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    APA Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) Scholars Award for Graduate



    The APA Division 39 (Division of Psychoanalysis) Scholars Program for Graduate Students

    is a new initiative designed to help foster intellectual curiosity and professional development

    relevant to psychoanalytic approaches to clinical work, theory, and research. The aim of this

    program is to promote learning about psychoanalysis, and to facilitate open dialogue and

    exchange of ideas about the future of psychoanalytic thinking, research and practice in the field

    of psychology and the role of psychologists in the future of psychoanalysis.

    Application to the program is competitive and a limited number of positions are awarded

    each year.

    Successful applicants will be awarded 1) a stipend to support attendance at the Division 39

    Spring Meeting, 2) ongoing mentorship, 3) opportunities to participate in a vibrant

    psychoanalytic community, and 4) free subscriptions to a number of important psychoanalytic

    publications and on-line archives.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    Graduate Students who have completed a minimum of one year of graduate training in Clinical

    Psychology are invited to apply to the Scholars Program. Applicants will be selected based on

    demonstrated interest in psychoanalytic theory and practice; strong academic and clinicalbackground; commitment to scholarly pursuits and research; and potential for future leadership

    and contribution to the field.


    Travel Grants. A stipend of up to $500 to support attendance at the Division 39 Spring Meeting.

    Mentorship. Each Graduate Student Scholar will be matched with a program mentor. Program

    mentors will be committed to meeting with their mentees at least once per month in order to

    provide guidance to Scholars in the early stages of their careers and training. Division 39

    Scholars and mentors will work together to develop an individualized plan to support the

    individuals professional goals and interests. The specific content of these meetings is at the

    discretion of each mentorship pair. Readings, case material, theoretical discussions, research

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    guidance, and mentorship regarding personal and professional struggles in becoming a

    psychoanalytic theorist, researcher and clinician are among the many possibilities. Individual

    requests for a mentor with a particular shared interest/focus (e.g. particular research, scholarly, or

    clinical interest, specific psychoanalytic theoretical orientation) will be accommodated whenever


    Free journal subscriptions to 1)Psychoanalytic Psychology (the official Division 39 journal),

    2) theDivision Review Psychoanalytic Forum, 3)Insight (the online Division 39 Newsletter),

    and 4)PEP-Archive: on-line access to the back issues of the major psychoanalytic journals

    including: 1) The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2) The American Journal of

    Psychoanalysis, 3) Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 4) The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 5) Gender and

    Psychoanalysis, 6) Contemporary Psychoanalysis,7) Psychoanalytic Study of the Child,and 8)

    Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

    Application Procedure:

    Application Form:

    Applicants should submit 1) the completed Application Form for the Division 39 Scholars

    Award, along with 2) their current curriculum vitae to the Committee Chair, Jeremy D. Safran,

    Ph.D. at Division39GraduateScholars@gmail.com

    Application Deadline: January 10, 2014.

    Reference Letters:

    All applicants must arrange for a minimum of two letters of reference from faculty members or

    clinical supervisors to be e-mailed directly to the Committee Chair, Jeremy D. Safran, Ph.D. at

    Division39GraduateScholars@gmail.comby January 10, 2014. All applications will be reviewed

    by the committee.

    The final decisions will be made by February 21, 2014.



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