Education and Training Committee

Work with other elements of the Division 39 Board, associated division committees, and division sections to collaboratively assist the division in efforts to enhance the representation of psychoanalytical perspectives in undergraduate and graduate-level psychology curricula; doctoral- and masters’-level practica/externship and doctoral-level internship programming; the assessment and treatment of under-served or marginalized patients/populations; to promote psychoanalytically-oriented research and scholarly activity; to encourage, by extension, psychologists to pursue post-doctoral training in psychoanalysis. To develop a series of ongoing panels/symposia for the Division 39 Annual Spring Meeting to promote the Education and Training Committee’s activities, and support its mission as delegated by the Board of Directors.

Committee Members

David L Downing, PsyD, ABPP , is the director of graduate programs in psychology and professor at the University of Indianapolis, Graduate Programs in Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, in Indianapolis, Ind. He is a diplomate in psychoanalysis, of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is one of the founders and a past-president of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education; current president of the Chicago Open Chapter for the Study of Psychoanalysis; the co-chairperson of the Division 39 Education and Training Committee; the past-president of Section IV (Local Chapters), a member of the Editorial Board of Psychoanalytic Psychology; and the president of Section V (Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Clinicians). He is the former dean of the Center for Psychoanalytic Study, in Chicago, from which he received his formal psychoanalytical education and training. He also maintains a private practice in psychoanalysis, psychoanalytical psychotherapy, and consultation/supervision in Chicago and Indianapolis.

Jed Yalof, PsyD, ABPP, diplomate in clinical psychology and school neuropsychology; certified in psychoanalysis, Philadelphia Center of Psychoanalytic Education; Immaculata University, Department of Graduate Psychology Department chair and professor; co-ordinator, PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology. Dr Yalof has many years’ experience as a professor and administrator of an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology, and is the author of the book, Training & Teaching the Mental Health Professional. He has presented and published extensively on diverse psychoanalytically related topics as: Psychoanalytic Interviewing, Personality Assessment, Learning Disability, Supervision, Psychotherapy and Ethics.

Marc I. Lubin, PhD, was the founding dean of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. He is presently full professor, Argosy University/Orange County, Clinical Psychology Program. He has over 35 years of experience as professor and administrator in psychoanalytically oriented APA-accredited clinical psychology programs and other multidisciplinary programs. Dr Lubin has written and presented extensively on the following: countertransference and the therapeutic relationship, supervision in psychoanalytic psychotherapy; listening for validation in psychotherapy; Interventions in psychotherapy, understanding disturbed children in the classroom, teaching graduate students in clinical psychology.

Barry Dauphin, PhD, is the current program director of the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology of the University of Detroit-Mercy. Dr Dauphin is a past-president of Section IV, Local Chapters and the current Representative to the Division 39 Board of Section IV. He is the president of the Michigan Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. He has a private practice in Birmingham, Mich.

Richard Ruth, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the George Washington University School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C.

Ally Merchant, MA, is a student member of the committee. She is a doctoral candidate at Adelphi University’s program in clinical psychology.

Emily Johnson, MA, is a student member of the committee. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Indianapolis, School of Psychological Sciences.

Committee Publications

Committee Contact Information

David L Downing, PsyD, Director of Graduate Programs in Psychology
University of Indianapolis, School of Psychological Sciences
1400 East Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Telephone: (317) 788-6162
Fax: (317) 788-2120