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.

Please note this form is for standalone workshops only, not the annual Convention. That is a separate form.

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.

Ethics Requirement

For the ethics component of the application, programs that qualify for ethics credit include:

Risk Management Issues
Ethics of Supervision
HIPAA Requirements
Dual Relationships
Professional Impairment
Financial Ethics
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

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.

They must:

  • 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.

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Please do not copy the below form into a Word document. It will not copy correctly. Fill out the online form or email Joan Bowman for an electronic copy.




Title of Program*
City, State, Zip*
E-mail Address*
Length of Program *
Does this program qualify for ethics? (See ethics description above.

You must also fill out the three questions below.)*



If yes to the question above, describe the ethical issues to be addressed :
State your rationale for selecting this focus of ethics.
State your qualifications for offering this program in ethics.
Learning Level*  


100 word program abstract for Convention Brochure
2-4 Learning Objectives, stated in the context”This workshop is designed to:” (see above for more information)
List 2 key references, if appropriate
How will this presentation address and/or integrate the psychological aspects or needs of diverse populations?*
Explain the diversity component within the presentation, if applicable.
100 word bio of presenter(s)*

References from Other Presentations
Have you presented on this topic before? Where?

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