Division news

Stay current with division news including updates from the treasurer and the Early Career Committee, plus nominations for APA awards

By Arlene (Lu) Steinberg
Treasurer's Report

Division 39 remains in good financial shape. We presently have increased our reserves, thanks to the careful allocation of past Treasurer, Marsha McCary, PhD, to over one year's operating expenses. We continue to fund board, committee and member initiatives. The Division continues to strive to use funds to support new initiatives as well as continued projects. In addition, funds will be used for a board retreat, whose goal will be to consider the future direction and goals of the division. Read the five-year comparative review of our income and expenses. We welcome your input, ideas and questions.

From The Early Career Committee

Early Career Committee members are excited about our upcoming spring meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico! We would like to highlight important and interesting events for all of our early career professionals. Join us during our panel presentation focusing on clinical identity formation; our panel is comprised of early career professionals, and will highlight diversity issues - both of practice and application - experienced by very different early career clinicians. We will also be hosting our annual reception co-sponsored with the Graduate Student and Outreach Candidate Committee. Check out our new brochure highlighting all of the benefits of joining the division as an early career professional! They will be featured during our spring meeting. We hope to connect with all of you, as we seek to provide a supportive network for all Division 39 early career clinicians.

2013 APA Distinguished Profesional Practice and Student Award Nominations

Please consider nominating a Division 39 colleague, student, or yourself for the following:

Deadline: June 1, 2012

The APA Distinguished Professional Practice and Student Awards are awarded each year by APA and the recipients receive an honorarium of $1,000; the opportunity to present an invited address at APA's Annual Convention (2013 in Honolulu, HI); a waiver of convention registration fees; and reimbursement of up to $1,500 in expenses related to attendance at the convention.

For questions, please contact Sheila Kerr at (202) 336-5878.

Did You Know?

As a Division 39 member you are eligible to receive the following publications and services:

By Post

  • Our journal, Psychoanalytic Psychology, published quarterly, edited by Elliot Jurist.

  • Our review, DIVISION/Review, published quarterly, edited by David Lichtenstein.

By Email

  • Our newsletter, InSight, published monthly, edited by Tamara McClintock Greenberg.

  • Our listserv, with periodic announcements of APA and Division activities, news, updates, and so on, maintained by our administrator, Ruth Helein.

By Internet

  • Our website,, with records and reports of division, section, and local chapter activities, and much more, edited by Barry Cohen.

  • PsycScan: Psychoanalysis, a compendium of abstracts of major psychoanalytic journals published quarterly.

  • From the President, a monthly blog from Bill MacGillivray.

  • Our print and email publications are also available on our website.

Not Receiving these publications or services? Please contact our administrator, Ruth Helein to update postal information, add you to our email lists and so on. You may also contact one of the editors directly for further questions. You may also comment on our publication services by contacting Henry Seiden, Chair of the Publication Committee.

And there's more:
  • Members may subscribe to PEP-Web, a service offering every major psychoanalytic publication and a wide array of psychoanalytic books, for a yearly fee of $60. Contact Ruth Helein to subscribe.

  • Members may subscribe to International Psycho-Analytic Association Journal and Psychoanalytic Dialogues at reduced rates. See our website for subscription information.

William A. MacGillivray, PhD, ABPP, Division 39 President
Henry M. Seiden, PhD, Chair, Publications Committee