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Diversity Support Grant
Deadline: November 30 (each year)
As part of its overall commitment to diversity, SPA intends to promote and support ethnic diversity representation at the SPA Annual Conventions. Toward that end, the organization is now offering diversity support grants of up to $1000.00 to support ethnically diverse professionals or students involved in personality assessment who seek to attend the annual convention.

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Submit online application: Diversity Support Grant application


Early Career Travel Grants
Deadline: November 30 (each year)
In an effort to encourage and support the training and education of early career psychologists in personality assessment, as well as participation in and consumption of assessment research and scholarly activity, the Society for Personality Assessment gives travel grants to defray the cost of attending the Annual Convention. Grants are given annually in the amount of up to $500 to be used to support travel to the convention, registration, and workshop attendance.

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Submit online application: Early Career Travel Grant application


Early Career International Travel Grant
Deadline: November 30 (each year)
In an effort to encourage and support the training and education of early career international psychologists in personality assessment, as well as participation in and consumption of assessment research and scholarly activity, the Society for Personality Assessment gives travel grants to defray the cost of attending the Annual Convention. Grants are given annually in the amount of up to $2000 each to be used to support travel to the convention, registration, and workshop attendance.

For Early Career International Travel Grant guidelines click here

Submit online application: Early Career International Travel Grant application


Student Travel Grants
Deadline: November 30 (each year)
In an effort to encourage training of students and promote student participation in research and scholarly presentation in the area of personality assessment, the Society for Personality Assessment gives travel grants to students attending the SPA Annual Convention. Travel grants are available for amounts up to $200 to help defray the costs of travel to and from the Annual Convention.

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Submit application: Student Travel Grant application.


International Student Travel Grants
Deadline: November 30 (each year)
The Board of Trustees has established the International Student Travel Grants to help international students who reside outside North America who are attending the SPA Annual Convention to present their work. The SPA Board considers this to be a very important activity in a student's development.

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Submit application: International Student Travel Grant application.


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Proficiency

The American Psychological Association (APA) officially recognizes Personality Assessment as a Proficiency in Professional Psychology. SPA has taken lead role in developing and implementing Personality Assessment Proficiency

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Ask your favorite personality assessor what the biggest personality assessment convention is, and he/she will tell you it's the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment. Ask him/her what the best personality assessment convention is, and he/she will tell you it's the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, held every March in a different city.

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Each April, candidates statements and a Ballot for electing new members to the Board of Trustees is made available to Members, Fellows, Life Members or Life Fellows by the Nominations and Elections Committee. The persons elected to the Board take office in September.

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The Society for Personality Assessment YouTube channel offers full-length lectures from past annual conventions and expert speakers in the field of personality assessment. A great resource to expand your knowledge.

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How Therapeutic Assessment Works: Theory and Techniques - Presented by Stephen E. Finn, PhD. In this webinar, Dr. Stephen Finn, the main developer of Therapeutic Assessment, will explain the techniques of TA and how they relate to TA’s underlying theory of client change. This session is particularly suited to those who are new to TA, including graduate students, or who wish to deepen their understanding of its therapeutic mechanisms.

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