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.

Mark your calendars!

American Academy of Psychoanalysis
and Dynamic Psychiatry

60th Annual Meeting
May 12 - May 14, 2016

Let’s Play! The Role of Play in Treatment and Across the Lifespan

Kimberly R. Best, M.D.
Autumn Ning, M.D.
Program Co-Chairs

Joanna E. Chambers, M.D.
Scientific Program Committee Chair

Sylvia Olarte, M.D.
CME Committee Chair

Watch your email and this website for Call for Papers
and more details of this meeting!

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: