Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Teachers' Academy

If you are a non-psychoanalyst mental health professional who teaches psychoanalytic therapy or theory and would like help and support in becoming a more effective, engaged teacher, we invite you to apply for the American Psychoanalytic Association's Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Teachers' Academy. Each year, the Teachers' Academy selects six teachers to participate in the program.

Applications for 2023 are now open.  Deadline extended to November 30th

Teachers’ Academy Mission

The mission of the Teachers' Academy is to nurture and support non-psychoanalysts who teach psychoanalytic therapy or theory to, but not limited to, medical students, psychiatric residents, social work trainees, psychology trainees, psychotherapy trainees or licensed mental health counselor trainees.  The goal is to help all teachers who participate to become more effective and engaged in the transmission of psychoanalytic ideas within training programs.

Benefits of Participation

Teachers who are selected for the Teachers' Academy will attend APsaA's National Meeting and participate in a specially-designed program including:
Teaching Scholar Certification
Selected teachers who complete the program will be awarded a certificate as an APsaA Teaching Scholar.
Participation in APsaA’s 2023 National Meeting
Selected teachers will attend sessions during APsaA's 2023 National Meeting February 1-5.  The registration fee for the 2023 National Meeting is complimentary for the teachers.
Each selected teacher will be assigned a teaching mentor.  Teacher and mentor will meet once a month over the ensuing year.  Mentor meetings may be in person if location allows, or may be via telephone or video chat.  
Academy Program
The Academy program includes group discussions of each teacher's educational projects; numerous master classes with senior analyst educators; and social activities to foster collegiality amongst the teachers group, Teachers' Academy committee and mentors.  
Teachers who have participated in the Academy are invited to join a listserve for ongoing support from fellow teachers and from Academy mentors and committee members.


Please click on the following link for Eligibility and Application Information.

2022 Teachers

The Teachers' Academy's 2022 teachers are:


Sarah Abel, LICSW - Florence, MA

Danielle Alexander, M.D. - Sacramento, CA

Sara A. Baumann, M.D. - Sacramento, CA

Henry Catalinich, LMFT, LPC Intern - Milwaukie, OR

Stephanie Chen, Ph.D. - San Francisco, CA

Benjamin Morsa, Psy.D. - Oakland, CA

Mytilee Vemuri, M.D., M.B.A. - Palo Alto, CA


More Information

For more information about the Teachers' Academy experience, click on this article from The American Psychoanalyst.