2019 OPA Annual Conference

Greetings Members,

Welcome to the 72nd Annual OPA Conference 2019!!

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

To REGISTER, Click here

The Conference Program is now here for you to download!! Click Here


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.

Our Keynote speaker this year is Mikel Pearce: Cybersecurity and Maintaining PHIPA Standards


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. Engaging and Supporting Caregivers in the Mental Health Care of their Child
     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. Novel Directions in PTSD Research
     Dr. Margaret McKinnon
10. Assessment and Treatment of Autism
     Dr. Nancy Marchese, Dr, Nancy Freeman, Dr Caroline Roncadin, Dr Irene Drmic
11. Update on WSIB and Auto Insurance Legislation (2 one hour sessions)
     Dr. Faith Kaplan, Dr. Ron Kaplan, Dr. Jason Ramsay & WSIB Presenters: Teresa Sinclair, Jessie Farran and Gillian Nicholl

12. Motivational Interviewing
     Dr. Michael Coons




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

List of Sponsors:




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