2022 LPA Annual Convention

Event Summary:

When: Friday, April 8th & Saturday April 9th

Where: New Orleans Marriott Lakeway

Format: In-person



Schedule of events:

Friday, April 8th, 2022

7:30 –   9:30am Poster Session – 2 CPDs

9:45 – 11:45am Janet & Lee Matthews Key Note Speaker: Jennifer Kelly, Ph.D., ABPPAchieving Health Equity: Psychology’s Role – 2 CPDs

12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch & Learn – 1.5 CPDs

1:45 – 3:45pm Breakout Session 1: – 2 CPDs
                       Breakout Session A) Child Trauma Symposium part 1: Conceptualizing Trauma and Grief using a Developmental                                                                                                            Lens: Implications for Intervention (Charley Zeanah, M.D. & Julie Kaplow, Ph.D., ABPP)

                       Breakout Session B) Internship Panel: From applications to interviews: Understanding the many layers of the internship selection process (Michelle Moore,                                  Psy.D., Jessica Walton, Ph.D., Devi Murphy, Ph.D., Dana Gruber, Ph.D., Jill West, Ph.D., Leslie Drew, Ph.D., Danielle Newman, Ph.D., Glenn Jones, Ph.D. &                               Adam Blancher, Ph.D.)

                       Breakout Session C) Rehabilitation Considerations for General Practice and Novel Interventions for Patients with Spinal                                                                                                Cord Injuries/Disorder (Joseph Vigil, Ph.D. & Hallie Jordan, Ph.D.)

4:00 – 5:30pm Breakout Session 2: – 1.5 CPDs
                       Breakout Session D) Child Trauma Symposium part 2: Evidence-Based Trauma Therapies for Children and Families                                                                                                         in Louisiana (Julie Larrieu, Ph.D. & Devi Murphy, Ph.D.)

                       Breakout Session E) Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: What you need to know (Mark Skellie, Psy.D.)

                       Breakout Session F) Interpersonal Psychotherapy – Outline, Techniques, and Nuances (Shannon Hartley, Ph.D.)

5:30 – 6:30pm LPA Social 

5:40 – 6:00pm Awards Ceremony 


Saturday, April 9th, 2022

  8:00 – 10:00am Science Café – 2 CPDs

10:15 – 11:45am Janet & Lee Matthews Key Note Speaker: Monnica Williams, Ph.D., ABPP (Virtual Presentation) PTSD & Racial Trauma  – 1.5 CPDs 

12:00 – 1:30pm Laws, Rules, & Ethics Update (LSBEP Members) – 1.5 CPDs

1:45 – 3:45pm Breakout Session 3: -2 CPDs
                       Breakout Session G) Diagnosing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Diagnostic Features and Differential Diagnosis (Chelsea Ennis, Ph.D.)

                       Breakout Session H) The practice of sex therapy: a brief overview (Tracy Carlson, Ph.D., LP, CST) 

4:00 – 5:00pm Annual Business Meeting 


Registration opens February 14th at 5:00PM CT

**Please take advantage of Early Bird which are available through March 10, 2022.**


Book a room at the hotel for our group rate of $169 a night here.


Covid-19 Precautions:

  1. Provide proof of vaccination or A negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival.
  2. Don a mask indoors unless actively eating or drinking.
  3. Be respectful of all attendees by:
    1. Not attending sessions if you have symptoms of COVID-19
    2. Practicing good hand hygiene
    3. Maintaining social distancing

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

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