The AAPCSW is a national membership organization with chapters in areas throughout the country promoting psychoanalytic and psychodynamic educational programs at the local level.

In the era of managed care, the AAPCSW advocates for long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy when clinically advisable.

The membership is kept informed of developments within the field of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy through the organization’s newsletter, published three times yearly.

The AAPCSW, a member of the Center for Clinical Social Work, monitors federal and state legislative activities to safeguard equity for clinical social work practitioners and psychoanalytic approaches to mental health care.

The AAPCSW maintains an active internet listserv, website, and online journal providing current articles, commentary, and a forum for ongoing discussion. Our listserv is often a source of networking and referrals to fellow AAPCSW members.

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