Supporting the future of group
With her bequest to APF’s Div.
49 (Society of Group Psychology
Keim, PhD, a
working in New
Mexico is helping
to secure a strong
future for group
Her legacy will
reinforce a field she has dedicated her
Keim first became involved with the
Society of Group Psychology and Group
Psychotherapy when then-president
Arthur M. Horne, PhD, appointed her
to a committee during his presidency
and became her mentor. She was later
elected Div. 49 president in 2011. During
her tenure, Keim’s presidential initiative
was to create a strong foundation to
fund innovation in group psychology
and psychotherapy. Working with APF,
Keim brought this idea to fruition by
establishing the APF Div. 49 Fund and
the Division leadership committed
$100,000 for initial funding.
Her bequest will support innovation
in teaching and supervision of group
psychotherapy. “It is important to
remember that many clinicians we train
do not become researchers,” Keim says.
“Rather, they have long and productive
careers ‘in the trenches’ treating clients.
Innovation in how we train and
supervise these clinicians is critical.”
As a single mother, Keim understands
how tight money can be. But she believes
in service and the importance of giving
back. By remembering APF in her estate
plans, Keim is using a portion of her estate
to make a positive and significant impact
on group psychotherapy for years to come.
Keim encourages her colleagues to do
the same. “Stop talking about it and just
do it! Whether the amount is small or
large, it affects the future of psychology
and ultimately changes lives in our
American Psychological Foundation
Thank you APF donors
APF cannot provide grants and
scholarships without the generosity of
our dedicated donors. Your gifts are
launching the careers of promising
young psychologists, supporting
innovative pilot programs in crucial
areas, funding groundbreaking
dissertations and graduate research,
and much more.
Although APF had to turn away 90
percent of applicants this year, donors
from all over the country are helping
APF change that.
It is not too late to join the Campaign
to Transform the Future in 2015.
APF currently gives almost $800,000
annually in grants and scholarships.
With more support, one day APF can
provide more than $1 million a year in
funding to psychologists working on
society’s most critical issues.