The Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute was founded in 1948. SPSI trains mental health clinicians to provide psychoanalytic treatment and trains researchers in the application of psychoanalytic theory to various social settings.
The 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.)