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Join us for PPA's Early Career Psychologist Day! PPA understands that the road a psychologist takes as they finish their education and prepare to embark on their career can be difficult. PPA's ECP Day hopes to help alleviate some of this difficulty.

This even is sponsored by The Trust. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with fellow ECPs and seasoned psychologists, while earning CE credit. Lunch will also be provided.

Saturday, March 3, 2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration begins at 10:30 am

PPA Office
5925 Stevenson Avenue Suite H
Harrisburg, PA  17112

Registration Rates:
PPA Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $50.00

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Workshop Descriptions

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Being an ECP in Pennsylvania: Challenges & Opportunties (1 CE Credit)

This workshop will consist of an interactive discussion focused on identifying some of the current challenges (e.g. preparing for the EPPP, finances, professional identity development) early career psychologists are facing in Pennsylvania. In addition, it will outline various opportunities available to Early Career Psychologists (leadership roles, committees, advocacy). This workshop will be highly participatory.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Identify current challenges facing ECPs
2. Identify opportunities available for ECPs

12:15 - 2:15 pm
Identify Your Niche: How to Find the Clients and Setting That's Right for You (2 CE Credits)

This workshop will begin with a panel discussion highlighting various settings in which early career psychologists practice psychology. Panelists will give an overview of the setting in which they work (hospital, academic, forensic, private practice, integrated care, i/o psychology, and school psychology) after which, participants will break into small groups according to their practice interest and have a small group discussion with the panelists. This workshop will be highly participatory.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the various niches where psychologists can practice

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Self-Care: How Staying Connected to Other Psychologists Improve Your Ability to Provide Services to Your Client (1 Ethics CE Credit)

This workshop will focus on how to develop effective networking skills. The first part of this workshop will focus on explaining what networking is, the benefits of networking and to network. The second part of this workshop will explore how networking and being connected to other psychologists can help you take care of yourself and practice as an ethical clinician.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the concept of networking
2. Explain the benefits of networking
3. Describe how to network
4. Describe how networking improves your ability to practice ethically

3:45 - 4:45 pm
Practical Considerations for ECPs Starting Their Career in Psychology (Non-CE Credit)

There are several practical questions that psychologists need to consider when starting out in their careers, such as: should I start my own practice or be part of the group, what business structure should I use, what forms do I need, do I accept insurance, how do I develop my presence on the internet (website, blogs), and how do I build referral systems in my community (how to promote yourself)? This workshop will aim to address some of these concerns and provide participants with useful handouts on how to begin addressing these concerns.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the various practical considerations a psychologist should consider when starting their career in psychology

Event Contact:
Erin Brady
Membership Services Coordinator

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 event 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 cancellation deadline. Please contact PPA within one week of the final date of the event if you have any questions about your cancellation.


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
ECP DAY is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.

The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is an approved provider for Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


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