Networking Fair 2017:  Integrating Our Communities


The Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association (GPPA) held a Networking Event, “Integrating Our Communities.” The themes and activities of the evening brought together various disciplines impacting psychological and socio-political aspects of physical and mental health. 


The event was held at Hotel Monaco's rooftop patio and Rialto suite

 Wednesday, October 4th 2017

from 5:30 – 8:30PM


During the evening, hors d'oeuvres, one-hour open bar, and a live band were offered. Judge David Spurgeon was one of the speakers at our event. Among many accolades, he has focused recent efforts and resources toward protecting individuals affected by Domestic Violence. He has supervised the Domestic Violence Unit, Pittsburgh Municipal Court, Mental Health Court, and served an essential role in the creation of Veterans’ Court for Allegheny County. Judge Spurgeon also facilitated the first Intimate Partner Violence Homicide Review Team in Allegheny County, which examines system breakdowns in this crime type. In addition, we heard from Dr. Bob Solomon, an Emergency Room physician and Democratic Congressional candidate, who will be discussing his passion regarding physical and mental health.

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May 19th, 2017

Chatham University's Eden Hall Campus

Registration included meals and up to 7 CE credits

Discounted student registration (no CE)

GPPA in partnership with Chatham University Psychology Continuing Education offered a variety of educational programming events (with up to 7 CE credits available) as well as activities and events that promoted well-being at Chatham University’s beautiful Eden Hall Campus. The focus on safety, both physical and psychological, was the uniting theme that linked our presentations on inclusion and diversity, supervision, neuropsychology and mindfulness, feminist psychology, ethics, and suicide prevention. Practitioners who sought mandatory credits for coursework in supervision, ethics, and suicide prevention were able to fulfill these requirements.


8:00 - 9:00 am:   Registration, Breakfast

Optional 30 minute Gentle Yoga Class (free!).  Mats will be available

9:00 - 10:00am    1 HOUR MORNING SESSIONS - Met Pennsylvania Board requirements for Suicide Prevention Continuing Education

Saving Holden Caulfield: Long and short-term strategies for Preventing Youth Suicide" by Dr. David Brent, MD

10:00 -12:00am:   2 HOUR MORNING SESSIONS

Session A:    "The Wrong Prescription: Feminist Perspectives on the Experience and Ethics of Medicalization of Women" by Maureen McHugh, Ph.D.  - Partially Met Pennsylvania Board requirements for Ethics Continuing Education

Session B:    “The Culture of Disability” by Timothy Barksdale, Psy.D.

12:15 - 1:15 pm:    LUNCH - included with registration fee. 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: "Beyond Acceptance and Support: Parent-Adolescent Relationships and LGBT Youth" by Dr. Gerald Montano, D.O., M.S. 

1:30 - 4:30 pm:    3 HOUR AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Session A:   "A mindfulness exercise workshop for resilience, awareness, habit change, and neuroplasticity.” by Dr. Richard King

Session B:   “Supervision Practices and Multicultural Competency” by Audra Lee, LFMT & Ashley North Cook, LFMT - Met Pennsylvania Board requirements for Supervision Continuing Education

5:00 - 7:00 pm:   GPPA Social with live music by the Molly Alphabet Band at the amphitheater

Hors D’oeuvres and cash bar.

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2015 GPPA Networking & Education Fair

The GPPA 2015 Networking & Education Fair was September 25th at PNC Park.  Co-sponsored by Gateway to Collaboration and Chatham University, the GPPA Networking & Education Fair returned for 2015.

The theme was Collaborative Relationships: Networking Toward Wellness.  Please take time to view our complete Networking Fair Program.