Description of the AAP Scholarship Program

The American Academy of Psychotherapists offers a unique training opportunity in psychotherapy for advanced graduate students and new professionals of every discipline. Each year AAP offers 20 of need-blind scholarships of $1000 to beginning psychotherapists to help them attend our Institute and Conference (I&C). 

The scholarship recipients join AAP’s unique community, witnessing five days of therapeutic process in action. They participate in training workshops, community activities, and an intensive daily process group facilitated by two AAP leaders.  Our goal is to introduce new professionals to the Academy community, while helping them develop a commitment to their personal and professional development.

AAP Scholarship Co-Chairs:
    Doris Jackson, PhD
    Laurie Michaels, PhD
    Lyn Sommer (

Applying For a Scholarship

To apply for a $1000 scholarship to the Fall Institute and Conference, complete and submit the following online application by July 15th:

2016 Scholarship Application Form (Webform)

  You will be notified of your status before August 1.

Donating to the Scholarship Fund

AAP’s Scholarship Program is sustained by donations from AAP members and others dedicated to providing this training opportunity to beginning professionals.

Donate to the Scholarship Fund (PDF)

To contribute to AAP’s Scholarship Fund,complete the donation form,

     and FAX your form to: AAP at: 518-463-8656;

     OR mail your donation to: American Academy of Psychotherapists

    1450 Western Avenue, Suite, Albany, New York  12203