About Us: Member Spotlight

Each month we will randomly select someone from the membership list and ask him/her questions about experiences in the division. This month's featured member is Judith Logue, PhD, Click here for a link to previously featured members.

 

Current title/affiliation/professional role(s):

 

I am in independent practice in Princeton, NJ, and a member of the faculty, former member of the board of the Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of NJ (CPPNJ, formerly IPPNJ, Institute for P’an and P’th of NJ.

 

When did you join Division 51? What made you interested in joining?

 

I joined and got hooked on the interesting and thought-provoking contributions on the listserv. I was honored when asked to be a member of a Division 51 Symposium in 2006… “Symposium: Debates and Controversies in a Pro-Feminist Men’s Organization, APA, Div 51, Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA, August 12, 2006.  Then, and at the business meeting, I met the members of the board and a number of the people who were posting on the listserv – a very warm, welcoming, and intelligent group.  And that was it for me!

 

What do you find most valuable about being a member of the division?

Learning the latest theories, research, and issues in clinical practice with men.  I also learn about myself in relation to men.  For me, a former radical feminist, who believed the classic paper, “the personal is political,” I believe “the personal is professional.”  What I think and feel, and how I practice, has been affected by my Hx, psychology, and experiences.

What are your clinical, teaching, research, or other applied interests relating to the psychology of men and masculinity?

I have taught many courses to graduate and postgraduate students and candidates in my almost 50 years of clinical practice.  My latest interests have been in organizational psychoanalysis and psychology.  I was president of a  Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) section on Women and Gender, and have done a number of presentations for them, one for Division 51 at an APA meeting, and for the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) and the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW). 

I just wrote a chapter for Holly Sweet, the Division 51 leader of the Women’s Division.  She is editing “Gender in the Therapy Hour: Voices of Women Clinicians Working with Men.  I wrote “Gender Matters – Transference, Countertransference, and Men: A Psychoanalytic Perspective.” 

Is there any other question you would like to be asked, or information you would like to share, that is relevant to the division?

Because the field of psychoanalysis is (finally!) doing more and more empirical research (cf. Jonathan Shedler’s paper in the APA journal), and because we do keep our practice contemporary and modern, Division 51’s listserv is an essential way to pass on information to my colleagues, and also to keep current myself.  Despite the distorted and unpopular view of psychoanalysis, which is in many undergraduate psychology textbooks (cf. research by James Hansell, PhD, at the University of Michigan), psychoanalysis today is actually incorporating the latest in neuropsychology and LGBT, as well as information and techniques from complementary medicine, CBT, and other modalities.