2023 OPA Spring Conference

Join us in restoring the essential layers of our practices in the emerging care domains of our field.

Providence Willamette Falls Community Center | Oregon City, OR
Saturday, May 6, 2023 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Program Schedule 

7 CEU's Available

8a-8:45 - Coffee/Exhibits/Posters in the Foyer sponsored by The Trust
8:45a-9 -OPA Announcements by OPA Board President Nathan Engle, PsyD 
9a-11 - Non-Traditional Methods of Development and Practice by Larry F. Waldman, PhD, ABPP  
11a-12p - New Frontiers in Mental Health Treatment: Ethical Implications of Oregon’s Psilocybin Services Act and Its Imminent Implementation by OPA Ethics Committee 

12p-1 - Lunch/Exhibits/Posters sponsored by Jon Weiner: Employment Law Attorney
12:45p-1 - Awards & OPA Leadership Announcements by OPA Board President-Elect Roseann Fish Getchell, PsyD
1p-3 - Advancing Equity and Inclusion in Psychology: A four level approach to success and sustainability by Dr. Jim Turner, PhD 
3p-5 - Beyond the Binary: Understanding Gender Diversity in Psychological Care by Mali Nakhai, MD and Kimberly Milbrandt, PsyD   
5p-7 - No-host casual gathering at Corner 14 (Foodcarts, Spirits and Brew)

Program is subject to change.
Breaks may be taken as needed during speakers.
Visions will be virtually presenting; the others will be in-person.

Click Here to Download Conference Program



Free by the Sea

Allevia Health

Refresh Mental Health

Returning Veterans Project

Active Path Mental Health

Monte Nido & Affiliates

OPA Confidential Peer Support Committee 

OPA Public Education Committee


Venue Information 

Conference Venue

Providence Willamette Falls Community Center is located at  519 15th St. , Oregon City, OR 97045. Just blocks from I-205 in historic Oregon City, the facility has easy access with free on-site parking. Parking spots are limited so carpooling is recommended. 


Student Posters

Click on live links below to access the downloadable PDF copies of the presenting Student Posters for the 2023 OPA Spring Conference! Links will become live as we receive the posters.

"Theory meets practice: A qualitative investigation of community mental health workers' understanding of evidence-based practices and programs"
Authors: Annaleise McCullough, River Heisler, & Jenelle Shanley

"Supporting Community Mental Health Organizations’ Use of Evidence-Based Practices with Children and Families; Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the Availability of Evidence-Based Practices and Programs."
Lane M. Bellmont-Olson, B.S., Rikki M. Baltes, BS., Jenelle R. Shanley, PhD

"Bridging barriers to the implementation of evidence-based programs and practices in community mental health agencies"
Heisler, R., Diquattro, G., Lauro, A., Russell, W., & Shanley, J.R.

"Notable Identity Factors when Assessing for Criminal Responsibility"
Kristin Yeager, LPC & Ahmar Zaman, Ph.D.

"The Effectiveness of an Anxiety Intervention Among University Students on Decreasing State and Trait Anxiety"
Lea D. Hart, B.S., Emily K. Moore, LPC, & William Buhrow, PsyD

"Consideration of Culture in Late Life Social Connection Research: A Qualitative Meta-analysis"
Taylor Loskot, Lauren Siegel, Paige Reohr

"Acute perception of danger during incarceration among individuals who have been formerly incarcerated"
Heisler, R., Christiansen, L.R.

"Thwarted Belongingness and Burdensomeness as Moderators Between Entrapment and Suicide Ideation in College Students"
Tupelo Witte, MA

"The relationship between burnout and severe and persistent mental illness among primary care providers"
Austin Lau, MS, Stephanie Burkhard, MA, Chelsey Maxson, MA, Olivia Coskey, MPH, Zoe Herrera, MPH, JoAnna Elmquist, PhD, Ashley Watts, PhD, ABPP-CN

"Differences in Self-regulation: The Impact of Speech and Language Delays during Preschool"
Jannah Moussaoui

"Substance Use Stigma: A Systematic Review of Measures and Their Psychometric Properties"
Angelica Spata

"The Impact of Social Support and Psychological Resilience on COVID-19 Pandemic-Related Mental Health Outcomes"
Shelby Powers