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Annual Convention 2018

June 13-16, 2018
Doubletree Valley Forge in King of Prussia, PA
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ASPIRE to More in 2018!

Psychologists face many pressures as they are entering, maintaining, or exiting their practice, whether this is in academia, private practice, within a hospital or forensic setting, school, or elsewhere. PPA seeks to help our members not only to succeed in these endeavors, but to excel.

To this end, the theme for PPA2018 considers issues faced by psychologists that include, but are not limited to: repayment of student loans, innovative practice models, reimbursement, self-care, colleague assistance, social and community-building, practice research networks, mentorship, work-life balance and much more. Psychologists are resilient - which can be seen in how they adapt to the ever-changing demands of the healthcare marketplace. While succeeding professionally is important, it is equally essential that psychologists focus on achieving their personal goals and aspirations. With tools provided by PPA and colleagues, we will learn and grow from each other both personally and professionally to reach the levels to which we ASPIRE.

Use the links below to view information about PPA2018!  


2018 Convention Schedule
Registration Rates
Online Registration

Workshop Listing

Hotel Information 
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Keynote Speaker

Psychology in Pennsylvania Speaker
Click here for a paper registration form with full course descriptions


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:

  • PPA2018 registration—all four days
  • All ticketed events, including:
    • ASPIRE85 Luncheon Reception
    • Lunch with the State Board of Psychology
    • Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception
    • PPA Annual Banquet & Awards Dinner
    • Psychology in Pennsylvania Luncheon
    • Student/ECP Reception
    • Party Like it's 1985 Dance

All this for less than what you would pay for these options individually! Select “AAP” 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

PPA2018 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.



PPA2018 Handouts

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Handouts for PPA2018 - PPA's Annual Convention
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
S01 - Emerging Leaders - APA Telepsych Guideli.pdf PDF (79.88 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
S01 - Emerging Leaders DMH Volunteer Activitie.pdf PDF (433.65 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
S01 - Emerging Leaders Presentation.pdf PDF (1.34 MB) Administration 6/6/2018
S01 - Emerging Leaders Summary of Disciplinar.docx DOCX (15.05 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W04 - Indirect Bullying in Children and Adoles.pdf PDF (5.51 MB) Administration 6/6/2018
W05 - Advanced Boundaries [Compatibility Mode].pdf PDF (155.53 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W07 - Strange Bedfellows Politics Psychothera.pdf PDF (589.22 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W08 - evaluating youth handouts.pdf PDF (946.25 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W08 - single county authority.pdf PDF (434.1 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W10 - Act 120 and 235 Agreement.docx DOCX (28.38 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W10 - Act 120 Psychological Evaluation Form.pdf PDF (92.34 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W10 - Act 235 Psychological Exam Form.pdf PDF (224.39 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W10 -Public Safety Evaluations.pdf PDF (127.55 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W11 - Empathy Gap Presentation.pdf PDF (562.82 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W12 - Assessment Identification Mgmt of MCI PDF (2.88 MB) Administration 6/7/2018
W13 - Multicultural Perspectives on Eating Dis.pdf PDF (494.95 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W15 - Advanced Ethical Decision Making - A Sc.pdf PDF (1.47 MB) Administration 6/6/2018
W16 - Ancillary Materials 2.pdf PDF (21.49 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W16 - Ancillary Materials.pdf PDF (1021.24 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W16 - Developing Cultural Competency with Refu.pdf PDF (72.27 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W18 Self-Care PDF (3.81 MB) Administration 6/14/2018
W19 Contemporary App of CFP.pdf PDF (422.42 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W20 - Lunch with the State Board of Psychology PDF (72.53 KB)  more ] Administration 6/11/2018
W21 - Fictional Transgression Scenario.pdf PDF (4.38 MB) Administration 6/6/2018
W21 - NonjusticeSystem-5-2017-Public.pdf PDF (131.3 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W22 - Suicide Prevention Panel.pdf PDF (314.84 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W23 - APA principles.pdf PDF (222.84 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W23 - Discussion of Difficult Ethical Issues.docx DOCX (114.11 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W25 - How well do you know your ethics 2018.pdf PDF (107.3 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W26 - Intoxicating Cycles of Shame.pdf PDF (12.14 MB) Administration 6/6/2018
W27 -Loss of a Client to Suicide Bibliography.docx DOCX (17.54 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W29 - Psych in PA Lunch-The essentials of scre.pdf PDF (117.07 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W29 - Supplemental handout for Assessing Suic.docx DOCX (29.98 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W30 - Pre-operative Psychological Evaluation a.pdf PDF (286.62 KB) Administration 6/6/2018
W32 - Authentic Ethics and Self-Reflection.pdf PDF (1.02 MB) Administration 6/6/2018
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