AASP News

Welcome to Social Psychiatry and socialpsychiatry.org

March 11, 2012

The American Association for Social Psychiatry is very excited and pleased about the inauguration of our web site www.socialpsychiatry.org. AASP, founded by Dr. John Schwab, has been in existence since 1971. The mission of AASP is to study, teach and promote consciousness of social factors in the psychiatric disorders of our patients and promote an understanding that social factors are core to all behavioral health issues. Since its inception AASP was presided by socially conscious social psychiatry and psychiatry leaders: John J. Schwab, Milton Greenblatt, John J. Carleton, Paul L. Adam, Stanley Dean, Alvin Friedland, Robert Cancro, Gene Usdin, Harold M. Visotsky, Robert L. Leon, Gerald Sarwer-Foner , Roger Peele, Leah Dickstein, Steven Moffic, Pedro Ruiz, Abraham Halpern, Larry Hartmann, Zebulon Taintor, Steven S. Sharfstein, Beverly Fauman, and Charles Huffine. Many of them, and other affiliate AASP members have published and presented on important social psychiatric topics like trauma, immigration, influence of technology and managed care on psychiatry, violence, etc.

The current AASP leadership decided to join our world body, the World Association for Social Psychiatry (WASP) to connect internationally and to allow all our AASP members to become members of WASP. We also decided to bring the organization up-to-date and establish a state of the art website for access to members and those interested in social psychiatry. We are planning to start an ejournal.

APA accepted all four of our submissions to the annual meeting to be held in Philadelphia May 5-9, 2012. The major theme of this year’s presentations is humanism and human rights. We are proud of bestowing our 1st Humanitarian Award on Robert J. Lifton, M.D. on May 7th during the APA Meetings.

AASP is dedicated to addressing various social psychiatric issues of all our patients, minorities, women, immigrants, LGBT, families, children, adolescents, young  adults, older adults, etc. and promoting "social" in psychiatry.

We invite you to join us and promote our AASP.Welcome to www.socialpsychiatry.org.

WASP 2016

World Association for Social Psychiatry

XXII World Congress - New Delhi, India

APA Annual Meeting - Atlanta, May 14-18

APA annual meeting 2016

AASP-sponsored Presentations
[all held at Georgia World Congress Center]

Saturday, May 14th
3:30-5:00 – Workshop - Bldg B, Room B310
Diversity Experiences in Residency Training
Chair: Beverly Fauman, MD
Aida Mihajlovic, MD,
Jacob Sperber, MD

Sunday, May 15th
10:00-11:30 – Forum – Bldg B, Room B206
Abraham L. Halpern Humanitarian Award Forum
Abortion: What’s Happening and Why It
Matters to Women, Society, and Psychiatry
Chair: Kenneth Thompson, MD
Nada Stotland, MD (Awardee)
Helen Hermann, MD
Maria Oquendo, MD

Tuesday, May 17th
9:00-12:00 – Symposium – Bldg A, A402-403
Social Trauma (joint AASP-WASP presentation)
Chairs: Sheila Judge, MD
& Roy Kallivayalil, MD
Thomas Jamison-Craig, MBBS, PhD
Driss Moussaoui, MD
Vivian Pender, MD
Andres Pumariega, MD
Kenneth Thompson, MD

2:00-5:00 – Symposium – Bldg A, A410
Undocumented and Refugee Children
Arriving at U.S. Borders: Mental Health
Issues and Treatment Interventions
Chair: Eugenio Rothe, MD
William Arroyo, MD,
Juan Carlos Gomez, Esq
Andres Pumariega, MD
Pedro Ruiz, MD

Presentations of Interest by AASP Members
Saturday, May 14th
1:30-3:00 – Workshop
Mental Health and the Case
For Single Payer Post-ACA
Chairs: Leslie Gise, MD
and Steven Sharfstein, MD

Sunday, May 15th
8:00-11:00 – Symposium – Bldg B, Rm B401
Forgiveness, Trauma, and Psychiatry:
The Clinical Relevance from Diverse Faith
Perspectives in the Wake of the Charleston
Church Tragedy
Kevin Brown,
Deborah Deas, MD, MPH
R. Rao Gogineni, MD
H. Steven Moffic, MD
Driss Moussaoui, MD
John Peteet, MD
Shridhar Sharma, MD

Monday, May 16th
11:00-12:30 – Workshop – Bldg B, Rm B315
Achieving Health Equity: Psychiatry, Public
Policy & the Elimination of Childhood Poverty
Chairs: Kenneth Thompson, MD
and Steven Adelsheim, MD

11:00-12:30 – Workshop
International Medical Graduates: Reflections
On Cross-Cultural Training and Learning
Chairs: Tanuja Gandhi, MD
and Rama Rao Gogineni, MD

1:30-3:00 – Forum
The Financing of Psychiatric Care:
Past, Present, and Future
Chair: Steven Sharfstein, MD