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Thank you to all who attended PPA2017 at the
This new venue provided opportunities to enjoy life while earning CE credit at the same time. Opportunities to experience nature, relax by the pool or at the spa and mingle with colleagues abound at Bedford. We hope that you will join us to experience this for yourself!
We hope you will join us next year: June 13-16, 2018 at the Doubletree Valley Forge in King of Prussia, PA.
PPA2017 Convention Information
PPA2017 Theme: Striving to Overcome Interpersonal Violence
PPA2017 will carry on the theme started in 2016 of Overcoming Interpersonal Violence. This important theme permeates all aspects of our society, with technology heightening knowledge of these forms of interpersonal violence, and shedding light on action and inaction that occurs at all levels. The pervasive nature of interpersonal violence has long-lasting impact on everyone involved, including the attainment of developmental stages, positive interpersonal relationships, and healthy coping skills. Areas that will be addressed as we strive to overcome interpersonal violence during 2017 are community violence, human trafficking, domestic violence, Title IX/campus violence and bullying in all forms, including cyberbullying.
The goal, as it was in 2016, is to establish strategies to help our communities move from cultures of detachment and violence to cultures of cooperation, peacefulness, and nonviolence. Topics will seek to identify ways to highlight psychology’s value in homes, schools, workplaces, and our communities at large. We, as psychologists, can become change agents by working with other professionals and agencies to identify causes that fuel violence and develop concrete tools that address and remedy these issues. Nonviolence can be promoted through advocacy and the dissemination of educational tools that reinforce an evolving view of cultural differences, self-awareness, violence, and trauma.
Location - The Omni Bedford Springs Resort:
Phone: (814) 623-8100
Located in South Pennsylvania’s scenic Cumberland Valley just 90 minutes from Pittsburgh, 2 hours from Washington, D.C. and three hours from Philadelphia, Omni Bedford Springs Resort is 3 miles off the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Exit 146. Experience the unrivaled luxury and service of the AAA Four Diamond Omni Bedford Springs Resort, a National Historic Landmark.
We hope everyone was able to live a little and learn a lot at PPA2017!
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