Section VIII: Couple and Family Therapy and Psychoanalysis
Section VIII is dedicated to promoting the understanding and treatment of the psychological needs of couples and families, within a psychoanalytic framework. Our members seek to apply the theories and treatments of psychoanalysis to the problems encountered by families of every culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion.
We are also enlarging the scope and efficacy of psychoanalytic understanding by incorporating multiple treatment perspectives to fit the added complexity found when people are seen together. As part of the community of Div. 39, we hope to encourage active dialogue with our colleagues and to promote a broad understanding of couple and family issues for those clinicians working with individuals. Many of our members work with the larger community, in various outreach activities that address psychological and other needs, while embracing a psychoanalytic perspective.
Our newly designed website includes summaries of the listserv discussions of clinical issues (for members only). The public part of the website has information about the section, an alphabetical and geographical listing of members, and a membership application.
Section VIII Representative: Antonia Halton, PhD
We have a members-only listserv, where we discuss clinical issues, give and get referrals throughout the country, and share information.
We publish a newsletter twice a year.
President: Francine Godet, PsyD (2020-2021)
President-Elect: Stephanie Manes, JD, LCSW (2020-2021)
Past President: Phyllis Cohen, PsyD (2020-2021)
Founding President: Mary-Joan Gerson, PhD
Secretary: Roberta Caplan, PhD (2018-2020)
Treasurer: Sarah White, PsyD (2020-2021)
Representative to Division 39 Board: Antonia Halton, PhD (2018-2020)
Noa Ashman, LCSW (2018-2020)
Sarah Blair Jenkins, MSW (2019-2021)
Sonia Kahn, PsyD (2019-2021)
Ortal Kirson-Trilling, PsyD (2020-2021)
Stacy Malin, PhD (2020-2021)
Luis Eduardo Carneiro Nobrega, LLM, PsyD (2018-2020)
Sarah White, PsyD (2019-2021)
Finance: Sarah White, PsyD
Nominations and Elections: Phyllis Cohen, PsyD, as past president
Program: Francine Godet, PsyD, as president
Children and the Family: Roanne K. Barnett, PhD
Education and Training: Roberta Caplan, PhD
Gerald Stechler Award: Francine Godet, PsyD
Membership: Joyce Lowenstein, PhD
International Affiliations: Mary-Joan Gerson, PhD
Mentor Matching: Ortal Kirson-Trilling, PsyD
Programming: Phyllis Cohen, PsyD
Publications: Susan Abelson, PhD
Public Policy: Cindy Baum-Baicker, PhD
Research: Francine Godet, PhD
Scholar: Monique Bowen, PhD, and Luis Eduardo Carneiro Nobrega, LLM, PsyD
Technology (Listserv and Website): Sonia Kahn, PsyD
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