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Position Statements

March 29, 2021

The AAPCSW Board commissioned its Diversity and Social Action Committee to create the following statement:

March 16, 2021 — Atlanta Murders

As members of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW) and in solidarity with our Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) fellow citizens, we express our deep sorrow over the horror of the Atlanta murders on March 16, 2021 and extend our condolences to the families of the victims and the communities affected by this tragedy.

We are alarmed at the rapid acceleration of hate crimes against AAPI communities; unfortunately, this violence is not new.

Continue reading, March 16, 2021 — Atlanta Murders

January 13, 2021

The AAPCSW Board commissioned its Diversity and Social Action Committee to create the following statement:

JANUARY 6, 2021

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, led an insurrection that resulted in violence, destruction, and death, an attack on the very institution that symbolizes our United States' democracy. Weaponized mobs crashed through the US Capitol doors, waving Confederate flags and other symbols of white-supremacy, vandalized offices, and terrorized our congressional leaders and their staff.

The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW) believes that Donald Trump's presidential powers must be immediately revoked. He has demonstrated an exploitation of such powers through the consistent promotion of racist groups and ideologies. His empowerment of those denigrating the disenfranchised “Other” is dangerous to the United States in that it undermines the integrity for which a democracy strives.


2021 Conference

November 4 - 7 | Philadelphia, PA
A Time to Think, A Time to Act - Caring about the Known and the Unknown

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AAPCSW Writing Workshop
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Programs and Workshops

October 23 | Virtual
Psychodynamic Perspectives on the Impact of Covid on Children and Families. Event presented by the North Carolina Chapter of AAPCSW. Program Details »
[ Contact Hours 2 ]


AAPCSW Newsletter Archive

Download: AAPCSW Newsletter 2021 Issue 2

Tributes: Bill Meyer, MSW, BCD (1950-2021)

NOTE: Psychoanalytic Social Work Journal - Call for papers - Deadline May 1, 2022

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