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Our Vision, Our Mission, Our Values

VISION

Creating a more humane world through the transformative power of psychoanalysis.

MISSION

NPAP educates psychoanalysts in diverse theories, provides a public forum for interdisciplinary discussion of contemporary issues, and delivers affordable psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to the community.

VALUES

Independence
We celebrate our legacy as the first institute to promote lay analysis and proudly carry that spirit into the future.

Theoretical pluralism
We are deeply committed to both the fundamentals of psychoanalysis and the evolving theoretical landscape.

Democracy
Candidates and members vote on policy and direction. Members have the opportunity to teach, analyze, supervise, run for committee and board positions, and submit proposals to standing committees.

Responsibility
We serve the community by offering affordable therapy to the public. We promote the discussion of psychoanalysis in contemporary mental health care through clinical practice, research and writing. We commit to affirming individual dignity and addressing issues of violence, civil liberties and environmental destruction.

Community
We provide an inspiring professional home where members and candidates can create referral networks, nurture friendships, join study groups, and generate new ideas.

Diversity
We welcome outstanding candidates from different professional and educational backgrounds. We build community that is diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, gender identity and sexual orientation.