Call for CE Workshop Proposals for the 2014 Convention
DEADLINE: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013
The APA Continuing Education Committee (CEC) is accepting workshop proposals that represent the lifelong learning needs of the APA membership for the APA convention in Washington, D.C., 2014.
During each convention, the APA CEC and the Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) offer approximately 70 workshops—half-day 4 hours and full-day (7 hours)—on a range of topics (ethics, assessment, geriatrics, psychopharmacology, and trauma among many others), including a special featured theme track dedicated to Practice and Policy, specifically psychology's role in defining, clarifying, and influencing national dialogue regarding controversial social issues (gun violence, reparative therapy, telehealth, torture, etc.). An emphasis is placed on interactive workshops that actively engage participants with a variety of different modes of learning and that facilitate the translation of new knowledge and skills into professional practices and services. Submit a workshop proposal for continuing education (CE) credit and share your expertise with colleagues at this event.
The CEC seeks proposals that
- are relevant to psychological practice, education, and science;
- enable psychologists to keep pace with emerging issues and technologies; and
- allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.
Standards and Criteria for Approval of Sponsors of Continuing Education for Psychologists (February 2009)
The CEC is committed to gender and ethnic diversity representation among workshop presenters and all proposals should address these issues in the content and format of the workshop.
The proposal process is a competitive one; we receive an average of 125 proposals each year for 70 spaces. You must demonstrate in the proposal that your workshop meets the Standards and Criteria for Approval of Sponsors of Continuing Education for Psychologists (February 2009). The Workshop Proposal Form provides detailed information on how to meet the Standards and Criteria. See sample proposal (PDF, 320KB).
Why should you apply?
As a presenter, you have the opportunity to:
- Join a select group of professionals and share your knowledge with fellow psychologists from around the world.
- Enhance your professional presentations skills.
- Broaden your professional network.
- Attend one complimentary CE workshop.
- Receive an honorarium of $150 per instructional hour, per workshop (i.e., $1,050 for a full-day workshop and $600 for a half-day workshop).
Accepted workshop proposals will be scheduled during the four days of convention— Thursday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, August 10, 2014. Presenters must be available to present their workshop on any given day.
The 2014 CE Workshop Proposal Form will be available online Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. All proposals must be submitted through the online Convention Programming System—CE Workshop Proposal section. Click on the “Call for CE Workshop Proposal” link. Online instructions are provided to guide you through the process. The proposal does not have to be completed in one sitting, i.e., you may start, save, and return to it at a later time.
Important: By design, if you stay on the rating screen for more than 30 minutes without interacting with the web server the system will time out and all unsaved work will be lost. So, remember to save your work as you are rating a proposal.
Before final submission, review your proposal thoroughly. Once submitted, your proposal is final. Upon successful submission, a screen appears acknowledging your submission and providing you with a proposal ID. Print that screen and save the proposal ID for future reference. Internet forces beyond our control can adversely affect the submission process, so if you do not receive a proposal ID at the end of your submission, please retry.
Note: Some APA Divisions offer preconvention CE workshops. These Divisional workshops are separate from the CE workshops offered by the CEP Office and the CEC.
Deadline: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET
The CE Workshop Proposal deadline falls earlier than the deadline for convention program proposals submitted to APA Divisions. The CEC makes its workshop selections by mid-January.
If you have any questions regarding the workshop proposal submission process, contact Marcia E. Segura at 800-374-2721, ext. 5691, or email.
- Submission Deadline: Monday, November 11, 2013
- Submit a CE Workshop Proposal