-- Call for Presentations - Information Sheet --
Los Angeles County Psychological Association
33rd Annual Convention: Creating Connections & Building Bridges…Together

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Location TBD: Either Held at UCLA’s Covel Commons or Virtually

Featured Afternoon Speaker –Linda Mona, Ph.D.
“Disability Culturally Competent Sexual Healthcare” 


Submission Requirements please review these instructions carefully:

  1. Proposals must be submitted via email as a word file. You may download an application by clicking here or contact the LACPA office, complete the questions on the application and email your application, CV, and photo to the LACPA office [email protected]. Proposals that do not follow the application format and/or are missing information will be returned without consideration.No honorarium is provided for convention presenters. If presenters plan to attend the full convention, registration, at a discounted rate, is required.  Reasonable A/V equipment will be provided if event is held in person.

  2. The LACPA Convention Committee is accepting proposals on all topics. Attendees have expressed interest in programs on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI); Science of Racism (Systemic Oppression, Criminal and Racial Justice, Policing, Health Equity); Implicit bias; Disability; LGBTQ; Minorities; and Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic (Mental Health, Stress/Anxiety, Loneliness, Substance Use, Domestic Abuse, Homelessness, Future of Work, Parenting, Teaching/Schools/Remote Learning, Technology/Telehealth). Multicultural perspectives on all topics are welcomed. Proposals will be reviewed by the LACPA Convention Committee. Please note that the Committee receives a large number of submissions and some are on the same topic. Therefore, broad clinical appeal and uniqueness of approach does help a presentation stand out. Upon request, a sample Convention Proposal Rating Sheet is available. This sheet serves as a broad gauge used by the Committee for proposal selection. The Committee also makes its decision based upon the following guidelines:
  • Proposals should reflect intermediate to advanced levels of learning, the more advanced the better;

  • A limited number of presentations will be selected;

  • Proposal topics should be based upon clearly stated educational goals and objectives;

  • Proposals should reflect applicability and relevance to doctoral level psychologists in the areas of clinical practice, theory, research, and methodology;

  • Proposals should demonstrate how the presentation will be organized in order to best facilitate the learning process for attendees;
  • Proposals should be objective (i.e., not reflecting any commercial views of the provider or presenter or anyone giving financial assistance to provider or presenter);
  • Proposals should be accompanied by a syllabus that contains instructional objectives, learning methods (i.e., lecture, slideshow, DVD/video, case material, etc.), and an outline of the major points to be presented;


  1. Should you require assistance or clarification, please do not hesitate to call the LACPA office at 818-905-0410.
  2. All proposals must be received via email no later than Monday, May 3, 2021. 
  3. All presentations will be for a two-hour time frame.
  4. There is a maximum of two presenters and one moderator per session.


For consideration, convention proposals must include:

                                Completed Application - sent as word doc

                                Abstract - maximum of 50 words - sent as word doc

                                Course Goals and Educational Objectives, Course Outline & References - sent as word doc

                                 Bio (maximum 60 words) for each presenter - sent as word doc

                                 Authorization by all presenters, chairs, moderators - sent as word doc

                                 CV of each presenter (may be pdf)

                                  One headshot photograph of each presenter (jpg file required)


Email all of the above materials to [email protected]
Contact us at:   [email protected]      818-905-0410