OPA Continuing Education Programs

The Oregon Psychological Association sponsors many continuing education programs that have been developed to meet the needs of psychologists and other mental health professionals. The Continuing Education Committee works diligently to provide programs that are of interest to the wide variety of specialties in mental health.


The Oregon Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Oregon Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the program and its content.


OPA Current Education Offerings

All workshops are held in Portland, OR unless otherwise noted.  In order to register for OPA workshops on-line you will need a credit card for workshop payment to complete your order.  Registration fees for workshops will not be refunded for cancellations as of one week prior to the scheduled event or for no-shows at the event. Prior to that, a $25 cancellation fee will be assessed. For other events, check their specific cancellation/refund policy.

Links for more information and registration for the first half of 2017 workshops are below. 

Ethics with Soul: Traditional Therapeutic Boundaries and Digital Ethics in the Age of Google and Facebook
April 21, 2017
By Ofer Zur, PhD

2017 Annual Conference
May 5-6, 2017
Hilton Eugene Conference Center - Eugene, OR

Neuropsychology for the Rest of Us
June 9, 2017
By Amelia Anderson Mooney, PhD

October 6, 2017
Top 10 Secrets of Practicing Ethically – A Legal, Ethical and Legislative Update on Mental Health Practice in Oregon
By Paul Cooney, JD and David Madigan, JD

Diversity CE Offerings

Cultural Competence Homestudy courses are offered by the New Mexico Psychological Association (NMPA) to OPA members for a fee. Questions should be directed to the NMPA. Courses include: Cultural Competency Assessment (1 CE), Multicultural Counseling Competencies/Research (2 CEs), Awareness-based articles (3 CE), Knowledge based articles (3 CE), Skills-based articles on counseling (3 CE) and Skills-based articles on assessment (3 CE).  Click on the link above to get started.

OBPE CE Information

For an overview of OBPE CE information, please click here.  For full information from OBPE regarding CE and licensure please click here.

APA Approval

The Oregon Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. OPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Letters of completion will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop.  No partial credits are given.

Other Mental Health Agency Approvals

OPA workshops should be satisfactory for Oregon Licensed Social Workers' and LPC's continuing education requirements. Approval for any other licensing or regulatory bodies must be completed by the individual attendee.

Each OPA workshop is classified according to the following system:

Level 1: general or introductory content aimed at a diverse audience.

Level 2: psychologically sophisticated content, at either introductory or more advanced levels, aimed at general professional audiences.

Level 3: highly advanced theoretical or technical content, aimed at expert audiences.

Level 2 and 3 presentations will typically warrant CE credit for a licensed psychologist. Both level and number of hours for each workshop are indicated for each workshop and official letters of completion will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop. APA guidelines specify that no letter of attendance will be awarded for partial workshop attendance.

Level 2 and 3 offerings are typically accepted by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners (OBPE). However, Oregon licensed psychologists should consult with the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners regarding the state laws and rules regarding continuing education in Oregon, and note that there is no pre-certification of continuing education credit by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners. If you have questions about whether or not  OBPE may accept a class for CE credit you can contact them at 503.378.4154.