SPS Membership


The Society for Psychoanalytic Studies is the local chapter of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association.  Division 39 is devoted to the study and practice of psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and psychoanalytic theory.  Each chapter of Division 39 includes an Institute and a Society.  We invite you to become a member of an organization which is dedicated to using psychoanalytic thought to enrich and deepen our clinical understanding as well as providing a connection to a supportive network in the Twin Cities area.  We are a community that recognizes the benefits and effectiveness of diverse orientations and welcomes students, those in training and professionals from all areas of the mental health field. We would like you to join us in continuing to examine psychoanalytic theories and new developments to inform practice while connecting with other professionals.

As a member of SPS, you will receive notices for upcoming events and receive a reduced fee on conferences and other SPS-sponsored activities, including our local monthly seminars.  The Fireside Series includes presentations by professionals from a wide array of backgrounds; information about upcoming Firesides can be found on our News and Events page.  Membership also provides the opportunity to students for a scholarship to attend the Division 39 Conference.  In addition, SPS offers a discounted student membership and conference rate to early career professionals, those within five years of graduation.  As an SPS member, you will receive a copy of the SPS Membership Directory that can serve as a valuable resource for referrals, presenters and consultations. The Directory, found on our Find a Therapist page, can be an opportunity for advertising your own services as well.

To join, please complete and mail the Membership Directory Information form along with your check to the address listed on the form, or you may join through our Membership page.

To be included in the mailed Directory, you must become a member or renew your membership no later than January 15, 2020.

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Membership Directory Information Form (word document)
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