psychoanalysis

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.

Upcoming: Human Trafficking of Women and Children in the United States: Policy & Prevention

Save-the-Date: A Psychoanalytically informed live conference and simultaneous webinar to train health care professionals to identify, treat and advocate for survivors of the particular trauma of human trafficking. Friday, April 10th from 12:00pm to 5:30pm.

APsaA Garners Update to CPT Evaluation & Management Guidelines: Healthcare Professionals Now Advised to Ask About Military Service

February 12, 2015 – New York, NY – The American Medical Association’s (AMA) official Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services Guidelines have been updated to include a call for healthcare professionals to inquire about a patient’s current or past military history. The CPT code set constitutes the most widely accepted medical nomenclature used to report medical procedures and services under public and private health insurance programs.

2015-2016 APsaA Fellowship Application Now Available

The APsaA Fellowship is part of an initiative to provide outstanding early-career psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and academics -- the future educators and leaders in their fields -- additional knowledge of psychoanalysis.

Fellowship recipients receive a psychoanalyst mentor with whom they meet to discuss their interest in psychoanalysis, a free subscription to TAP, the APsaA magazine, and complimentary registration at the biannual meetings of the Association.

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