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36th Annual ACCTA Conference Saturday, September 21 – Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Internship Crisis and Social Justice: Implications for Selection and Training

InterContinental New Orleans New Orleans, LA

Conference Registration (Closed - Please Contact: Conference Planner)


We are excited to assist with preparations for this New Orleans conference, from the neighboring state of Texas.  Please check back soon for more detailed information about local restaurants and sights. A special thank you to Terri Rhodes, AMC Source, and the ACCTA Board for their amazing planning and help with all of the logistics!

From your Texas co-hosts: Cecilia Sun, Sharla Boyd, Cindy Cook, and Carmen Cruz


Attending the conference this year will look a bit different than it has in the past, so we wanted to give you an idea about some of the changes.  The new ACCTA agenda will include a few changes to the scheduled meals and to the length and number of programs available during the conference.  We will gather on Saturday evening as usual, greeting one another with a nice glass of wine or beverage of our choice and with heavy hors d’oeuvres that will be hearty enough to make a meal.  We will also have two evening meals on our own to allow us to take advantage of the wonderful restaurants in the Big Easy.  As you probably remember, we typically have one meal on our own on Monday evening following the excursion time, this year we will also have Sunday evening to explore the local New Orleans fare.  ACCTA will provide us with credit to go towards defraying the cost of the Sunday dinner out.  The conference will close with a dinner together with a bit of singing on Tuesday evening as you might expect.  We will have two program lengths available this year to achieve a good number of CE’s, there will be one and two hour long program options.  One additional piece of context is the registration fee.  As long as I have been involved in the conference planning (it only seems like a million years), ACCTA has not been able to offset the costs of our conferences with the registration fee. We have tried various equations to make this more the reality but with the rising costs of necessary conference factors (such as A/V that has almost tripled in the last couple of years) there has been a gap between the registration fees and the total costs.  Working with Debbie and AMC source has been a great help and over the next few years, the hope is to reduce the discrepancy so that the registration fee will cover the conference costs.  To that end the registration fee will be approximately the same this year as last year, $475,  and going forward the goal is to keep it relatively consistent from year to year to help us to plan for the costs.  We hope that this bit of context will be helpful as you plan for the conference this year and look forward to seeing everyone in New Orleans. 

-Terri Rhodes


This year’s keynote address will be given by Nadine Kaslow, Ph.D., ABPP and Greg Keilin, Ph.D.  Their presentation is titled Training Directors' Roles in Addressing the Internship Crisis:  A Social Justice Perspective.

Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, Professor, Vice Chair, and Chief Psychologist Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has expertise in psychology education, training, and credentialing; family violence; and suicide, mood disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. President-Elect of the American Psychological Association (APA), she also is the Editor of the Journal of Family Psychology. She is Past President of APA’s Divisions of Clinical Psychology (12), Family Psychology (43), and Psychotherapy (29), the American Board of Clinical Psychology, and the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is Former Chair and Board Member Emeritus of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers. She has received numerous awards, including the APA Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training Award, an APA Presidential Citation, the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, Grady Health Foundation’s Inspiring Mentor Award, and Emory University’s Thomas Jefferson Award. The recipient of multiple federally funded grants, she has over 280 publications. A frequent media guest, Dr. Kaslow is the psychologist for the Atlanta Ballet.

Greg Keilin, PhD, completed his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at Colorado State University.  Currently, he is an Associate Director and the Director of Psychology Training at the Counseling and Mental Health Center at The University of Texas at Austin.  He is the past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internships Centers (APPIC), a former Board member of the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA), and a Fellow of Division 17.  He led the effort to implement the computer-based internship matching program for APPIC and currently serves as the APPIC Match Coordinator.  He was also involved in the development of the APPIC Directory Online and the AAPI Online services.  He was the recipient of the 2012 APA Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology Award.