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Membership Level: “Psychoanalyst”

1. Psychoanalyst

A Psychoanalyst is a certified graduate as a psychoanalyst from an accredited institute or equivalent institute or program. The following minimum requirements must be met:

    • Accredited Master's degree
    • Minimum of 300 hours personal (individual) analysis with a certified psychoanalyst who meets NAAP standards
    • 50 hours of supervision on one case with a certified psychoanalyst/supervisor
    • Minimum of 100 hours additional supervision, not necessarily on one case, 50 of which must be with a second supervisor. (Each supervisor shall be a certified psychoanalyst and shall have a minimum of 5 years of experience in the practice of psychoanalysis.) No supervisor may be one's personal analyst.
    • 300 hours of supervised clinical experience.
    • 36 credit hours (Carnegie Units) of courses on theory and technique.
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    2. Distinguished

    • Limited to people within the psychoanalytic field who have made a significant contribution to the field of psychoanalysis
    • Will be conferred by the Membership Registration Committee
    • Member will be listed in the Registry as "Distinguished"
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    3. Emeritus

    • Member applies for this category
    • Must be retired from practice
    • Must have been a member for 20 years
    • Has made a significant contribution to NAAP and to the profession of psychoanalysis
    • Will be listed in the Registry as "Emeritus"
    • Will be eligible to vote and to hold office
    • All former "honorary" and/or "lifetime" members of NAAP have been transferred to this category.
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    4. Honorary

    • Limited to people outside the psychoanalytic field whose work has supported the field of psychoanalysis
    • Will be conferred by the Membership Registration Committee
    • Member will be listed in the Registry as "Honorary"
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    5. Retired

    • Member must apply for this category
    • Must be fully retired from practice (with waiver of NAAP insurance and NAAP responsibility)
    • May serve on committees of NAAP
    • Will be listed in the Registry as "Retired"
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