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Alice Kassabian Memorial Conference - Saturday, November 3, 2018

Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work in Alliance with American Association of Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work


“When LGBTQ+ ‘Cured’ Psychiatry: The History You Never Knew! An Ethical Retrospective”

Presenter: William S. Meyer, MSW

November 3, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | The Cosmos Club, Washington, DC

This year’s lecture, “When LGBTQ+ ‘Cured’ Psychiatry: The DSM History You Never Knew: An Ethical Retrospective,” will explore the psychiatric diagnosis of homosexuality as a treatable psychopathology and the civil rights struggle that got it deleted from psychiatry’s official nomenclature. Over the years, many people suffered severe psychological injury by the very people who were ostensibly there to help them. Some of this tragic legacy continues today. This multi-media presentation begins in the 1950’s and takes the audience through the tumultuous 60’s and 70’s up to the present to demonstrate the legacy and implications of psychiatry’s once implacable position that “homosexuality is treatable psychopathology.”   Click here for more information and to register now

The Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work (GWSCSW) is a membership driven, non-profit, all-volunteer organization of over 850 licensed and pre-licensed clinical social workers who practice in a variety of settings in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Together, we envision healthier communities where the role of clinical social work advances everyone’s freedom and ability to reach their highest potential throughout life. We strive to promote the highest standards of clinical social work practice through education, advocacy, and community. Through these efforts, we affirm our commitment to the needs of those in our profession, our clients, and the community at large.

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