MacDougall and Thompson Spoke at APA Committee Annual Board Meeting

Ashland Thompson and Alicia MacDougall were invited by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (American Board of Professional Psychology) to speak at the 2019 annual meeting of the Board of Directors.

Ashland and Alicia spoke of their experiences as students with diverse backgrounds who have professional and clinical interests in psychodynamic psychology and psychoanalysis. The Board was particularly interested in their testimony as ABPP is now encouraging Early Career Professionals to begin the application process while in graduate school. The Specialty Board in Psychoanalysis is dedicated to creating a more diverse and inclusive membership. Ashland and Alicia, through their contributions, have now furthered that welcome development. They spoke of the financial realities of graduate students in clinical psychology, as well as their dedication to issues of social justice and working with diverse populations that necessitate a broadening of clinical and professional activities for psychodynamic psychologists.

Alicia has also accepted an appointment for a three-year term as Student Representative Board Member, Psychoanalytic Specialty Council, Council of Specialties in Professional Psychology.  Ashland has also accepted an appointment for a three-year term as Early Career Professional Board Member, Psychoanalytic Specialty Council, Council of Specialties in Professional Psychology. These are the first appointments of their kind in the history of the COSPP.

Additionally, Ashland has been accepted as a Candidate in Psychoanalytic Training at the Psychoanalytic Institute of the Carolinas.


A photo of Leslie Lehr, in a leather jacket, covering up the breasts of a mannequin.

Antioch Spotlight: MFA in Creative Writing Alum Leslie Lehr

Many writers dream of having their book developed into a TV show. For Leslie Lehr, a 2005 alum of the Antioch MFA in Creative Writing, this dream is coming true. Her 2021 memoir A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me… and You was optioned by HBO Max Comedy.

More »
Antioch Voices- Kim Snyder

National Endangered Species Day

Take notice and take action. It was care that spurred change. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the landmark Endangered Species Act. Signed in 1973, this bill arose after more than a decade of advocacy and litigation from scientists, writers, and concerned citizens who noticed sharp declines in iconic wildlife species.

More »
Antioch Voices, Sierra Nicole

Antioch Voices: Don’t forget the “PI” in AAPI

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is upon us. On one hand, this month is an opportunity to remember the history, pain, and joy experienced by both communities. However, on the other hand, quite often, it feels as though the “Pacific Islander” part of the acronym is a forgotten add-on.

More »
Skip to content