April 3-5, 2003
Disney Coronado Springs - Orlando, Florida
Conference Description and Registration Information
We invite psychologists and students interested in training to attend the fourth APPIC
Membership Conference. Join us in Orlando for three days focused on internship and
postdoctoral training. The conference program provides many opportunities to meet and
dialogue with colleagues.
Our conference facility is the Disney Coronado Springs Resort, a charming hotel done in the
style of the American Southwest and Mexico. The hotel is situated in Orlando's Walt Disney
World, a vast array of theme hotels and parks with seemingly endless possibilities for
dining, shopping, and entertainment. We have negotiated a room rate of $155 plus tax for
single or double occupancy. Our contract also allows for a few rooms at the published
government rate in year 2003. To qualify for the government rate, State or federal ID must
be presented at the time of check-in. The cut-off date for hotel registration within our
room block is March 25, 2003. We cannot guarantee the space or room rates after that date.
Make your hotel reservation for the APPIC Membership Conference by calling the Disney
Coronado Springs Resort at 1-407-939-1020. Please let the hotel know if you need special
accommodations. Anyone who spends additional days in Disney World and Orlando will discover
a vacation area that offers much to visitors, and at a time of year when temperatures are
comfortable. The hotel will allow conference registrants to reserve rooms at the group room
rates from March 30, 2003 through April 9, 2003, provided that rooms are available. Hotel
Contact Information: 1000 West Buena Vista Drive; Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000;
Telephone: (407) 939-1020 - Fax: (407) 939-1003. Link to Disney World Search on Coronado. Theme park tickets
available to Conference attendees at reduced prices. Ask at check-in.
Join friends and colleagues for a gala opening reception the evening of Thursday, April 3.
Those interested in APA accreditation or in serving as APA accreditation site visitors may
wish to come earlier on Thursday to take advantage of free APA pre-conference workshops.
The conference opens formally on Friday morning with a continental breakfast followed by
the keynote address. Meetings continue throughout Friday and Saturday, and the conference
ends late Saturday afternoon. For additional details on the 2003 Membership Conference
program, please go to APPIC web site, at http://www.appic.org.
Updated Call for Presentation Proposals
The Conference Program and Planning
Committees have issued an updated call for proposals to present at the conference.
Persons who would like to present should use the official Submission Form. A wide range of
presentation formats will be used, including invited addresses, panel discussions, paper
sessions on specific topics, informal all-to-all discussion groups, and poster sessions. The
goal is to encourage exchange of ideas. Presentations may be data, theory, or experience
based. The focus will be on thoughtful discussions about good training practices and support
for training programs.
The APPIC Membership Conference will feature
several distinguished invited speakers. Based on feedback from participants at the highly
successful 2001 APPIC New Orleans conference, presenters will be given more time to speak and
develop their ideas. There will be fewer presenters per session.
Updated Submission Deadline
Submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee, which encourages broad participation
and tries to accommodate as many presenters as possible. There are still openings in the
program, and so the submission deadline has been extended to February 3, 2003. Persons
submitting proposals will be notified about the status of their submission by the second week
in February 2003.
SUBMISSION FORM - Download PDF - Download MS Word
Planned sessions include topics such as: Competency Models of Training - Follow-up on
2002 Competencies Conference; Culture and Diversity; Government Funding for Training;
Quality of Supervision; Postdoctoral Training Issues; Recruitment and Selection of
Trainees; Impact of Marketplace on Training; Ethics and Professional Development; APA
Accreditation Issues; Training in Canada; Evaluating Intern Performance; Advocacy
Training Curricula; Non-Traditional Training Environments - Consortia, Rural Settings,
& Part-time Internships; Training for Managerial & Administrative Roles;
Licensure and Training; and more.
The Workshop for New Training Directors is ideally suited for persons new to training.
There will be sessions in which colleagues from similar settings meet and dialogue about
specialized training issues unique to their setting, e.g., university counseling centers,
VA Medical Centers, medical schools, consortia, postdoctoral training programs, state
hospitals and community mental health centers, and more.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS - Download PDF - Download MS Word
Members of the APA Committee on Accreditation will present two pre-conference workshops.
Attendance is free but is restricted to registered APPIC conference attendees. The first
APA workshop provides training to conference participants who wish to qualify as APA
accreditation site visitors, or who wish to hone their skills as site visitors. It is an
all day workshop with 7 Continuing Education credits. The second APA workshop provides
training to Internship and Postdoctoral Training Directors who seek to obtain first time
APA accreditation or renewal of APA accreditation for their training programs. You must
register in advance to take either of these APA Pre-Conference Workshops. You may
download a copy of the APA Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Form at the conference
web page and submit it directly to the APA Office of Program Consultation and
APA WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM - Download PDF - Download MS Word
Continuing Education Credits
APPIC is approved by the APA to offer Continuing Education
Credits for psychologists.
Exhibitor Display Information
Space will be available for vendors and advertisers who wish to exhibit products and
information of interest to conference attendees. Vendors and advertisers may also sponsor a
conference event such as the opening reception, a luncheon, or refreshment breaks. Details
and prices for exhibiting, advertising, and event sponsorship are contained in the
appropriate registration form. Prospective exhibitors, advertisers, and event sponsors should
also review the statement of APPIC Policies, Terms, & Conditions for Exhibitors,
Advertisers & Event Sponsors.
TABLE TOP EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION FORM - Download
PDF / Download MS Word
ADVERTISEMENT REGISTRATION FORM - Download
PDF / Download MS Word
SPONSORSHIP OF EVENT OR MEAL REGISTRATION FORM - Download PDF / Download MS Word
APPIC POLICIES, TERMS, & CONDITIONS FOR EXHIBITORS, ADVERTISERS, & EVENT
SPONSORS - Download PDF / Download MS Word
Airlines and Rental Cars
American Airlines has agreed to provide discounts for air travel to the 2003 APPIC Membership
Conference. Reservations may be made by calling American Airlines at (800) 433-1790 and
providing authorization number A7533AT. An additional discount is offered for tickets
purchased at least 30 days in advance.
AVIS has agreed to provide substantial discounts on car rentals to attendees of the 2003
APPIC Membership Conference. For reservations, contact Avis at (800) 331-1600 and provide AWD
number: D004772. Cars may also be reserved at http://www.avis.com using the same AWD number.
Conference Registration Fees
By March 25th
After March 25th
APPIC Doctoral Program Associates
APPIC Membership Conference Registration Deadline:
EXTENDED TO March 25, 2003.
The registration deadline is March 25, 2003. Registration materials submitted after March
25th must pay a late fee. Return your Registration Form with your check or credit card
authorization to: APPIC, 10 G Street, NE, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20002.
The registration fee includes Thursday, April 3, lunch for APA Workshop attendees, the
opening reception (with cash bar) on Thursday evening, and two continental breakfasts, two
buffet lunches, and morning and afternoon coffee/cold drink breaks on Friday and Saturday,
April 4 and 5. Vegetarian meals will be available if requested in advance. Advance notice and
advance payment is required for guests that accompany registrants to meals. Payment for
guests' meals will not be accepted on site.
If you are a person with a disability and require special assistance, please indicate that on
the Registration Form and attach a separate note that specifies your special needs.
Accommodations such as a sign language interpreter will be provided if requests for such
services are dated by March 3, 2003.
A copy of the 2003 Conference Registration Form can be downloaded by clicking on either of
the following links:
REGISTRATION FORM - Download PDF - Download MS Word
Full refunds less a $10 administrative fee will be made for written requests dated no later
than March 25, 2003. No refunds will be given after March 25, 2003.
Questions and Additional Information
Additional information may be obtained from Conference Chair Gerald Leventhal by e-mail (Leventha@cmhc.umdnj.edu) or
phone (973-972-4869), or from APPIC Central Office at: APPIC, 10 G Street, NE, Suite 750,
Washington, DC 20002 (Phone: 832.284.4080; Fax: 832.284.4079).
Join Us In Orlando!
The members of the Conference Planning Committee and the Conference Program Review Committee
invite you to join us in Orlando. The conference offers great opportunities to examine
current internship and postdoctoral training issues and to consult with colleagues dedicated
to training. We are excited about the conference and look forward to seeing you in Orlando, a
great place to learn and to play!
The 2003 APPIC Conference Planning Committee:
Jerry Leventhal, 2003 Conference Chair & APPIC Treasurer
Emil Rodolfa, APPIC Board Chair
Connie Hercey, APPIC Executive Director
Jeanette Hsu, APPIC Board Member
The 2003 APPIC Conference Program Review Committee
LaPearl Logan Winfrey