Psychotherapy in Las Vegas! National Conference features mental health focus in an animated setting.
Article Type: Conference notes
Subject: Medical societies (Conferences, meetings and seminars)
Psychiatric personnel (Conferences, meetings and seminars)
Psychotherapy (Conferences, meetings and seminars)
Pub Date: 06/22/2009
Publication: Name: Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association Publisher: American Psychotherapy Association Audience: Academic; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Psychology and mental health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 American Psychotherapy Association ISSN: 1535-4075
Issue: Date: Summer, 2009 Source Volume: 12 Source Issue: 2
Product: Product Code: 8622000 Medical Associations NAICS Code: 81392 Professional Organizations SIC Code: 8621 Professional organizations
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Name: Las Vegas, New Mexico Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 218313982
Full Text: Serious mental health professionals, networking opportunities, and lively Las Vegas--they'll all go together at the 2009 National Conference of the American Psychotherapy Association.

The Las Vegas venue offers numerous forms of entertainment, unique attractions, and economical accommodations that will allow attendees to experience everything the city has to offer, including the appealing programs offered at the conference. Everything comes together to make this year's National Conference one of the most anticipated in recent memory.

The American Psychotherapy Association programs, running from October 14th through October 16th, offer members the chance to meet and network with fellow professionals, as well as make the National Conference a must-attend meeting for hundreds of mental health experts from across the nation and around the world.

The American Psychotherapy Association meeting coincides with annual meetings of its sister associations--the American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM), the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI), and the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS)--making it a great opportunity to establish cross-discipline contacts with other professionals and to take in programs offered by the other organizations.

Outstanding Programs

The schedule for the conference begins on Page 19, and a conference registration form appears on Page 29. Registration is even easier online at www.americanpsychotherapy. com or by calling (800) 205-9165.

Central to the conference is the opportunity to learn from the best. October 15th will feature two presentations by the legendary Frank Abagnale, who is one of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents. For over 30 years, he has worked with, advised, and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations, and government agencies around the world. October 16th boasts a new addition to the presentation schedule: world-renowned speaker and journalist Brigitte Gabriel. Ms. Gabriel will speak on her personal story of survival and determination to overcome the tragedies in Lebanon's Civil War, sharing her knowledge of growing security threats and subterfuge within the United States.

Dr. Richard Heaps, a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and Professor at Brigham Young University's Counseling Center and Counseling Psychology Department, will conduct a training seminar October 15th concerning interventions for crisis, disaster, and trauma. In addition, attendees will be able to choose from a variety of other presentations by some of the top psychotherapy professionals on topics including educational therapy, ethical boundaries and clinical settings, spirituality in healing, hypnotherapy, practice management principles, and many more.
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