The Early Career Committee of Division 39 has continued to create and pursue spaces in which early career professionals are included and invited to share psychoanalytically driven thoughts and ideas. We seek to obtain mentorship and cultivate relationships with many of our seasoned members and also spark new connections with other clinicians and researchers, forging the way in our field.
Call for nominations
Nominations are now in order for vacancies on the Division 39 Board of Directors beginning on January 1, 2014. This year, our division will be electing a president-elect, perhaps three APA Council representatives (based on results of apportionment ballot) and three members-at-large. Council representative and at-large members serve three-year terms; The president-elect serves for one year as president-elect, two years as president and two years as past-president.
In Still Practicing: The Heartaches and Joys of a Clinical Career (Routledge, 2012), Sandra Buechler suggests that shame and loss are key components of a clinical career, and we would be best served to accept their presence and get used to their ongoing tug and pull. Listen to the companion podcast.