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January 2017

Religious & Spiritual Concerns in Psychotherapy: A Primer for Clinicians

January 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Granite City Food & Brewery, 11411 Olive Blvd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141 United States
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$40 - $60

The majority of patients who present for psychotherapy subscribe to a set of religious beliefs which, either explicitly or implicitly, shape their world view. Even those who do not consider themselves to be “religious” nevertheless view themselves as “spiritual.” Psychologists may at times neglect to appreciate the significant role that religion and/or spirituality plays in the lives of their patients. The majority of research on the relationship between religion, spirituality, and well-being indicates a positive correlation. This introductory presentation will…

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April 2017

Living Organ Donation

April 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Guo Bin Chinese Restaurant, 8600 Delmar
St. Louis, Missouri 63124
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Dr. Barry Hong will present the status of solid organ donation with recent follow-up data about the long-term outcomes of these donors. The presentation will also cover the need for psychological/psychiatric education in screening individuals to be living donors. Some ethical issues will be discussed as well as a new ongoing program designed to help individuals who lack financial support to be a living donor. One hundred and twenty thousand Americans need an organ transplant. In 2015, 30,000 received a…

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June 2017

MOPA 2017 Conference

June 2, 2017 - June 3, 2017

MOPA believes in and supports the St. Louis Psychological Association. On June 2-3, come be a part of our annual gathering of Missouri's best & brightest psychologists: MOPA 2017!

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July 2017

Save The Date!

July 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Annual Installation of New Officers and Summer Party will be Saturday, July 15, 2017. Please contact a Board Member for more details.

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October 2017

Integrated Care: A Report From The Field And What It Means For Psychologists In Future Healthcare Delivery

October 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cyrano’s Cafe, 603 E. Lockwood Ave
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States
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Ronald B. Margolis, Ph.D. will provide an overview of integrated care and how it is differentiated from other delivery models. He will report on a major statewide initiative in which he led the training and consultation team for integrating behavioral health into primary care setting over the past nine years. Finally, he will suggest some of the implications for the future role of psychologists in healthcare. Dr. Margolis is a Professor Emeritus of the Department of Family and Community Medicine…

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April 2018

Reconnecting the Mind to the Body: The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

April 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Guo Bin Chinese Restaurant, 8600 Delmar
St. Louis, Missouri 63124
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John Thomas Paruch, MD, will present on how to evaluate and treat the “whole person,” incorporating a team-based approach of lifestyle change into the process of health delivery - ideally helping people move from chronic disease toward wellness. Through his clinical experience, Dr. Paruch discovered that there was often something wrong with the traditional medical approach and noticed a pattern of patients reporting significant physical and emotional complaints that were not responding to traditional treatments. The focus of his presentation…

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June 2018

The Latest Research on the Impact of Divorce on Children: Counseling Parents on What Their Kids Need During and After Divorce

June 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Guo Bin Chinese Restaurant, 8600 Delmar
St. Louis, Missouri 63124
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Marta J. Papa, a divorce attorney and mediator, will discuss the latest research on the Impact of Divorce on Children. She will share surprising results from new studies about how children react to Parental Alienation as well as describe the impact of conflict on children of divorce, both the immediate impact and the “Sleeper Effect.” Finally, she will suggest how to help divorcing and divorced parents meet their children’s needs. Coined the “Divorce Whisperer”, Marta J. Papa is an Attorney,…

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July 2018

Summer Party

July 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Annual Installation of New Officers and Summer Party will be Saturday, July 21, 2018.

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September 2018

Gottman Couples Therapy: Lessons from the Love Lab

September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Syberg’s Dorsett, 2430 Old Dorsett Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
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William Bumberry, Ph.D, will present an overview of Gottman Couples Therapy, highlighting the core clinical interventions as well as recent developments in the approach. Dr. Gottman’s 40 years of ground breaking research has changed the way we see relationships and illuminated a path to help couples build intimacy and connection. Research, practice and videotapes of clinical work will be highlighted. Dr. Bumberry is a clinical psychologist with more than 25 years’ experience working with couples. He has been with the…

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