All levels of psychology trainees (undergraduate, graduate, intern, and post-doctoral fellow) may submit abstracts highlighting research related to psychology or case studies of a unique diagnostic/care delivery issue relevant to the field of psychology.

Scientific submissions should follow an IMRaD format; abstract for case studies should include a short background, brief case description and why the case is novel/relevant/unique.

Deadline: Please submit your 300 word abstract by midnight January 14, 2023.  Those who are selected to participate will be notified via email on or before April 1st 2023.  Trainee poster competition winners will receive a gift card (1st place = $150, 2nd place = $100, 3rd place = $50)!  Winners will be announced during the Spring Annual Conference.  

Format: Accepted presenters will prepare an audio and/or video recording (maximum three minutes) that provides a synopsis of the project.  Within the first minute of the recording the author(s), full title and affiliation should be presented.  The recording should include the brief relevant background, data collection methods, results, and conclusions.  Examples of recording formats could be (but not limited to) - annotated slides, poster or pure video recording.  

Please contact the Program Committee Chair with any questions or conference needs at [email protected].



We are currently accepting submissions for presentations and posters for the Michigan Psychological Association - Annual Spring Conference - on April 28, 2023.  

Please designate if you are submitting to be a presenter, to be part of a panel discussion, or to present your work via a virtual poster.  Submissions selected for oral presentations will be given a 60-minute time slot; any submission not selected for an oral presentation will be automatically reviewed to be a virtual poster.  Presentations are not required to be research based; we welcome novel submissions.

Deadline: Please submit your 500 word abstract by midnight on January 14, 2023. **Submissions received BEFORE December 31st, 2022, will be entered into a special bonus drawing!** Submissions should include (1) at least three learning objectives for the presentation and (2) how the presentation contributes to the professional development of the attendee.  Acceptance notifications will be sent by February, 28, 2023, at which point speakers will be asked to submit additional information required for APA CE.



 Sunday, October 9, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
**Eligible for 1 FREE CE to MPA Members ONLY**
(Registration is FREE, but required for all attendees)
Event Description:

Three Ann Arbor psychologists have contributed chapters to an anthology entitled "The Ones Who Remember: Second-Generation Voices of the Holocaust" (City Point Press, 2022). This collection of 16 chapter-length memoirs explores the authors' lived experiences growing up in the shadow of the Holocaust. The presentation will discuss the transmission of intergenerational trauma and resilience, and the therapeutic benefits that arise from narrative writing. Participants will be able to describe the mental health benefits of autobiographical writing. Participants will demonstrate knowledge of intergenerational transmission of trauma and resilience.

Presenter Info: This presentation will be jointly given by Joy Wolfe Ensor, PhD, Rita Benn, PhD, and Fran Lewy Berg.

  • PhD. Dr. Ensor is recently retired from clinical practice, but has previously spent time in private practice and at MDHHS-Hawthorn Center.
  • Dr. Benn is trained as a clinical/school psychologist at UofM. She was on faculty at the UofM Med School for over 20 years.
  • Dr. Berg attained her doctorate in Psychology and Education from UofM. She is a clinical psychologist, a certified couples therapist, and has been in private practice for nearly 35 years.


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