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Education & Training Social Hour | Masters Level Taskforce | Workshop Proposals | Grants | MemberDealsCommunity Events & News | Job Postings 

Education & Training Interest Group Social Hour

Are you a member of the Education & Training Interest Group? Then mark your calendars because you've been invited to the Social Hour! Bring your favorite beverage and join us for a fun evening of conversation, games and a little bit of business at the end. We have plenty of exciting updates to share, but let's socialize and have some fun first! 

Wednesday, July 26, 2023 | 7PM - 9PM 

Save Your Spot Here

Please contact Adam P. Natoli or Scott L. Schwartz for questions about the Education and Training Interest Group. For all other questions about this virtual event or SPA, please contact Nathan Victoria.

Masters Level Taskforce 

The American Psychological Association (APA) in the United States is moving towards accreditation of M.A. programs in Clinical Psychology and recommendations for independent licensure standards at the M.A. level. Historically, those with a terminal M.A. in the U.S. have not met the criteria for full membership in the Society. The SPA Board of Trustees has been discussing implications for our Society and this taskforce will identify implications and provide a proposal for the SPA Board to consider on how to better incorporate M.A. level practitioners (i.e., Licensed Psychological Associates [LPAs]) in the U.S. as these changes take place. 

We will be Accepting Applications until August 7, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET! 

Join the Taskforce Here

2024 Workshop Proposals

We are seeking engaging and insightful workshops to enrich the attendee experience for the 2024 SPA Convention in San Diego, CA. We encourage you to submit your proposal to share your expertise and contribute to the learning and growth of our SPA community. We welcome proposals that are diverse in perspectives, responsive to emerging trends and the evolving challenges of psychologists and clinicians utilizing and researching assessment. Proposals will be accepted until August 14, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact our office at info@personality.org

All Proposals must be submitted by August 14, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET! 

Submit Proposals Here 

Diversity-Sensitive Assessment with the MMPI-3

*Webinar is Sponsored by Pearson*

This advanced, two-hour webinar is intended for psychologists familiar with the MMPI instruments and interested in learning about conducting diversity-sensitive assessments with the latest version, the MMPI-3. The webinar will include a brief overview of the MMPI-3, a review and discussion of literature pertaining to use of the MMPI instruments with members of various demographic groups in the United States, a review of cross-national adaptations of the MMPI instruments, and recommended best practices for diversity-sensitive assessment with the MMPI-3.

Presenter: Yossef Ben-Porath | Kent State University 

September 13, 2023 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Register Here

Webinar is FREE for Current SPA Members!


SPA Dissertation and Student Research Grants are now open! 

This is a great opportunity for you to explore your dissertation/research ideas and contribute to the field of personality assessment. Applicants will have until October 13th to submit their applications including any supplemental documents. We're excited to see the innovated ideas you propose. For additional information on each grant, please visit this page

If you have any questions, please contact our office at info@personality.org

Deadline for Grant Applications is October 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET!


 Dissertation Grant Application  Student Research Grant Application

SPA MemberDeals 

In case you have not heard, as an SPA Member, you now receive an additional member benefit through MemberDeals. This company provides us with a unique opportunity to establish a cost-free member benefit program by connecting members to the world's greatest entertainment & travel discounts. Starting Saving Today! 

Learn More Here

Community Events & News

  • Event:  Join The Assessment Section of The Society for Clinical Psychology for their LIVE online Award Celebration Friday, August 4, 2023 at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT. They will be celebrating Constance Fischer for being awarded the 2023 Distinguished Contribution to Assessment Award. Speakers will include Stephen Finn, Jessie Goicoechea, and Caroline Purves. There will also be an online Assessment Social Friday, August 4, 2023 at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT. Links can be found below. 

    Awards Session Zoom Linkhttps://wright.zoom.us/j/83887169495

    Section Social linkhttps://app.gather.town/app/d4KOnjhF54K8Wz6k/Assessment%20Social%20Hour

  • 2023 Assessment Throwdown: The Assessment Section of APA's Division 12 invites students from clinical, counseling, or school psychology graduate programs to participate in their annual Assessment Throwdown. The goal of this competition is for trainees to show off their assessment knowledge and receive feedback from experts in the field. There are two rounds with the first round ending on July 30, 2023. For more information, please click here to view flyer. 
  • Training: Join Dr. Kari Carstairs, an SPA Fellow since 2012, for a three hour introductory webinar in September (which will repeat in October) that will cover the Comprehensive System-Revised. 

    Here is the link for this:


    This will be followed by a full one week in person training that will take place in Singapore in 2024.  Here is the link with further information about this:


    Both the training and the webinars are being run from a practice in Singapore with whom you need to register your interest, but you are also very welcome to contact me directly if you have any questions.  My direct email is:


Job Posting

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