Section I - Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Practitioners
Psychoanalyst Practitioners was established in the early days of Division 39. Our membership is composed of psychologists and other qualified mental health professionals.
The Section encompasses a broad spectrum of diverse theoretical approaches to psychoanalysis, and in line with our mission we support many creative and innovative activities in the field:
Creative interchange with psychoanalysts from outside the U.S.A., a number of whom have joined the Section as foreign members and present their work at special meetings.
We look forward to your involvement with our section, and we trust that you will find it a fruitful experience.
Our members are active in many psychoanalytic organizations
Division 39 adopted the standards formulated by the founding group of Section I.
The essentials of the Section’s standards eventually were incorporated into the training guidelines of the Psychoanalytic Consortium, which is composed of five major psychoanalytic membership organizations that represent the majority of psychoanalysts in the United States:
The Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education (ACPEinc), a national-level accrediting body derived from the Consortium and incorporated in 2001, currently subscribes to the same standards as those of our Section in the accreditation process for psychoanalytic training programs throughout the United States.
Fruit Bowl Sculpture by Michael Zentman, PhD
Yellow Flowers by Maurine Kelly, PhD