Our Mission

The American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis (AAPDPP) 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 Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis 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?


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.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Social Event – Thursday October 1 from 7:00-8:00 pm Eastern time
Monsters Panel, Jeff Katzman is Chair – Thursday, October 29 from 7:00-8:15 pm Eastern Time
Pilot Case Conferences, Drs. Joanna Chambers and John Tamerin are Co-Chairs – monthly conferences, beginning in November
“Current Topics in Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis”, Dr. Gerald Perman is Chair – monthly conferences beginning in November.
For more information on any of the above programs, contact Marie Westlake at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

We hope to see you in Los Angeles in 2021.
AAPDPP Annual Meeting dates are April 29 through May 1, 2021.

The American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysisy
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