President's Message

Dennis DebiakThis week, the APA Convention that will take place in Washington, D.C., will once again include a fine program of Div. 39 panels, some of which are co-sponsored with other divisions. I want to thank our Program Committee chair, Colin Ennis, and our Membership Committee co-chair, Devon King, for assembling such a rich slate of Div. 39 programs at APA this year.

The Div. 39 Executive Committee (which consists of the president, past president and/or president-elect, treasurer, secretary and Div. 39’s representatives to APA Council) and Board will meet as we do each August at the APA Convention. This year, these meetings will take place in the context of the intense political tumult in our nation, within APA and within our division.

Resource Network for Immigrants and Refugees

Div. 39 has developed a listserv and a resource list for those interested in providing and/or seeking resources for asylum seekers, torture victims, immigrants with legal status and undocumented immigrants.

These resources include direct services such as psychological evaluation and other clinical services for torture victims, asylum seekers, and immigrants, as well as indirect services such as consultation groups for those providing psychological and legal services to these groups.

Benefits of Membership

Reduced Rates for PEP-WEB

Div. 39 members are eligible to subscribe to PEP-WEB, the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing Company's searchable database of psychoanalytic writings, for only $65 a year.

PsycSCAN: Psychoanalysis