ACP Membership Benefits
1. Join colleagues who share a psychoanalytical approach to Child, Adolescent, Emerging Adult and Parent Work cases
2. Receive free subscription to Psychoanalytic Study of the Child with membership (digital or hard copy)
3. Meet international and domestic colleagues
4. Attend enriching annual meetings in wonderful venues to hear detailed clinical cases, with ample opportunities for dialogue and networking with colleagues
5. Participate in exciting projects as soon as you join the ACP
6. Access up to $5,000 per year through AFAA Grants for low fee analysis. These grants can be used for increasing frequency from 2 weekly sessions to 3 or 4 and can include regular work with parents
7. Promote Life Cycle Analysis - ACP members analyzing birth to death, cradle to grave.
8. Use ACP listserv for collegial discussion, referrals and sharing of professional information, including regional meetings
9. Invite or be a CATS (Child Analytic Traveling Scholar) to disseminate child analytic riches to institutes. Videos of presentations to be available on member’s only web site
Specific Benefits Information
Membership in the ACP affords the opportunity to attend continuing education sessions each year at the Annual Meeting of the ACP. The Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity for child psychoanalysts from across the country and world to convene, collaborate, and present scholarly papers to their peers. The Annual Meeting is typically held in the spring and past venues include Cincinnati, Baltimore, Seattle, St. Louis, Denver, Tampa, Cleveland, Santa Fe, Durham, Beverly Hills, Miami Beach, Seattle, Boston, Cancun, Chicago, D.C., Austin, and Denver.
All ACP members receive access to the members only listserv which can be used to promote events, seek referrals, discuss issues, and connect with other members.
All ACP members receive a current year print and electronic current year and archive copy of the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child which is an annual journal, published by Taylor & Francis, which contains scholarly articles on topics related to child psychiatry and psychoanalysis. The journal was founded in 1945 by Anna Freud, Heinz Hartmann, and Ernst Kris. Subscriptions are submitted monthly to the publisher.
Website Listing and RosterAll ACP members receive access to the members only section of the ACP website. This section includes a searchable online directory of current ACP members, as well as a document archive, full membership roster, and other pertinent information. Members will also be able to post a listing in the “Public Member Directory” section of the website, which allows members of the public to search for a child analyst by name or location.
The ACP provides grant funds to members to support the low-fee psychoanalysis of children and adolescents. It issues this funding through a supporting institution to be given to a child analytic candidate or graduate child psychoanalyst working with a qualifying case.