Special Offer! Candidate fee: $80.00 - JOIN TODAY!

Pay dues & activate your membership by selecting one of these options:

  1. By PayPal - CLICK HERE for Online Membership Dues Payment Process.
  2. By phone - 212-741-0515
  3. By mail - download application and send with check to:
National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
80 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1501
New York , NY 10011


PSYCHOANALYST (P): $315 - a certified graduate as a psychoanalyst from an ABAP-accredited institute OR from a non-ABAP institute that offers equivalent training. The following minimum requirements must be met:

  1. accredited Master's degree or higher;
  2. 36 Carnegie Units/450 clock hours of courses on theory and technique in psychoanalysis;
  3. 1,500 hours in clinical experience, including a minimum of the following:
  • 300 hours of personal (individual) analysis with a certified analyst
  • 200 hours individual supervision, with a minimum of 3 certified psychoanalyst supervisors, to include 50 hours on 1 case with one supervisor and 50 hours on 1 or more cases with a second supervisor
  • 1,000 hours supervised clinical experience of which 250 hours may consist of group supervision, case conference supervision, and continuing clinical education experience.

Each supervisor and training analyst must be a certified psychoanalyst and have a minimum of 3 years post-certification experience of practice in psychoanalysis. No supervisor may be one's personal analyst.

Application Fee for Psychoanalyst Membership: $50


CANDIDATE (C): $80 - Candidate status is available to candidates-in-training at ABAP-accredited or equivalent institutes or programs. Eligible students are those who can document that they are:

  1. officially enrolled in their institute
  2. engaged in the supervised practice of psychoanalysis.


  1. Research Affiliate - available to scientists whose research is relevant to the practice of psychoanalysis;
  2. Academic Affiliate - open to educators who have a psychoanalytically informed orientation to education;
  3. Mental Health Affiliate - available to members of other professions who have demonstrated an interest in psychoanalysis.

FRIEND OF PSYCHOANALYSIS (F): $105 - for members of the public who are interested in psychoanalysis. This category is intended to provide public representation to NAAP and to educate the community about our goals and activities.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP (ORG): $505 - open to any psychoanalytic organization or training institute that:

  1. supports the educational and training endeavors of psychoanalysts from different perspectives and encourages a dialogue among those perspectives;
  2. wishes to collaborate with other psychoanalytic organizations to help understand new developments in psychoanalysis.


 membership benefits

  • Professional Recognition
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Opportunity for Professional Advancement
  • Continuing Education
  • Listing in Psychoanalysts Registry
  • Registration Number for Psychoanalysts
  • Association Dental/Medical Plan
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Third-Party Payment Service
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Income Protection Plan
  • Discounted Car & Home Insurance
  • Special Membership Events
  • Educational Seminars & Scientific Conferences
  • NAAP Newsletter, E-Bulletin & other Publications
  • Development of Psychoanalysis
  • Website Listing