celebrated its 20th annual meeting this year.
During the AASCIPSW
conference, Barry Nierenberg, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., University of Miami School of Medicine, presented research results covering development issues affecting children with SCI.
At the same time, members of AASCIPSW
, which was formed in 1986, met for ongoing professional exchange and training.
AASCIPSW, formed in 1986, gives its members the opportunity for professional exchange and training.
AASCIPSW's first Organizational Award was presented to EPVA by Immediate Past President Dr.
The formation of an organization fulfilling this function was considered a priority and led to the incorporation of AASCIPSW in 1986.
He chaired the Program and Professional Issues committees, was on the AASCIPSW Board of Directors for two terms, and was president in 1995-1996.
convenes annually to report state-of-the-art techniques and disseminate information about scientific or technological breakthroughs, advances in research, and the latest standards of healthcare for people with SCI.
APS and AASCIN highlights follow; for AASCIPSW
coverage, see Dr.
As the field has changed in recent years due to healthcare developments, AASCIPSW
also has recognized the importance of networking among psychologists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals.
Curtis McMillen, of the University of Maryland at Baltimore, whose work is supported by the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association (EPVA)-sponsored American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers (AASCIPSW
), is halfway through a two-year study that uses a unique viewpoint--what he calls "the strength perspective"--on the psychosocial health of people with spinal-cord injury (SCI).
Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association (EPVA) sponsors concurrent sessions of the American Paraplegia Society (APS), the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers (AASCIPSW
), and the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses (AASCIN).