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The GEI is an institutional member of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP). This association traces its origins to the 1970's, to the small, informal group meetings held in Chicago and led by Heinz Kohut, the originator of what later came to be called self psychology. From these early beginnings, professionals interested in the study and development of Kohut's theory and practice increased in number, leading to our incorporation, in 1981. Then, in 2004, IAPSP was reorganized as a membership-based organization.

IAPSP embraces two primary, intertwined purposes. First, it retains its foundational purpose: the study, research, development, and practice of psychoanalytic self psychology. Second, in responding to challenges levied against traditional notions of the concept of self as embodied in Kohut's original work, it expands the reach of our foundational purpose. Currently, IAPSP encompasses as well contemporary notions of a dynamic systems sensibility, findings from infant and neurobiological research, and existential and epistemological philosophy.

IAPSP thus becomes an organized forum in which many current divergent theories about the human mind and its development, illness, and cure may be compared and contrasted in order to better understand and treat our patients. To learn more about IAPSP and the benefits of becoming a member, visit the IAPSP website.




Contemporary psychoanalysis sites

Other international associations

  • The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP)
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Canadian institutes

  • IASP, Toronto
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  • TICP, Toronto
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  • TIRP, Toronto
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American institutes and university programs

  • New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (Relational Track)

  • Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (IPSS), New York

  • New York Institute for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (NYIPSP)

  • Training and Research in Intersubjective Self Psychology (TRISP), New York

  • The Relational Self Psychology Study Center (RSP Study Center), New York

  • Association for Analytic Self Psychology (AASP), New York

  • Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP), Los Angeles

  • Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis (ICP&P), Washington

  • Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP), Boston

  • Minnesota Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis (MICP&P), Minneapolis

  • Arizona Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (AzSPP), Phoenix/Scottsdale

Groups and Institutes worldwide

  • Associação Brasileira para o Estudo da Psicologia Psicanalítica do Self (ABEPPS), Brazilian Association for the Study of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology

  • Cape Town Psychoanalytic Self Psychology Group (CTPSPG), South Africa

  • Empathink Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (EAPSP), Melbourne, Autralia

  • Instituto de Psicoterapia Relacional (IPR), Institute of Relational Psychotherapy, Spain

  • Istituto Di Specializzaione In Psicologia Psicoanalitica Dez Se E Psicoanalisi Relazionale (ISIPSE), Institute of Specialization in Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and Relational Psychoanalysis, Rome and Milan, Italia

  • Israel Association for Self Psychology and the Study of Subjectivity

  • Li Institute for Psychology : Self Psychology Educational Project (SPEP), Beijing, China

  • Wiener Kreis für Psychoanalyse und Selbstpsychologie, Vienna Circle for Psychoanalysis and Self Psychology, Vienna, Austria

Other Self Psychology sites

  • Self Psychology Page

  • Self Psychology Psychoanalysis



Other sites

Trauma and dissociation

  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)