Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work in Alliance with American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work
INVITES YOU TO THE SEVENTH ANNUAL ALICE KASSABIAN MEMORIAL CONFERENCE
Presented by: William S. Meyer, MSW
This year’s lecture, LGBTQ+ Folks “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. The clinical and ethical exploration of this multi-media presentation takes place 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.”
About the Presenter: Our presenter, William S. Meyer, MSW, is Director of Training for the Department of Social Work and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Ob/Gyn at Duke University Medical Center. He also holds faculty appointments at The University of North Carolina, Smith College School of Social Work and the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas. He is a past President of AAPCSW and Associate Editor for the Clinical Social Work Journal. He is the recipient of numerous award, including Duke’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award for exceptional leadership and commitment, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work. He has presented for the military and at universities all over the country and is recognized as an outstanding teacher and supervisor.
GWSCSW honors the memory of Dr. Alice Kassabian, a former president of our Society, clinician, advocate for social justice and excellence in clinical practice. Dr. Kassabian was an active member of the Diversity and Social Action Committee of American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW) which promotes excellence in clinical practice by providing opportunities for expanded conversations regarding the centrality of focused attention to culture and issues of diversity.
Continuing education credit: The Conference provides 3 LGBTQ+ and 3 Ethics CEU credits. Continuing Education sponsored by Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work is accepted by the DC, Maryland and Virginia Boards of Social Work. GWSCSW accepts responsibility for this program. Note: Virginia Licensees need 15 CE's by June 30, 2019.
Training sponsored by Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work is accepted by the DC, Maryland and Virginia boards of social work to offer continuing education to social workers.