SPSI and Member News


Frontiers in PSA 2024-25
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Yifat Eitan-Persico, PhD
Coming September 21:
“Oedipal Experiences in Same-Sex Families”

Join Dr. Yifat Eitan-Persico as she shares enlightening theoretical and clinical insights from her groundbreaking new book.

Join Dr. Yifat Eitan-Persico as she shares enlightening theoretical and clinical insights from her groundbreaking new book.

Israel and Gaza Oct 2023
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Israel and Gaza
Statement from SPSI on Israel and Gaza

For the last two weeks, the SPSI Board has been wrestling for an appropriate response to the horrifying and volatile events in the Middle East.

For the last two weeks, the Board of the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute has been wrestling for an appropriate response to the horrifying and volatile events in the Middle East.

Hate Crimes - September 2023
Sheri Butler and Rebecca Meredith
SPSI Statement on Hate Crimes
SPSI stands against Hate Crimes

The Wing Luke Museum in Seattle was vandalized in an apparent hate crime directed against people of Asian descent.

The Wing Luke Museum in Seattle was vandalized in an apparent hate crime directed against people of Asian descent.

Iran September 2022
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Statement from Faculty member Babak Roshanei-Moghaddam
On the news from Iran

SPSI would like to share a statement on the news from Iran, from Faculty member Babak Roshanaei-Moghaddam.

SPSI would like to share a statement on the news from Iran, from Faculty member Babak Roshanaei-Moghaddam.

Roe v Wade, June 2022
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On "Roe v Wade"
To the SPSI Community

SPSI's statement on the recent nullification of the Roe v. Wade decision.

For the first time in more than 150 years, the Supreme Court of the United States nullified rights and freedoms for people living in 30 states.

Buffalo, May 2022
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To the SPSI Community
The events in Buffalo, NY

We are devastated and horrified by the racist killings on May 14 in Buffalo, New York.

We are devastated and horrified by the racist killings on May 14 in Buffalo, New York.

Shootings, June 2022
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Shootings
in the USA
To the SPSI Community

SPSI deplores the recent spate of shootings in the US.

SPSI deplores the recent spate of shootings in the US. We are aware of statistics that show there are 393,000,000 guns in the US, more than one per person.

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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, Candidates, 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.

The catalog has been posted on Librarika so that patrons can search for a particular title and author in our collection. (Unfortunately, digital versions of our titles are not available.)

Click here to browse the collection on Librarika.

The online catalog may vary slightly from the physical collection; please contact the office if you discover a discrepancy so it can be corrected.