The American Academy of Psychotherapists


I & C 2018   •   October 17-21   •   Atlanta, Ga

63rd AAP Annual Institute and Conference

Sounds of Silence
Working the Edges of the Unspoken

October 17-21

▶ Grand Hyatt Buckhead ◀
Atlanta, GA

Co-Chairs Lisa Smith Klohn, PhD and Louise Will-Wallace, PhD

Call for Proposals - Proposal Submission Form


Summer Workshop 2018   •   June 20 - 24   •   North Georgia Mountains

2018 AAP Summer Workshop

Crossing to Common Ground:
Creating Connection in Psychotherapy

June 20 - 24

▶ Brasstown Valley Resort ◀
Young Harris, GA

 Co-Chairs Debbara Dingman, PhD and Avrum G. Weiss, PhD


Spring Conference 2018   •   March 16-18   •   Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

2018 Southern Region Spring Conference

The Reconciliation of Opposites
A Meeting of Intimate Strangers

March 16-18

▶ Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort ◀
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Conference Brochure

Chair Curt Arey, LPC

The Mid-Atlantic Region's Winter Conference will be held February 23-24

The 64th Annual Institute and Conference will be held October 23-27, 2019
in Savannah, Georgia

Read the summer issue of Voices free!

Voices v53 # 2 The Relationship in Psychotherapy

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Published by the American Academy of Psychotherapists

Who We Are

If this is your first visit, we encourage you to visit our President's Welcome.

We are a multidisciplinary community of psychotherapists dedicated to developing the person of the therapist.  The mission of the American Academy of Psychotherapists is to invigorate and support the psychotherapist’s quest for excellence and growth through authentic interpersonal engagement.

With an emphasis on authentic “I-Thou” engagement, we explore the relationship between the person of the therapist and the process of therapy, in an ongoing effort to develop the art and science of psychotherapy . . .

You can gain additional insights into who we are by perusing the Reflections area of the site to read selected articles and poetry written by Academy members.

Reflections Pages

Video Testimonials From Members

Our Beginnings

Founded in 1955 by Henry Guze, Jules Barron, and Albert Ellis, the American Academy of Psychotherapists was one of the first professional organizations to bring together practitioners of different disciplines (psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers) who were interested in innovative clinical practice . . .

What We Do

The Academy publishes a journal for and by psychotherapists, hosts two national conference events each year, hosts 2-4 hour local salons for psychotherapists and other interested parties, publishes a newsletter, maintains a professional/social web forum, and promotes awareness of research into psychotherapy in the public interest.

Events Pages

Publications Pages

Research Library Pages


You can apply for Full Membership in the academy if you have a doctoral or professional degree in one of the following mental health fields: psychiatry, clinical or counseling psychology, social work, pastoral counseling, marriage and family therapy, counseling, or nursing, and licensure which allows for the independent practice of psychotherapy; and if you have completed 100 hours of individual therapy.

In addition, there are categories of membership for students and graduates who are working toward these requirements.  For more information visit the membership pages.

Membership Pages


Thanks again for dropping by.  For contact information, visit our Contact Page.