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Annual Convention 2019

Save the Date for PPA2019 - June 19-22, 2019!
Submit a proposal for the Convention!
The deadline for proposals is December 10, 2018


Thank you to everyone who attended PPA2018
Click Here to Access Convention Handouts!

Click here to view photos from PPA2018!



 PPA2019 Location

PPA2019 will be held at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA: 300 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219; phone: (412) 261-2000. There will be a block of rooms for Convention attendees available at the hotel at the reduced rate of $169.00/night plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 325-3535 and requesting a room in the PPA block.



There is a fee for parking at the Sheraton Station Square. If you're staying overnight at the hotel, parking is available with in-and-out privileges for $25/night. There are other parking options available for those not staying overnight.


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

 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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