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   
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 - Trans+ Care Standards of Practice 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.


Registration Fees

Registration pricing includes morning coffee break and a boxed lunch. 

OPA Member: $195
OPA Life or Service Member: $145

OPA Student Member: $50
Non-Member: $245
Non-Member Student*: $125

*Non-member students save $25 by becoming a member prior to registering. Click here to save $25 on registration and become a part of OPA.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received on or before April 1 at 11:59 pm will receive their total registration fee minus a $50 administrative processing fee. Cancellations received after April 1 and by April 21 at 11:59 pm will receive a 50% refund of their total registration fee. Cancellations after April 21 are not eligible for refunds. No shows and same day cancellations will not be refunded any registration fees. There will be no reduction in fees for partial attendance.

Registration closes on April 30, 2023 at 11:59pm. Seats are limited so register now!

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Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Lunch Sponsor - $1,000 

This sponsorship includes the following:
*Buffet Signage featuring sponsor name
*Sponsor recognition during Conference Program
*2 Minutes at the podium during Lunch
*2 pieces of Collateral on each Dining Table

Morning Coffee Social Sponsor - $500 SOLD
This sponsorship includes the following:
*Buffet Signage featuring sponsor name
*Recognition during the Conference Program

Tabletop Exhibit - $350 
Show off your company and all that it has to offer at this year's event. This sponsorship includes the following:
*6'x 18' Table provided

Interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor?
Sponsor or exhibit at the 2023 Spring Conference by clicking the link below.

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Registration


Research Poster Submissions

OPA’s annual conference will be held on May 6th. Applications are accepted from both students and nonstudent members. Poster submissions will be reviewed prior to the conference and accepted posters will be showcased at the conference. Awards will be given during the conference (conference attendance is encouraged). 

 DEADLINE: All Poster Submissions must be received by March 24, 2023.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a poster session, please email your proposal to [email protected] with the following information:

  • Subject of email: OPA 2023 Conference Poster Submission
  • The name(s) of the presenters and, if relevant, the name(s) of professors/instructors sponsoring the poster submission
  • Title of the poster presentation
  • Abstract (under than 300 words)
  • Contact information, including email & phone numbers of primary applicant 
  • Optional: The award category under which you would like to be evaluated

Submit a poster for one or more of the categories below:

  • Professionalism & Relational Competency
  • Scientific Method & Application Competency
  • Education & Systems Competency 
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • General Studies


Venue and Lodging 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. 


If you wish to stay overnight in Oregon City before or after the conference, a special rate has been secured for OPA conference attendees at the Best Western Plus Rivershore Hotel, located at: 
1900 Clackamette Drive

 Oregon City, Oregon 97045

A limited number of rooms are being held for OPA and must be booked by April 5, 2023. OPA's room rates are:

  • $139.99 per night - 1 Queen Bed
  • $159.99 per night - 2 Queen Bed

Room rates are subject to applicable taxes. To secure the OPA special rates, click the link below:

Best Western Plus Rivershore Hotel | Hotel Rooms
Book your stay at the Best Western Plus Rivershore Hotel in Oregon City OR. Enjoy spacious guest rooms, free Wi-Fi and free breakfast.


Awards - Now Accepting Nominations

OPA is currently accepting nominations for our slate of awards that will be presented on May 6 during the OPA Spring Conference. Below is a list of the awards that may be presented. With each nomination please supply us with a name and brief paragraph describing why the nominee should be considered for the award. 

DEADLINE: All Award Submissions must be received by April 12, 2023.

Submissions should be sent to [email protected].The following awards will be given at the OPA Spring Conference if nominees are submitted:

Labby Award: Presented to an OPA member for outstanding contributions to the development of the advancement of psychology in Oregon through advocacy, education, training, and research.

Outstanding Service Award: Presented to an OPA member for remarkable contributions of inspirational service that enhances the resiliency of Oregon communities.

OPA Diversity Award: Presented to an OPA member for remarkable contributions to justice, equity, and inclusion for diverse and marginalized communities. 

OPA Public Education Award: Presented to an exceptional OPA member who embodies our committee's mission of reaching and impacting Oregon communities through public education activities.