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.

Happy Freud’s birthday from the VAPS Applied Psychoanalysis Committee!

Elizabeth Goldstein (Chair), Mina Levinsky-Wohl, Jean Pieniadz, and Gerri Oppedisano

We are sad to miss the 5thannual Freudian Sips.  No socializing, band, trivia, and food for us this year! So, to honor the occasion of the 164thyear since Freud’s birth, May 6, 1856, we wanted to be sure to offer a little something. During this time when we are all together focused on implementing a global pandemic protocol, we want to remember the importance of the unconscious.  Our deeper ways of knowing are carrying us through these uncharted territories.  “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”  Today we are in the thick of immediate experience, and it will take us time to be able to reflect on what we are experiencing now.  In the meantime, we can plant some creative seeds for our future meaning-making selves.  And find inspiration in the generations of creative survivors before us.  We hope you will enjoy some creative seeds of our shared ancestor.  

Click here to view our slide show! (*you might need to press the right arrow key to move through slides*)

Some Freud Things to Do:

Here is a virtual tourof The Freud Museum in London is a museum dedicated to Sigmund Freud, located in the house where Freud lived with his family during the last year of his life.  

Also from the Freud museum, a thematic analysis of psychoanalytic New Yorker cartoons(link to the New Yorker webpage on psychoanalysis here).  

Here’s a link to New York Times piece on a short documentary re-examining Freud through his female subjects, called, Hysterical Girl.


And here’s a great episode of This American Life, Christmas Freud.

Thanks to Alicia Senghas, VAPSRepresentative to Division 39 Section IV, for her help in procuring some of the Freud-related content from other states.