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The SPA Annual Convention will be held March 15-19, 2017 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA.

The SPA Annual Convention and Workshops is designed as an educational, informative, and networking event for clinical psychologists, educators, and students, all of whom are interested in psychological assessment and psychotherapy. The convention will attract over 500 participants from all over the world who will present on topics addressing all facets of the theory and practice of clinical or applied personality assessment, including the development of evaluation instruments; research on the effectiveness and application of assessment instruments in clinical, forensic, and organizational settings; professional development, ethical practices and concerns; and clinical case discussions.

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