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Message from the president

President Bill MacGillivray discusses the formation and history of the Psychoanalytic Consortium

By Bill MacGillivray, PhD, ABPP

The Psychoanalytic Consortium consists of the four major psychoanalytic organizations in this country. It was formed after the settlement of the lawsuit brought by a group of psychologists (GAPPP) affiliated with Division 39 against the American Psychoanalytic Association to open training resources to psychologists. Its purpose was to develop improved communication and collaboration among these organizations. The consortium developed guidelines for public officials and the public clearly describing the nature and purpose of psychoanalytic training (more on that later).

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