Section II: Childhood and Adolescence

Section II fosters a sense of community between like-minded professionals by creating opportunities for networking and by promoting the dissemination and awareness of psychoanalytic models of the development and treatment of children and adolescents.

  Join Section II

Membership is open to licensed mental health professionals, professionals in allied fields, and graduate students who are members of division 39.

  • Section II seeks to promote opportunities for dialogue, collaboration and networking among psycho-dynamically informed mental health professionals working with infants, children, adolescents, and their families. 
  • We seek members who work as clinicians and/or who research, teach or write from diverse psycho-dynamically informed theoretical and intervention lenses. 
  • Furthermore, we seek to create a multicultural and multidisciplinary atmosphere which promotes the development of a professional community focused on promoting the presence of the “Voice of the Child” within the larger psychoanalytic dialogue.

Why Join Section II?

  • Access to our Section II website where members have direct access to upcoming events in the field, a forum to post their own publications, listserv access and links to child and adolescent resources nationally and internationally.  
  • Free electronic version of JICAP (Journal of Infant , Child and Adolescent Mental Health) and option to receive the paper copy for only $40 (The usual price of this package is $105)
  • Access to the members only area of our website: in which you will be able to find our electronic newsletter: “Developmental Lines” with sections on book reviews, announcements for conferences and job opportunities as well as an open invitation to contribute articles and editorials to all our membership.
  • Website access to a member listserv whose purpose is for:child/adolescent referrals, conference postings, online discussions about a recent conference, symposium or workshop related to children or adolescents, current news items pertaining to child and adolescent issues and requests for references for articles/books on various topics within the psychoanalytic child literature. 

Visit the Division 39 Website:

Upcoming events

Understanding Children Who Struggle with Feelings and Behavior, Leon Hoffman, M.D., January

16, 2019, 8:00-9:30pm, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 247 East 82 Street, NYC.,

To register click here.

Disruptions in Childhood: Reworking Unexpected Separations, Friday January 25, 2019, 6-8pm, 
2019, 8-9:30pm, New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, NYC. To register, click

Growing Together:  Supporting Progressive Development for Children, Adolescents and Their Parents, Friday, March 1, 2019, 6-8pm, Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, Chicago, Illinois. To register, click 


Circle of Security Parenting, March 12-15, 2019, sponsored by The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas, Cary, North Carolina. See Events Page for more details.

Fundamentals of Psychodynamic Therapy with Children and Adolescents, 3/29-5/24/19, (non-

consecutive weeks), 3-4:15pm, Sydney Anderson, Ph.D., video conferencing available, Cincinnati

Psychoanalytic Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio. Click here.

Symbol and Synapse: Child Development and Treatment through the lens of Neuropsychoanalysis;

April, 13 2019; sponsored by the William Alanson White Institute, NYC. See Events Page for more 


Maintaining the working Alliance with Parents, Friday, April 19, April 26, May 3, 2019  12-1:30pm, 

735 St. Johns Avenue, Suite 20, Highland Park, IL.  To register click here.


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