Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society


The Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society (APS) is a local chapter of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association with a primary mission to serve the educational and collegial needs of psychoanalytic psychotherapists in East Tennessee and western North Carolina. In addition, our mission is to promote, inform, and educate members of our community concerning psychoanalytic ideas and values.

Who may join?

Any licensed mental health professional who subscribes to the mission and values of APS is eligible to be a full member. Graduate students in clinical or counseling psychology, or social work, may join as student members. Others interested in psychoanalysis may join as scholar members upon approval of the APS Board.

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Division 39 of the American Psychological Association 

Represents the full diversity of contemporary psychoanalytic theory, research, and clinical practice.  The website includes membership forms and information on current activities and opportunities for members of Division 39 and Sections of Division 39. Sections are subgroups of the Division that address issues important to particular constituencies of the Division.



The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.


Tennessee Psychological Association


The purpose of the Tennessee Psychological Association shall be to advance Psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting human welfare.


Knoxville Area Psychological Association


The Knoxville Area Psychological Association (KAPA) is a regional affiliate of the Tennessee Psychological Association (TPA). As an organization, its mission is to advance psychology as a profession and a science, to promote the mental health of the community, and to further the education of its members by offering continuing education.
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