General

Save on hotel costs by sharing a room with one or more scholars or other conference attendees. Once you receive the names and contact information of your scholarship cohort, you can arrange roommates via email. You can also scout ahead for less expensive eateries near the hotel.

Staying on the premises allows for easy access to social and community events, and spontaneous gatherings with other conference attendees. The AAP meeting involves long hours and being on site allows you to take short breaks in your room and return easily. If you choose not to stay in the conference hotel, your stipend will be lessened by $400.00.

Dress comfortably for the workshops – some of which might involve movement. Dressy attire is often seen at the Saturday night dinner/dance.

It is recommended that partners have had substantial exposure to therapy and group therapy if they choose to participate in workshops. They must be registered at the conference to attend workshops, plenaries, and community meetings. All registrants have the option of inviting family members to the dance or Saturday night dinner at an additional cost.

  • Scholars will have exclusive use of a space and some time before the event where they can gather and introduce themselves.
  • Scholars will be introduced as a group at the Newcomers reception.
  • Scholars will have name tags with an identifying mark.
  • Tables will be set aside for scholars at the opening banquet.
  • Scholarship deans will invite you to buy or bring your food to a Thursday lunch held only for scholars.
  • On Sunday morning from 8:00-9:00am, a debrief session will be held for all scholars with Scholarship committee members.
  • Scholars are encouraged to exchange emails before and after the AAP Scholarship experience.

Throughout the year AAP sponsors several Salons and the Southern Region Spring Conference in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Share contact information with your peers and learn about future meetings to attend. As a scholar you will be provided with information about all upcoming events.

Workshop Related

There will be an opportunity to sign up for two single workshop sessions or one double session workshop outside of the Scholarship program requirements.

Once you have determined which blocks of time are available outside of your scholarship program you may register for any Plenary or open workshop sessions that fit into your schedule.

Didactic workshops are almost always larger than 20 participants. Relational or “Process” groups are smaller in size and include the words “process,” “interpersonal,” or “interactive” in the workshop description.

Scholarship Related

  • Application deadline is July 1st (preceding that fall’s I&C).
  • Applicants will be notified by July 15th.
  • Acceptances required by July 17th.
  • Conference registration deadline is August 1st.

Please bear in mind that registration can quickly fill up for some of the workshops–so registering as soon as possible after receiving your acceptance email is encouraged.

Your award check in the amount of $1200.00 will be presented to you at the registration desk on the first day of the conference (Wednesday). Your check is a reimbursement for your conference registration, CEUs (optional), meals, and hotel room at double occupancy. If you opt to stay in accommodations off-premises, your award will be debited $400.00 before disbursement. Awardees will need to cover additional costs – including travel if necessary.

The AAP Scholarship process group involves personal sharing and being challenged to move beyond your comfort zone. Authentic self-expression is the basis of effective psychotherapy and will be encouraged in your process group over your four days together. Members are invited to speak in the here-and-now for their own benefit as well as that of the group as a whole.

One of the best ways to prepare for this experience is to take part in a therapy group, a local AAP Salon, or another type of group process workshop.

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