In This Issue

Division news

The success of the Early Career Committee Mentorship Program, the Public Relations Committee seeks those willing to endorse psychoanalysis/psychodynamic therapy, and local chapter news

By Richard Ruth, PhD

The Early Career Committee

The Early Career Committee mentorship program has been a great success, with six dyads involved. Each early career clinician was matched with a seasoned mentor in order to provide support and guidance for work with future publications and presentations. 

Efforts for our invited panel for the Spring Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico are going well. Our topic is creating a clinical identity. Utilizing a roundtable format, we will discuss challenges in integrating multiple facets of identity, including balancing various professional and personal roles of academician, mother, artist, researcher, psychodynamic therapist, and social advocate. We hope that both early and later career individuals will join us for what we hope will be a rich and rewarding conversation.

At APA, members of the Early Career Committee engaged in the Live Supervision panel, which engendered a lively discussion regarding multicultural concerns, as well as facets of supervision and training relevant to early career clinicians. Participants included: Jonathan Slavin (supervising analyst), Marilyn Charles (analyst discussant), Heather-Ayn Indelicato (supervisee), and Aleisa Myles (graduate student discussant). A lively and well attended early career conversation hour occurred after this event, in which early career clinicians shared psychodynamically framed professional and personal pursuits. We are looking forward to our Spring Meeting, April 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Public Relations Committee

Who do you know?

In the interest of furthering psychoanalysis as a household word once again, the Committee on PR for Psychoanalysis is developing an initiative we want to invite all Division members help us accomplish. We want to create public service announcements using people who are well known in the public eye - actors, musicians, writers, others - who are willing to "endorse" psychoanalysis/psychodynamic therapy by saying something about how it has helped them in their lives. We would approach mainstream media to place them as public service announcements as well as post them to youtube.
So, who do you know? Who amongst your social circle might you approach or introduce us to who might be willing to make statements about their experiences in psychotherapy? Let us know by contacting either Nina Thomas or the committee co-chair Ankhesenamun Ball. 

Please Join Section III

Section III (Women, Gender, and Psychoanalysis), cordially invites graduate students and early career professionals to join us!  We are offering FREE section memberships to the first 100 graduate students who contact us to join, and a very reduced membership fee of $10 to all early career professionals who join us!We are very committed to the needs and interests of developing clinicians and look forward to working with you!

The purposes of Section III include pursuing the following goals for women and men in a gendered society:  to support scholarship and professional development, to develop leadership skills, to promote networking opportunities, and to deepen understanding of contemporary, gender-related concerns involving work, play, and family.

We invite you to apply for the Section III annual award of $500 to a graduate student working on a dissertation relevant to gender.

Please contact Ruth Helein or call (336) 768-1113 to join us.

New Schedule for Johanna K. Tabin/Division 39 Book Proposal Prize Competition

Division 39 and APA Press announce that beginning next year the Johanna K. Tabin/Division 39 APA Book Proposal Prize will be awarded at the Division 39 Spring Meeting. Consequently, the deadline for submissions for the 2012 prize is December 31, 2011. 

Local Chapter News

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Impulse Newsletter, September, 2011.  

The American Psychoanalytic Association

APsaA now has a new pathway to membership for psychoanalysts who have fully trained at a non-APsaA or IPA accredited institute. Additional information and application (PDF, 204KB). Contact our Membership Services.