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Thank you for your interest in presenting a workshop for the Ohio Psychological Association (OPA). Proposals should be research based and address diverse clientele and colleague populations. Innovative topics that offer an interactive delivery are highly encouraged.

Please note: This form must be completed in one sitting. We recommend crafting your responses in a Word document first, and then copying final responses onto the form for submission.



All OPA webinars are expected to include some reference to or inclusion of ethical topics; however, to be approved for Ethics CE, 85 percent of a webinar’s content must focus on ethics, cultural competency and/or professional conduct. For detailed information on what topics meet this designation, please click here and review the "Ethics, Cultural Competency & Professional Conduct Requirement" section.




Learning objectives must be measurable and constructed so that they complete the sentence "Participants will be able to..."

Example of well-written learning objectives:

  1. Summarize basic hypnosis theory and technique;
  2. Describe how hypnosis can be integrated into psychology practice setting;
  3. Recognize differences between acute and chronic pain and how this may impact treatment;
  4. Utilize hypnosis in controlling acute pain; and
  5. Apply post-hypnotic suggestions to chronic pain.
Verbs to consider when writing learning objectives Verbs to avoid when writing learning objectives

list, describe, recite, write, compute, discuss
explain, predict, apply, demonstrate
prepare, use, utilize, create, plan, design
analyze, select, compile
revise, assess, compare, rate, or critique

know, understand
learn, appreciate
become aware of, or become familiar with

Three literature references are required and must include:

  • Three printed publications, two of which must have been published within the last 7 years.
  • No more than one literary reference can be self-published by the presenter(s).
  • Additional references such as websites, podcasts, etc. are welcome.