Events

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

 

Summer Workshop 2019   •   June 19 - 23   •   Chicago

2019 AAP Summer Workshop

Mirror, Mask and Shadow
Can You See Me?


June 19 - 23

▶ Eaglewood Resort ◀
Chicago, Il

 

Co-Chairs Meredith Albert, LCSW and Adam Klein, PhD

 
I & C 2019   •   October 23 - 27   •   Savannah

64th AAP Annual Institute and Conference

The Ghost in You
Psychotherapy and the Art of Grieving


October 23 - 27

▶ Hyatt Regency Savannah ◀
Savannah, Ga

Co-Chairs Kristie Nies, PhD and Stephanie Spalding, LCSW

Upcoming Regional Events

 

 

2019 Mid-Atlantic Region Winter Conference  

Washington, DC,  February 22-23

"Come in From the Cold and Process!"

GWU Mt. Vernon Campus

Brochure

 

Spring Conference 2019   •   March 15-17   •   Young Harris, Georgia

2019 Southern Region Spring Conference

Hiding in Plain Sight
The Things We Do Not See


March 15-17

▶ The Ridges ◀
Young Harris, Georgia

 

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.

Upcoming Salons

The Southern Region of
The American Academy of Psychotherapists
is proud to invite you to an evening salon and pot luck.
Who Is Hiding Behind Your Self-Critic?
Through Mindful Self-Compassion, we will explore how we might learn to make friends with our self-critic, in order to meet a more “hidden” supportive part of selves. Please join us for an experiential exercise and open process.
Hannah Hawkins-Esther, LCSW is a trained teacher in Mindful Self-
Compassion and has a private psychotherapy practice at Atlanta Center For Wellness in Sandy Springs. She is also an RYT 200 certified Yoga instructor.
AAP is a multidisciplinary group, dedicated to keeping the art of psychotherapy alive and dynamic, believing in the value of experiential, expressive, depth and humanistically oriented psychotherapies, and in development of the therapist on all levels, especially the person.
Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
The Link Counseling Center, The House Next Door
348 Mount Vernon Highway Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328
Questions: call Curt Arey, LPC at 678.744.6518 or see www.aapweb.com

 


Recent Salons and Workshops

Chapel Hill, NC • Sunday, October 7, 2018 • 12:00-6:00
salon • Sounds of Silence • Working the Edges of the Unspoken
Sandy Springs, GA • Friday, September 14, 2018 • 7:00
Salon • Whispers of Affirmation
Washington, DC • Saturday, September 8, 2018 • 2:30-6:30
salon • Fall Salon
Boston, MA • Sunday, May 20, 2018 • 9:30-2:00
salon • Creating Connections: Finding Common Ground
Host: Doris Jackson. Process group leaders Debra Kuhn-Goetz and Hallie Lovett
Manhattan Beach, CA • Sunday, March 18, 2018 • 1:30-4:00
salon • An AAP Gathering
Chapel Hill, NC • Sunday, January 28, 2018 • 12:00-5:00
salon • The Reconciliation of Opposites
Atlanta, GA • Friday, January 19, 2018 • 7:00
Salon • Unifying Difference & Dualism • Being & Becoming in Therapeutics & Performance
2017 • Fall Salon
(Washington, DC)
2017 • The Journey of the Psychotherapist
(Chapel Hill, NC)
2017 • Experiential Group Psychotherapy
(Atlanta, GA)
2017 • A Day with the Academy • Exploring the Possibilities of Human Interaction
(Asheville, NC)
2017 • The Psychotherapy Relationship: What Works?
(Washington, DC)
2017 • Turning Lead Into Gold • Dancing with Transformation - the Supervisory Experience
(Sandy Springs, GA)
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)


Recent National Events

For CE assistance with recent national events, please write to AAP@Caphill.com

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
The 2018 Summer Workshop took place June 20-24 at Brasstown Valley, Georgia
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

Brochure

The 2017 Institute & Conference took place October 18-22 in Santa Fe, New Mexico
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

The 2017 Summer Workshop took place June 7 - 11 at Stonewall Resort, West Virgnina
Summer Workshop 2017   •   June 7 - 11   •   Stonewall Resort, WV

2017 AAP Summer Workshop

Shared Laughter and Tears
The Alchemy of Connection


June 7 - 11

▶ Stonewall Resort ◀
Roanoke, WV
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)

Co-Chairs:

     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

Co-Chairs:

     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)

Co-chairs:
    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

Vulnerability
Embracing Intimacy & Risking Injury


June 10 - 14

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

Co-chairs:
     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)

Co-chairs:
    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

Co-chairs:
     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