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2018 OPA Annual Convention

Psychology: An Inclusive Community of Growth and Care

Thursday, April 26 – Saturday, April 28, 2018
Quest Conference Center | 8405 Pulsar Place | Columbus, Ohio 43240

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Overnight Accommodations:

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris | 8411 Pulsar Place | Columbus, Ohio 43240 | 614.885.8400

  • Discounted rate of $132 / per night + tax 
  • Hotel registration deadline is March 26, 2018

Other hotels within walking distance of the conference center include...

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Columbus Polaris | 9000 Worthington Road | Westerville, Ohio 43082 | 614.568.0770

Four Points by Sheraton Columbus - Polaris | 8505 Pulsar Place | Columbus, Ohio 43240 | 614.844.5888

Thank you .... 2018 Convention Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers!


Contact Karen Hardin, Director of Communications & Education, or call 614-224-0034.


The Ohio Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists: OPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
Registration Deadline: Participants are encouraged to register early. Registration must be received on or before April 18 to guarantee workshop / event selections. Registrations received after this date will be processed on-site, and first selections and/or meals can not be guaranteed. 

 Registrations received or postmarked on or before April 6 receive a $40 Early Bird Discount. Registrations received or postmarked between April 7 and April 18 receive a $20 Pre-Registration Discount. OPA members may use their CE Coupon by entering the Promo Code online or on the paper form. No discounts maybe used after April 18, 2018.

Change Fee: 
Any changes in workshop/event selections made after April 18 will be subject to a $20 change fee. 

Disclaimers/Cancellation and Refund Policy: 
Attendees needing to cancel must do so in writing on or before April 18 and will be subject to a $30 service charge. ALL CANCELLATIONS WILL BE SUBJECTED TO THIS SERVICE CHARGE. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after April 18. OPA and sponsors of this event are committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information. However, they are not responsible for event changes, additions or deletions, but will work towards accommodating attendee needs.

Conflict of Interest Statement:
 As an APA-approved sponsor of continuing education, the Ohio Psychological Association (OPA) is committed to the identification and resolution of potential conflicts of interest in the planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of continuing education as is consistent with concepts outlined in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Information regarding financial support, in-kind support or possible conflicts of interest will be included in promotional materials and can be accessed by contacting the Ohio Psychological Association Central Office. 

Americans with Disabilities Act:
 The Quest Conference Center complies with the provisions of ADA. If you need any assistance related to sight, sound or mobility, please contact OPA; so that, we may assist you.

Photo Consent: 
Registration/attendance at OPA events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to OPA for use of the attendee’s image in photographs.

Special Requests: 
Please let us know if you have any special requests, including dietary restrictions or request for a nursing mother’s room.

Continuing Education Credit Policies: 
Those individuals wanting CE credits must sign and complete the Workshop Evaluation Form and return the it to OPA at the end of each workshop as instructed. OPA guidelines state that a participant may arrive no more than 10 minutes late or leave more than 10 minutes early to receive credit for a program. No partial credit will be given. The Convention planners will make every effort to ensure that each workshop begins and ends at its designated time.

Convention Certificates of Attendance:
 Certificates will list each workshop completed and will be sent to participants following the Convention. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.

Continuing Education Credits: 
1) The Ohio Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Ohio Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the program and its content. 2) The Ohio Psychological Association is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board to offer continuing education to counselors and social workers. (RCS070608 and RTX071703). NOTE: The following workshops are offered for counselor or social worker continuing education credits: 1, 2, 3, Thursday Lunch CE Program, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 9, 10, 11, 12, Friday Lunch CE Program, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23.