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Register Today for PPA's Spring Continuing Education Conference!
April 4 - 5, 2019

Holiday Inn - Grantville, PA

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Workshop Handouts

Registration Type
(per workshop)
 Before March 12  After March 12
PPA Members $80.00/workshop $95.00/workshop
Non-members  $130.00/workshop $145.00/workshop
Student Members  $20.00/workshop  $35.00/workshop
Non-member Students  $45.00/workshop  $60.00/workshop
Thursday Luncheon (2 CE)  $75.00  $75.00
Friday Luncheon (1 CE)  $50.00  $50.00


Date: Thursday and Friday, April 4-5, 2019

Location: Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey
604 Station Road
Grantville, PA 17028

PPA has a block of rooms reserved at the discounted rate of $129/night + tax.If you are interested in reserving a room for the Spring Conference contact 866-379-7817 before March 12, 2019.

Highlights: Earn your mandated CE credits here! Act 31 (live lunch workshop), Act 74 and ethics credits will be available.

Schedule:Thursday, April 4 will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, April 5 will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please click here for full workshop descriptions.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

8:00 - 11:00 am
W01 - Patients with Chronic Suicidal Thoughts: Ideation, Intention, Action
Presenters: Brett Schur, PhD; Samuel Knapp, EdD, ABPP

W02 - Integrating New Science of Morality with Ethical Decision-Making
Presenter: John Gavazzi, PsyD

11:15 am - 1:15 pm
W03 - Act 31 Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting
Presenter: Rachael Baturin, MPH, JD

1:30 - 4:30 pm
W04 - How Well Do You Know Your Ethics?
Presenter: Samuel Knapp, EdD, ABPP

W05 - When the Complexities of Diversity Meet Clinical Practice
Presenters: Marjory Levitt, PhD; Beverly White, PsyD; Gregory Tucker, PhD

W06 - Integrating CBT & Experiential Interventions: A New Short Term Group Model
Presenters: Thomas Treadwell, EdD, CGP; Brittni Gerrys, BA; Deborah Jane Dartnell, M.S.O.D, MA

Friday, April 5, 2019

8:30 - 11:30 am
W07 - Ethical and Legal Issues When Working with Children
Presenter: Samuel Knapp, EdD, ABPP

W08 - Transforming Resistance Effectively and Efficiently in Difficult to Reach Clients; A Video Demonstration: Part 1
Presenter: Steve Shapiro, PhD

W09 - Understanding the Role of Unresolved Trauma in Young Mothers
Presenters: Kirby L. Wycoff, PsyD; Joy Miller

12:00 - 1:00 pm
W10 - Ten Ways to Improve the Treatment of Suicidal Patients
Presenter: Samuel Knapp, EdD, ABPP

1:30 - 4:30 pm
W11 - Making Ethics Come Alive Through Self-Reflection
Presenters: Jeff Sternlieb, PhD; Samuel Knapp, EdD, ABPP

W12 - Transforming Resistance Effectively and Efficiently in Difficult to Reach Clients; A Video Demonstration: Part 2
Presenter: Steve Shapiro, PhD

W13 - Recognizing and Avoiding Adverse Drug Events
Presenter: Anthony Ragusea, PsyD

CE Information: 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.

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.


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 conference 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 early.


2019 Spring Conference Handouts

2019 Spring Conference Handouts

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
W02_-_Integrating_New_Science_of_Morality_with.pdf PDF (715.15 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W06_-_Integrating_CBT_&_Experiential_Intervent.pdf PDF (512.04 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W13_-_Recognizing_and_Avoiding_Adverse_Drug_Ev.pdf PDF (17.15 MB) Administration 3/28/2019
W05_-_DIMENSIONS_OF_PRIVILEGEPPA.docx DOCX (26.42 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W05_-_Identity_Circles.pdf PDF (207.25 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W05_-_Juanita_Role-play_-_Revised.docx DOCX (21.2 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W05_-_LGBTQ__Definitions_-_Abridged___List.docx DOCX (31.01 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W05_-_ppa_agenda_for_4_4_19.docx DOCX (18.84 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W05_-_Select_APA_Multicultural_Guidelines_for.docx DOCX (21.68 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W05_-_Sixty-five_+_[Autosaved].rtf RTF (64.55 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W05-_Case_Example_Joe_201903.docx DOCX (20.66 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W06_-_7columnATR-1.pdf PDF (512.04 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W06_-_2018Contents.pdf PDF (352.45 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W06_-_2018The_Group_Cognitive_Face_Sheet.pdf PDF (173.81 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W06_-_2019LearningObjectives.pdf PDF (81.14 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W06_-_Auto_Thought_Record[1].pdf PDF (33.25 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W06_-_CogBehGroupmodel.pdf PDF (152.75 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W06_-_Cognitive_Distortions.pdf PDF (11.05 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W06_-_exampleTR.pdf PDF (173.86 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W06_-_Grid_for_YSQ_L3_June_2005_rev_1.pdf PDF (159.17 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W06_-_YSQ_L3_June_2005_rev_1.pdf PDF (792.88 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W08-W12_-_LadderOfEmot.doc DOC (52.5 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W08-W12_-_Matching_Article_Psyth_Netwkr_.pdf PDF (2.64 MB) Administration 3/28/2019
W08-W12_-_Person_of_the_therapist,_person_of_.docx DOCX (21.32 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W08-W12_-_Postitive_feelings_and_healthy_long.docx DOCX (19.79 KB) Administration 3/28/2019
W08-W12_-20__High_Def,_High_Anx,AUD,_11-27-18.pptx PPTX (6.15 MB) Administration 3/28/2019
W04_-_How_Well_do_you_Know_Your_Ethics.pdf PDF (210.73 KB) Administration 4/2/2019
W7_-_Legal_and_Ethical_Children_with_Children_.pdf PDF (135.03 KB) Administration 4/2/2019
W10_2019_Ten_Steps_to_Improve_Outcomes_with_Su.pdf PDF (149.19 KB) Administration 4/2/2019
W01_-_A_psychologists_journey.pdf PDF (2.04 MB) Administration 4/2/2019
W01_-_Ten_questions_about_suicide.pdf PDF (3.43 MB) Administration 4/2/2019
W01_-_Treating_Patients_with_Chronic_Suicidal_.pdf PDF (269.15 KB) Administration 4/2/2019
W11 - Making Ethics Come Alive Through Self-Reflec PDF (354.48 KB) Administration 4/3/2019
W03_-_Mandated_Child_Abuse_Reporting_Requireme.pdf PDF (315 KB) Administration 4/3/2019
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