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NameDescriptionCountryCityIPA Region
American Psychoanalytic AssociationRegional AssociationUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America29508e8b-cbfc-4bc3-847e-095ca377814b1003
Argentine Psychoanalytic AssociationComponent SocietyArgentinaBuenos AiresLatin America085803cf-b9eb-42d0-82b5-543b945674a81004
Argentine Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietyArgentinaBuenos AiresLatin America7ea5fe7c-4e6d-48da-be30-14af1b4fb1751174
Australian Psychoanalytical SocietyComponent SocietyAustraliaVictoriaEuropeb4f4330f-6350-42e3-94f3-fdbc3754874c1008
Belgian Psychoanalytical SocietyComponent SocietyBelgiumBrusselsEurope633d88ae-62ab-4081-999f-6f1eca7ef3901011
Belgrade Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietySerbiaBelgradeEurope301b1008-5ce7-4458-acc0-40e1a6db29041168
Brasília Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietyBrazilBrasiliaLatin Americafbc04ed0-f7d1-4219-9817-15e88af8e0431014
Brazilian Federation of PsychoanalysisRegional GroupsBrazilRio de JaneiroLatin Americaa8c765ce-8ded-4345-8d17-b369b9a8ca0c144895
Brazilian Psychoanalytic Society of Rio de JaneiroComponent SocietyBrazilRio de JaneiroLatin America43e150ee-1881-40a4-80c5-d2b525277df61015
Brazilian Psychoanalytic Society of São PauloComponent SocietyBrazilSão PauloLatin Americaf765777a-4bad-4487-8259-075cb8f130561016
Brazilian Psychoanalytical Society of Porto Alegre (SBPPA)Component SocietyBrazilPorto AlegreLatin America2ae8a690-73f1-4ea9-a6cc-8b8fef91d7b81095
Brazilian Psychoanalytical Society of Ribeirão PretoComponent SocietyBrazilRibeirão PretoLatin Americae77a4819-488a-44c7-9447-c702d1de0fc81099
British Psychoanalytic AssociationComponent SocietyUnited KingdomLondonEurope752f80dd-7db4-4de7-8cfe-467c8245dc8e146589
British Psychoanalytical Society (Incorporating the Institute of Psychoanalysis)Component SocietyUnited KingdomLondonEuropefb54c63f-cc18-4a51-9ca1-d2318dd0fb621017
Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic AssociationComponent SocietyArgentinaBuenos AiresLatin America50c518b7-d7e1-4ee0-85d5-cc4fb4a384ee1018
Bulgarian Psychoanalytic SocietyStudy GroupBulgariaSofiaEurope8a3a1b31-9190-4e62-b5f4-78b2bbd3730c158153
Campinas Psychoanalytical Study GroupStudy GroupBrazilCampinasLatin Americad53cf00f-3d95-4203-b4a8-a5f1f0145a16157934
Canadian Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietyCanadaMontrealNorth America9bbb8591-552c-4c61-9439-f81365de9d211019
Caracas Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietyVenezuelaCaracasLatin Americae996d473-906f-4c91-8b95-5bf7df9475d31020
Center for Psychoanalytic Education and Research - CEIPProvisional SocietyMexicoMonterreyLatin America18f1795b-5ccf-4cfe-9f89-c59f97ed833f157651
Center for Psychoanalytic Studies of Panama (Study Group)Study GroupPanamaPanama CityLatin Americae81bd4eb-6500-4cb9-9c8c-0a0e5abd9cc4158578
Chilean Psychoanalytic AssociationComponent SocietyChileSantiagoLatin Americaa3bde909-2ac3-4a36-836f-797a109e6c241023
Colombian Psychoanalytic AssociationComponent SocietyColombiaBogotaLatin America54973a6e-7b5c-4c1a-9cf1-8ac7001991d81029
Colombian Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietyColombiaBogotáLatin America47425ef9-1bcd-43fd-b3b3-6e5f1441fa031028
Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic SocietiesRegional GroupsUnited StatesNew YorkNorth Americad83a3552-8ba0-45c5-ac7e-5ecee3644d73145145
Contemporary Freudian SocietyComponent SocietyUnited StatesNew YorkNorth Americad6697301-a690-4354-bd6f-e110b216f78e1083
Cordoba Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietyArgentinaCordobaLatin Americaf64991af-1d71-4910-a30f-3ab0af3738c61031
Croatian Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietyCroatiaZagrebEurope6a946a82-0386-4b15-85cb-b358c6697634143331
Curitiba Psychoanalytic GroupStudy GroupBrazilCuritiba PRLatin America105c733e-5454-4cf2-ba05-f92bb130ed75159126
Czech Psychoanalytical SocietyComponent SocietyCzech RepublicPragueEuropea8531200-28a5-4da8-b796-9619f941e5f71032
Danish Psychoanalytical SocietyComponent SocietyDenmarkCopenhagenEurope876625cb-bbcb-4fd6-b83c-8a2c8417819e1035
Direct Members - European RegionComponent Society  Europe540021ef-94d2-41e4-886c-70e4da988ccf157674
Direct Members - Latin American RegionComponent Society  Latin America974a9108-d7df-444c-97ed-745c1bc0ddce157675
Direct Members - North American RegionComponent Society  North America6e3137d4-b374-4f2a-ad3c-dd9826fa6370157676
Dutch Psychoanalytical SocietyComponent SocietyNetherlandsAmsterdamEurope867417d1-a38e-4d78-89bf-342923c75828164605
Estonian-Latvian Psychoanalytic Society (Study Group)Study GroupLatvia Europef13c6c23-15a5-4a42-bb15-149dd7376152157935
European Psychoanalytical FederationRegional GroupsBelgiumBrusselsEurope02f6671d-f834-4e43-8564-9f7655066230143993
Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies of Latin America - FEPALRegional GroupsUruguayMontevideoLatin America928679a5-e17b-4bc6-99ea-d574cd27227c143995
Finnish Psychoanalytical SocietyComponent SocietyFinlandHelsinkiEurope74c8a0bd-a9b2-4ca7-bc7e-63d5b17c3ed41040
Fortaleza Psychoanalytic SocietyProvisional SocietyBrazilFortalezaLatin Americaa12bc250-bde2-4912-b7f6-418ffc0d2d90156743
French Psychoanalytical AssociationComponent SocietyFranceParisEuropeb5ff0372-a370-4429-a4fd-3973d7f163f31043
Freudian Psychoanalytical Society of ColombiaComponent SocietyColombiaBogotáLatin America208712a8-45b7-4050-bddd-14342bab203c1044
Freudian Society of Mexico CityProvisional SocietyMexicoMexico CityLatin America951b8863-54dd-4248-87b0-81f944f85152164573
German Psychoanalytical AssociationComponent SocietyGermanyBerlinEurope73396acd-735e-4495-8db5-6ea82cde15ab1045
German Psychoanalytical SocietyComponent SocietyGermanyBerlinEurope4d961b16-5e5d-4c63-8dac-50ecc5aa6ec91349
Goiania Psychoanalytic Study GroupStudy GroupBrazilGoianiaLatin Americae11a6739-7901-4c78-a1e1-162b41f0846b157535
Guadalajara Psychoanalytic AssociationComponent SocietyMexicoGuadalajaraLatin Americaaa17a1fb-1727-402c-ada9-2a7f2155f483147259
Hellenic Psycho-Analytical SocietyComponent SocietyGreeceAthensEuropeee5a66b2-1b6d-4b64-adae-7045536e0a7c1046
Hungarian Psychoanalytical SocietyComponent SocietyHungaryBudapestEurope16a56ab6-8613-4e06-b831-c173d9425ed01049
Indian Psychoanalytical SocietyComponent SocietyIndiaKolkataEurope2e3e292e-d49b-4b2d-987e-704c637b97851050
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and ResearchComponent SocietyUnited StatesNew YorkNorth Americaa260249f-6606-47c2-b14d-a594360a00e81052
International Psychoanalytical Studies OrganizationRegional Groups  World widebded565a-734e-4c94-b4b8-25f853a2d4a4146089
Israel Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietyIsraelJerusalemEuropeb4faf0a3-5051-481a-8ff8-c59bc6547dff1053
Istanbul Psychoanalytical AssociationComponent SocietyTurkeyIstanbulEurope5861606b-4343-40fc-9701-4baeb29c4fa5149050
Italian Psychoanalytical AssociationComponent SocietyItalyRomeEurope7d944b83-d524-4d8a-a9c7-de0f11a807131054
Italian Psychoanalytical SocietyComponent SocietyItalyRomeEurope5672d418-782c-4147-82c4-933d7c2eba6b1055
Japan Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietyJapanTokyoNorth America3bc12734-0d73-4128-a06b-754a03eb71471056
Korean Psychoanalytic Allied CentreAllied CentreKorea, Republic ofSeoulNorth America5fb1911a-919b-4379-89b2-55bc9e3ec9151058
Korean Psychoanalytic Study GroupStudy GroupKorea, Republic ofSeoulNorth America03126000-d458-45bb-b434-b59606c2cb89153609
Lebanese Association for the Development of PsychoanalysisStudy GroupLebanonBeirutEuropeef425004-8eb2-40ac-ac1c-833d4d1f9124157217
Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic StudiesComponent SocietyUnited StatesLos AngelesNorth America0fdfb839-6d9b-4f8d-9a10-83d4d262cb271060
Madrid Psychoanalytical AssociationComponent SocietySpainMadridEurope362c90f3-3960-426f-a0cb-03d2e5957d7d1063
Mato Grosso do Sul Psychoanalytical SocietyComponent SocietyBrazilCampo GrandeLatin America37fe4cd0-1928-49c0-a3e2-b1135a0134601170
Mendoza Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietyArgentinaMendozaLatin Americac26efe29-2df8-4ded-987b-9b0459ff44f21064
Mexican Assn for Psychoanalytic Practice, Training & ResearchComponent SocietyMexicoMexico CityLatin Americae84289a9-b7a0-4d0f-ba49-961f0dc9f34b146590
Mexican Psychoanalytic AssociationComponent SocietyMexicoMexico CityLatin America208d99cd-2a4c-497d-8c2d-1781b2b940cf1065
Minas Gerais Brazilian Psychoanalytic Society - SBPMGProvisional SocietyBrazilBelo HorizonteLatin America3b431664-1dec-43c4-9817-ccdbedf89859154434
Monterrey Psychoanalytic AssociationComponent SocietyMexicoMonterreyLatin America628c89f8-43b4-453e-af13-3a6ddd793d261070
Moscow Group of PsychoanalystsProvisional SocietyRussiaMoscowEurope5366d229-61df-41e7-a0d8-a1854d265e62145854
Moscow Psychoanalytic Society Component SocietyRussiaMoscowEuroped07d3e32-ee3a-4d83-8f06-226ee0d87a7a145853
North American Psychoanalytic ConfederationRegional GroupsUnited States North Americabb3c62e9-35cb-4305-9549-e512bff9df1b144910
Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and InstituteComponent SocietyUnited StatesSeattleNorth America30b6b97a-a034-4fc5-a898-b5adeefb37d51339
Norwegian Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietyNorwayOsloEuropeb03b6fd5-d284-46f4-9a60-c561a67577d91082
Paris Psychoanalytical SocietyComponent SocietyFranceParisEurope9b9f94ef-0f63-4387-8fbe-005ce83c9a411085
Pelotas Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietyBrazilPelotasLatin America87a78fe0-e452-4667-8092-14b507f285b91087
Peru Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietyPeruLimaLatin Americaef649688-8b34-4962-b43f-4e7d028732561088
Polish Psychoanalytical SocietyComponent SocietyPolandWarsawEuropeba70b287-11b2-4a22-a726-b691562104171169
Porto Alegre Psychoanalytical SocietyComponent SocietyBrazilPorto AlegreLatin America67f6f0c1-49e2-4581-b245-27b67c9806071094
Portuguese Nucleus of PsychoanalysisStudy GroupPortugalLisbonEuropeeff73978-f92f-440d-a7c6-7ea836f6f170156744
Portuguese Psychoanalytical SocietyComponent SocietyPortugalLisbonEurope05bdc180-0c67-43ae-bacf-8c3590bd7d411096
PSIKE (Istanbul Psychoanalytic Association for Training Research & Development)Provisional SocietyTurkeyIstanbulEuropeeb459a46-4eb3-4393-b85d-59d8cb909d99157220
Psychoanalysis Studying Center in ChinaAllied CentreChinaBeijingNorth America95d2a978-6901-4fac-b1ff-b5b3b55387cf153237
Psychoanalytic Center of CaliforniaComponent SocietyUnited StatesLos AngelesNorth America84eaab87-964a-4b26-8f12-3a8e0bfeb87f1086
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern CaliforniaComponent SocietyUnited StatesSan FranciscoNorth America9c0c67aa-d027-4578-8a33-b5bc0575a630143329
Psychoanalytic Society for Research and TrainingComponent SocietyFranceParisEurope520262d2-432a-4987-8999-d0c8798bab55145855
Psychoanalytic Society of Leon - Mexico (SOPAC)Study GroupMexicoLeónLatin America7b78d27a-06ec-4e22-8dce-d471fe708677160466
Psychoanalytic Society of MexicoComponent SocietyMexicoMexico CityLatin America1effb038-b9f5-47e7-b78a-46fde14e1feb143330
Psychoanalytical Association of AsuncionProvisional SocietyParaguayAsuncionLatin America28a1c931-afdd-4c78-9fe2-cd7b32f79c85152970
Psychoanalytical Association of The State of Rio De JaneiroComponent SocietyBrazilRio de JaneiroLatin Americaa8ee13d2-7efa-4333-b620-a9ece2f16f7f1350
Psychoanalytical Society of Serbia Component SocietySerbiaBelgradeEuropee4063f1b-a3de-4ee4-b205-12042f17225f162185
Recife Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietyBrazilRecifeLatin America1d43eab7-dacf-44b4-ac83-f11ba7557fe91098
Rio de Janeiro Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietyBrazilRio de JaneiroLatin America9d8d1a60-4475-4321-83e6-a15a496328aa1100
Romanian Society of PsychoanalysisComponent SocietyRomaniaBucharestEurope4e64a769-8c98-42c7-9443-b6211dedc5ae1341
Rosario Psychoanalytic AssociationComponent SocietyArgentinaRosarioLatin America5c608a36-8692-4330-b5d6-a7bc95d7b61e1101
San Luis Psychonalysis GroupStudy GroupArgentinaSan LuisLatin America001134a1-d18d-4442-a6de-bc43bb4609ed167308
South African Psychoanalytic AssociationProvisional SocietySouth AfricaGroot DrakensteinEurope6104b9be-debf-4c57-8a45-b95d47535b26156745
South African Psychoanalytical InitiativeAllied CentreSouth AfricaJohannesburgEurope26a0348e-3d10-4d4b-aaec-5313c96518fe166744
Spanish Psychoanalytical SocietyComponent SocietySpainBarcelonaEurope0289279e-f499-41d2-8927-9302b06d56c91113
Swedish Psychoanalytical AssociationComponent SocietySwedenStockholmEuropecf011301-4a5b-427e-ad9e-d22875cec34d1116
Swiss Society of PsychoanalysisComponent SocietySwitzerlandFribourgEuropef9fa3524-00a1-4039-905e-001a7a9d719d1117
Taiwan Center for The Development of PsychoanalysisAllied CentreTaiwanTaipeiNorth America8efc4c5a-1598-4167-86be-b670596bf870146854
Taiwan Psychoanalytical Society (Study Group)Study GroupTaiwanTaipeiNorth America7ccba829-f899-41f6-ab89-46d69e6640a1163526
Tunisian Association for Psychoanalytic Development (TADP)Allied CentreTunisiaTunisEurope9ad4706b-1621-41a7-bd83-28d433f42c86158395
Ukraine Psychoanalytic Society (Study Group)Study GroupUkraine Europe0016db2a-16bc-4a8c-8c07-6a92ed74b486164601
Uruguayan Psychoanalytical AssociationComponent SocietyUruguayMontevideoLatin America114bc44b-8629-43f9-aa27-b66592610efa1121
Venezuelan Psychoanalytic AssociationComponent SocietyVenezuelaCaracasLatin America16f343e0-881f-4249-ac8f-2270477c61d91122
Vermont Psychoanalytic Study GroupStudy GroupUnited StatesBurlingtonNorth Americaba45e6b5-14be-4caf-9f7e-4f09b0185953155975
Vienna Psychoanalytic AssociationComponent SocietyAustriaViennaEuropec8cf0330-9148-45d7-abc8-9d6bd91f99eb142694
Vienna Psychoanalytic SocietyComponent SocietyAustriaViennaEurope7f386908-e697-44ec-839f-018a408b4fdd1123
Vilnius Society of PsychoanalystsProvisional SocietyLithuaniaVilniusEurope1b654da1-f8f8-40bc-a5b5-45de74c0519e156748

Component Societies

The IPA recognizes Component Societies as qualified to select, supervise and train Candidates for the practice of clinical psychoanalysis. They are also responsible for professional standards, applying ethical and professional standards set in accordance with IPA criteria. A Component Society functions autonomously.

Regional Association

For historical reasons the IPA has one Regional Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA). APsaA has among its membership many of the USA’s psychoanalytical societies. APsaA is responsible for developing and overseeing the performance of its member bodies, including the training and qualification of psychoanalysts through training programmes which conform to IPA standards.

Provisional Societies

A Provisional Society is usually the second stepping stone in the development towards Component Society status. Each Provisional Society has an organisational history exceeding 10 years. Provisional Societies are recognised by the IPA as qualified to select, supervise and train Candidates for the practice of clinical psychoanalysis. They function under the auspices of an IPA Liaison Committee.

Regional Training Institutes

These institutes are authorised to train Candidates for the practice of clinical psychoanalysis in areas within their region, which is usually one where there are currently no IPA constituent organisations or study groups. Graduates from Regional Training Institutes are put forward to the IPA’s Board of Representatives for Direct Membership.

Study Groups

A Study Group is usually the first stepping stone in the development towards Component Society status. Each study group functions under the supervision of an IPA Sponsoring Committee. Selection, supervision and training of Candidates may be carried out by a Study Group only when authorized by, and under the jurisdiction of, the Sponsoring Committee.

Allied Centres

Allied Centres are groups which exist to support the development and spread of psychoanalysis – they are not concerned with the regulation or support of the clinical practice of psychoanalysis. Although some Allied Centres have gone on to form Study Groups, the wish to become an IPA entity is not a requirement of an Allied Centre. They are not authorised to train or accredit psychoanalysts or Members of the IPA.

Other Related Organisations


Regional Groups

There is a Regional Organisation for each of the IPA’s 3 regions (in Europe it is the European Psychoanalytical Federation (or EPF); in Latin America it is the Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies of Latin America (or FEPAL); and in North America it is the North American Psychoanalytic Confederation (or NAPSAC). Each of these three bodies consists of Constituent Organisations and Study Groups that are part of that IPA region. The IPA has a close working relationship with each of these independent organisations and values them highly, but they are not officially or legally part of the IPA.





IPSO (International Psychoanalytical Studies Organisation)

IPSO membership is available to all Candidates at IPA-affiliated Societies and Associations around the world. IPSO encourages professional connections between colleagues and promotes the exchange of psychoanalytic theory and practice across diverse languages and cultures. IPSO advocates for representation of candidates within IPA Societies and within the wider international psychoanalytic community. IPSO includes four regions: Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia.

For more information about IPSO and the benefits of membership of IPSO please visit the IPSO website.