2019 OPA Annual Conference

Greetings Members,

Save the date for the 72nd Annual OPA Conference 2019!!

For more Conference Program details and to
REGISTER, click here!!

The next Conference will be held on November 15 and 16th at the Toronto Reference Library,
located at 789 Yonge St, Toronto.


2019 OPA Award Winners:

Please submit your nominations today! Download the nomination form. Deadline to submit your nomination is October 30th, 2019.


Call for Posters:

Please submit your poster abstracts today! Download the application form. Deadline to submit your abstract is October 31st, 2019. Students presenting at the Conference will attend for free.


Scheduled Workshops include:

15 November Friday 2 -4:30  
1. Sports and Performance Psychology in Practice
    Dr. Kate Hays
2. A Geek's Guide to Legal Assessment and Expert Testimony
    Dr. Brian Levitt
3. Learning ACT from the Inside Out - An Experiential Workshop
    Dr. Sherri Turrell
4. Couples Therapy in the Context of Childhood Trauma (EFT and  RLT approaches)
    Dr. Tessa Colthoff

16 November Saturday 9-11:30
5. Family Engagement in Treatment: children and adolescents - a practical approach
     Dr. Paulo Pires
6. Challenges in the Psychological Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
     Dr. Karen Rowa
 Supervision of Registered Healthcare Providers:  presentation of draft OPA guidelines
     Dr. Jonathan Douglas and Lara Sigurdson

8. Ethical Decision Making:  Adult Clients, Duty to Report and (Risk of) Child Sexual Abuse
     Dr. Ainslie Heasman

16 November  Saturday 2-4:30  
9. Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
     Dr. Margaret McKinnon
10. Assessment and Treatment of Autism:  special focus on school and clinic management
11. Update on WSIB and Auto Insurance Legislation (2 one hour sessions)
     Dr. Faith Kaplan, Dr. Ron Kaplan, Dr. Jason Ramsay
12. Motivational Interviewing
     Dr. Michael Coons



Please contact the OPA office if you are interested in sponsoring the Conference this year: [email protected]

Previous sponsors from 2018 include:

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