant may arrive no more than 10 minutes late nor leave more than 10 minutes early to receive credit for a program. Please arrive early to register!

APA: The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.


Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors in Pennsylvania can receive continuing education from continuing education providers approved by the American Psychological Association. Since the Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education, licensed social workers, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed professional counselors will be able to fulfill their continuing education requirement by attending PPA continuing education programs.

 Program Categories

Introductory: Participants need no prior knowledge of your specific topic or content to participate fully and effectively in the program. The information you are presenting or the skills you are teaching will be unfamiliar to those enrolled although they will be practicing mental health providers or active teachers/researchers.

Intermediate: Participants should have some basic knowledge of the specific content you will cover, but need not have in-depth knowledge or skills. The program will provide information at a level beyond the basic knowledge of the topic.


Advanced: To participate fully, those enrolled must possess a substantial working knowledge or skill level in your specific content area. Generally, the knowledge or skill involved is currently used by the participant in his/her job. At this level, advanced techniques or knowledge would be offered to refine and expand current expertise.