The name of this section shall be Section VI - Psychoanalytic Research Society of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association.
The Section subscribes to the general objectives of the American Psychological Association and the Division of Psychoanalysis. The overall purpose of this section is to promote psychoanalytic research of an empirical, theoretical and clinical nature. More specifically this section shall further the development of a variety of research activities including the planning and conducting, as well as the dissemination of research findings. It will stimulate and support communication among researchers by the use of professional meetings and publications. In addition it shall facilitate (1) the continual development and training of psychoanalytically oriented researchers; (2) the broadening of the role that psychoanalytic research plays in general psychology , with other related professional disciplines, and the public.
Eligibility for consideration for membership in this section consists of one of the following three criteria:
1) Fellows, members, associate members and student affiliates in good standing in The Division of Psychoanalysis who are interested in psychoanalytically oriented research.
2) Fellows, members, associate members and student affiliates in good standing in any Division of The American Psychological Association who are interested in psychoanalytic research.
3) Professionals from other disciplines who have a demonstrated interest in psychoanalytic research.
All eligible members who are interested in this section must apply to the membership committee for consideration.
Members in good standing of the Section shall be: (a) Entitled to attend and address all general meetings of the Section; to receive communications of the Section; and to vote and hold office except those members who fulfilled criteria three above. They cannot hold office or vote on section business. (b) Obligated to pay dues on time; to abide by the bylaws of the section.
1. The officers of the Section shall consist of the President, the immediate Past-President, the President-Elect, the Secretary and a Treasurer. The President-Elect shall hold a two year term of office, succeed to the Presidency for two years and serve as Past-President. The Secretary and Treasurer will serve a two year term of office. Each shall perform the usual duties of their respective office, and in addition, any specific duties described elsewhere in these By-Laws or assigned to them by the Executive Council of the Section.
2. One representative from Section VI will serve on the Executive Board of Division 39. The Past-President will serve in this capacity. If, for any reason, this is not possible, the President will serve, or the President-Elect, in that order. The representative will serve for two years.
3. Officers shall be nominated and elected by the preferential mail ballot to members as stated in Section IX of the By-Laws of the APA.
4. There shall be four members-at-large elected for two year rotating terms.
1. The officers of the Section shall be a President, President-Elect, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
2. The President shall be the member of the Section who has just completed a term as President-Elect. The President shall succeed to office by declaration at the close of the year after the election as President-Elect, and shall serve for two years. The President shall preside at all meetings, shall be the Chair of the Board of Directors, and shall perform all the other usual duties of the office.
3. The President-Elect shall be a member of the Section elected for a term of two years. The President-Elect shall be a member of the Board of Directors with the right to vote and shall perform the duties usually assigned to this office. In the event that the President shall not serve the full term for any reason, the President-Elect shall succeed to the unexpired remainder of the term and continue to serve through his or her own term.
4. The Secretary Shall be a member of the Section elected for a term of two years. During this term the Secretary shall be a voting member and the secretary of the Board of Directors, shall safeguard all records of the Section, shall keep the minutes of the Section and of the Board of Directors, shall perform all of the other usual duties of a Secretary.
5. The Treasurer shall be a member of the Section elected for a term of two years. During this term of office the Treasurer shall be a voting member of the Board of Directors and shall oversee the custody of all funds and property of the Section, shall direct disbursements as provided under the terms of these By-Laws, shall oversee the keeping of adequate records and accounts. The Treasurer shall chair the Finance Committee, prepare the annual budget for the Board of Directors, and make an annual financial report to the Section.
6. The Past President of the Section shall be the most recently retired President of the Section, shall serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors, and serve ex-officio as chair of the Committee on Nominations and Elections.
7. The officers shall assume their positions at the same time the American Psychological Association officers assume their positions and shall maintain them until their successors are seated.
8. In the event of a vacancy in any office except as specified by these By-Laws, the Board of Directors shall select a member to serve until the next annual election.
1. The Committees of the Section shall consist of such standing committees as may be provided by these by-laws and such special committees as may be established by the President. Standing committees shall consist of three to six members who serve a term of three years and whose terms are staggered so that one-third of the committee changes each year. The President will appoint the chairperson and any new members of the committee in consultation with the appropriate chairperson. In accordance with Article V, Section 7, structure of the committees shall be subject to review by the Association's Executive Council.
2. The Finance Committee shall consist of 1 Member-at-large and the Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Finance Committee to present an annual budget to the Section and to review the Section's financial status. The Finance Committee shall conduct the business of the Section so that the fiscal year shall begin January 1st of each year in order to coordinate finances with the Division.
3. The Executive Council shall consist of the President, the immediate Past-President, the President-Elect, the Secretary, the Treasurer and four Members-at-large. This Council shall have general supervision over the affairs of the Section, performing duties and delegating responsibility toward that end, in accordance with limitations specified in the Section By-Laws.
4. The Membership Committee shall be composed of a Chairperson and at least two other members appointed annually by the President. The responsibility of the Membership Committee shall be to review the qualifications of all candidates for membership or changes in membership status in the Section.
5. The Nominations and Election Committee shall consist of the Past-President of the Division acting as chairperson and two other members to be appointed by the President. The Nominations and Election Committee shall be responsible for the selection of candidates by securing nominations by mail ballot from the membership of the Section. It shall also be their responsibility to ascertain the qualifications of nominees and their willingness to serve, if elected.
The Nominations and Election Committee shall be responsible for counting the nomination ballots and reporting the results to the Central Office of the Division for inclusion in their records.
6. The Program Committee shall be chaired by the President-Elect of the Section and/or an appointed Program Chair. It shall be the responsibility of the Program Committee to plan all professional programs of the Section, and to coordinate its programs with and participate in, the annual and mid-winter programs of the Division, including the annual meeting of the entire APA. CE Workshops and on-going study groups will also be planned by the Program Committee, if the membership should require them.
7. The Publications Committee shall develop and direct all publications of the Section.
8. The Public Policies Committee shall promote further understanding of psychoanalytic research and its implications to professionals and to the public.
9. The Training and Education Committee shall promote and be an advocate for psychoanalytic research training.
10. Professional Liaison Committee will establish and maintain professional relationships with other psychoanalytic research groups.
11. Student Liaison Committee will facilitate and support the research activities of predoctoral students and student groups interested in psychoanalytic research.
1. The Section shall hold a minimum of one business meeting of the assembly of members per year. The Annual business meeting of the Section shall be held in conjunction with either the Mid-Winter meeting or the Annual meeting of the Division of Psychoanalysis and the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, or at such other time chosen by the Board of Directors. An agenda of Section business shall be prepared by the President in conjunction with the Secretary, the Section activities shall be reviewed, and professional matters pertaining to the affairs of the Section shall be discussed.
2. Special meetings of the assembly may be called by the President, by the Board of Directors, or at the request of five percent of the members in good standing of the Section.
3. Meetings shall be official only if there is a quorum present. A quorum consists of a majority of the elected Board of Directors.
4. Notice of meetings shall state the date, time, place, and purpose of the meeting and any other data required to be included with such notice by these bylaws. Such notice shall bear the name of the Secretary and each notice shall be sent to each member at the last address given as recorded by the Secretary or published in a Section Newsletter.
5. All business meetings are open to all members in good standing of the Section.
6. No proxy may be voted at any meeting unless the Secretary has been notified at least seventy-two hours before the meeting.
Membership dues and special assessments of any nature, and the date of payment thereof, shall be set by a majority vote of the Board of Directors in conjunction with the recommendations of the Finance Committee. Dues shall be paid to the Treasurer of the Section, shall be payable annually, and shall become due one month after the day of billing. This requirement may be waived by the Board of Directors under unusual circumstances.
1. These By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any annual meeting of the Section, or by a similar proportion of those replying to a mail ballot of the total membership. Such a ballot shall contain as full an explanation of the amendment as deemed necessary and mailed to the last recorded address of each member of the Section. Thirty days after the date of mailing, the poll shall be closed and the votes counted by the Nominations and Election Committee shall certify the results.
2. Amendments proposed by 10% or more of the membership shall automatically be processed. Amendments proposed by less than 10% of the membership shall be handled at the discretion of the Executive Council.
Keesey's Modern Parliamentarian Procedures when not in conflict with these By-Laws, shall govern the proceedings of this Section.