General Information

The American Psychoanalytic Association founded its Fellowship Program in 1991. Its mission is to encourage interest and involvement in psychoanalysis among the future leaders, researchers, and educators of mental health and academia. Early-career academics/multidisciplinary scholars, licensed mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers are encouraged to apply.

During their term, fellowship winners attend APsaA’s National and (if occuring) Annual Meetings, where they meet analysts from across the country and have the chance to present their clinical work or research. Fellows have access to a mentor with whom they meet monthly. Please see benefits section for more details on the fellowship.

All qualified applicants may request a psychoanalytic mentor with whom to meet monthly to discuss their interest in psychoanalytic ideas and how these ideas may apply to their work. They also receive a free email subscription to The American Psychoanalyst (TAP), and complimentary registration to APsaA’s upcoming National and Annual Meetings for the year following their application.