APsaA Membership Eligibility

Membership in the American Psychoanalytic Association is currently available to psychoanalytic candidates and psychoanalytic graduates of APsaA approved training institutes, new training facilities, members of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), or graduates of an institute of an IPA component society. 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.

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.

If your background does not match APsaA's membership criteria, our Associate Programs offer many opportunities for those interested in psychoanalysis to become involved in the Association.

What categories of membership are available?

Currently, there are three types of memberships: