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Monograph of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work

Published 2016, Issue 1 (Vol. 1.)

AAPCSW Monograph
Monograph Guidelines for 2017

Table of Contents


  • The Art of Listening to Couples Diagnosed with Dementia
    Authors: Darby Morhardt, PhD, LCSW, Marcia Spira, PhD, LCSW, Shaina Knepler-Foss, MSW, CADC
  • Habits of Mind, Habits of Heart: The Art of Listening
    Author: Melvin E. Miller, PhD
  • The Ultimate Empathic Moment: Listening as Death Draws Near
    Author: Karen K. Redding, PhD, LCSW

The Salon

  • Beyond Mentoring: The Evolution of Generativity, Collaboration and Reciprocity
    Author: Sheila Felberbaum, LCSW, BCD

Letter from the Co-Editors

We are pleased to introduce two new on-line features to our professional community: The Monograph and The Salon. These innovative, virtual venues are available to AAPCSW members for publishing and disseminating our writing electronically. Accessible on our website, both venues promote AAPCSW and encourage members who have not written papers for presentation to do so.

The monograph appears as a compilation of articles on a single specialized subject. Our premier issue, The Art of Listening, serves as a vehicle for larger exposure of papers presented at our 2015 conference of the same name.

This material may be used freely in the spirit of open access for teaching, discussion with colleagues and personal use as long as attribution to the AAPCSW monograph and its authors is included.

Comprising various subjects and writing modalities, The Salon is designed to function as a virtual gathering space for members, a place where thoughts may be easily shared. It offers opportunity for reflection on and expansion of ideas and associations generated by having attended or presented at our national and local conferences and workshops.

We are excited about our inaugural issue of each venue and look forward to receiving future submissions. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Comments may be sent to: administrator@AAPCSW.org.

Debra Kuppersmith, LCSW, MS, Editor-in-Chief

graphic: The Art of Listening

To read the Monograph, please download the following PDF:
AAPCSW Monograph [ 1.4 MB ]


Darby Morhardt, PhD, LCSW, is Associate Professor and Director of Education for the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CNADC), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Email: d-morhardt@northwestern.edu

Marcia Spira, PhD, LCSW is a professor in the School of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago where she teaches in the masters and doctoral programs.  Dr. Spira’s research focus is on relational models of managing the challenges of chronic illness in older adults.
Email: mspira@luc.edu

Shaina Knepler-Foss, MSW, CADC is a recent graduate from Loyola University Chicago's School of Social Work. Her research and focus are in the areas of mental health, addictions, and aging.
Email: skneplerfoss@luc.edu

Melvin E. Miller Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst in private practice and Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology and Director of Doctoral Training at Norwich University. His research and publications are in the areas of psychoanalysis, adult development, and spirituality. He is a past president of the Vermont Association for Psychoanalytic Studies.
Email: miller@norwich.edu

Karen K. Redding, PhD, LCSW is a psychoanalyst and clinical social worker with a private practice in Laguna Beach, CA. Her psychotherapy practice is informed by an American Buddhist Vipassana tradition. She also has a body of fine art photography, ‘Travels Through Humanity’ which has been displayed in various galleries in Southern CA.
Email: kredding@mac.com

Sheila Felberbaum, LCSW, BCD, is a psychoanalytic social worker in private practice in Smithtown N.Y. and a consultant and Staff Group Facilitator for the VNS/ Hospice of Suffolk. She is a faculty member of New Directions, a branch of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and co-editor of the AAPCSW online monograph. Her publications and play Trauma Ties focus on personal and professional reflections on bereavement and the integration of writing in clinical practice.
Email: sfelberb@optonline.net

Guidelines for Online Monograph

Monograph Guidelines for 2017

We welcome the presented papers and reflections of the AAPCSW 2017 conference Mind and Milieu: From the Consulting Room to the Community and Back. If your paper contains clinical identifying material, please revise it so it adheres to the guidelines below.


The submission deadline is September 15, 2017.

Submission Requirements

  1. Submissions considered for publication should not contain clinical vignettes or case-specific information.
  2. All submissions are to be formatted using APA Guidelines.
  3. The length of the submission should be a maximum of 20 pages.

How to Submit

+ Cover sheet: (a) Name, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail for each author, co-author, or panelist; (b) title of paper.
+ A copy of the full paper with no biographical or identifying data.

» E-mail to: aapcsw@gmail.com

NOTE: Please have the subject line of your e-mail read:
AAPCSW 2017 Conference -- Monograph Submission
[or] AAPCSW 2017 Conference -- Monograph/Salon Submission