2019 Mid-Atlantic Events

September 15, 2019, 2:30PM-6:00PM
Dupont Circle
1619 21st St, NW, Washington DC 20009

Registration Closed

If you’d like to be added to the waitlist please send an email to with your name, email and phone number.


February 21-22, 2020
George Washington University, Mt. Vernon Campus



While some aspects of this workshop may be didactic, the bulk of the personal interaction is process-oriented much like one would experience in the precious here-and-now, I-Thou, real- time moments of individual, couples, and group psychotherapy where people relate with felt presence. Individuals take personal risks via self-reflection, direct sharing of experience, and attunement to self and other.

Awareness of, and capacity to express ‘self,’ including one’s vulnerabilities, mirth, strength, and courage are seen as vehicles to enhance connection to oneself and others. Whether attendees are new, recently acquainted, or long-time AAP members, the possibility for personal encounter, growth, and maturation is abundant. We encourage you to set an intention to be your truest self, show up, and attend our events.


We hope you will bring your best, adventurous and imperfect selves, along with your fears, courage, brilliance, and desires. Plan to participate fully and expand your horizons on your journey to becoming a more effective psychotherapist. We are confident that you will have many opportunities to discuss a leader’s interventions, possible missteps, and how these may have affected you or the client. We are equally confident that you will be deeply affected by what transpires. This workshop can have profound meaning for your sense of self, connection to friends/colleagues, and for your ability to feel invigorated anew in your work.


Fall Salon

Please join the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the American Academy of Psychotherapists (MAAAP) for our annual Fall Salon. It will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019 in Dupont Circle from 2:30PM until 6:00PM.

The Salon is open to AAP members and non-members alike and is a wonderful way to get to know some local therapists in a relaxing atmosphere, while still getting a taste of what AAP is all about through the experience of Community Meeting.

2:30-3- Registration

3-4:30- Community Meeting (Community Meeting is a confidential, leaderless space where people are free to share their experiences, speak what is on their mind or in their heart, and is a central component of AAP national events)

4:30-6:00- Light Fare & Socializing

The cost is $25 per person.”



The Winter Workshop will provide you several experiences based upon your choices.

  • Several process groups will begin Friday late afternoon or early evening (2/21/20) either from 3-6 pm or from 4 – 7 pm. These groups will be held at the leaders’ local offices and you will be contacted with the address information, building entry codes, and other relevant information. These groups will continue again Saturday afternoon, after the morning fishbowl. This is a 9-CE option.

  • Saturday Morning Fishbowl: A senior member of the Academy will conduct a Fishbowl beginning at 9am. A Fishbowl is a ‘group-within-a-group’ instructional method for demonstrating group process that is visible to all attendees. It has the potential to both clarify and amplify group process. The facilitator will lead a discussion that explores and dissects the interactions afterwards.

  • Several afternoon process groups will begin after a lunch break. These will be led by AAP-therapists (several groups will continue from Friday evening and several additional groups (3-hours only) will begin Saturday afternoon).

  • Community Meeting: Following the afternoon process groups, we will commence with a large-group experience. The MAAAP Community Meeting will be an hour-long, confidential, leaderless space where people are free to share their experiences, speak what is on their mind or in their heart, and contribute to a ‘container’ that offers an additional means to hold the workshop experience and the therapists who attend.

Dates: Friday 2/21/20 and/or Saturday 2/22/2020

If you choose a two-day (6-hour) process group, you will begin on Friday 2/21/20 in the late afternoon/early evening and continue on Saturday 2/22/20 for a full-day workshop. You will earn 9 Continuing Education Credits for the two-day work- shop.

You may also choose to attend just the one-day workshop beginning on Saturday morning 2/22/20. You will earn 6 Continuing Education Credits for this one-day workshop.


1. Generate dialogue and discussion in the process groups and fishbowl experience, related to the interpersonal nature of groups and the therapeutic relationship(s).

2. Demonstrate a variety of therapeutic approaches to working with your countertransference and your patients’ transference – what does it take from you to help your patient feel open to express feelings in his/her life?

3. Identify and explore, as a participant, your awareness of your own openness and limitations around improving the therapeutic relationship in order to promote personal and professional growth.


Location: The George Washington University - Mt. Vernon Campus. 2100 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007.

Note: While the address is noted as 2100 Foxhall Road the actual entrance to the GWU Mt. Vernon Campus is on White- haven Parkway that runs between Foxhall Road, N.W. and McArthur Boulevard, N.W. There is signage across the street from St. Patricks Episcopal Church. Proceed up the small hill and the entrance to GWU and the FREE Parking Garage is on the left.


The following fee structure affords you either 6 or 9 CEs of in- tensive group process with seasoned therapists, a Fishbowl experience & process, a lunch, a large group community process, free parking and an opportunity to visit with col- leagues and initiate/deepen new/existing connections.

Member Fee: $100 – 6 CEU or $120 – 9 CEU

Nonmember Fee: $110 – 6 CEU or $130 – 9 CEU

Full Time Grad Student Fee: $60 – 6 CEU or $80 – 9 CEU


Sharilyn Wiskup, 202-768-9432 or Brooke Bralove, 202-256-4646