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Don't miss our 2015 Annual Conference! $164 for MPA Members, $239 for Non-Members, $75 for Life Members, $60 for Student Members and $75 for Non-Member Students. Sustaining Members always save 50%! Please join us for Keynote Address, Small Group Breakout Sessions, Networking, Awards and Student Poster Session!

When: Saturday, 11/7/15
8:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Four Points Sheraton
1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike
Norwood, MA  02062
United States
Contact: Lynne Casey
781-263-0080 ext 10

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MPA's 2015 Annual Conference


Advocacy in the 21st Century:

Working Together for the Greater Good (6CE)


Saturday, November 7th, 2015 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
(Registration begins at 7:30am)


Sheraton Four Points - Norwood, MA


$164 for MPA Members - $75 for Life Members - $239 for Non-Members
$60 for Student Members - $75 for Non-Member Students
(Non-Member Students must register by phone at 781-263-0080 ext 10 or complete and return this form to receive that pricing)

Sustaining Members always receive 50% off!


Conference Schedule

7:30am - 8:00am


8:00am - 8:45am
Breakfast and Business Meeting


8:45am - 8:50am
Orientation to the Conference by Conference Chair, Wendy Vincent, Psy.D.


9:00am -10:00am
Keynote Address
Psychiatry and Psychology Under the Influence:
Institutional Corruption and Prescriptions for Reform

Lisa Cosgrove, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Fellow, Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University

Dr. Cosgrove is the co-author of the recently published Psychiatry Under the Influence.  She is a clinical psychologist and has co-edited and co-authored casebooks on the ethical and medico-legal issues that arise in organized psychiatry because of financial conflicts of interest. She received the 2014 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology for her paper, "Industry's Colonization of Psychiatry."


10:00am - 10:15am
Break, Networking & Exhibits


10:15am - 11:45am
Morning Breakout Sessions

Session 1
Your Ethical Professional Will: What Do You Do About Your Clients When Sudden Unannounced Harm Hits You? by Mark Fanger, Ed.D., CST, CGP

Session 2
Discussing the Clinical and the Critical by Peter Gilford, Ph.D.

Session 3
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Advocacy and the Work to Be Done by Kelly A. Casey, Ph.D.

Session 4
Management of Sexual Feelings in Psychotherapy: How Do We Protect Our Clients and Ourselves by Carita Anderson, Ph.D.


11:45am - 12:15pm
Student Poster Session & Engaging in Advocacy on The Hill
with Brian Doherty, MPA Executive Director


12:15pm - 1:30pm
Lunch & Awards


1:30pm - 3:00pm
Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Session 1
What's Important to Know? Answering the Questions that Every New Psychologist Wishes to Know by a Panel of Massachusetts Psychologists:
Steven Broder, Ph.D., Mark Fanger, Ed.D., CST, CGP,
Gerald Lewis Borofsky, Ph.D., and Jessica Henderson Daniel, Ph.D., ABPP

Session 2
Providing Remote Electronic Psychological Services: Current and Future Directions
by Eric A. Harris, Ed.D., J.D.

  Session 3
  The Coming Disruption of Mental Health Care: Is Your Future to be a Wireless Digital Download or a Vinyl Disc on a Turntable? by Don J. Bermont, Ph.D.

Session 4
Community Outreach and Engagement: A Collaborative Approach to Advocacy
by Sukanya Ray, Ph.D., Quan Diep, BS and Rukmini Karki, MSW


 3:00pm - 3:1pm
Break, Networking and Exhibitors


3:15pm - 4:45pm
Closing Plenary
The Hoffman Report and the Ethical Challenges Facing Our Profession
Stephen Soldz, Ph.D., Founder, Coalition for an Ethical Psychology and President, Psychologists for Social Responsibility and Eugene D'Angelo, Ph.D., ABPP
APA Council Representative for Massachusetts, Discussant


4:45pm - 5:00pm
Closing Statements



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

 Please note that, according to APA rules, you must attend this event in its entirety to receive credit.  Partial credit cannot be granted, no exceptions.

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


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