Women, Gender & Psychoanalysis

Section III has been the leading voice in women and gender in psychoanalysis for over 30 years!


Welcome to our website. Section III strives to support professional and leadership development and networking opportunities as well as deepening understanding of contemporary gender-related concerns involving work, play, and family.

Section III applies psychoanalytic theory, research, clinical experience, and mentoring to these issues and others in which gender is a significant factor. The Section offers both scholarly and clinically oriented programs at the Division’s meetings, actively encourages its members in their political ambitions, and maintains liaisons with other groups that share its concerns.

We have also widened our scope to address issues that affect women world-wide. Issues such as sex trafficking, sexual slavery, domestic violence, access to reproductive health continue to affect women disproportionately. Our mission is to become as informed as possible as well as to provide insight about the underlying causes from a unique psychoanalytic perspective.



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