Welcome to APsA’s Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Track Page.  Scroll down to find helpful information to make the most of the 2023 National Meeting.  The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy track features numerous in-depth scientific sessions and case-based sessions about psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The Psychotherapy Deparment sponsores several programs highlighted on this page.  We encourage you to attend those and the myriad of other fascinating sessions.  APsA’s Psychotherapist Associates’ Committee organizes opportunities for psychotherapist meeting attendees to connect, network and navigate the program. By affiliating with APsA as a Psychotherapist Associate, you can register at a significantly reduced fee.  Click here for more information about joining and pre-registering for APsA’s 2023 National Meeting. 

Below are sessions geared for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists and Trainees.  See the Preliminary Program for more information including faculty and educational objectives. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

DPE Psychotherapy Section Workshop: Luminaries Roundtable Training: The Next Generation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists

APsA affiliated centers are training more and more psychotherapists each year. This roundtable will discuss the ideal goals and outcomes for such training programs. Several questions arise: How do we develop a psychoanalytic mind? How do we best educate the next generation? What are core competencies of a well-trained psychoanalytic psychotherapist? Is the tripartite model of coursework, supervision, and personal therapy the most effective model? Psychotherapy luminaries will address these and other issues in a facilitated exchange with the audience. Each presenter is an accomplished author on psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as well as accomplished teachers. This program is open to all: from those interested in psychodynamic therapy, to faculty and training directors of psychotherapy programs.


2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Discussion Group 13: Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Comparative Consideration of Method, Technique, and Therapeutic Action

This group is addressed to all clinicians at any level who practice or intend to practice both psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy. The effort will be to clarify the relations and distinctions between the two processes. The method used for this will involve illustrative presentations of sessions of each process, followed by comments on their relations by a senior analyst, and a discussion of this topic, using the illustrative clinical material by those present.


4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Two Day Clinical Workshop #4: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Part 1)

This is a two-part session. Part 2 will take place on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Participants are expected to attend both days.

This clinical workshop, sponsored by APsA’s Psychotherapy Department, will focus on psychotherapy process and technique. The workshop will feature a psychodynamic psychotherapist presenting detailed process notes from several sessions and a discussant who will help highlight aspects of the case. After a close reading of the clinical material, the unfolding process will be the main topic of discussion, along with other psychoanalytic principles that come into play in the therapy. Participants will deepen their understanding of how these principles and techniques inform and contribute to the clinical process. An informal and collegial atmosphere will provide ample opportunity for in-depth and interactive group discussion. This program is appropriate for all levels of clinical experience and is open to all.


Thursday, February 2, 2023

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Two Day Clinical Workshop #4: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Part 2)


Saturday, February 4, 2023

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Committee Sponsored Workshop #8: Practice Building Today: “Misogyny” Missing Psychoanalytic Action?  Where do we go from here to widen the scope of Analysis for Contemporary Women and Men?

This session is focused on practicing Psychoanalysts and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists and Academics. This is to help each of them to consider the impact of misogyny within themselves and within their patients or others around them. This will be taught by some experienced and diverse (as related to Gender, Sexuality, Race, Ethnicity, Religion, Psychoanalytic Expertise and Age) psychoanalysts/psychotherapists having a conversation among themselves and with the audience regarding their own consideration of misogyny within themselves and within their patients/colleagues. It is the intent of this session to discuss observations by these diverse presenters of how they have themselves experienced misogyny in Psychoanalytic experiences, including transference and countertransference and other unconscious paradigms of Misogyny outside sessions within the Psychoanalytic Community