The Southern Region of the American Academy of Psychotherapists is a very active part of AAP. We’re dedicated to keeping the art of psychotherapy alive and dynamic. AAP believes in the value of experiential, expressive, depth and humanistically oriented psychotherapies. AAP also believes in the importance of the development of the therapist on all levels. Our members believe in the essential value of these therapies and the emphasis on personal development of the therapist. Toward this end, AAP's activities have process groups and experiential groups throughout.
Southern Region Salons are informal functions in the home of an AAP member or a cozy professional space. We normally hold one Salon in September/October, prior to the national AAP Institute and Conference, and another in January/February, prior to our own Spring Conference.
The Southern Region provides additional local opportunities for new and seasoned psychotherapists to meet and network. We also provide an opportunity for graduate students and new therapists to get a taste of the American Academy of Psychotherapists. Our mission is to help grow the Academy by introducing new therapists, graduate students and practicing therapists to our regional events. Those events include two informal Salons each year and an annual Spring Conference.
At our Salons, provocative and seasoned psychotherapists offer an experience of the Academy that is always entertaining, often educational, and frequently uplifting and healing. We all share in bringing food for a delicious potluck dinner that precedes the presentation.
Our yearly Conference occurs in the Spring in settings across the Southeastern United States. We try to choose Conference sites that offer beauty and an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. Past venues include the Balsam Mountain Inn in the North Carolina mountains and the Daufuskie Island Resort along the coast of South Carolina.
Our Spring Conferences are imbued with a warm and inviting atmosphere. In this supportive aura, attendees can learn, grow, and experience a unique organization of psychotherapists devoted to the highest caliber of personal and professional growth.
We look forward to sharing the academy with you. Come to a Southern Region event and share in an experience you won’t soon forget.
One of the goals of the Southern Region is to attract and welcome students. Over delicious potluck suppers at salons and through experiential workshops at our conferences, you get an "unplugged" experience with seasoned therapists who practice depth psychotherapy. Conference workshops are primarily experiential instead of didactic, emphasizing the emotional/psychological process of the participants over content. We are the beacon for long-term therapy in a time when graduate programs focus on short-term, empirical interventions.
We offer students free registration at our Spring Conference and make every effort to welcome and encourage those who pursue this rewarding profession. So, all students please join us and bookmark this web site to keep posted on our activities.
We look forward to sharing the Academy with you.
|2013 Salon, David E Loftis, The Dangers of Not Knowing Your Dark Side, January 25, 2013|
|2012 Salon, Barbara Nama & Z Rosenzweig, Finding Our Selves in Relationship, August 24, 2012|
|2012 Salon, Working At The Edge — Spring Conference Preview, February 3, 2011|
|2011 Salon, Avrum Weiss, Is All Psychotherapy Experiential Psychotherapy?, November 18, 2011|
|2011 The Role of Emotion in Psychotherapy Brochure, April 15 - 17, 2011|
|2011 Salon, Michael Barnett, Emotion Focused Therapy. March 18|
|2009 Flourishing in Hard Times: How to Fix the World and Ourselves, September 25|
|2009 Many Paths to Genuine Presence, March 27-29.|
|2008 The Heart and Soul of Psychotherapy: Celebrating the Process. March 28-30.|
|2008 Salon, An Evening Encounter with Psychomotor Therapy, February 29|