APTC 2019, Charleston, SC, March 21-24


APTC Annual Meeting

Charleston, SC

March 21 to March 24, 2019

(Main programming is 3/21- 3/24; Executive Committee meets 3/24)


Dear APTC Directors!!

 We are excited about our next APTC Conference  (Thursday March 21stnd through Saturday March 23rd, 2019) at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC. The theme for this year’s conference is Integrating Research and Practice in Psychology Training Clinics.” 

Overall Schedule: 

Thursday, 3/21

APA Site Visitor Training (all day).  If you would like to attend this workshop, please contact the APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation workshop registration team at apasitevisit@apa.org and indicate that you would like to register for this training.

Afternoon New Directors programming and Welcome Reception

Friday, 3/22 and Saturday 3/23:  General Sessions

Sunday3/24:  Executive Committee Meeting 


Register online at aptc.org (log in to your account and click the meeting link on the right side of the webpage)

APTC FULL Members: $300 now through 3/1/19 ($400 after 3/1/19)

Associate members, liaisons, and other affiliates:  $350 now through 3/1/19 ($450 after 3/1/19)

Non-APTC Members: $500 now through 3/1/19 ($600 after 3/1/19)

Hotel:  The meeting will be held at the Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 ;  http://francismarionhotel.com/




Rates for single/double occupancy are $269/night for run-of-house rooms and includes guestroom internet.  Rates available March 19-26, subject to availability (call for other dates).  Reservations require full payment. Book Online at: https://reservations.travelclick.com/76320?groupID=2078998  Group Code: APTC  Note: You must use the link to book the group rate online.  The group code will not work when booking from the main reservations page.


Book by Phone or Email:  Please refer to the APTC group no later than the cutoff date of 5:00pm Eastern Time MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2019  • Call the Francis Marion at 843-722-0600 or emailReservations@thefrancismarion.com.  

Check In/Check Out:  Check-in time is 4:00 P.M.  Check-out time is prior to 12:00 noon.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations within 1 week of arrival date will be charged first night's room and tax.

Parking:  Guests may pull up to the front door on King Street for unloading and check-in.  Bell staff will be happy to assist you.  Self-parking is available in the City Garage next door to the Hotel.  The charge is $20 per 24-hour period and is payable to the garage attendant by MasterCard, Visa, or cash.   


The Charleston International Airport (CHS) http://www.iflychs.com/ is 12 miles from the Francis Marion Hotel.  The Charleston Downtown Shuttle is $15 per person and departs within 15 minutes of request on site.  The shuttle is a shared ride and may make other stops downtown.

Taxi fare for up to 2 people is about $30 to the Francis Marion.  Both Lyft and Uber service the airport; fees vary. 

 CARTA, the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority, offers nonstop and express bus service to and from downtown Charleston and the airport via the Airport Express for $3.50 per person per trip.  Upon arrival downtown, CARTA offers the free Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) to numerous destinations, including the Francis Marion Hotel.  For details, see https://www.iflychs.com/Ground-Transportation/CARTA-Bus-Info   www.ridecarta.com   http://francismarionhotel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/trolleymaps.pdf