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Journalist Sophie Putka Wins APsaA Excellence in Journalism Award

New York, New York

The American Psychoanalytic Association is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Excellence in Journalism Award to Investigative writer Sophie Putka of New York for her work published by Discover Magazine.

A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Father's Day

June 17, 2022

This Father's Day, Psychoanalysis Unplugged features a new article by Timothy Rice, MD, that speaks directly to people who dread Father's Day because of a bad relationship with their father. 

"Father’s Day can be rife with pain, despite the media demand for unconditional celebration. But there is hope. If you would like a healthier experience this Father’s Day," writes Dr. Rice, Chair of APsaA's Child Advocacy Committee.

Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research Seeking Director

The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) would like to share the following opportunity:

A Conversation with Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D.

Psychologist and Depth Therapist Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D. joined Chris Heath, M.D. and Tarpley Long, LCSW for a conversation about his work and his book "The Depolarizing of America: A Guidebook for Social Healing."

Please listen at apsaradio.transistor.fm, where you can also find other podcasts of The American Psychoanalytic Association.

Dallas Psychoanalytic Center in Dallas Morning News

J Unterberg, PhD and Joan Berger, PhD of the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center shared with us that this letter by Dr. Berger appeared in the March 11, 2022 edition of the Dallas Morning News.

Texas is currently in the middle of a firestorm regarding recent attacks on trans children and their families and APsaA has put out a statement condemning the actions of Texas Governor Abbott. You can read that statement here.

 

Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute Steps Up to Help

March 4, 2022

The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute has a Ukrainian candidate seeking specific kinds of help for Ukrainian children, adolescents and parents.

First, there are Ukrainian-speaking and Russian-speaking refugee children being sent to the U.S. for safety.  These are children in need of therapeutic support.  The Chicago Instittute is soliciting help from any therapists who speak Ukrainian and/or Russian who are willing to contribute time to provide therapeutic support to these children.

APsaA Statement Condemning Texas Governor’s Attacks on Trans Children and Their Families

March 4, 2022

The American Psychoanalytic Association, the nation’s oldest and largest psychoanalytic organization, is concerned by the escalating and frightening attacks against trans children--some of our nation’s most vulnerable young people—and their families.

APsaA Statement on Crisis in Ukraine

February 28, 2022, New York, New York

The American Psychoanalytic Association stands with the International Psychoanalytic Association and other organizations around the world as we offer support and solidarity to our colleagues and all the people of Ukraine and neighboring countries impacted by this crisis.

APsaA Welcomes New Members: November 2021

(November 11, 2021 New York, New York)

The American Psychoanalytic Association is pleased to welcome new members. You can see the list by clicking here.

APsaA Endorses Joint Statement Opposing Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism in American History

 

(August 17, 2021)

The American Psychoanalytic Association, along with more nearly 150 other organizations, has signed on to a joint statement in regards to current efforts in state legislatures to restrict the teaching of racism in American History.

It states “firm opposition” to legislation, introduced in at least 20 states, that would restrict the discussion of “divisive concepts” in public education institutions.

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