Welcome to the website of Section VIII: Couple and Family Therapy and Psychoanalysis of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association. This website provides information to professionals and to the public regarding couple and family therapy within a psychoanalytic context. There is access to additional information for mental health professionals who are members of our Section in the Members Only Section.
The members of Section VIII seek to apply the theories and treatments of psychoanalysis to the many and varied problems encountered by couples and families. We also want to enlarge the scope of psychoanalytic understanding by incorporating multiple perspectives to fit the added complexity found when people are seen together. As part of the community of Division 39, we seek active dialogue with our colleagues to promote the broadest possible understanding of the special ways for psycho-analytic practitioners to engage with couples and families. Along with other members of Division 39, we work to promote outreach activities that address psychological and other needs in the society at large. Finally, we speak for the interests of all families. Because each family exists in the context of their culture, ethnic background, and sexual orientation, it is our responsibility to grasp their diverse subjective experiences in all aspects of their lives.
SECTION VIII OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS
President: Phyllis Cohen, Psy.D. (2018-2019)
President-Elect: Francine Godet, Psy.D. (2018 – 2019)
Past President: Deborah Wolozin, Ph.D. (2017-2018)
Founding President: Mary-Joan Gerson, Ph.D.
Secretary: Roberta Caplan, Ph.D. (2018-2020)
Treasurer: Lee Futrovsky, Ph.D. (2017-2019)
Representative to Division 39 Board: Antonia Halton, Ph.D. (2018-2020)
BOARD OF REPRESENTATIVES
Susan Abelson, Ph.D. (2016-2018)
Carl Bagnini, LICSW, BCD (2016 – 2018)
Francine Godet, Psy.D. (2016 – 2018)
Stacy Malin, Ph.D. (2017-2019)
Ortal Kirson-Trilling, Psy.D. (2017-2019)
Noa Ashman, L.C.S.W. (2018-2020)
Luis Nobrega, Psy.D. (2018-2020)
Finance: Lee Futrovsky, Ph.D.
Nominations and Elections: Cindy Baum-Baicker, Ph.D., as Past-President
Program: Deborah Wolozin, Ph.D., as President
Children and the Family: Roanne K. Barnett, Ph.D.
Education and Training: Roberta Caplan, Ph.D.
International Affiliations: Mary-Joan Gerson, Ph.D.
Publications: Susan Abelson, Ph.D.
Public Policy: Cindy Baum-Baicker, Ph.D.
Research: Francine Godet, Ph.D.
Scholar: Monique Bowen, Ph.D. & Luis Nobrega, LLM, Psy.D.
New Members: Carl Bagnini, LICSW, BCD
Newsletter Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Listserv and Website: Sonia Kahn, Psy.D.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2017 DIV39, SECTION VIII SCHOLARS
Benjy Gottesman, Psy.D.
Marian E. Miller, M.A. (Psy.D. in progress)
Eli Diamond, Ph.D.
Sabra Ann Walter, M.S. (Psy.D. in progress)
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE 2017 GERALD STECHLER RESEARCH AWARD
Lina Perl, M.A. (Psy.D. in progress)