Janet R. Faust, Chair
2006 has been a difficult year for the country, due to terrible losses in the war and for our organization after the loss of our former President, Martin Schwartz. It took us some time to get our bearings after we found that we needed to change the location of our Conference due to the expense of traveling to Europe. We wanted to hold our Conference in a location that is more affordable. Personally, it has been a difficult year for Elliot and me due to the loss of his brother and sister within months of each other. Because of our concerns about Elliot's sister's illness, I was unable to stay last year for the entire Conference in Colorado Springs. Because I left early I did not get a chance to talk to everyone as I would have liked to. I think we are a great organization with wonderful people whom I look forward to having fun with at the next Conference. As our members know, ICAPP, the oldest clinical social work organization in the world, is unique because of its intimacy.
To get to the point of this column, five new members joined just before or after the 2006 Conference: Janae Munday, Gloria Robbins, Russell Johnson, Dianna Hurtado, and Alan Schwartz. They are all wonderful people and we are so happy to have them in ICAPP, and look forward to their future contributions. Russell Johnson presented the paper "Language and Metaphors that Change Lives" and Gloria Robbins presented "Body Work and the Process of Change - Rhythmic Integration - Finding Wholeness in the Process of Change." At the end of 2006 we have 44 members. As you can see ICAPP is growing, and we are poised for the future with new leadership, new members, a new name, a wonderful new website, and a renewed commitment to all clinical social workers.
I thank Helen Krackow, our new President, and the Board for all their hard work in planning our up-coming Conference. Thank you Mary Ellen Nicholls for all your hotel research and Dawn Higgins for taking on the Newsletter! We hope for health for all our members and their families for the New Year.
If you are interested in membership go to the Membership page in this website, print out our application, and send it to me at 11 Larson Lane, Warren, NJ 07059, call me at 908-604-8424, or email at email@example.com