naap was created in january 1972
Ever since the early schisms in psychoanalysis, Freudians, Jungians, Adlerians, and other psychoanalytic schools have remained fragmented.
NAAP represents the first effort to reunite these psychoanalytic schools of thought in more than half a century.
NAAP was created in January 1972 when psychoanalytic institute faculties from the east, southwest, and west of the United States met to discuss unification of the profession.
NAAP requires its members to have a minimum of 375 hours of seminars on theory and technique, 300 hours of personal psychoanalysis, 150 hours of psychoanalytic case supervision, and 300 hours of supervised clinical practice experience.