History and Future of APTi

Tony Doucet is originally from Boston, MA and works at the APTi offices in Richmond, VA. He attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA earning degrees in marketing, economics and consulting. He works as the Executive Director for APTi; helping the association to excel in membership services, training offerings, publications and conference coordination. In his spare time, Tony enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, drinking coffee, playing trumpet and watching Boston Sports. You can reach him via email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or telephone (804-288-2950).

He uses this picture because we like to say that we’re “Making the little “I” in APTi, into a BIG deal.”

The Association for Psychological Type started in Philadelphia, in the fall of 1979. On Thursday, October 18th, Type Enthusiasts from around the country and the world met at the third MBTI Conference. That evening, Peter B. Meyers announced the members of the constitution committee and the nominating committee. Katherine D. Myers presented the Interest Area Coordinators to those assembled before their individual meetings.

The next

day, the constitution was accepted, with a few changes proposed by Otto Kroeger

and Gordon Lawrence.  The first officers of APT were

elected and annual dues were set at just fifteen dollars.  The

number one song in the United States that day was Rise by Herb

Alpert.

A lot

has changed in the thirty years since that October Conference.  APT

has been headquartered all over the country:  Illinois,

Florida, Maryland and Virginia to name a few.  The

conference has taken us to even more places, all across North America.  We’ve

added “International” to our name and now have members across the globe.  We’ve come a long way, and

we still have much to do.

In the

coming years, we have much to look forward to.  We

are growing our membership and assembling a collection of truly brilliant minds

in the field of psychological type.  We

are fostering a community to engage younger audiences.  We

are working to bring Type to a new generation that interacts with their world

in a fundamentally different way than any before them. We are expanding the

reach and influence of our Interest Area Consultants to make Type experts

available to inquiring minds.  We are strengthening our

relationships with our international sister organizations.  We

are growing, and we are thriving.

It is truly an exciting time to be a member of APTi.  We

have visionary minds on our board and surrounding us every day.  We

look forward to being an important part of the Type world for a long time.

 Won’t you join us?