Join - Membership Information

Benefits of membership include opportunities for intellectual, professional, business, and social development. Joining DSPP, you can anticipate dialogue with presenters and other members on the theory and practice of psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy. We welcome debate and encourage open exchange of ideas and opinions. As a part of DSPP, you will gain professional visibility and have the opportunity to get to know personally a group of professional peers. DSPP is actively involved in broadening its focus in the arts, academia, and community endeavors. As a member, you will be part of a vibrant organization with access to a rich variety of experiences.

Specific Benefits Include:

  • Collegiality with fellow professionals committed to growth in ourselves and those with whom we work
  • Continuing Education credits for attendance at monthly mini-workshops and fall and spring workshops
  • Opportunities to participate on committees within the organization
  • Reduced fees for workshops
  • DSPP Directory listing with specialty listing option
  • Optional listing on the DSPP web page
  • Inclusion in the private DSPP e-mail list
  • Information on upcoming events such as film forums sponsored by the Arts Committee.

Membership Categories

  • 1

    Full Members are individuals who have demonstrated interest in psychoanalysis as evidenced by the pursuit of educational, research, and/or professional activities. Full Members are either: (1) licensed or certified mental health professionals at a Master's degree level or above (e.g., licensed professional counselor, psychiatrist, psychological associate, psychologist, social worker), or (2) members of the American Psychological Association. Only full members have voting privileges.

  • 2

    Associate members - Early Career are any other individuals, including psychiatric residents and post-doctoral fellows, who do not meet the criteria for full membership status, but who possess an interest in, and commitment to, the purposes of the Society. This category also includes early career clinicians who have been licensed for five years or less.

  • 3

    Associate members - Trainee are post-doctoral trainees and students, LPC-I, and all of those clinicians who are unlicensed and still in training--whether still enrolled in classes or not.

  • 4

    Student Members are Non-licensed individuals enrolled in a related field of study.

Monthly Wednesday mini-workshops are free to members. Non-member professionals may attend for $10 per mini-workshop, payable on site.

Any trainee or student may volunteer on a committee for a waived membership fee.

Trainees and students may volunteer to assist with educational and arts programs for discounted/waived fee.

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