APsaA Membership Eligibility

Thank you for exploring APsaA's Membership and Associates - there are opportunities for individuals interested in psychoanalysis to join.  APsaA supports its members and associates as well as advocating for psychoanalysis.  

Membership in the American Psychoanalytic Association is currently available to psychoanalytic candidates and psychoanalytic graduates of APsaA approved training institutesmembers of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), or graduates of an institute of an IPA component society. In addition, APsaA has a pathway to membership for individual psychoanalysts who have fully trained outside of APsaA/IPA approved Institutes. Please click on the Active Member link below for information on joining and to download an application.  APsaA and IPA psychoanalytic graduates can click on the Active Member link below for information on joining and psychoanalytic candidates can click on the Candidate Member link.

Currently, there are three types of memberships:


Are you a Psychotherapist, Educator, Researcher, Scholar or Student/Resident who is interested in psychoanalysis?

If your background does not match APsaA's current membership criteria, our Associate Programs offer many opportunities for psychotherapists, students/residents, educators/scholars, and researchers interested in psychoanalysis to join and become involved in the Association.  Click here to learn more.