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The Southwest Psychoanalytic Society is a non-profit educational and community service organization, founded in 1997, and is an affiliate of the American Psychoanalytic Association.  Its mission is to enhance the psychological growth and emotional well-being of Arizonans, in an enduring way.


Dear Community,

As increasing numbers of Americans are testing positive for the coronavirus public health officials are recommending that people take precautions, such as limiting travel and avoiding large crowds and gatherings.  The March speaker is traveling from Detroit and we expect a good number of attendees at the event.  In the interest of health and safety the decision was made to cancel the March 28th presentation.  All checks or credit card registration payments which have already been sent in will be destroyed, unless I’m otherwise notified.  Plans are being made to reschedule the event next spring.  We are very sorry that we are not able to go ahead with the presentation at this time but feel that cancellation is the best course of action.

We are happy to announce that Dr. Abbasi’s presentation has been rescheduled for March 20, 2021.  Details will be provided early next year.

Warm Regards,

Helene Barab, PhD

Tucson Program Chair


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Aisha Abbasi, MD

Hateful Transferences in the Context of Ethnic Difference Between Analyst and Patient:
Aftermath of 9/11 and 2016

March 28, 2020
                                                          9:00am – 3:00pm

Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Tucson, AZ

This program meets the criteria for 4.75  CE credits for cultural competency and diversity.

Click here to open a flyer containing complete program information.