Greetings Austin Psychoanalytic,
Randy and I wanted to update the membership about our successful 30th Anniversary party as well as our new brand, logo, and website. Last Thursday we celebrated thirty years as an organization dedicated to psychoanalytic learning, growing and community building. We honored the founders of Austin Psychoanalytic, four of whom were present, Gemma Ainslie, Elayne Lansford, Richard Campbell and Rico Ainslie. Each spoke about how this group started as an idea and grew to a place where like-minded people could come together to exchange ideas and grow professionally. For those of you who could not attend, we missed you and hope to see you at our Ethics Conference on October 27, 2018 with Era Lowenstein.
In order to build on our first thirty years, the Board has been looking forward to the future. We have asked ourselves how we can keep this organization flourishing and attracting new members as evidence-based therapies, other therapeutic modalities and professional groups abound. In an effort to encourage growth, we have updated our “brand”, which means we have a new name, logo, and website. Legally, we are still Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology and we remain a member of Division 39. However, for everyday use, going forward we will go by Austin Psychoanalytic. We invite you to check out our new look: www.austinpsychoanalytic.org .
While our image is changing, we are still the same professional group that you have known for the past thirty years. We hope to continue to “learn, discuss, and engage” with you. See you at the Fall conference and the next monthly meeting.
Jennifer Maund, LPC and Randy Frazier, PhD