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: C├ęsar Alfonso, M.D.

American Academy of Psychoanalysis
and Dynamic Psychiatry

Call for Papers
60th Annual Meeting
May 12 - May 14, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia

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



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Submission Deadline is October 1, 2015

The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry
Executive Director: Jacquelyn T. Coleman, CAE
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