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Section V of the Division of Psychoanalysis(39) of the American Psychological Association

the section for applied clinical psychoanalysis

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Join Section Five and endorse the basic principles and purposes of the Section:
  • To foster diversity and support pluralism in psychoanalytic psychology
  • To represent not only those psychologist psychoanalysts who work in a traditional two person clinical practice, no matter what theoretical orientation underlies that practice, but also those who work in settings beyond the consulting room, including but not limited to: schools, hospitals, courtrooms, and community meetings of various kinds.
  • To encourage technical and theoretical innovation while preserving fundamental psychoanalytic values
  • To provide accessible forums for communication among members
  • To develop programs to meet members' needs


The many programs and activities of the section include:

  •  Biennial essay competitions for students and mature clinicians, with essays posted on this      website.
  •  Invited panels at Division 39 and APA annual conventions allowing  members to develop  themes of particular interest to them
  •  Our listserv allows members to share their thoughts and concerns easily with colleagues.
  •  Our up to the minute TUMBLR site, sphinxonthebrink.tumblr.com/ carries news and  information about psychodynamic matters.
  •  In addition to the opportunity to participate in the work of standing committees of the  Section, members are encouraged to pursue matters of personal interest in ad hoc  committees endorsed by the Board of  Directors.

Section Five has a transparent political process and administration. All members are invited to attend meetings of the Board of Directors. We actively solicit opinions, suggestions and requests from members. We like to think of ourselves as a "user friendly" professional association. We hope you will consider joining us.


The Division of Psychoanalysis, Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, has more than 3,000 doctoral level psychologists, graduate students and allied mental health professionals, it is one of the largest associations of psychoanalytic professionals and scholars in the world.

Division of Psychoanalysis

Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis brings the greater New Jersey-New York area a unique opportunity to learn contemporary clinical application, theory, methods of research and training in Modern Psychoanalysis.

http://acapnj.org/

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