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.  Please review the cancellation policy for each event carefully.

     Upcoming one hour virtual webinars!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - Presented by Kathleen Hoyt, PhD


                                                    Friday, October 2, 2020 -Presented by Paul Cooney, JD and David Madigan, JD


Central Oregon Association of Psychologists (COAP)  

COAP is a division of the Oregon Psychological Association (OPA)

Developing Expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
Presented by Gregg Jacobs, Ph.D.
DATE:  September 25, 2020
9 am until 4:00 pm via Zoom

6 hours Continuing Education Credit (no partial credit given)
Register Here


Clinical and Ethical Issues for Behavioral Health Providers Using Social Media
Presented by: Keely Kolmes, Psy.D.
DATE: November 6th 2020
9 am until 1 pm (via ZOOM)
4 hours Continuing Education Credit
*This course meets ethics requirements for the Oregon Psychology license
Register Here

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.