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MPA's 2019 Annual Conference (6CE)
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Developed in collaboration with the MA Department of Mental Health, this year's conference will provide everyday psychologists with evidence-based skills and resources to address the needs of patients with serious mental illness. $179 for MPA Members, $120 for Life Members, $60 for Student Members, $239 for Non-Members, $75 for Non-Member Students. Sustaining Members always receive 50% off. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Register by 10/4 and get $20 off!

When: Saturday, 11/2/19
8:00 AM
Where: Four Points Sheraton
1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike
Norwood, MA  02062
United States
Contact: Lynne Casey
781-263-0080 ext 13

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Harry Stack Sullivan (1892-1949) famously said, "We are all much more simply human than otherwise."
But 70 years later, the stigma of mental health still exists...

Serious mental illness (SMI) does not discriminate. People from all cultures, races, and communities can experience mental health crises, and psychologists need the skills to respond effectively. The 2019 MPA Annual Conference, a collaboration between MPA and the MA Department of Mental Health, will provide everyday psychologists with evidence-based skills and resources to address the needs of patients with SMI. Join your colleagues and friends to update your knowledge, break down the stigma of SMI and move toward greater understanding and acceptance.


$179 for MPA Members ~ $120 for Life Members ~ $60 for Student Members
$239 for Non-Members ~ $75 for Non-Member Students*

(*non-member students must register using
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for accurate pricing)



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For Student Poster Presentation Information, please CLICK HERE

Conference Agenda


8:00 - 8:45           Registration, Breakfast, and  Annual Business Meeting

8:45-10:15           Introduction & Keynote Presentation

10:15-10:30         Break - Exhibit Hall

10:30-11:30         Breakout Session

11:30-12:00         Poster Session - Exhibit Hall

12:00-1:00           Awards Luncheon

1:00-1:15             Break - Exhibit Hall

1:15-2:15             Breakout Session

 2:15-2:30            Break - Exhibit Hall

 2:30-3:30            Breakout Session

 3:30-5:00            Plenary Presentation & Closing Remarks



 A Keynote Address from Margaret Guyer, Ph.D.
Director, Workforce Development
Clinical and Professional Services
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Severe Mental Illness: Recognizing and Responding to the Impact on Families (1.5CE)
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A Plenary Session presented by Alan Bodnar, Ph.D.
Psychologist Emeritus, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital

Another Way of Looking:
Empathy, Community, and Ego Integrity Through the Window of Our Personal Experience (1.5CE)
(Click here for complete information)


Breakout Sessions
(Choose one from each session upon registration)


Morning Breakout Session

Screening, Assessing, and Treating the Suicidal Patient (1CE)
Presented by Gregg Januszewski, Psy.D.

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Supported Employment and Education (1CE)
Presented by Kim T. Mueser, Ph.D.
(Click here for complete information)

Advances in Detection, Prevention, and Intervention for
Youth at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis
Presented by Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, Ph.D.
(Click here for complete information)


Afternoon Breakout Session I

Engaging Young People with a First Episode of Psychosis in Individual Resiliency Training (IRT) (1CE)
Presented by Corinne Cather, Ph.D.

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The Road to Recovery (1CE)
Moderated by Raquelle Mesholam-Gately, Ph.D.
(Click here for complete information)


Closing the Gap: Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Behavioral Health by Targeting Multiple Clinical and Policy Mechanisms (1CE)
Presented by Benjamin Cook, Ph.D., MPH

(Click here for complete information)


Afternoon Breakout Session II

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychosis: Current Scientific Status and Application (1CE)
Presented by Brandon A. Gaudiano, Ph.D.

(Click here for complete information)


Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis in the VA (1CE)
Presented by Rachelle Calixte, Ph.D.

(Click here for complete information)


The Massachusetts Civil Commitment Process (1CE)
Presented by Joseph Robinson, Esq., and Robert Mendoza, Psy.D.

(Click here for complete information)




This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association.  MPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  MPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE credit for this event will be awarded on a session by session basis.
Please note that you attend a session in its entirety in order to receive credit.  Partial credit will not be granted, no exceptions.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Fee minus $30 administrative charge if cancelled 5 or more business days prior to event.  No refund if cancelled less than 5 business days before event. 

This continuing education event is appropriate for psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed social workers and other licensed mental health professionals, though credit is only available to psychologists.  Please contact MPA if you have any questions.


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