Interested in psychoanalysis or the intersectionality of psychoanalysis and social work practice?
The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW) is hosting its biennial national conference, “Intrigue, Insight, Inquiry: Through Today’s Psychoanalytic Lens”, in Durham, North Carolina in March of 2019 (March 28-31), and offering a Conference Scholarship to make it feasible for MSW students to attend.
This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow students, social work clinicians, academics, and high-profile individuals from outside the profession, and learn about how psychoanalytic ideas and techniques can enrich social workers’ ability to not only provide psychotherapy, but all types of social work services. Through the scholarship, students can enjoy additional perks noted below.
Learn more about the conference here.
Conference Scholarship Award
- Waiver of the conference fee
- Opportunities to interact with other students and senior AAPCSW members at the conference
- Free membership in AAPCSW for a period of two years
- Assignment to an “AAPCSW mentor” who can serve as a resource around issues of professional development, becoming involved in post-conference AAPCSW activities, and deeper exploration of the psychoanalytic perspective in clinical social work. (Please note, AAPCSW mentors do not provide students with clinical/professional supervision.)
To apply, interested students should submit a one-page statement about why they would like to attend the conference and how attendance would enrich their lives in social work school and beyond. Applicants should articulate a compelling argument about the how the psychoanalytic perspective is relevant to their current and future identities as clinical social workers.
Statements must be submitted by January 15, 2019 via email to:
Scott Graybow, PhD, LCSW
Chair, Student Outreach Ad-Hoc Committee
See below for additional details and contact Dr. Graybow directly with questions.
*Please note that you can also attend the conference at no cost by volunteering. Contact Volunteer Committee Chair, Barry Ostrow, MD, at [email protected] or Conference Chair, Penny Rosen at [email protected] regarding this option.
About the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW)
The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW) is an 850-member, not-for-profit, professional membership organization. Founded in 1980, AAPCSW seeks to achieve practice parity between clinical social workers and other mental health professionals engaged in the practice, research, and teaching of psychoanalysis. It brings to this effort an appreciation for the intersectionality of psychoanalysis and social work through acknowledgement and exploration of their shared emphasis on respect for the individual and commitment to safe, effective clinical care.
AAPCSW achieves these goals through a range of nation-wide professional and intellectual activities that promote psychoanalytic education, advance clinical social work, facilitate the production and dissemination of knowledge, and advocate for high standards of practice. These activities include a biennial national conference, regional conferences, a national listserv, and publications including an online monograph and a tri-annual newsletter. The organization is an active member of the Psychoanalytic Consortium that is composed of AAPCSW, the American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis (AAPDP), Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association, and the Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies (CIPS). Through membership in the Consortium, AAPCSW ensures the social work profession has a voice in critical conversations about the future of psychoanalytic education and practice.