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The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry is a national psychiatric association founded to provide an open forum for our members to discuss relevant and responsible views of motivation for human behavior and to exchange ideas with other social and behavioral scientists.
If you are interested in joining, please download a Membership Application.
Professional Education and Advocacy
Our Annual Meetings offer great speakers and many hours of CME. There is special programming for early-career psychiatrists.
Our journal, Psychodynamic Psychiatry, advances scholarship and is a crucial voice in our field.
Academy-sponsored symposia reach standing-room-only crowds at the APA Annual Meeting, the Institute for Psychiatric Services, and the World Psychiatric Association.
The Academy is an Allied Organization of the APA with a voice in the Assembly.
The Academy has a successful personalized Mentorship Program for Members-in-Training and Medical Students.
Career Building Opportunities
Members can build administrative and leadership skills through service in the different branches of the Academy.
The Forum and the electronic newsletter offer the chance to write varied articles from short news reports to longer thought pieces.
Outreach to Psychiatry and the related professions beyond the Academy
The Teichner Award, funded by a generous donor, supports psychodynamic teaching for Psychiatric Residency Training Programs in the US. More programs are being added.
The Journal Award and the Scott Schwartz Award encourage writing in our field and call attention to psychodynamic psychiatry.
The Academy website (http://www.aapdp.org.) offers lectures and display of members’ recent books.
The Academy offers many opportunities to meet and work with professional colleagues
Our favorably priced Professional Liability insurance program saves the average member thousands of dollars per year.
Our staff supports the activities of numerous Task Forces and Committees where our interested and engaged membership work together.
Members of the Academy can pay their dues online. Members may also contribute to the Academy’s General Fund or to the AAPDP for the following campaigns.
•The ACPEinc is an accrediting agency for psychoanalytic institutes and training programs. The ACPE standards are very compatible with the philosophy and practice of this Academy. Having accredited institutes and programs is the first step in a process that will lead to subspecialty certification in psychoanalysis. Your contribution will help the ACPE attain recognition by the US Secretary of Education.
•The Psychiatric Resident Education Fund supports mentorship of psychiatric residents interested in pursuing psychodynamic psychotherapy in several ways - by holding special workshops/luncheons for residents only, providing traveling stipends, and recognizing talent with a best paper by a resident award at our annual meetings.
Click here to pay your membership dues and to make a contribution. Log in with your username and password, and submit your payment using a Visa or MasterCard. The Academy also accepts payments and contributions by check. Please make the check out to the “AAPDP” and mail to: One Regency Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002. Contributions or gifts to the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry are deductible as charitable contributions for federal tax purposes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Academy Office at 888-691-8281.