Earn up to 13.5 CPDs!


Schedule of Events:

Friday, June 9

7:30AM-9:30AM – Research Poster Session (2 CPDs)

9:45AM-11:45AM – Keynote Address by Chan Hellman, Ph.D. – The Science of Hope in the Context of Adversity and Trauma (2 CPDs)

12:00PM-1:00PM – Lunch and Learn (1 CPD)

12:55PM – Poster Awards

1:00PM-1:30PM – Visit our Sponsors and Networking

1:30PM-3:00PM – Breakout Session 1 (1.5 CPDs)

A – Psychology Internship Panel – From Applications to Interviews: Understanding the Many Layers of the Internship Selection Process – Dani Archie, PhD, Adam Blancher PhD, Danielle Cohn, PhD, Leslie Drew, PhD, Devi Miron-Murphy, PhD and Erin Reuther, PhD, ABPP. Moderated by Michelle Moore, PsyD.

B – Psychosocial Support in Ukraine: Partnership Between Local Psychology Center and American Team Helps Traumatized Populations –

Darlyne Nameth, PhD, MP, Judy Kuriansky, PhD, Rajeev Fernando, MD, and Alexander Zharkov, PhD

C – A Safety Aid Reduction Treatment for Anxiety and Related Disorders – Amanda Raines, PhD

3:15PM-4:45PM – Breakout Session 2 (1.5 CPDs)

D Future Projection Therapy – Joseph Tramontana, PhD

E – Large Language AI Models in Psychology: Opportunities, Disruptions, and Ethics – William McGown, PhD

F Equity and Disproportionality Issues Over the Last Fifteen Years in Special Education – George Hebert, PhD

5:00PM-6:00PM – Happy Hour at The Lobby Bar at Jung Hotel -1500 Canal Street


Saturday, June 10

8:00AM-10:00AM – Science Café, moderated by Amanda Raines, PhD (1.5 CPDs)

10:15AM-11:45AM – Presidential Panel: Celebrating the Past and Looking Toward the Future of Psychology in Louisiana – Charles Burchell, PhD, Lucinda DeGrange, PhD, Penny Dralle, PhD, ABPP, Philip Griffin, PhD, ABPP, Jesse Lambert, PsyD, Christopher Parkinson, PhD, ABPP, Erin Reuther, PhD, ABPP, and Paula Zeanah, PhD (1.5 CPDs)

11:45AM-12:00PM – Visit our Sponsors and Networking

12:00PM-1:15PM – Lunch, LPA Business Meeting and Award Ceremony

1:15PM-1:30PM – Visit our Sponsors and Networking

1:30PM-2:45PM – LSBEP 2023 Hot Topics & Regulatory Updates (1 CPD)

2:45PM-3:00PM – Visit our Sponsors and Networking

3:00PM-4:30PM – Breakout Session 3 (1.5 CPDs)

G – Louisiana Legislative Update – Erin Reuther, PhD, ABPP

H – The Effects of Trauma on Young Children and Ways to Promote Resilience – Joy Osofsky, PhD

I – Evidence-Based Techniques for Healing: The Changing Landscape in the Future of Mental Health – Gail Gillespie, PhD

***Schedule is subject to change. Any updates will be posted here***


**LPA MEMBERS – Please log in to your account to register with member pricing.
Cancellation/Refund Policy:  Cancellations up to 72 hours prior to the beginning of the conference will be refunded in full. Please contact the LPA administrator for any unavoidable emergency that may arise within 72 hours prior to the event.


The facility hosting this event is ADA-compliant. For any specific ADA requirements, please contact the convention chairperson – Nathan Brown, Ph.D. at nbro10@lsuhsc.edu.


Hotel Courtesy Room Blocks – CLICK HERE


Regular Pricing: 

2-DAY MEMBERS – $300




1-DAY MEMBERS – $175




* Volunteer opportunities may be available for interested students in exchange for the price of registration.



Early Bird Pricing: 

2-DAY MEMBERS – $250




1-DAY MEMBERS – $150




* Volunteer opportunities may be available for interested students in exchange for the price of registration.

Early Bird Pricing Good Through: May 26th 


Thank you to our GOLD SPONSOR!


LPA is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (LSBEP) to sponsor continuing education for this convention.