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American Psychoanalytic Association

American Psychoanalytic Association
Logo of APsaA
Formation 1911 (1911)
Headquarters New York City, United States
Membership 3,500
Current President Robert L. Pyles
President Elect Mark Smaller
Website .org.apsawww

American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) is an association of psychoanalysts in the United States. It was founded in 1911 and is the oldest national psychoanalytic organization in the nation. APsaA serves as a scientific and professional organization with a focus on education, research, and membership development.


APsaA has over 3,500 members, including 30 accredited training institutes and 31 affiliate societies. At the association's biannual meetings held in January and June, members convene to exchange ideas, present research, and discuss training and membership issues.


The American Psychoanalyst

The American Psychoanalyst (TAP), the quarterly magazine of the Association, has a dual mandate. TAP reports on news of the organization, events, meetings, reports from committees, elections, announcements, and appointments.[1] Political issues and controversies, innovations, and initiatives are covered extensively. To this end, there are regular columns from the president, technology notes, and interviews with key members of the organization.

The second mandate of TAP is coverage of issues concerning American psychoanalysis as a practice and technique. Societal and government issues that concern psychoanalysis are featured as well as reports from developments in international psychoanalysis. Each edition also includes an in-depth section on a topic of special interest as well as regular columns on politics and public policy, and on psychoanalytic science.

Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA)

One of the world’s most respected publications in psychoanalysis, the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA) offers insightful and broad-based original articles, ground-breaking research, thoughtful plenary addresses, in-depth panel reports, perceptive commentaries, plus much more.[2] Included in each issue is the esteemed JAPA Review of Books, which provides comprehensive reviews of and essays on recent notable literature. JAPA provides an important forum for the exchange of new ideas and highlights the contribution of psychoanalytic principles in helping to understand important social problems. JAPA explores all the important topics you need to stay on top of your profession—from clinical issues and innovations to new methodologies to education and professional development issues to interdisciplinary studies to emerging theories and techniques.

Among the important topics in recent issues are:

  • Child Analysis & Development
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Hermeneutics
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Masculinity In The 21st Century
  • Medication And Psychoanalysis
  • Modern And Postmodern Trends In Psychoanalysis
  • Neuroscience
  • Professional Ethics
  • Psychoanalytic Education and Training
  • Psychoanalytic Technique
  • Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Psychotherapy
  • Research Methodologies
  • Trauma Theory

Published bimonthly, this peer-reviewed publication is a resource for psychoanalysts, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other mental health professionals.

See also


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External links

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