The American Academy or Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry is a national medical association founded in 1956. We are an affiliate organization of the American Psychiatric Association.
Categories of Membership:
Medical Student Member:
Medical student enrolled in a US or Canadian medical school, pursuing an M.D. or D.O. degree, or a student enrolled in a medical school in another country recognized by the World Health Organization for the granting of such degrees.
Currently enrolled in an approved RRCP-ACGME psychiatric residency.
Psychiatric Member: (category with full voting privileges and right to hold office)
A licensed physician with an interest in dynamic psychiatry and psychoanalysis who has completed an approved RRCP-ACGME psychiatric residency and have been in clinical practice for over two years. Psychiatric Members will have completed 100 hours or more of individual psychodynamic therapy or psychoanalysis and treated two or more psychodynamic therapy cases, each supervised for at least 40 hours. Psychiatric Members have received credit for training in psychodynamic therapy and practice for 100 hours or more (may include courses during or after residency training and attendance to conferences).
Psychiatric Fellow: (category with full voting privileges and right to hold office)
Meets all the requirements for Psychiatric Membership and have also made significant contributions to the field and/or to the Academy, such as: recognized academic standing, scholarly publications, significant research, public health contributions, organizational leadership, etc; or service to the Academy as an Officer, Trustee, meeting program chair, major committee chair, publication editor or editorial board member, etc.
Psychoanalytic Fellow: (category with full voting privileges and right to hold office):
A licensed physician with an interest in dynamic psychiatry and psychoanalysis and completed an approved RRCP-ACGME psychiatric residency. Psychoanalytic Fellows will have graduated from an institute for psychoanalytic training and/or fulfill the AAPDP fellowship training requirements: training analysis of 300 hours or more with a frequency of at least three sessions per week; a minimum of three years of coursework consisting of at least 320 hours of classes or seminars; treatment of a minimum or three analytic patients under supervision: supervision of each control case for a minimum of 40 hours with at least three supervisors other than the training analyst.
The Academy welcomes medical students, residents, and licensed psychiatrists interested in psychodynamic psychiatry. To download a Membership Application Membership Application.pdf