Founded in 1980, the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association (APA) is the 39th Division of APA. With more than 4200 doctoral level psychologists, graduate students and allied mental health professionals, it is one of the largest associations of psychoanalytic professionals and scholars in the world.
Our members represents the full diversity and vibrancy of contemporary psychoanalytic theory, research, and clinical practice. Our annual Spring Meeting sponsors more than 60 symposia and workshops highlighting the cutting edge of current psychoanalytic thinking. Members, including student members, receive each of three quarterly publications: Psychoanalytic Psychology, the Division's official journal; Psychologist/Psychoanalyst, a compendium of news, observations, reports and reviews; and Psychoanalytic Abstracts, a digest of current psychoanalytic clinical and research literature. The Division has 31 Local Chapters in cities across the United States and Canada, and nine Sections representing members' broad interest in clinical practice, human development, women and gender issues, research, groups, family therapy and social action.
This web site provides links to all of these areas, including special sections for graduate students, our sections, committees, and a membership directory that can be searched by name and geographical location. Members can update their own listing.
We welcome inquiries from members and non-members about all aspects of our association. Non-psychologist mental health professionals are invited to consider membership.
The Division of Psychoanalysis is governed by an elected Board of Directors.
President: Mary Beth Cresci, Ph.D.
Past President: Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.
Secretary: Dennis Debiak, Psy.D.
Treasurer: Marsha D. McCary, Ph.D.
In order to represent better specific interests of its membership, the Division of Psychoanalysis is currently comprised of nine Sections established in this sequence:
I. Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Practitioners (1982)
II. Childhood and Adolescence (1983)
III. Women, Gender and Psychoanalysis (1983)
IV. Local Chapters (1982)- A map of local chapters is available on this page.
V. Psychologist Psychoanalyst Clinicians (1989)
VI. Psychoanalytic Research Society (1989)
VII. Psychoanalysis and Groups (1989)
VIII. Couple and Family Therapy and Psychoanalysis (1998)
IX. Psychoanalysis and Social Responsibility (1998)
As well as newsletters which each of the Sections distributes to its membership, The Division of Psychoanalysis publishes quarterly the Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychology, and a newsletter Psychologist/Psychoanalyst.
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