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2003 Membership Conference

April 3-5, 2003

Disney Coronado Springs - Orlando, Florida

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Conference Description and Registration Information

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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.

Disney Coronado Springs

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.
Conference Schedule
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

Conference Programming

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.


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 Accreditation.


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.





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

Registration Postmark By March 25th After March 25th
APPIC Members $245 $275
APPIC Doctoral Program Associates $245 $275
Students $225 $245
Non-Members $275 $300

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

Cancellation/Refund Policy

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 ([email protected]) 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).

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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
Ian Nicholson

The 2003 APPIC Conference Program Review Committee

LaPearl Logan Winfrey
Randi McAllister-Black
Ian Nicholson
Richard Weinberg

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