Active Member Information

Psychoanalysts join APsaA to identify with, support and advance pschoanalysis. APsaA provides members with direct benefits to meet their professional needs.

Here are the Many Pathways to Active Membership

  • Individuals who have graduated from a full clinical psychoanalytic training program at an APsaA approved training institute or new training facility (click here to request an APsaA grad application).
  • APsaA Candidate Members automatically become active members during one of APsaA's two annual meetings, the National Meeting (winter) or the Annual Meeting (summer), whichever follows the notification of their graduation to the National Office
  • Full members of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) or graduates of an institute of an IPA component society (click here to request an IPA application).
  • Individual psychoanalysts who have trained outside of an APsaA or IPA approved institute are also eligible through an expanded membership pathway

Contact membership services for additional information or application guidelines. 

Benefits of Active Membership

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

APsaA membership helps you to:

Advance Psychoanalysis

  • 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 Congress about the profession.

Enhance Your Professional Education

  • Receive a significant discount off APsaA meeting registration fees.
  • Participate in national scientific meetings, study groups, on-line discussions, public dialogues and scientific publications.
  • Earn continuing education credits toward maintaining professional licensure.
  • Receive preferred subscription rates to the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Journal of Psychoanalysis
  • Get a free subscription to APsaA's quarterly magazine, The American Psychoanalyst.
  • Gain access to APsaA's practice bulletins, which provide in-depth technical information on standards and policies of writing reports for external review and documentation.

Network with Colleagues

  • Meet with peers at APsaA's social, scientific, and political networking events.
  • Become meaningfully involved in Association leadership and gain a diversity of experience and perspectives.
  • Gain referrals via the biannual meetings and members-only email lists and discussion forums. 

Participate Online

  • Be listed in Find an Analyst and link your listing directly to your personal webpage
  • Subscribe to APsaA's discussion forums for timely news and announcements, as well as online discussions.
  • Gain access to APsaA's practice toolbox and bulletins which provide in-depth technical information on standards and policies of writing reports for external review and documentation, updates on privacy and HIPPA-related issues, developing professional wills, and much more.

Share in Group Benefits

  • Eligibility for low-cost malpractice/professional liability for psychiatrists, psychologists, and social work practitioners. Discounts on other insurance products such as small business owners insurance, long-term disability, and individual life insurance.
  • APsaA has partnered with Guilford Press to offer 25% off, plus free shipping, on all their books. Visit their site, and use the promotional code: AFPDM2 at check out.

  • Discounts with our partner, TherapySites, a company that designs professional, affordable, and effective websites for psychotherapists and analysts. Designing is easy and everything is included, from credit card processing and managing appointment requests to helping with search engine optimization (SEO), and many more features. Members pay a monthly hosting fee at reduced prices with no long-term contracts.
  • Receive a 10% discount from The Analytic Couch Company, which provides practitioners with stylish and professional furniture.

And so much more...