Welcome to the website of Section VIII: Couple and Family Therapy and Psychoanalysis of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology: Division 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. (2018-2019)
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)
Stacy Malin, Ph.D. (2017-2019)
Ortal Kirson-Trilling, Psy.D. (2017-2019)
Noa Ashman, L.C.S.W. (2018-2020)
Luis Eduardo Carneiro Nobrega, LLM, Psy.D. (2018-2020)
Finance: Lee Futrovsky, Ph.D.
Nominations and Elections: Deborah Wolozin, Ph.D., as Past-President
Program: Phyllis Cohen, Psy.D., as President
Children and the Family: Roanne K. Barnett, Ph.D.
Education and Training: Roberta Caplan, Ph.D.
Gerald Stechler Award: Francine Godet, Psy.D
International Affiliations: Mary-Joan Gerson, Ph.D.
Listserv and Website: Sonia Kahn, Psy.D.
New Members: TBD
Newsletter Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publications: Susan Abelson, Ph.D.
Public Policy: Cindy Baum-Baicker, Ph.D.
Research: Francine Godet, Ph.D.
Scholar: Monique Bowen, Ph.D. & Luis Eduardo Carneiro Nobrega, LLM, Psy.D.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 DIV39, SECTION VIII SCHOLARS AWARD WINNERS
Jorge L. Alcantar-Heredia, M.A. (Psy.D. in progress)
Kristin Kopple, Ph.D.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE 2018 GERALD STECHLER RESEARCH AWARD
Jamie Loveland, Ph.D., LCSW