Section VIII: Couple and Family Therapy and Psychoanalysis
Section VIII is dedicated to promoting the understanding and treatment of the psychological needs of couples and families, within a psychoanalytic framework. Our members seek to apply the theories and treatments of psychoanalysis to the problems encountered by families of every culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion.
We are also enlarging the scope and efficacy of psychoanalytic understanding by incorporating multiple treatment perspectives to fit the added complexity found when people are seen together. As part of the community of Division 39, we hope to encourage active dialogue with our colleagues and to promote a broad understanding of couple and family issues for those clinicians working with individuals. Many of our members work with the larger community, in various outreach activities that address psychological and other needs, while embracing a psychoanalytic perspective.
Our newly designed website includes summaries of the listserv discussions of clinical issues (for members only). The public part of the website has information about the section, an alphabetical and geographical listing of members, and a membership application.
Section VIII Representative: Antonia Halton, PhD
We have a members-only listserv, where we discuss clinical issues, give and get referrals throughout the country, and share information.
We publish a Newsletter twice a year
Section VIII Officers and Committee Chairs
President: Marilyn B. Meyers, PhD
President Elect: Joyce Lowenstein, PhD
Past President: Marilyn Metzl, PhD
Founding President: Mary-Joan Gerson, PhD
Secretary: Albert Brok, PhD
Treasurer: Emily Baum, PhD
Representative to Division 39 Board: Antonia Halton, PhD
Board of Representatives
Susan Abelson, PhD (2013 – 2015)
Noa Ashman, MSW (2012 - 2014)
Carl Bagnini, LICSW, BCD (2013 - 2015)
Cindy Baum-Baicker, PhD (2010 – 2012)
Phyllis Cohen, PsyD, (MA) (2013 - 2015)
Maurine K. Kelly, PhD (2012 – 2014)
Cheri Marmarosh, PhD (2012 - 2014)
- Shelley Nathans, PhD (2011-2013)
Susan M. Shimmerlik, PhD (2011-1013)
Finance: Emily Baum, PhD
Nominations and Elections: Marilyn Meyers, PhD
Program: Joyce Lowenstein, PhD
Children in the Family: Gerald Stecher, PhD
Education and Training: Roberta Caplan, PhD
Membership: Joyce Lowenstein, PhD and Noa Ashman, MSW
Publications: Carolynn Maltas, PhD
Public Policy: Cindy Baum-Baicker, PhD