Psychotherapist Associates Program

The psychotherapist associates category is for psychoanalytic psychotherapists with a minimum of a master’s level degree who are licensed and/or certified by the state in which they practice.

Program Benefits

  • Reduced registration fee and advance notification of APsaA’s meetings
  • Subscription to APsaA's quarterly magazine, The American Psychoanalyst
  • Participate in the APsaA Community Listserve
  • Special subscription rate to the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA)
  • Inclusion in the Psychotherapist Associates Directory

In addition, the Committee on Psychotherapist Associates (read mission statement), whose motto is “Bringing the Best of Psychoanalytic Thought to the American Psychotherapist, Classic to Cutting Edge,”  sponsors a discussion group at APsaA’s biannual meetings.  This ongoing workshop provides the opportunity to meet with psychoanalytic thinkers in a small group setting that allows ample time for participation and presentation of attendees’ clinical vignettes.

For information on the Committee on Psychotherapist Associate’s biannual Discussion Groups, Psychotherapist Associate activities, or to get involved with committee activities, please contact Jonathan Kersun, M.D., chair of the Committee on Psychotherapist Associates.


Yearly enrollment fee: $135.00

Click here to join 


**Are you a psychotherapy trainee at an APsaA Approved Institute/Center? 

  • If YES, then the Psychotherapist Associate Trainee category is for you.  You’ll receive  the same great PA benefits at a special trainee rate.  This PA Trainee category is available to individuals currently enrolled in a Psychotherapy Training Program at an APsaA Approved Institute/Center.  Upon completion of the psychotherapy program, PA Trainees will become full Psychotherapist Associates.  
  • To join as a PA Trainee, click here.

Planning to attend the upcoming APsaA Meeting? Click here for enrollment deadline.

Please note that if you graduated from a non-APsaA/IPA psychoanalytic training institute as a psychoanalyst you are eligible to apply for full membership through the expanded pathway membership application.

Individuals who meet the qualifications for active membership in APsaA are not eligible to join the psychotherapist associates program.


Please call the national office at 212-752-0450 x18 or email