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Research Associates

The Research Associates of the American Psychoanalytic Association (RAAPA) is a category of association for research scientists, research oriented clinicians and others with an interest in psychoanalytically oriented research. RAAPA’s mission is to promote the development of empirical investigations of psychoanalytic theory and treatment. RAAPA fosters the collaboration and communication of research developments and results among its Associates.

  • Reduced Registration Fees & Advance Notification of APsaA’s Meetings

  • Subscription to APsaA's quarterly Magazine, The American Psychoanalyst

  • Reduced Subscription Rate to the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA)

  • RAAPA works in conjunction with the Psychodynamic Psychoanalytic Research Society (PPRS) to develop the Research Symposium at APsaA’s National Meeting and facilitates presentations of research at these psychoanalytic meetings, enhancing the visibility of psychoanalytic research.  Advance Research Symposium announcements are sent out to RAAPA’s associates.

Yearly enrollment fee: $40.00.

Click here to print out the brochure and enrollment form

For information on the annual RAAPA Research Forum or other research associate activities, please contact the Chair of the Committee on Research Associates,
John Porcerelli, Ph.D. (

Enrollment Questions?

Please call the National Office at 212-752-0450 x18 or email

Please note: Individuals who meet the qualifications for full membership in APsaA are not eligible to join the Research Associates.


Research Poster Session
Held during APsaA’s Winter Meeting where varied clinical investigators present their research in a poster format enabling the audience to speak directly with the authors and have an opportunity to see information on several different research endeavors at the same time.

Fund for Psychoanalytic Research
The Fund supports basic and applied research involving psychoanalytic perspectives and observations; and research related to clinical and developmental process and outcome as well as other perspectives.