Our Mission

The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry is an organization of psychiatrists dedicated to using, teaching, and advancing psychodynamic and psychoanalytic principles and skills in the practice of modern psychiatry wherever clinical work takes place.

We are an affiliate organization of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and welcome interested colleagues to join us at our Annual Meetings and share our publications.

The aims of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry are:

  • To provide a forum for discussion of psychodynamic work in the consulting room as well as ideas and research in psychodynamic psychiatry and psychoanalysis;
  • To encourage research and scholarship in psychodynamic psychiatry and psychoanalysis;
  • To support education in psychodynamic principles and skills for trainees in psychiatry and psychoanalysis as well as for graduate psychiatrists and for other mental health clinicians;
  • To support inquiry into the phenomena of individual motivation and social behavior, basic building blocks of psychodynamic thinking;
  • To foster communication among psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, and colleagues in the sciences and the humanities.

 

What is Psychodynamic Psychiatry?

Membership

The Academy welcomes physician psychoanalysts, licensed psychiatrists, residents and medical students who are interested in psychodynamic psychiatry.

Interested in joining the Academy? View the Membership section for details and to obtain an application.

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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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.

Freud Lectures

Lectures by Academy Members

CALL FOR PAPERS!
American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry
62nd Annual Meeting
May 3 - May 5, 2018
New York, New York

CALL_FOR_PAPERS.pdf

Financial_Disclosure_Form.pdf

Co-Chairs:
César A. Alfonso, M.D. and Xavier F. Jimenez, M.D.

Chair of the Scientific Program Committee:
Joanna E. Chambers, M.D.

CME Committee Chair:
Silvia W. Olarte, M.D.

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: info@aapdp.org