November 7-8, 2014

“A Place at the Table:  Making Room for the Entire Triad”

Austin, TX

Join AKA for our 22nd Annual Conference November 7-8, 2014.  Our Keynote Speaker,  Leslie Pate Mackinnon, L.C.S.W., will address working with expectant/first/birthmothers, third party reproduction and the importance of birth-family in adopted children’s lives.  Leslie has maintained a psychotherapy practice for over 30 years in the Atlanta area. Trained as a therapist at Tulane University, her curriculum offered a psychoanalytical approach. Over the years, she has trained intensively with some of the Masters in the field (i.e. Jay Haley, Chloe Madanes, Michelle Weiner-Davis, Joyce Pavao, Nancy Verrier, and Reuben Pannor).

Her specialties include individual, group, and couples therapy, as well as expertise in third-party reproduction and adoption issues. She was drawn to the field by her own experience of placing two sons in closed adoptions during her late adolescence. She is married and raising teenage IVF twins.






Conference Registration Rates:

Member:  Friday $80, Saturday $80 or Both Days $130

Non Member:  Friday $105, Saturday $105 or Both Days $165

Student  (with valid student ID)Friday $35, Saturday $35 or Both Days $60

Social Worker CEU (one or both days):  $15

Childcare (Saturday only)$35

AKA One Year Membership  (Special Rate if you join or renew with your conference registration):

Individual $40 (regularly $52)

Family $60 (regularly $72)

Agency $70 (regularly $82)