Who we are
The goal of the American Association for Psychoanalytic Education (AAPE) is fostering excellence in psychoanalytic education by establishing and promoting standards for psychoanalytic training.
AAPE includes institutes and training programs that have agreed to meet these standards. AAPE is independent, non-profit and tax-exempt under 501 (c) (3).
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 candidate advisory committee.
How to Join
AAPE is open to institutes and training programs that meet AAPE educational standards. Institutes and training programs gain membership through a process of self-assessment, site visits, and consultation on standards and accreditation requirements. Institutes and programs currently in good standing with the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) enjoy an expedited process to join AAPE. However, any institute or program interested in joining AAPE is invited to contact AAPE for consultation and assistance.
For AAPE Standards, click here.