SPSI and Member News


Sheri Butler and Rebecca Meredith
Letter from the Director
and Board President
Letter from the Director & Board President

We are a strong group and we support each other, finding solutions and sharing them with one another, and coming together in ways that we didn’t expect.

We are a strong group and we support each other, finding solutions and sharing them with one another, and coming together in ways that we didn’t expect.

Application period is open for Psychoanalytic Training
Psychoanalytic Training

Apply to SPSI's integrated
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
(iCAPP) Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-24 cohort of SPSI's four-year Psychoanalytic Training Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-24 cohort of SPSI's four-year Psychoanalytic Training Program

Application period open for
SPSI's new iCAPP Program
SPSI's new iCAPP Program

Apply to SPSI's integrated
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
(iCAPP) Program

Applications now being accepted for SPSI's
new integrated Child and Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program

Applications are now being accepted for the new integrated Child and Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program

Guided Activity Workbook:
My Pandemic Story
My Pandemic Story

Apply to SPSI's integrated
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
(iCAPP) Program

Aimed at US children, families, teachers and caregivers, created by the Children’s Psychological Health Center in San Francisco.

Aimed at US children, families, teachers and caregivers, created by Gilbert Kliman, MD and his team at the Children’s Psychological Health Center in San Francisco.

IPA Podcast interview
with Kathryn McCormick
IPA Podcast Interview

McCormick, a SPSI Clinical Associate, talks about in-classroom psychoanalytic therapy of preschoolers in a Native American community.

McCormick, a SPSI Clinical Associate, talks about in-classroom psychoanalytic therapy of preschoolers in a Native American community.

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Find a Therapist


There are two ways to find a psychoanalyst or therapist through SPSI.

The Member Directory lists all SPSI Members—Faculty, Clinical Associates, Associate Members, and advanced students—who work with adults and children. The Directory is searchable by name, professional specialty, and location.

The Referral Service can assist you with a referral to someone who meets your needs and is available to take on new clients.

SPSI Training Programs


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The Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute trains mental health professionals in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

SPSI offers a variety of programs designed to meet your particular interests and to enhance your professional and personal life.

About SPSI


SPSI logoThe Seattle Psychoanalytic Training Center was established in 1946. In 1964, the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (SPSI) gained independent status with the Institute of the American Psychoanalytic Association. SPSI is one of 33 educational institutes approved by the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA).

Standards established by APsaA direct the policies of SPSI as they relate to eligibility for training, the minimum requirements for graduation, and prerequisites for certification in psychoanalysis.

These principles and standards ensure consistency as well as high quality of psychoanalytic education among all constituent Institutes. They are continually revised and updated and provide a uniform baseline for psychoanalytic education.

SPSI is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors. All matters pertaining to psychoanalytic training are the responsibility of the Faculty.

Should you have concerns or complaints about any of our members, please contact one of our designated ombuds.

SPSI houses the Edith Buxbaum Library

The Edith Buxbaum Library is the Northwest’s largest and most comprehensive psychoanalytic library, including the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing CD-ROM archive.