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Active Membership

I. Individuals who have graduated from Full Clinical Psychoanalytic Training at an APsaA Accredited Training Institute or New Training Facility are eligible for Active Membership in the Association.

APsaA Candidate Members automatically become Active Members at the biannual national meeting which follows the notification of their graduation. To maintain their membership, the interested Candidate Member must file a signed Ethical Disclaimer with the National Office.

Non-member APsaA Institute graduates are eligible to apply for Active Membership. If you would like to request an application for Active Membership or if you have questions, please contact Membership Services (membership@apsa.org).

II. Full members of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) or graduates of an institute of an IPA component society are eligible to apply for Active Membership.
If you would like to request an application for Active Membership or if you have questions, please contact Membership Services (membership@apsa.org).

III. Graduates of Full Clinical Psychoanalytic Training from the William Alanson White Institute are eligible to apply for Active Membership. Please click here to download the application. If you have questions, please contact Membership Services (membership@apsa.org).

IV. Individual Psychoanalysts who have trained outside of an American Psychoanalytic Association or International Psychoanalytical Association accredited Institute or the William Alanson White Institute. APsaA has revised its membership criteria and has created a membership pathway for these psychoanalysts.  Please click here to download the application. If you have questions, please contact Membership Services (membership@apsa.org). 

Benefits of Active Membership

One of the most important reasons for belonging to the American Psychoanalytic Association is to become part of the voice that advocates for psychoanalysis across the country. APsaA membership helps you to:

Participate in Advancing Psychoanalysis

Join colleagues to:

  • Advocate for the highest standards of psychoanalytic treatment, education, and scientific inquiry
  • Support a scientific/humanistic treatment approach that promotes individual freedom and growth
  • Foster public understanding and study of the human condition

Be Heard

  • Magnify your voice on health care reform
  • Lobby and educate the legislature about your profession

Enhance Your Professional Education

  • Participate in national scientific meetings, study groups, on-line discussions, public dialogues and scientific publications
  • Earn continuing education credits for maintaining professional licensure

Networking Opportunities

  • Meet Colleagues - APsaA offers social, scientific, and political networking opportunities. The Association is small enough for all members to be meaningfully involved, yet large enough to provide a diversity of experience and perspectives
  • APsaA Meetings provide an invaluable opportunity to meet other colleagues from across the country which will help to expand your network for referrals

Participate Online

  • Listing in the “Find an APsaA Member” Directory
  • Add a link from your APsaA listing directly to your own personal webpage
  • Subscribe to APsaA's active lists, including timely news and announcements as well as online discussions. Access useful information online in the “Members Only” section
  • Follow APsaA on Social Media - Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn 

Share in a Variety of Group Benefits