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MCPP 2014 was a success!

Thank you to all who participated in MCPP 2014!  This year, 33 undergraduate students earned credit for attending. Due to popular demand, we have asked our presenters to share their slides. You can click the links below to view a copy of the presentations.

[PDF] Ready2Learn Program Evaluation (362 KiB) -- Laurie Grad and Sarah Sifers
[PDF] High Arousal and Beta Command Types (390 KiB) -- Samantha Tupy, Ryan Endersbe, and Dan Houlihan
[PDF] The Influence of Trust on Student Learning Groups (849 KiB) -- Nicole Ennen (Award Winner)
[PDF] Vicarious Trauma and Maintaining a Healthy Balance (788 KiB) -- Maria Stevens
[PDF] Predictors Related to Patient Improvement for Insomnia (522 KiB) -- Shelby Afflerbach

About the Conference

 The Midwestern Conference on Professional Psychology (MCPP) is hosted by the Psychology Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The conference has become known over the years as simply “The Owatonna Conference” because we hold the conference every March in Owatonna, MN. The goal of the conference is to promote the dissemination of empirically-oriented research from a variety of disciplines within the field of psychology. The conference is intended to involve a wide audience of students, faculty, and community professionals.  The conference typically begins on a Thursday afternoon, and runs through the end of the following Friday.  In general, presentations on Thursday are given by undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty from MSU.  The full day on Friday includes presentations by professional researchers and practitioners who are experts in their field.

The conference for 2014 took place on March 27 and 28; however, we are already planning for MCPP 2015. We hope to see you there!

For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact the MCPP coordinator, Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan, at 507-389-5824 or at