Events

OPA Continuing Education Programs

The Oregon Psychological Association sponsors many continuing education programs that have been developed to meet the needs of psychologists and other mental health professionals. The Continuing Education Committee works diligently to provide programs that are of interest to the wide variety of specialties in mental health.

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

 
OPA Current Education Offerings

All workshops are held in Portland, OR unless otherwise noted.  In order to register for OPA workshops on-line you will need a credit card for workshop payment to complete your order.  Please review the cancellation policy for each event carefully.


October 4, 2019 Workshop - Registration is now open!

Top 10 Secrets of Practicing Ethically: A Legal And Ethical Update on Mental Health Practice in Oregon
Presented by Paul Cooney, JD and David Madigan, JD
Please CLICK HERE to register online for the October 4th Workshop or CLICK HERE to download a printable registration form.

 

December 6, 2019 Workshop - Registration is now open!

Introduction to Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy
Presented by Erica Zelfand, ND
Please CLICK HERE to register online for the December 6th Workshop or CLICK HERE to download a printable registration form.

 

April 3, 2020 Workshop - Registration is now open!

Advanced Ethical Decision Making:  A Scientifically Informed Approach AND Advanced Risk Management:  An Ethically Informed Approach
Presented by Samuel Knapp, Ed.D., ABPP
Please CLICK HERE to register online for the April 3rd Workshop or CLICK HERE to download a printable registration form.

 

June 19, 2020 Workshop - Registration is now open!

Cultural Responsiveness and Cultural Responsibility in our Work as Psychologists
Presented by Eleanor Gil-Kashiwabara, PsyD
Please CLICK HERE to register online for the June 19th Workshop or CLICK HERE to download a printable registration form.


Diversity CE Offerings

Cultural Competence Homestudy courses are offered by the New Mexico Psychological Association (NMPA) to OPA members for a fee. Questions should be directed to the NMPA. Courses include: Cultural Competency Assessment (1 CE), Multicultural Counseling Competencies/Research (2 CEs), Awareness-based articles (3 CE), Knowledge based articles (3 CE), Skills-based articles on counseling (3 CE) and Skills-based articles on assessment (3 CE).  Click on the link above to get started.

OBPE CE Information

For an overview of OBPE CE information, please click here.  For full information from OBPE regarding CE and licensure please click here.

APA Approval

The Oregon Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. OPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Letters of completion will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop.  No partial credits are given.

Other Mental Health Agency Approvals

OPA workshops should be satisfactory for Oregon Licensed Social Workers' and LPC's continuing education requirements. Approval for any other licensing or regulatory bodies must be completed by the individual attendee.

Each OPA workshop is classified according to the following system:

Level 1: general or introductory content aimed at a diverse audience.

Level 2: psychologically sophisticated content, at either introductory or more advanced levels, aimed at general professional audiences.

Level 3: highly advanced theoretical or technical content, aimed at expert audiences.

Level 2 and 3 presentations will typically warrant CE credit for a licensed psychologist. Both level and number of hours for each workshop are indicated for each workshop and official letters of completion will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop. APA guidelines specify that no letter of attendance will be awarded for partial workshop attendance.

Level 2 and 3 offerings are typically accepted by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners (OBPE). However, Oregon licensed psychologists should consult with the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners regarding the state laws and rules regarding continuing education in Oregon, and note that there is no pre-certification of continuing education credit by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners. If you have questions about whether or not  OBPE may accept a class for CE credit you can contact them at 503.378.4154.