Archive for November, 2009

Annual Legislative Brunch Dec. 13

Monday, November 30th, 2009

townhallFor the 23rd year, PSW presents the Annual Legislative Brunch. This is your chance to participate in bringing issues of importance to our patients to the attention of state and local legislators. No prior experience necessary, but it is vital to demonstrate our commitment and concerns. Besides that, there is a fine hot breakfast cooked to order.  Crown Plaza, White Plains, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. RSVP before 12/7 to or call (914) 967-6298

— JS

APA Board Threatens Assembly: Call for Action

Saturday, November 14th, 2009


It’s 1775 again. Taxation without representation. The APA Board is considering a proposal to cut the Assembly budget by 45% or $400,000. This could leave all the APA power in the hands of the elite and insulated Board of Directors, and cripple the ability of the membership to influence policy. Now is the time to email all the Board Members before they vote in a policy that could disenfranchise the membership. Go to BOARD for a block of email addresses of board members.

November 18, 2009 CME Dinner

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009


“The Invisible Generation-Thoughts on

the incarcerated and other responses to

drug use in America”

Speaker John B.Stadler, M.D.

6:00 pm —Dinner and Presentation at

St. Vincent’s-Westchester

275 North Street

Harrison, NY  10528

The cost for dinner is $20 per person. If you plan to attend, please contact the District Branch by Monday, November 6, 2009 by fax, phone or e-mail.

Clergy Breakfast, Nov. 6

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

clergybkfst18th Annual PSW Clergy Breakfast.  “The 5 D’s of Psychiatric Diagnosis in Pastoral Care.”  Mary Ann Cohen, MD will present this year.  Members are urged to invite your favorite clergy for an interesting and thought provoking breakfast from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent’s Hospital, 275 North Street, Harrison, NY 10528.  RSVP to the PSW Office, (914) 967-6285 or email  Free.