A message from our president about COVID-19

Dear Friends,

I have missed you all and on behalf of our WMAAPP Executive Committee, I wanted to check in with everyone.  I speak with  anguish in my heart, I am certain I am not alone,  and with  hope as well, that we will connect again, soon.

This new visitor,  COVID 19,   has succeeded in separating us, but only for awhile. I hope you will accept my wishes, on behalf of WMAAP’S Executive Committee, for all to be well,  as we  navigate these challenging, tragic and heroic times.

At WMAAPP’s EC we are engaged in planning for programs this fall. It is  difficult to imagine a season without our lectures or a  time without  scholars and practitioners sharing their passion, expertise and wisdom and of course, our  lively, informed, and equally passionate discussions that follow.

Every Fall and Spring we have looked forward to programs and  welcomed them with great anticipation.  While our  schedule for this spring had to be delayed, our program committee is working to bring  speakers this fall, keeping in mind  our newly acquired social distancing requirements and practices, we hope to offer programs via  the web, if not in person.  Please know that you are missed and we plan to connect with everyone very soon.

I will end, for now,  with these lines from Emily Dickinson, she has so many verses which would serve this moment:

Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words

And never stops – at all –

We look forward to meeting you soon, in  anticipation,

Best Wishes,

Jyoti Swaminathan,  Psy.D.
President,  WMAAPP