TPA 2019 Annual Convention - Connectivity
October 31- November 2, 2019
Hyatt Regency on the Riverwalk
Proposal Receipt Deadline:  11:59pm, March 24

Texas Psychological Association is pleased to announce its 2019 Annual Convention Call for Proposals. TPA’s President, Dr. Alice Ann Holland, and TPA’s Program Committee, chaired by Dr. Amanda Venta, encourage proposals for workshops, symposiums research papers, and posters from individuals in all settings representing psychology. The Program Committee especially welcomes program submissions relating to the convention's theme. The proposal receipt deadline is 11:59pm, March 24

The proposal process is a competitive one. Your proposal should be concise and complete in order to be considered. Please check spelling and grammar thoroughly before submitting your materials.

In order for a symposium to be considered it must be eligible for professional development credit. In order to be eligible for for professional development credit, programs must meet the following criteria:

  • The topic/content must be directly related to the practice of psychology
  • A licensed psychologist (doctoral-level at minimum if from outside of Texas) must be the Chairperson of the symposium. Exceptions: other experts such as attorneys, medical doctors may be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • The activity/content must be in compliance with the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, and APA Practice Guidelines. TPA will rely on APA guidelines that exist should there be any questions of compliance.
  • Each potential presenter must not submit more than 2 professional development- eligible  (symposium, workshop, or research paper) proposals for consideration.

Type of Program accepted via THIS form:

Symposiums consist of a cohesive cluster of individual paper presentations presented as a panel discussion. To attain cohesion, the symposium should focus on a specific topic and emphasize conceptual issues and the integration of findings. The format of a symposium usually contains an introduction to the topic background by the Chairperson to facilitate the ensuing discussion. Three to four participants (one per paper) then present their viewpoints, followed by interchange among participants and between the audience and participants. Often the symposium will end with an overview of the proceedings by the Chairperson or a discussion of relevant themes by a Discussant (optional). A minimum of three paper presentations or a maximum of four paper presentations per symposium is allowed. (1, 2, 3 hours) Each person listed as a presenter/chair must register for the Convention. (PD eligible)