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The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP) Membership Association in New York City is an organization of psychoanalysts dedicated to the advancement of psychoanalysis as a science and a profession. It was founded by Theodor Reik in 1948, following the ideals for the training and practice of psychoanalysis as envisioned by Sigmund Freud, for the purpose of offering all interested and qualified applicants, including those other than physicians, the opportunity for psychoanalytic study and training in the United States. It has continued to evolve into a vibrant professional association of analysts representing the diversity of theories that comprise contemporary psychoanalytic inquiry. Their diverse membership is active in research, publication, legislation, public education, and cultural affairs, thus ensuring a psychoanalytic contribution to the community at large. The Association also publishes the highly respected and internationally recognized journal, The Psychoanalytic Review, the oldest, continuously published psychoanalytic journal in the United States.
The NPAP Training Institute evolved from pioneering seminars begun in 1948 by Theodor Reik, a student of Sigmund Freud's and a major voice in psychoanalysis until his death in 1969. Mindful of a legacy reaching directly back to Freud, the Institute today offers comprehensive psychoanalytic training grounded in the classical tradition, expanded by contemporary insights, and designed to prepare candidates for the professional practice of psychoanalysis.
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