Call for Convention Presentation Papers

WSPA Call for Convention Workshop Proposals


October 11-13, 2019 | Hilton Hotel, Bellevue, WA

Proposal Deadline:  Friday, May 24, 2019, 5 p.m.  No late submissions will be accepted.

Washington State Psychological Association invites program proposals for the 2019 Fall Convention. This years Convention theme is Many Voices, One Community: Shaping the Future of Psychology Together. We invite you to be a part of this annual event known for its excellent programming addressing issues facing Washington psychologists.

Read through these guidelines carefully to ensure that your proposal meets the criteria. Submissions must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019 for consideration. Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

About the WSPA Fall Convention
The Annual Convention is an annual, three-day event combining networking, continuing education, and WSPA membership events. Now taking place each fall, the Convention typically includes reputed speakers and presenters, student poster presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, award winners and guests. The 2019 Fall Convention will be held October 11-13, 2019, at the Hilton Hotel in Bellevue, WA.

Proposal Guidelines
To participate in this conference, please submit a compelling presentation proposal that supports the field of psychology. WSPA is committed to supporting the personal and professional lives of psychologists throughout their lifespan, from student status through retirement. Presentations for all experience levels (introductory, intermediate, advanced) are welcome, though content must be at the post-doctoral level to qualify for Psychology CE credit. 

WSPA is committed to diversity and multiculturalism. All presentations are expected to address the needs of a diverse population. Presenters are required to explain, as part of their proposal, how their workshop addresses and/or integrates diversity issues into the topic. 

WSPA expects all workshops to contain elements of ethics and/or cultural competency. However, in order for a workshop to count as Ethics CE, ninety percent of the content must address ethics and/or cultural competency. As an APA-approved CE provider, WSPA adheres to their guidelines, and no partial credit is given.  Please note that, with few exceptions, in order to be eligible for APA CE credit, the main presenter must be a doctoral-level professional. 

By submitting a proposal, you acknowledge that you comply with APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists (see

WSPA supports and strongly encourages programs that allow for a collaborative style, address cutting edge research and create opportunities for thoughtful discussion. Proposals should be submitted online at this link.

Length of presentations
As with last years convention, 1.5 hour workshops will be held on Friday, October 11th, and 3-hour workshops will be held on Saturday, October 12th.  By submitting a proposal for either of these, you are acknowledging that you will be available to present on your assigned day.  You are also agreeing to complete a supplemental application upon acceptance for your presentation to be approved for CE credit.

Submissions are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019.
Presenters will be notified in mid-June of their proposal acceptance. In submitting a proposal, presenters accept responsibility for the time scheduled for their presentation and agree that they will meet all set deadlines.

Application Schedule

  • Call for workshop proposals sent out Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
  • All acceptances for workshop proposals will be sent out by mid-June 2019.
  • Completed CE applications need to be submitted by Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
  • Completed presentations and materials need to be submitted by Thursday, September 26th, 2019, 2 weeks in advance of Convention

    Contact WSPA at or 206-547-4220