President's Message

Dennis DebiakThis past week, division Secretary Dana Charatan posted the abstract of an article called “Psychodynamic Therapy: As Efficacious as Other Empirically Supported Treatments? A Meta-Analysis Testing Equivalence of Outcomes,” from the American Journal of Psychiatry by Christiane Steinert, Thomas Munder, Sven Rabung, Jürgen Hoyer and Falk Leichsenring, DSc. As the title suggests, these authors conclude that, “Results suggest equivalence of psychodynamic therapy to treatments established in efficacy. Further research should examine who benefits most from which treatment.”

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