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.


Save These Dates!


January 8, 2021

Please join the VAPS Applied Psychoanalysis Committee Zoom Book Discussion Group - the second discussion group in a series of four books. This discussion will focus on both of the middle two books of the Neapolitan Quartet, The Story of a New Name and Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante. The discussion group series, hosted by Jean Pieniadz, will help us prepare, in part, for an upcoming conference this spring with presenters by Dr. Christine Maksimovicz and Dr. Stacey Novack. To register for this event please visit our Events page!


February 28, 2021

VAPS members are invited to please join our Annual Business Meeting to be held on Sunday, February 28, 2021 via Zoom! The Meeting will include the Business portion, including the election of officers, and also an Educational portion presented by the Applied Psychoanalysis Committee. The 2-hr educational presentation will include the viewing of two short films: Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times, an award-winning film of the Manhattan Shorts and The Neighbor’s Window, winner of the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 2020. Discussion will follow! For exact schedule, more detailed information and to register for any portion of this event please visit our Events page! All registrants will receive a zoom link prior to February 28th. **VAPS members please note the "brochure" for this event is your Ballot for elections!