The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry (AAPDP) is dedicated to providing psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychiatrists with a forum for exchanging ideas, a paradigm for leadership in advocating for psychoanalytic principles in psychiatry, and a voice for promoting psychodynamic understanding in the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric patients in medical education and residency training as well as within the American Psychiatric Association.


Interested in joining the Academy? View the Membership section for details and to obtain an application.  The Academy welcomes medical students, residents, and licensed psychiatrists interested in psychodynamic psychiatry.

Editor of Psychodynamic Psychiatry

Editor of Psychodynamic Psychiatry discusses the recent book, Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry,
by Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D., with Ogi Ogas: A Critical Discussion

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Victor J. Teichner Award

Scholars | Psychiatric Residency Programs
Providing Residencies with Expert Psychodynamic Teachers

Psychodynamic Psychiatry

The Official Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry
Editor: Richard C. Friedman, M.D.
Deputy Editor: Jennifer Downey, M.D.
Deputy Editor: César Alfonso, M.D.

American Academy of Psychoanalysis
and Dynamic Psychiatry

60th Annual Meeting
May 12 - May 14, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia

Registration is Open!
Click on the link below to register online.

Paper copies of the Preliminary Program are in the mail. 
To view or print the Preliminary Program online, click on the link below.


To reserve a room at the Hilton Atlanta, click on the link below.

If you would prefer to make your reservation by phone, the toll-free number
is 855-992-3353. Be sure to say you will be attending the AAPDP
Annual Meeting and refer to Group ID 851676 to be sure you obtain the
Academy’s special rate.


The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry
Executive Director: Jacquelyn T. Coleman, CAE
One Regency Drive - P.O. Box 30 - Bloomfield, CT 06002
Tel: 1-888-691-8281 - Fax: 860-286-0787 - E-Mail: