American Psychoanalytic Association

American Psychoanalytic Association The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), the oldest national psychoanalytic organization in the United States, was founded in 1911.
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APsaA focuses on education, research, advocacy and membership development. Visit us at www.apsa.org.

Visit the Flickr album featuring dozens of photos from the recent meeting in Boston.
07/20/2022

Visit the Flickr album featuring dozens of photos from the recent meeting in Boston.

The American Psychoanalytic Association 111th Annual Meeting: Boston Park Plaza Hotel

APsaA member Stephen Seligman penned this opinion piece in the San Francisco Chronicle.
12/22/2021

APsaA member Stephen Seligman penned this opinion piece in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Sen. Joe Manchin’s opposition to Biden’s spending plan kills prospects for paid...

Are you obsessed with the hit HBO TV show Succession? Interesting family dynamics, to say the least! Austin Ratner gives...
12/21/2021

Are you obsessed with the hit HBO TV show Succession? Interesting family dynamics, to say the least! Austin Ratner gives us a psychoanalytic take. Enjoy! HBO Psychology Today

Are you obsessed with the hit HBO show Succession?

Is a friend flailing around instead of facing reality? Read Austin Ratner's excellent piece on denial on Psychology Toda...
10/22/2021

Is a friend flailing around instead of facing reality? Read Austin Ratner's excellent piece on denial on Psychology Today.com.

Why we deny what's right in front of us

This is a must-see.
10/14/2021

This is a must-see.

A documentary about the movement for the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from the DSM in 1973. It releases today on American PBS, available to stream for 30 days. See the link below.
https://buff.ly/3oOTuPP

Back to school and parent-teacher conferences! Our new article on Psychology Today.com offers helpful advice from a note...
10/12/2021

Back to school and parent-teacher conferences! Our new article on Psychology Today.com offers helpful advice from a noted child and adolescent psychiatrist/psychoanalyst.

Acceptance, honesty and collaboration are key ways to help your child.

Thanks to the The New York Times for covering this important issue involving insurance and access to mental health care....
08/31/2021

Thanks to the The New York Times for covering this important issue involving insurance and access to mental health care.

Health plans for state and local workers can opt out of the federal law requiring them to treat mental health like other medical conditions.

Is a joke just a joke?
08/30/2021

Is a joke just a joke?

Freud said Jokes are always counterculture.

In a joke, you can speak the unspeakable.

08/30/2021

Thanks to the World Famous Strand Book Store for hosting Hannah Zeavin, Ph.D. author of The Distance Cure. Dr. Zeavin is a former APsaA Fellow and her new book is a VIP read.

Why, oh why do some deny? Psychoanalysis may have an answer. Austin Ratner, MD authored this great piece for Psychology ...
08/25/2021

Why, oh why do some deny? Psychoanalysis may have an answer. Austin Ratner, MD authored this great piece for Psychology Today.com.

When the inability to face facts has fatal consequences.

    Helpful article for worried parents/caregivers for back-to-school under the continuing COVID Cloud...
08/22/2021

Helpful article for worried parents/caregivers for back-to-school under the continuing COVID Cloud...

New (but familiar) worries for the new school year.

Wow. This is a great read. Thanks, Psychotherapy Action Network and Linda Michaels, PsyD, MBA, the author of this articl...
08/19/2021

Wow. This is a great read. Thanks, Psychotherapy Action Network and Linda Michaels, PsyD, MBA, the author of this article. Psychotherapy Action Network

The following first appeared on Medium . Reprinted by permission. — Ed.

New school year. Same worries (and more). Read this great article by Dan Prezant, Ph.D. in the Psychoanalysis Unplugged ...
08/16/2021

New school year. Same worries (and more). Read this great article by Dan Prezant, Ph.D. in the Psychoanalysis Unplugged blog from Psychology Today.

New (but familiar) worries for the new school year.

Hmmm. Interesting! Thanks to Freud Museum London for hosting!
08/16/2021

Hmmm. Interesting! Thanks to Freud Museum London for hosting!

Online Course! This is the first of five six-hour courses offering a complete introduction to Freud.
'Introducing Freud (1): Hysteria and the Traumatic Neuroses' with Keith Barrett BA PhD. 16 - 17 September. Book now! https://www.freud.org.uk/event/introducing-freud-1-hysteria/

08/13/2021

While still dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, back-to-school stress is higher than ever. Learn how adults and students can use stress-fighting skills to face this year head on.

APsaA's Committee on Psychoanalysis and the Academy is seeking nominations for the Courage to Dream Book Prize! Learn mo...
08/10/2021

APsaA's Committee on Psychoanalysis and the Academy is seeking nominations for the Courage to Dream Book Prize! Learn more at apsa.org/content/courage-dream-book-prize

APsaA's Committee on Psychoanalysis and the Academy invite you to submit for the Undergraduate Essay Prize! It's a great...
08/10/2021

APsaA's Committee on Psychoanalysis and the Academy invite you to submit for the Undergraduate Essay Prize! It's a great opportunity! Learn more apsa.org/content/undergraduate-essay-prize

APsaA's Committee on Psychoanalysis and the Academy invite you to apply to Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Teachers' Acad...
08/09/2021

APsaA's Committee on Psychoanalysis and the Academy invite you to apply to Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Teachers' Academy. It's a great opportunity! Learn more apsa.org/teachers-academy

Back to school worries? Some advice in this article featuring Gail Saltz, M.D.
08/09/2021

Back to school worries? Some advice in this article featuring Gail Saltz, M.D.

While still dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, back-to-school stress is higher than ever. Learn how adults and students can use stress-fighting skills to face this year head on.

It’s nearly fall!
08/06/2021

It’s nearly fall!

Take a deep dive into fall courses, both theory and technique!
https://conta.cc/3isuTwm

Why are humans prone to DENIAL? This article features insight from Austin Ratner, M.D.
08/06/2021

Why are humans prone to DENIAL? This article features insight from Austin Ratner, M.D.

When it comes to the Freudian defense mechanism that’s been all over the news, there’s more going on than meets the eye.

08/05/2021

The American Psychoanalytic Association 110th Annual Meeting is virtual, with so many great sessions. Register now at apsameeting.org

Are you ready? The American Psychoanalytic Association's 110th Annual Meeting is right around the corner! Register now a...
08/03/2021

Are you ready? The American Psychoanalytic Association's 110th Annual Meeting is right around the corner! Register now and find all the information you need on our Meetings Page! http://www.apsameeting.org/

The wonderful Dr. Kolod…
08/02/2021

The wonderful Dr. Kolod…

Masked Rage: Conspiracy Theories and Annihilation Anxiety
the Psychoanalysis of Medical Masks
Panel on 1 Aug 2021
Chaired by Sue Kolod
with
Jeanne Wolff Bernstein, Austria
A. Chris Heath USA
Maureen Murphy USA
Simultaneous Interpretation in all 4 IPA Languages

52nd IPA Congress / 26th IPSO Congress

07/30/2021

Many older children and adolescents nowadays live overscheduled lives. This stifles creativity, which arises from long periods of freedom, followed by moments of surprise, wonder and inspiration.

Please read this insightful article in the Washington Post by Hannah Zeavin, Ph.D.
07/27/2021

Please read this insightful article in the Washington Post by Hannah Zeavin, Ph.D.

The pandemic worsened mental health problems, but solutions have long been elusive.

07/16/2021

SAVE THE DATE for PPNow2021!
5-6 November, British Library and online.
Sexual Diversity & Psychoanalysis. Acknowledging the past and looking to the future with contemporary psychoanalytic thinking, which moves beyond heternormative assumptions.
Speakers include Dr Jack Drescher, Lord Michael Cashman, and Prof Mary Hepworth.
More details and booking will be available soon www.bpc.org.uk/ppnow2021

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