Issue 4 - Volume 1
Nov/Dec 2002

William Glasser, M.D. and Bill O'Hanlon, M.S., FAPA to present featured workshops at the American Psychotherapy Association's Sixth National Conference

Dr. William Glasser
Click here to read his biography

Get ready to welcome two of psychotherapy’s most prominent and influential pioneers to APA’s Sixth National Conference. Dr. William Glasser will be presenting a workshop entitled, “Counseling With Choice Theory: The New Reality Therapy” on Friday August 22, 2003 from 9:00 a.m. – noon and from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bill O’Hanlon will be presenting a workshop entitled, “Integrating Spirituality and Brief Therapy” on Saturday August 23, 2003 from 9:00 a.m. – noon and from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

To attend the featured workshops, you must pre-register (Due to limited seating - Additional $50 Workshop Fee required for each) Due to the additional fees required for the workshops, the 2003 Conference Registration form has been updated. Contact our office toll free 800-205-9165 for the amended version.

The Evolution of Health Care:
Unifying Mind, Body & Spirit

Mark Your Calendars: American Psychotherapy Association’s Sixth National Conference, August 22-24, 2003, San Antonio, Texas at the Adam's Mark San Antonio - Riverwalk.

Historically, APA’s National Conference has been held in conjunction with the National Conference of the American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFE). For our 2003 Conference the American Psychotherapy Association will host a concurrent meeting with the American Association of Integrative Medicine to stage its own National Conference - separate from ACFE.

Bill O'Hanlon
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Early, Early Bird Registration available Register today and save up to $150 on registration fees!
Call Toll Free: 800-205-9165


Bruce Gross, Ph.D., J.D., M.B.A., DAPA

The giving and receiving of gifts as a simple expression of gratitude and affection isn’t so simple when it occurs in the context of a therapeutic relationship. Unlike other areas of possible violation of professional ethics violations, there are no laws specifically regulating the exchange of gifts between therapist and client. Even in the most extreme cases, the giving of gifts between therapist and client is generally an ethical issue or conflict rather than a legal one.

Click here to read the complete article...

Call for Presentations 2003

Preparations are underway for the American Psychotherapy Association’s Sixth National Conference. The American Psychotherapy Association wants you to participate in the growth and elevation of the psychotherapy profession. As part of this year’s conference, APA invites presentations which:

  • Highlight developments and trends in psychotherapy
  • Encourage the dissemination of information about psychotherapy problems and solutions across disciplines

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Brief Therapy
Legal Issues in Psychotherapy
Marital and Family Therapy
Crisis Intervention
Practice Management
Click here to read the abstract guidelines.

Coming soon Find a Psychotherapist National Locator Service

The American Psychotherapy Association’s Find a Psychotherapist National Locator Service can help you to increase and build your professional practice by expanding your services nationwide!

APA’s Find a Psychotherapist National Locator Service will usher those seeking psychological assistance into the world of professional, licensed therapists who can help clients deal with a broad range of issues. Find a Psychotherapist National Locator Service bridges the gap between people needing psychological help and qualified professionals specializing in mental health care by providing a network of thousands of licensed counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists nation-wide who are qualified in every aspect of mental health.

Here’s how it works

  • Consumers visit our web site or call 800-205-9165.
  • If you are an active Diplomate in good standing the listing is FREE. Non-Diplomate listings are available for a low annual fee of $45. Simply visit the members-only section of the web site to become a member of the American Psychotherapy Association’s Find a Psychotherapist National Locator Service.
  • Diplomates will have a listing under the Diplomate category as well as a listing under the divisional specialty of their choice. Each additional division listing will require a $20 fee. Non-Diplomates will have a listing with two divisional specialty areas for the $45 fee. Each additional division listing will require a $20 fee.

Sign up for the divisions of your choice today! Call 800-205-9165.

Stop the worry of wondering where your next client will come from. APA’s Find a Psychotherapist National Locator Service can help you solve that problem.

Annals is Expanding

One major change you will be seeing beginning in 2003 is the conversion of the Annals from a bimonthly to a quarterly publication. The editorial board is in general agreement that a quarterly publication is more appropriate for a scholarly publication. However, the size of the journal, which is currently 36 pages in length, will be extended to 52 pages. This will allow us to add more continuing education articles in each issue and also improve the quality and content of the journal. With the new quarterly schedule, you will be receiving your issues of the Annals in this order:

  • Spring issue: Approximately March 7th
  • Summer issue: Approximately June 2nd
  • Fall issue: Approximately September 5th
  • Winter issue: Approximately December 1st

Uniglobe Travel Benefit for APA Members
The American Psychotherapy Association is now offering an exclusive travel provider to handle all your travel needs. Uniglobe Emerald Travel is a quality agency founded in 1997. Uniglobe Emerald Travel offers you the most courteous and knowledgeable travel consultants, a state-of-the-art itinerary and pricing program, superior after-hours service, as well as an unrestricted last-minute travel program, automated reporting and an unused/refunded ticket tracker.

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Please call Uniglobe at 888-407-1450, and mention that you are with APA.

The American Psychotherapy Association would like to extend its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN), a true crusader in the fight for mental health parity. I was fortunate to personally hear Senator Wellstone’s passionate speech at the Mental Health Parity Now Rally at our nation’s Capitol on June 6, 2002.

In upcoming issues of Annals we will be running a four-part series on mental health insurance equality from four different perspectives: from mental health professionals and patients to members of Congress and American businesses that are directly related to the issue of mental health parity.

Emotional Effects of Terrorism on Children

Annals interviewed American Psychotherapy Association member, Barbara Harling, Ph.D., concerning some of the reactions to the terrorist attacks she’s witnessed from children and adults. Dr. Harling is the Director of Adult Mental Health Services at the Center for Mental Health in Washington, D.C. The Center for Mental Health provides counseling services for children who are raised by grandparents or family members, as well as support groups, referrals, consultations and other information to the kinship families themselves.

Click here to read the entire interview...

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