Academic Associate Information

Scholars who complete a non-clinical psychoanalytic training program at an APsaA institute can join the Association to expand and develop their academic and scholarly professions as well as support the principles of psychoanalysis.

Eligibility for Academic Associate Membership

Individuals who have completed non-clinical (academic) psychoanalytic training at an APsaA approved institute or new training facility are eligible to apply for this category of membership. To request an application for academic associate membership or for more information contact membership services.

Benefits of Academic Associate Membership

One of the most important reasons for belonging to the American Psychoanalytic Association is to become part of the voice that advocates for psychoanalysis across the country. APsaA membership helps you to:

Participate in the Advancement of Psychoanalysis

  • Advocate for the highest standards of psychoanalytic treatment, education, and scientific inquiry.
  • Support a scientific/humanistic treatment approach that promotes individual freedom and growth.
  • Foster public understanding and study of the human condition

Be Heard

  • Magnify your voice on health care reform
  • Lobby and educate Congress about psychoanalysis

Enhance Your Psychoanalytic Education

  • Academic Associates receive a significant discount on registration fees for the APsaA's biannual meetings.
  • Participate in national scientific meetings, study groups, public dialogues and scientific publications.
  • APsaA offers social, scientific, and political networking opportunities - the Association is small enough for all members to be meaningfully involved, yet large enough to provide a diversity of experience and perspectives.
  • Receive preferred subscription rates to the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
  • Get a free subscription to APsaA’s quarterly magazine, The American Psychoanalyst.
  • Receive timely news and announcements from APsaA.