Austin Psychoanalytic is a local chapter of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (Division 39) of the American Psychological Association.

Founded in 1979, the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (Division 39)  of the APA is the 39th Division of APA. With more than 3000 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.

Our members represents the full diversity and vibrancy of contemporary psychoanalytic theory, research, and clinical practice. Our annual Spring Meeting sponsors more than 60 symposia and workshops highlighting the cutting edge of current psychoanalytic thinking. Members, including student members, receive each of three quarterly publications:

  • Psychoanalytic Psychology: the Division’s official journal
  • DIVISION/Review: a literary journal exploring current topics in the field, commentary, book and film reviews
  • PsycSCAN: Psychoanalysis, APA’s electronic digest of current psychoanalytic clinical and research literature.

Members also receive InSight, a monthly electronic newsletter, with Division updates and information on psychoanalytic topics as presented in the media. The Division has about 30 Local Chapters in cities across the United States and Canada, and nine Sections representing members’ broad interest in clinical practice, human development, women and gender issues, research, groups, family therapy and social action.

We welcome inquiries from members and non-members about all aspects of our association. Non-psychologist mental health professionals are invited to consider membership. For more information, please contact Ruth Helein, Director of the Division 39 office.

The Division of Psychoanalysis is governed by an elected Board of Directors.

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