OPA Workshop Presenter Application
OPA’s Education Committee strives to offer a variety of programs including workshops, discussions and current research through January-August of each year. Equal consideration is given to all submissions. As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, OPA follows APA guidelines for workshop criteria and quality. Presenters may be eligible for CE hours for presenting.
Diversity and Multiculturalism
To stay consistent with OPA’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, we advocate proposals that reflect an appreciation and awareness of these issues. Presenters are asked to explain how their workshop addresses and/or integrates diversity issues into the topic.
Interaction and Handouts
OPA also supports programs that allow for the interaction of participants and address cutting edge research or create discussion or thought. Presenters are required to use handouts and—where appropriate—use interactive training techniques.
Quality of OPA Workshops
OPA-CE standards require that all courses be:
- pertinent to the theory, practice and methodology of psychology
- taught at the post-licensure level/graduate level, and
- enable a psychologist to provide better psychological care to the consumer.
For the ethic component of the application, programs that qualify for ethics credit include:
Risk Management Issues
Ethics of Supervision
Limits and Expansion of Competencies
Representation of Training and Credentialing
Specific ethical principles listed in the APA ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct manual
Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct, Section 4732.17.
Learning objectives are statements that clearly describe what the learned will know or be able to do as a result of having attended this program.
- be observable and measurable
- focus on the learner
- contain action verbs that describe measurable behaviors.
Verbs to avoid when writing learning objectives:
- know, understand
- learn, appreciate
- become aware of, become familiar with
Workshop wanting ethics credit must have associated learning objectives that clearly indicate a focus on ethics.
Questions? Contact OPA Director of Membership & Education Joan Bowman.