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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.

What is Psychodynamic Psychiatry?

If you are interested in joining, please download a Membership Application.

Roster of Members

To access the Public Directory of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, click here. You may search the directory by name or location.

Benefits of Membership

Our Present and Our Future

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 ( offers lectures and display of members’ recent books.

Member Services
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 Google Groups List Serve offers a way for members to share information and keep in touch.  In order to join send an email to

Our staff supports the activities of numerous Task Forces and Committees where our interested and engaged membership work together.

Dues and Donations

Members of the Academy can pay their dues online. Members may also make charitable contributions to the AAPDP for the following campaigns.

The General Fund.  A direct contribution supports ongoing programs, among them the Academy’s publication and liaison activities.

The Annual Meeting Fund.  This fund helps to offset the expenses for annual meetings (eg, free or low-cost activities for medical students and psychiatric residents) and helps to enhance the meeting experience for all attendees.

The Scott Schawrtz Award Fund. This fund supports a prize for the best original paper authored by a resident.  It supports attendance at the annual meeting by the winning resident and provides a $500 honorarium.

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 “AAPDPP” 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 by email or phone (888-691-8281).