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The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry is a group of psychiatrists who have an interest in the use of psychodynamic psychotherapy in clinical practice, as well as an interest in trying to understand the emotional aspects of art and culture in society. The group is an affiliate of the APA, American Psychiatric Association.
The aim of the Academy is to provide a place for psychiatrists to exchange their ideas and their thoughts on different aspects of psychiatry and psychology, and to find ways to use psychoanalytic principles in practice. Some of the other things that they offer include a forum where they can discuss individual motivation and social behavior, as well as a forum to develop support for other professionals in the field and the research of those who are practicing psychodynamic psychiatry and psychoanalysis. The goal is to open a dialogue with those who practice in other areas.
Publications of the Academy
The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry has an official journal called Psychodynamic Psychiatry. It is the only psychiatric journal in the world dedicated to this area of practice. The Journal includes information on clinical practice as well as theory and research, and offers some interesting pieces that are sure to help you in your own practice.
They also have a news and opinion journal called the Academy Forum. Another of their publications is released biannually and is named Academy News. It provides all of the members with updates about what is happening in the academy. Many who are members use the Academy News to list some of their latest professional accomplishments. It’s a great way to build connections and find other professionals around the country.
Why Become a Member?
Those who are in the field of forensic psychology should be able to get quite a bit of use from an organization such as this. The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry is a great resource, and membership with the group could offer a number of nice benefits.
Some of the benefits that you will find with membership include better rates on professional and other types of insurance. You will also have a listing in the Public Directory of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry. You will enjoy subscriptions to all of the publications from the Academy when you join. You will have reduced registration fees for meetings, special travel rates, invitations to international study tours, and the ability to participate in a number of different programs and groups.
When you are a part of a larger group such as this, you will find that you have extended resources as well. If you are having trouble with a case, then you may be able to find other professionals in the Academy that may be able to lend you their insight on the case. This sense of camaraderie amongst colleagues and peers is something that you will be able to appreciate no matter what area of psychology and psychiatry you study and practice.
Please visit http://aapsa.org/ for more information about The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry.