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Position Statements

Uvalde Murders and Gun Violence Prevention

Released June 8, 2022

Colleagues - our Diversity and Social Action Committee has prepared the following position statement in response to the preponderance of mass shootings in this country.

As members of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW), we are outraged and profoundly saddened by the May 24, 2022 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which left 19 fourth graders and two teachers brutally murdered. We mourn the victims of this tragedy and extend our condolences to their families and to the Uvalde Community.

Continue reading the June 8, 2022 position statement,
Uvalde Murders and Gun Violence Prevention.

Statement on Gun Violence Crisis from
60 National Organizations

Released June 6, 2022

Through its Legislative Subcommittee — AAPCSW is joining with national organizations to, “express our deep concerns about false and harmful attempts to link mental illness and gun violence.”

Statement on Gun Violence Crisis from 60 National Organizations

Logos of sixty organizations joining together in false and harmful attempts to link mental illness and gun violence


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September 17 | ZOOM
“Insight For All”: Psychoanalytic Therapy with Adults Experiencing Homelessness
Open to Public. Deborah Anna Luepnitz, Ph.D. will speak to the forgotten history of free treatment in psychoanalysis, describing the efforts of Donald Winnicott - and Freud himself - to make free treatment available for all.
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This group meets monthly on the third Saturday to discuss clinical work with children, adolescents, and their parents. Open to all mental health clinicians. For details and to receive the ZOOM link, please email Karen Baker, kembaker1@comcast.net and Wendy Winograd, wendywinograd@gmail.com.

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Held online on the second Monday of each month, this is a consultation group for clinicians working with individuals experiencing psychotic states. To join this online group, please email Joel Kanter.


AAPCSW Newsletter Archive

Download: Newsletter 2022 Issue 1

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

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

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