1st Edition

A History of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Associat

Edited By Robert C. Lane, Murray Meisels Copyright 1994

    In 1909, G. Stanley Hall, the founder of the American Psychological Association, invited Sigmund Freud, Sandor Ferenczi, Carl Jung, and Ernest Jones to Clark University to present their understanding of psychoanalysis. Although their presentations were enthusiastically received by many, the discrepancy with what was then considered the mainline American psychological thought was too great and the two fields remained separate.

    The formation of the Division of Psychoanalysis in 1979 -- seventy years later -- had as a major goal a rapprochement between psychoanalysis and psychology. Analytically trained psychologists and those seeking training have responded with enthusiasm to the formation of the Division, which now numbers 3,500 members in thirteen short years.

    This volume records the history of the Division and the seminal contributions of its founding members. It describes the dynamic tensions that have existed over the years between differing clinical and theoretical concepts of psychoanalysis leading to creative dialogue.

    Contents: Part I:Overview. R.C. Lane, The First Five Years. M. Meisels, A History of the Division of Psychoanalysis. M. Meisels, J.W. O'Dell, The 1980 Membership Survey of the Division of Psychoanalysis. F.H. Goldberg, D. Shapiro, J.P. Trachtman, The 1987 Survey of Psychoanalytic Training and Practice. Part II:The Work of Committees. R.J. Marshall, The History of the Publications Committee. B.J. Cohler, Psychoanalytic Psychology, 1988-1992. R.C. Lane, PsycSCAN: Psychoanalysis and The Psychologist-Psychoanalyst. M. Meisels, The Membership Directory. J.E. Callan, Division 39 Programs: Annual Convention, Midwinter/Spring Meetings, and Continuing Education Programs, 1979-1991. J.H. Slavin, Professional Identity in Transition: Psychoanalytic Education and Training in the Division of Psychoanalysis. E.R. Shapiro, The Clark Conference on Psychoanalytic Training for Psychologists. H.K. Golden, The Financial History of Division 39: A Brief Review. S.A. Pizer, Membership. H.B. Davis, H.W. Silverman, A History of the Awards Committee. N.P. Simon, The History of the Ethics Committee in Division 39. E.R. Parson, S.I. Gochman, Psychoanalytic Psychology: Its Place in Identifying Social Issues and Guiding Solutions Through Humane Public Policy. S. Kavaler-Adler, The Public Information Committee. D. Marina, A.R. Virsida, Minority Involvement in Psychoanalysis. R.C. Lane, The Apportionment Ballot: Division 39's Representation on the APA Council. R. Ochroch, The Bylaws, Structure, and Organization of Division 39. N.P. Simon, The Division 39 Committee on APA Liaison. Part III:The Sections. E.S. Lawrence, Section I: Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Practitioners: A History, 1982-1992. A.L. Siegler, Section II, Childhood and Adolescence: Historical Reflections. D. Mendell, H.K. Wrye, The History of Women and Psychoanalysis: Section III. C. Spezzano, A Brief Personal Recollection of the History of Section IV. S. Marlan, J.P. Trachtman, Section V, Psychologist- Psychoanalysts' Forum: A History (1986-1991). H. Cook, A Brief History of Section VI: The Psychoanalytic Research Society. M.L. Aronson, A History of Section VII: Psychoanalysis and Groups. Part IV:Local Chapter. S.R. Friedlander, The History of the Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society. R. Ainslie, The Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. J.D. Gartner, The Baltimore Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. L.H. Goldberg, The Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology. D.L. Downing, A Brief Comment on the History of the Chicago Open Chapter for the Study of Psychoanalysis. L.H. Pierson, A History of the Cincinnati Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. C. Spezzano, A Brief History of the Colorado Society for Psychology and Psychoanalysis. S. Rosner, The Connecticut Society of Psychoanalytic Psychologists: A History. D.J. Brix, The Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology: A Brief History. D.M. Moss III, The Georgia Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology. J.W. Barron, J.H. Slavin, M. Weckstein, A History of the Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology. M. Hyman, G. Swan, The Michigan Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology: A Brief History. E.J. Roll, A History of the New Mexico Psychoanalytic Society. R.C. Lane, The New York Local Chapter. M. Murphy, The Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. S.J. Miller, The Oklahoma Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. J.D. Munn, A Pre-History of the Ontario Society for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. M.P. Kowitt, F.J. Levine, The Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. S. Marlan, T. Pulver, A History of the Pittsburgh Association for the Theory and Practice of Psychoanalysis. I. Raifman, H.J. Weissman, A History of the Potomac Psychoanalytic Society. A.R. Virsida, The Southeast Florida Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology: A Retrospective and Prospective. R.M. Aguado, The Southern California Chapter. M. Adair, A Brief History of the Vermont Chapter. N.R. Goodman, P. Freiberg, A History of Washington Psychologists for the Study of Psychoanalysis. R.G.K. Kainer, A Brief History of the Washington Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology. P. Lippmann, The Western Massachusetts and Albany Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology. Part V:Allied Organizations. A.Z. Schneider, H. Desmond, The Psychoanalytic Lawsuit: Expanding Opportunities for Psychoanalytic Training and Practice. R.C. Lane, A History of the American Board of Psychoanalysis in Psychology. O.J.B. Kerner, M. Meisels, The Foundation for Psychoanalytic Education and Research. J.W. Barron, A Brief Historical Perspective on the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education. Part VI:The Future. B.P. Karon, The Future of Psychoanalysis.


    Robert C. Lane, Murray Meisels