Section VIII: Couple and Family Therapy and Psychoanalysis

A Section of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology: Division 39 of the American Psychological Association

Welcome to Section VIII

Welcome to the website of Section VIII: Couple and Family Therapy and Psychoanalysis — a subsection 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 About Us page contains the Section VIII Mission Statement and a list of the current Board and Committee Chairs.

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What We Offer

Section VIII Members are eligible to be included in our directory, participate on our listserve, and have access to the Members Only section of our website. Section VIII also offers two awards for qualifying applicants.

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Members Only

The Members Only section of the website includes access to past Clinical Questions, Paper Discussions, and select Member Publications.

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The Section VIII Newsletter Committee publishes two online Newsletters per year (Spring and Fall), highlighting Section VIII events and member activities. Articles on topics relevant to psychoanalytically-oriented couples and family work are also included.

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Section VIII Members are included in our online directory.

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The Upcoming Events page lists information about upcoming conferences and other Section VIII events.

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