Marilyn Charles Receives Award for Leadership

We are delighted and proud to announce┬áthat WMAAPP board member Marilyn Charles, Ph.D, ABPP, was recently honored with a leadership award at the American Psychological Association’s Division 39 Spring Meeting. The awards committee selected Dr. Charles for her significant contributions “to the advancement of psychoanalytic psychology as a discipline and practice.” Dr. Charles has been an active member of Division 39 for many years, serving on the board, as well as a number of committees. In her work within Division 39, she has been instrumental in promoting and supporting the involvement of early career professionals (ECPs), creating opportunities for mentoring, developing special programs, and chairing a vibrant Early Career Committee, which seeks to ensure that the interests of ECPs are represented in the division. The award was presented at the opening ceremony of the spring meeting, at which Dr. Charles received a standing ovation. We at WMAAPP are indeed lucky that for years Dr. Charles has brought to our community the same leadership and vision for which Division 39 has now formally recognized her.