Section III:
Women, Gender and Psychoanalysis

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.

Section III applies psychoanalytic theory, research, clinical experience, and mentoring to these issues and others in which gender is a significant factor. The Section offers both scholarly and clinically oriented programs at the Division’s meetings, actively encourages its members in their political ambitions, and maintains liaisons with other groups that share its concerns. Membership is open to all members of the Division of Psychoanalysis. Graduate student members are particularly encouraged to join in order to take advantage of the Section’s interest in supporting professionals in the early stages of their careers.

Section III Representative: Devon King, PhD

Section Officers

  • President:  Ellen Toronto, PhD

  • President-Elect:  Open

  • Past President:  JoAnn Ponder, PhD

  • Secretary:  Richard Ruth, PhD

  • Treasurer:  Constance Halligan, PhD

  • Representative to Div. 39 Board:  Marilyn Metzl, PhD

  • Member-at-Large: Margaret Carr, PhD

  • Member-at-Large: Diana Diamond, PhD

  • Member-at-Large: Kristin Davisson, PsyD

  • Member-at-Large: Judith Logue, PhD

  • Member-at-Large: Jessica Zucker, PhD

  • Administrator: Ruth Helein

  • Web Master: Ellen Zion

Section Awards

The Annual Dissertation Award is given to a member of Div. 39 who has completed her/his dissertation within the past two years. The dissertation should further the understanding of women and gender, preferably from a psychoanalytic viewpoint. Applicants should submit a CV and dissertation abstract. The winner will receive a $250 prize.

Section Publications