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OPA Welcomes Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD, APA CEO and Executive Vice President

Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Karen Hardin
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Join us as we welcome Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Psychological Association, to OPA’s Annual Convention, “Psychology: An Inclusive Community of Growth and Care,” being held on April 26-28 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus.

Dr. Evans will be presenting our keynote address “The Future of Psychology and the American Psychological Association” beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 26. Later that day, she will also be attending our Newly Licensed Reception from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD,
scientist-practitioner, clinical and community psychologist and health care innovator is CEO and Executive Vice President of the American Psychological Association (APA). Before joining APA, Evans spent 12 years as commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Service. He realigned the agency’s treatment philosophy, service delivery models and fiscal policies to improve health outcomes and increase the efficiency of the service system. In 2015, he was recognized by the White House as an “Advocate for Action” by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. In 2013, he received the American Medical Association’s top government service award in healthcare. Evans holds faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Drexel University School of Public Health and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and has held a faculty appointment at the Yale University School of Medicine. Earlier in his career, Evans was deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, where he led major strategic initiatives in the state’s behavioral health care system. Evans is the author or co-author of 40 peer-reviewed research articles and of numerous chapters, reviews and editorials. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment and a fellow and member of the board of trustees of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.


Online registration is now open. Register on or before April 6 and save $40 with the Early Bird discount! (If registering online is not for you, click here to download the brochure.)


OPA’s 2018 Convention provides the perfect opportunity for you to meet your CE requirements for the biennium. The 3-Day All Inclusive Convention Package offers 20 CE credits and includes all breakfasts, lunches, breaks, refreshments and receptions. Plus, a coupon code good for up to 3 CE credits of OPA Webinars allows you to secure your entire biennium’s worth of 23 credits.


If you can’t join us for all 3 days, check out our 1 and 2-Day All Inclusive Packages. We hope you will take advantage of these enhanced discounted packages!


Visit OPA’s website for all the convention information you need, from workshop descriptions to hotel information.


Contact Karen Hardin, Director of Education and Communication, or call the OPA office at 614-224-0034 with any questions.


We hope to see you there!