Call for Papers: 59th Annual MMPI Symposium

Call for Papers submittal process

Submission Forms & Abstracts are due March 29, 2024
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The University of Minnesota Press is partnering with the Society of Personality Assessment to host the MMPI Workshops and 59th Annual MMPI Symposium!

The MMPI Workshops will be held Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13, 2024. For more information and to register, visit the SPA website here.

The 59th Annual MMPI Symposium will be held Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, 2024.

Both the Workshops and Symposium will be held in Tempe, AZ at the Tempe Mission Palms. 


For the MMPI Research Symposium, we encourage authors to consider submitting one (or more) of the following:

  1. Integrated Paper Session: Consisting of 3-4 papers with an identified chair and discussant (75-90 minutes).
  2. Comprehensive Paper Presentation: Comprehensive report and/or integration of research findings from multiple studies (30 minutes).
  3. Brief Report: Concise report of a single study (15 minutes).
  4. Poster: Poster-board based research report.

Owing to time constraints, it may not be possible to accommodate presenters’ preferred format. On the Proposal Submission Form, you will be asked whether you would be willing to present in an alternative format.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PROCESS: Please email to Mainhia Moua at by Friday, March 29, 2024.

  1. A completed Proposal Submission Form (click here to download).
  2. Abstract. For an integrated paper session, a 150-word general abstract plus a 150-200-word abstract for each paper; a 200-400-word abstract for comprehensive presentations; and a 200-300-word abstract for brief reports and blitz talks with posters.

By submitting the form and abstract, you are committing to attend the meeting and present your paper or poster if your submission is accepted.

Authors will be notified of the status of their submission in April. A schedule of presentations and information about the meeting will be sent at a later date.

For an example of a past program, click here to review the 2023 MMPI Symposium schedule.

REGISTER ON THE SPA WEBSITE: Click here to register online.

HOTEL RESERVATION: Visit the Tempe Mission Palms to book your room by May 21, 2024.

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions regarding submissions to one of the program co-chairs, Martin Sellbom () or Dustin Wygant ( Please contact Katie Nickerson, Test Division Manager (, with any general queries about the MMPI Workshops & Symposium.

About the CE sponsor:

The University of Minnesota Press Test Division is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University of Minnesota Press Test Division maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The University of Minnesota Press Test Division provides continuing education programs focused on the MMPI and MPQ for psychologists and other mental health professionals, including in-person and virtual training, a research symposium, and book-based exams for titles published by the University of Minnesota Press.