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News: Psychoanalytic Perspective on Suicide Prevention

 

Psychoanalytic Perspective for Preventing Suicide

National Suicide Prevention Week – September 7-13, 2015

New York, NY - September 7th, 2015 – Psychoanalysts understand that suicide is often caused by a culmination of a long history of emotional trauma, highly distressing life events and underlying mental illness, such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. 

Illinois Bans Conversion Therapy for LGBT Youth

The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) congratulates Illinois in becoming the 5th jurisdiction to ban conversion therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth – joining California, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington D.C. Minors in the state of Illinois will now be protected from the long-discredited practice of conversion or “reparative” therapy.

Blog: 40 Years Since Vietnam

According to the recently released National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study (NVVLS), there are both encouraging and alarming findings regarding the long-term mental health of combat veterans.   

News: International Psychoanalytical Association's Declaration Addressing Global Change

The Boston Declaration on the Role of the International Psychoanalytical Association in Addressing Global Change. Written by John Kress, Lindsay Clarkson, Donald Moss and Lynne Zeavin.

Whereas:

1. Humans are severely altering our physical, natural, cultural and social environments across the globe;

2. We, as psychoanalysts, work to understand the internal human forces that militate against action being taken to address this global problem;

News: APsaA Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex and Same-Gender Marriage

 

The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) applauds today’s landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court (Obergefell v. Hodges), recognizing the constitutionality of same-sex and same-gender civil marriage, finally extending all the rights and benefits of marriage to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples in all 50 states.

Seeking Teachers' Academy Applications

 

If you have wondered how to become the teacher you always wanted to be and/or struggled with how to explain analytic ideas to your trainees, we have a wonderful opportunity for you: A professional development program for teachers of psychoanalysis and/or psychodynamic therapy.

The Impact of “Invisible War Wounds” on Children

Hundreds of thousands of troops have returned home after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan with brain injuries and/or PTSD. Local and federal leaders, community and religious organizations and non-profits strive mightily to offer support services and programs to help veterans and their families cope and heal.

Bill to Prohibit Abusive Conversion Therapy on Children Moves Forward in IL: Mental Health Organizations Release Statement

We, the undersigned professional mental health, medical and academic organizations, strongly support the Illinois Conversion Therapy Prohibition Act - Senate Bill 111 and House Bill 217. The Act protects the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth from harmful and ineffective sexual orientation change efforts, which are also referred to as conversion therapy.

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