The American Academy of Psychotherapists


Summer Workshop 2020   •   June 24 - 28   •   Pine Mountain, Georgia

2020 AAP Summer Workshop

Taking a Seat at the Table

June 24 - 28

▶ Callaway Gardens Lodge and Spa ◀
Pine Mountain, Georgia

Co-Chairs Maureen Martin, MSW, Nelia Rivers, MSW, and Linda Tillman, PhD

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Only one hour from the Atlanta Airport!

I & C 2020   •   November 11 - 15   •   Memphis,TN

65th AAP Annual Institute and Conference

Borders and Walls:
Facing the Other

November 11 - 15

▶ The Peabody Hotel ◀
Memphis, TN

Co-Chairs Diane Shaffer, PsyD and Steve Sorrells, LCAS

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


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.