National Events

The Academy hosts two national multi-day events each year with continuing-education credits available.

The Institute & Conference is held each autumn, usually at an urban conference center. 

The Summer Workshop is typically held in a retreat-like setting.  There is usually an abundance of optional free-time events scheduled to provide opportunities to try new activities while socializing with friends and forming new professional and personal relationships.

Historical List of Past AAP National Events, Themes and Venues

Upcoming National Events

I & C 2017   •   October 18-22   •   Santa Fe, NM

62nd AAP Annual Institute and Conference

The Psychotherapy Relationship:
What Works?

October 18-22

▶ El Dorado Hotel and Spa ◀
Santa Fe, NM


We are now inviting submission of proposals for workshops for the 2017 Institute and Conference to be held October 18-22 in Santa Fe New Mexico.  The Theme is The Psychotherapy Relationship: What Works?


Call for Proposals

Proposal Submission Form

Event Website

     Curt Arey, MA, LPC
     Hannah Hawkins-Esther, LCSW


Spring Conference 2017   •   March 24-26   •   North Georgia Mountains

2017 Southern Region Spring Conference

Turning Lead to Gold:
Dancing with Transformation

March 24-26

▶ Brasstown Valley Resort ◀
Young Harris, Georgia


DC Chapter Winter 2017 Workshop, February 24-25
in Washington, DC

 The Psychotherapy Relationship: What Works?


Workshop Registration


2018 Institute and Conference - October 17-21, 2018
October 17-21, 2018, Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia

Sounds of Silence

Co-Chairs: Louise Will-Wallace and Lisa Klohn

Salons and Workshops

In addition to these national meetings, individual Academy members sometimes host local salons.  Each salon is of evening or weekend-afternoon duration and usually free of charge.

Recent Salons and Workshops

Sandy Springs, GA • Friday, January 13, 2017 • 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Salon • Turning Lead Into Gold • Dancing with Transformation - the Supervisory Experience
Hosted by AAP Southern Region, The Link Counseling Center, The House Next Door
2016 • What's Love Got To Do With It?
(Charlotte, NC)
2016 • Symbolic Language • Listening to Our Inner Voices In Creating Relationships
(Sandy Springs, GA)
2016 • The Journey of the Psychotherapist -- An Introduction to the Academy
(Chapel Hill, NC)
2016 • What's Love Got To Do With It • Optional process groups Fri eve 2/26
(Washington, DC)
2016 • Dancing With Our Shadow • Power in the Psychotherapy Relationship
(Sandy Springs, GA)
2016 • A Taste of AAP • Demonstration of a Limited-Time Process Group
(Hancock Park, Los Angeles)
2015 • Where Therapists Dare To Tread • A Warm-up For October Conference in STL
(Washington, DC)
2015 • Who? Me? Old? • Aging/Maturity in Life and Psychotherapy
(Sandy Springs, GA)
2015 • Demonstration of Limited-Time Process Groups
(Charlotte, NC)
2015 • Come Get To Know Us
(Chapel Hill, NC)
2015 • Where Therapists Dare To Tread
(St Louis, MO)
2015 • Where Therapists Dare To Tread
(Washington, DC)
2015 • Risk vs Safety, and Other Paradoxes of Psychotherapy
(Sandy Springs, GA)
2014 • Identity and Transformation
(Rockville, MD)
2014 • Transformation in Psychotherapy Using Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness
(Sandy Springs, GA)


Recent National Events

The 2016 Institute * Conference took place October 19-23 in Washington, DC.
I & C 2016   •   October 19-23   •   Washington, DC

61st AAP Annual Institute and Conference

What's Love Got To Do With It?

October 19-23

▶ Omni Shoreham Hotel ◀
Washington, DC


Full Brochure (PDF)


     Douglas L. Cohen, Ph. D.
     Nicholas Kirsch, Ph. D.

The 2016 Summer Workshop took place June 8 - 12 at historic Bedford Springs, PA.
Summer Workshop 2016   •   June 8 - 12   •   Bedford Springs, PA

2016 AAP Summer Workshop

Paths and Journeys

June 8 - 12

▶ Omni Bedford Springs Resort ◀
Bedford Springs, PA


Further Details To Be Announced


     Nancy Cahir, PhD
     Barbara Thomason, PhD

The 2015 Institute and Conference took place October 21 - 25 in St Louis, MO
I & C 2015   •   October 21 - 25   •   St Louis Gateway Arch

60th AAP Annual Institute & Conference

Where Therapists Dare To Tread

October 21 - 25

▶ The Westin St Louis ◀
St Louis, MO

We met in the home city of Masters and Johnson to discuss sex and other taboos
that both diminish and enrich the therapeutic process.

Full Conference Brochure and Registration Form (PDF)

    Tandy Levine, LCSW
    Sharon Bernstein, LCSW

Professional Accreditation Provider:  AMEDCO

Summer Workshop 2015 took place June 10-14 at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA.
Summer Workshop 2015   •   June 10 - 14   •   Columbia River Gorge

2015 AAP Summer Workshop

Embracing Intimacy & Risking Injury

June 10 - 14

▶ Skamania Lodge, Columbia River Gorge ◀
Stevenson, WA
Full Brochure (2.8 MB PDF)

     David Donlon
     Nancy Moser

Professional Accreditation Provider:  AMEDCO

The 2014 Institute and Conference took place November 5 - 9 in Austin, TX
I & C 2014   •   November 5 - 11   •   Austin Lakefront

59th AAP Annual Institute & Conference

Identity and Transformation
I, We, and Other

November 5 - 11

▶ The Hyatt Regency Austin ◀
Austin, TX
Brochure and Registration Form (2.0 MB PDF)

    Roy Clymer
    Phyllis Clymer

Professional Accreditation Provider:  AMEDCO

Summer Workshop 2014 took place June 18-22, 2014 in Young Harris, GA
Summer Workshop 2014   •   June 18 - 22   •   Brasstown Valley

AAP 2014 Summer Workshop

Be Changed. For Good.

June 18 - 22

▶ Brasstown Valley Resort ◀
Young Harris, GA
Full Brochure

     Barbara Nama
     Z Rosenzweig

Professional Accreditation Provider:  AMEDCO


Southern Region Conference is hosted each spring in a Southeastern city chosen by the Southern Region Committee.


The 2016 Southern Region Spring Conference was held April 1 - 3 at St Simons Island, GA.
Spring Conference 2016   •   April 1 - 3   •   St Simons Island

2016 Southern Region Spring Conference

At the Crossroads: Well-Worn Path or Uncharted Territory

April 1 - 3

▶ Sea Palms Resort ◀
St Simons Island, Georgia


The 2015 Southern Region Spring Conference was held March 20 - 22 in Hiawassee, GA.
Spring Conference 2015   •   March 20 - 22   •   Lake Chatuge

2015 Southern Region Spring Conference

Finding Fierceness in Vulnerability

March 20 - 22

▶ Ridges Resort and Marina ◀
Hiawassee, Georgia


The 2014 Southern Region Spring Conference took place March 21-23 in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Spring Conference 2014   •   March 21 - 23   •   Grand Strand

2014 AAP Southern Region Spring Conference

The Cost of Virtue:
Managing Your Inner Saboteurs

March 21 - 23

▶ Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort ◀
Myrtle Beach, SC