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.
For information on the Pain Management CE requirement for psychologists licensed in Oregon, please click here
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.
OPA Current Education Offerings
Click on any of the dates and topics below for more information and to register for the course. 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. Registration fees for workshops will not be refunded for cancellations as of one week prior to the scheduled event or for no-shows at the event. Prior to that, a $25 cancellation fee will be assessed. For other events, check their specific cancellation/refund policy.
**Information and registration is available for the Winter workshops by clicking on the titles below. More information and registration about the spring workshops will be available in 2014.
Competencies in Clinical Supervision: An Experiential Workshop
January 17, 2014
by Carol Falender, PhD
Psychological Assessment of Parental Capacities: Opportunities and Perspectives from Psychology and DHS
February 28, 2014
by Rich Kolbell, PhD, ABPP/CN & Patricia Bowman, MSW, ACSW
Hot Topics in Ethics and Risk Management in Psychological Practice
March 21, 2014
by Eric Harris, EdD, JD
Psychotherapy Relationships That Work: Tailoring the Treatment for the Individual Patient
April 11, 2014
by John Norcross, PhD, ABPP
OPA Annual Conference
May 9-10, 2014
Oregon Convention Center - Portland, OR
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 individual attendee's.
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 the official Continuing Education Guidelines produced by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners 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.