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PPA2015, June 17 - 20, Hilton Harrisburg, Downtown Harrisburg, One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

6/17/2015 to 6/20/2015
When: Wednesday June 17 - Saturday June 20
8:00 AM
Where: Hilton Harrisburg
One North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA  17101
United States
Contact: Judy Smith

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Location and Lodging

Hilton Harrisburg
One North Second Street • Harrisburg, PA
1-800-HILTONS or 717-233-6000

The Hilton Harrisburg will be the host hotel for the 2015 PPA Annual Convention. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel. When phoning for accommodations please identify yourself as a participant in the PPA Annual Convention to obtain the convention group rate.

Make your reservation online here, Use the conference group code PAPSYC in the Special Accounts category to get the group room rate.
Group Room Rates: $142 single/double, plus tax. The group rate is protected until May 20. If the room block is sold out before May 20, reservations will be accepted on a space availability basis only, and the rate you are charged will be higher.

Make your reservation early! We expect the room block to sell out before May 20. Convenient indoor parking is available in the Walnut Street Parking Garage, attached to the Hilton Harrisburg/Strawberry Square. Parking
fees are the responsibility of convention attendees. Check-in time begins at 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. If
you require a late check-out, please check with the staff at the hotel front desk to see if your request can be honored.

Cancellation Policy

Convention cancellations made by June 10, 2015, will result in a 50% refund. Convention registration cancellations must be received in writing. Meal and event tickets are not refundable. Please mail, email, or fax your written notice to Iva Brimmer, Business Manager, PPA, 416 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102 ( or fax 717-232-7294). Refunds requested after June 10, 2015, will not be honored. 

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 asked to contact PPA before June 1:
Judy Smith
Professional Development Specialist


PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for all our continuing education programs and their content. The
CE credits for each workshop are designated in the workshop descriptions.Workshops that qualify for the ethics requirement as mandated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology are noted in the workshop descriptions

You must attend the entire program in order to receive credit(s), complete the Participant Satisfaction/Evaluation form, and return it to your presenter or monitor at the conclusion of the program. Partial credits will not be given.


Certificates of Attendance will be available  online after the convention. 


(If you need assistance finding your certificates online, please feel free to call our office and we will be glad to help- 717-232-3817)

 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.


Act 48: The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is an approved provider for Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Certificates will be available to all School Psychologists following the conference. Non-PPA members must pay an additional $10 with registration for this service. If you need Act 48 credits, please include your Professional Personnel ID number on the registration form.


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.

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