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CPA’s Annual UnConvention

October 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - November 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

$10.00 – $140.00

Please join CPA for the 2020 UnConvention

CPA will be hosting a number of virtual CE presentations/workshops over a five week period kicking off on October 23rd and ending with our amazing Keynote Speaker – Candice Norcott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavior Neuroscience, University of Chicago. Dr, Norcott will present – Working at the Intersection: Trauma, Race, and Resilience in Black Girls and Women on November 13th. Our keynote presentation is being co-sponsored by the Diversity Committee.

Please review the schedule of workshops/presentations below.  Your registration will give you access to all of the presentations and networking opportunities included in the CPA UnConvention.  In order to receive CE credit, you will need to be sure to log into the zoom link for the entire duration of the presentation and you will need to fill out the presentation evaluation in order to receive a CE certificate. All registrants will receive a zoom link and access to the evaluations. The Annual Meeting and the Networking lunches are open to all registrants but do not qualify for CE.

CPA Members – $100         Non-CPA Members – $140        Students – $10  

No Refunds 

Session I – Friday, October 23, 2020

9:50 -11:00  am – The Future of CPA: Defining Priorities During the COVID Crisis and Beyond

Presenters: Jessica Guite, Ph.D., Meghan Butler, Psy.D., Anne Klee,, Ph.D., Mark Spellmann, Ph,D.

12:00 – 12:50 pm – Lunch/ Neuropsych Network Group 

12:50–2:00 pm  – Modern Unconscious and Psychotherapy 

Presenter: Shiva Rezvan Ph.D.

2:00-3:10 pm – Finding Peace and Acceptance with Eating and Weight: The Practice of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size

Presenters: Elizabeth Rathbun, Psy.D. and Joy Zelikovsky, Psy.D.


Session II – Tuesday, October 27, 2020 

9:50 -11:00  am – Incorporating Temperament Based Strategies into Your Clinical Practice

Presenters: Sandee McClowry, Ph.D., RN, FAAN and Mark Spellmann, Ph.D.

12:00 – 12:50 pm – Lunch/ Forensic Psychology Network Group 

12:50–2:00 pm  – Psychologists Essential Role In the Collaborative Divorce Process:  Minimizing Collateral Damage

Presenters: Elaine Ducharme, Ph.D. and Abby Cole, Ph.D.

2:00-3:10 pm – Practicing Psychology in a Post Pandemic World 

Presenters: Stephanie Pennington, Ph.D., Brett Steinberg, Ph.D., Beth Karassik, Ph.D. and Karen Zelman, Ph.D.


Session III – Wednesday, November 4, 2020 

9:50 -11:00  am – Early Warning Signs of Affective and Psychotic Disorders in Children 

Presenter: Beth Weiner, Psy.D.

12:00 – 12:50 pm – Lunch/ Student Network Group 

12:50–2:00 pm  – From Physical Distancing to Self-Compassion: Provider Emotional Wellness During COVID-19 

Presenter: Heather Howell, MSW, LCSW, MA

2:00-3:10 pm – Introducing EMDR to Children of Color 

Presenters: Candace Weigle-Spier, Psy.D. and Ava Haft, LCSW


Session IV – Thursday, November 12, 2020 

9:50 -11:00  am – The Stigma of Mental Illness: Attitudes of Individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 

Presenters: Christina Taylor, Ph.D. and Diane Sholomskas, Ph.D.

12:00 – 12:50 pm – Lunch/ EDTF Network Group 

12:50–2:00 pm  – Providing Culturally Relevant Supervision: Supporting Trainees Who Work With Monolingual Spanish Speakers – Round Table Discussion

Presenter: Manuel Paris, Psy.D., Michelle A. Silva, Psy.D., and Mariana Nicholls, Ph.D.

2:00-3:10 pm – Mental Heath and the Transition to College:  Finding the Right Fit

Presenter: Greg Pauletti, MS

Session V – Friday, November 13, 2020 

9:50 -11:00  am – The COVID Pandemic and its Impact on the Field of Psychology 

Presenter: Jennifer Doran, Ph.D.,  Panel: Anne Klee, Ph.D., Allison Ponce, Ph.D.,  Darius Fathi, Psy.D., Sharif Okasha, Psy.D., Carrissa Phipps, Ph.D., Caleb Peck, Psy.D., Doc Kugelmass, Ph.D., Janet Spoltore, Ph.D. and Anita Schepker, JD

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – CPA Annual Meeting & Awards 

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch/ Early Career Network Group 

12:50–2:00 pm  – Healing Trauma: Working with the Mind and Body 

Presenter: Vamsi Koneru, Ph.D. and Sandrine Harris, SEP, GCFP

KEYNOTE  2:00-3:10 pm – Working at the Intersection: Trauma, Race, and Resilience in Black Girls and Women

Presenter: Candice Norcott, Ph.D.


October 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am
November 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
$10.00 – $140.00


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