VAPS - a local chapter of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association providing a forum for local professionals interested in psychoanalytic ideas, study and practice.


Sunday, February 27th

All VAPS members are encouraged to attend our 2022 Annual Business Meeting! We have a different arrangement this year.  Because of the Omicron surge, as well as plentiful reports of Zoom fatigue, we have decided to separate the business portion of this meeting from the educational portion. The business portion is an opportunity for members to hear about this past year's activities and plans for the coming year, and to also bring your questions, ideas, and concerns to the organization.  The educational portion of the meeting (normally held in the afternoon) will be held in the spring, when we plan to hold it in person in a well-ventilated space and follow it with a party! For more details and to register for the business portion of our Annual Business Meeting, please visit this event on the Events page!

Sunday, May 15th

We are very pleased to announce that on May 15th at Main Street Landing in Burlington, our own Jean Pieniadz and Polly Young-Eisendrath, former presidents of VAPS and authors of the book Dialogue Therapy for Couples and Real Dialogue for Opposing Sides: Methods Based on Psychoanalysis and Mindfulness  (2021), will present an overview of their work with couples and other adult dyads, in a 2-hour presentation that will include demonstrations and case material for questions and discussion. This presentation serves as the educational portion of our Annual Business Meeting. More details about this event and the Business Meeting planning can be found on the 2022 Annual Business Meeting brochure. Be on the look out here in May for registration to open for this portion of the meeting and our social gathering afterward!