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July 19 2017, 0:00am - July 23, 0:00am


UIC Student Center East, 700 South Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607
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We are excited to announce that the annual meeting of the ADPCA will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) from 7 p.m. on Wednesday July 19th through noon on Sunday, July 23rd 2017.   There will be a free pre-conference workshop convened by Marge Witty on Wednesday 7/19 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (with 1.5 hour lunch break).  Dorm and meeting rooms are all located in the UIC Student Center East, 700 South Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607.  Chicago Counseling Associates has applied to offer continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and counselors.

As in the past, we hope to assist as many as possible for whom conference costs are a barrier. We hope to maintain and vivify the multi-national collaboration that the person-centered approach has long valued. We encourage early registration to help us in planning for scholarships. Registration forms and additional information will be posted on the ADPCA website and sent through the list serves within the next couple of weeks.

We also invite all interested persons to submit ideas for presentations. We would appreciate your initial thoughts as soon as possible, and ask for a working title and proposal by March 31, 2017 so that we can begin compiling the conference program. Whether you wish to offer a formal paper or gather an informal conversation, please send your ideas by email to

Conference costs include:

Registration:   $250 USD by check until March 31, 2017, $300 USD beginning April 1, 2017 Add U.S. $10. USD if paying by Paypal

Room:                  $41 USD per person per night in a single occupancy dormitory room $32 USD per person per night, in a double occupancy room

Board:                  Coffee, tea, and rolls will be served each morning in the main conference room. There are also a number of fast food restaurants located within the student center. UIC is located adjacent to Chicago’s famous Little Italy neighborhood that offers a number of great restaurants (all price ranges) within a short walking distance. 

The University’s cafeteria plan may also be available to us as well. Details to follow.

Please feel free to send any questions to

We extend a warm welcome to members, friends and colleagues, and look forward to seeing everyone in Chicago next July!

Best Regards,

Susan Pildes, Carolyn Schneider, Tracy Youngblood and the Chicago Conference Committee

Last updated: 09 June 2023