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.


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** REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for our 2020 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING as well as a PRE-CONFERENCE SEMINAR! Register for ONE OR BOTH events (November 6th and 7th below)! **


November 6th, 2020

Please join us for a pre-conference seminar on an Introduction to Mentalization: An example of theoretical and clinical integration presented by Norka Malberg, Psy.D., along with discussantMark Dangerfield, Ph.D.. In this pre-conference zoom seminar that also stands on its own, Dr. Malberg will introduce theoretical aspects of mentalization, and how it develops and is addressed clinically, with a special emphasis on borderline-organized patients. For more information and to register go to our Eventspage!


November 7th, 2020

Please join use for our 2020 Annual Scientific Meetingentitled Through the child analytic lens: Applications of attachment theory to psychoanalytic practicepresented by Norka Malberg, Psy.D., along with discussantMark Dangerfield, Ph.D.. We are delighted to welcome child and adult psychoanalyst Dr. Norka Malberg as our speaker for our 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting by Zoom! Dr. Malberg will focus on attachment and sexuality as they manifest in children’s play, and in the developing person over time. In addition she will explore the therapeutic challenges that we confront in psychoanalytic practice when working with children, adolescents, and adults online. For more information and to register go to our Eventspage!