Committee on Sexualities and Gender Identities
To conduct an assessment of the needs of Div. 39 members regarding LGBT concerns and issues, including developing a means to provide all members interested in this topic with a voice in the affairs of the division (e.g., networking, conducting a survey in the Div. 39 newsletter, etc.).
To make contact with APA Div. 44, The Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues, and to explore areas of mutual interest including: joint programming; updating LGBT psychologists—who may have justifiably rejected psychoanalytic theory in the past—about revisions to psychoanalysis; inviting members of Div. 44, as well as other like-minded APA divisions, to join with us.
To make recommendations to the board of Div. 39 regarding the role and the needs of LGBT members and to foster program development at division meetings to be sponsored by the committee.