Mission and Principles

NPAP is a community of psychoanalysts devoted to the training and continued development of psychoanalysts and the advancement of psychoanalysis both as a branch of knowledge and as clinical practice. Our values are:

Theoretical Openness

We endorse psychoanalytic thought grounded in Freud and including contemporary perspectives.


We welcome candidates and members from varied backgrounds.

Personal and Professional Growth

We support the lifelong development of psychoanalysts through rigorous and flexible training, continuing education, and research.

Democratic Principles

We encourage all members and candidates to participate in the governance of the association and training institute.

Participation in the Larger Psychoanalytic Community

We contribute to the intellectual psychoanalytic dialogue through our scientific meetings, conferences, and publications, including The Psychoanalytic Review.


We offer low-fee psychoanalysis and psychotherapy to the community at large.