Due to safety precautions related to coronavirus, the spring LPA conference has been postponed. The deadline for poster submissions will be extended indefinitely until a new date for the convention has been determined. All qualifying submissions continue to be welcome until then. 

LPA invites proposals for poster presentations of scientific and clinical research for the upcoming 2020 convention! This year’s theme is “Psychological Interventions, Scientific Design, and Practice" and will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Metairie, LA - dates not yet determined. The poster session will be held on Friday morning from 7:30 am to 9:30 am.

LPA will be accepting posters from two different categories, original data collection and evidence-based practice. All proposals should exhibit a focus on empirical research and/or clinical study. Proposals must be accompanied by a completed information sheet for poster proposals, which is attached. . A 200-300 word abstract of each poster presentation is required. The abstract should be prepared according to APA publication guidelines. See "categories" below for additional details. The deadline has been extended indefinitely for proposals is 5 pm on March 20, 2020 

Individuals who have presentations accepted for the poster session must prepare a poster with text, tables, and/or graphs in APA format that are readable from a distance of 2-3 feet that is attached to you project display board. The project display boards (i.e. a tri-fold project board) must be a minimum of 28x40 and purchased by the presenter. The boards are available at Target, Walmart, and Hobby Lobby. Handouts of the complete presentation should also be available at the session.

NOTE: If your poster is accepted to be included in the poster session you will be notified by email no later than TBD March 30. Each researcher (licensed or not) who plans to attend the conference will be required to pay the conference registration fee, which is $35. The registration fee alone does not permit presenters to obtain continuing education (CE) credits from the conference. If you wish to enroll in the conference for CE's please visit the LPA website for additional cost information. If you purchase full day attendance for the conference you will not be required to pay the registration fee.

Who May Submit Proposals

Any LPA member or non-member (with a LPA member sponsor) may submit proposals for the Convention. Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their program advisors prior to submitting a proposal.


  1. Original Research - a research endeavor that involves the gathering of data from subjects
    • Abstracts must include: objective, method, results and conclusion.
  2. Evidence-Based Practice - an examination of literature related to the implementation of a psychological principle
    • Abstracts must include: purpose, problem description, best practice guidelines, and future directions


The Louisiana Psychological Association is pleased to announce that monetary awards will be presented accordingly at the 2020 LPA Convention following the poster session:

      • Undergraduate Award
      • Graduate Award 
      • Post-Doctoral Award


The deadline for submission is undetermined at this time 5 pm on March 20, 2020. Submissions should be sent electronically to [email protected].