Powers Principal Peggy Tighe presented at the American Psychoanalytic Associations’ national meeting last month in New York City.
The four-day event brings together more than 1,800 mental health professionals, educators, researchers and students with more than 150 sessions focused on psychoanalysis. The sessions focus on new and recent developments in research, theory, technique, clinical knowledge and legislative developments.
Peggy’s presentation, titled “Psychoanalysis and the Healthcare Policy: A Review of 2017 and What to Expect in 2018,” covered how the White House and the current administration have prioritized and advanced healthcare policy objectives.
She also provided an analysis of key issues related to the psychoanalysis profession and explained how APsaA can advocate for or against regulations or legislation that impact the psychoanalysis community and patients.
Peggy works closely with both the Healthcare and the Government Relations and Public Policy teams at Powers. She teams with health systems, patient groups, and provider organizations to develop persuasive policy arguments and strategies to influence Congress and relevant agencies, creating change to protect and support providers and the patients they serve.
She focuses her practice on lobbying, coalition building, crafting and implementing grass roots campaigns, and coordinating media relations. She has experience strategizing and implementing federal grassroots activities, including grasstops (high-level grassroots), coalition building, letter writing, and database building.