Who We Are

The American Association for Psychoanalytic Education (AAPE) is an independent, tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to promoting excellence in psychoanalytic education. AAPE fosters rigor in psychoanalytic education by establishing, promoting, and maintaining standards for psychoanalytic training in member institutes and centers. We achieve our goals by means of periodic review of educational programs through site visits and consultations.

AAPE institutes and training programs are committed to providing candidates with a broad and sustained immersive psychoanalytic training experience.

The AAPE Board of Directors and its committees seek active participation from our institutes and professional organizations on issues bearing on standards and psychoanalytic education. AAPE also seeks advice and input from our candidates.