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Active members are entitled to vote, to hold office and to serve as director, and to serve on and chair committees and other components.
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Voting members of the Center may nominate any person who has made an outstanding contribution to the science of psychoanalysis for election as an Honorary Member. A letter of nomination for each potential Honorary Member along with his or her brief CV, and at least three letters of support are to be submitted to the President of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. The President will forward the nomination to the Membership Committee for review and the Chair of the Committee will report to the Board with a recommendation regarding approval of the election to Honorary Member. Honorary members are exempt from the payment of dues and assessments and may serve on committees and other components.


Corresponding membership may be requested by any voting member who resides and practices at a distance greater than 100 miles from downtown Baltimore or Washington DC (whichever is closest) or is a voting member in good standing of a society / center recognized by the American Psychoanalytic Association or the International Psychoanalytical Association.  Such members shall have all the privileges an responsibilities of membership except the right to vote, to hold elected office, and to serve as elected member of a committee.
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Community members are individuals who are not mental health clinicians who wish to have all privileges of Active Members (i.e. shall be entitled to vote, to hold office and to serve as director, and to serve on and chair committees and other components).


Individuals who qualify as Friends shall have a demonstrated interest in psychoanalysis through academic training, writing, community involvement, personal experience or other manner recognized as relevant to the interest of the Center. The Membership Committee reviews and acts upon all applications for admission as Friends, and from time to time notifies the Board of all new Friends admitted to the Center. Apply onlineor download an application.