There have been various task forces created by Division 39 including the Diversity Task Force, the Internet Task Force, the Task Force on Basic Human Rights, and the Task Force on Public Relations for Psychoanalysis.
Previous Task Forces
Diversity Task Force
The Diversity Task Force (DTF) was established in 2009 to develop a “report card” assessing whether the Committees and the Board of the Division are representative of the many constituencies within the Division and are providing an inviting environment to attract potential members of various diverse backgrounds.
Internet Task Force
For a number of years, the web site served as a useful source of information, primarily for active Division members to keep track of important activities in the Division. Increasingly, however, new services were added, including allowing colleagues to join the Division, register for our Spring Meeting, and recently, submit proposals to the Spring Meeting Program Committee. These and other needs multiplied far beyond the resources of the web site. As a result, at the Division Board of Directors (BoD) Meeting in April 2010, Mary Beth Cresci appointed an Internet Task Force to gather information from Division members and leaders concerning their perceived needs for the web site, to review possible designs and seek bids from designers, and so on. The Task Force finished its work and reported to the BoD in August 2010.
Task Force on Public Relations for Psychoanalysis
The mission of the Task Force was to influence the perception and understanding of psychoanalysis as a discipline and as a therapeutic treatment among members of Division 39. The Task Force on Public Relations for Psychoanalysis became the Committee on Public Relations in Psychoanalysis.