Florida Psychoanalytic Center

About Psychoanalysis

Below are links to a variety of online resources that can assist you in learning about psychoanalysis. You are also invited to contact any analyst in our Institute to find out about psychoanalysis as a treatment approach, psychoanalytic training, or any aspect of the field of psychoanalysis. You can find a list of analysts here.

Links to Websites of Major Psychoanalytic Associations

The American Psychoanalytic Association, APsA

The American Psychoanalytic Association is the oldest organization in the United States dedicated to supporting and furthering the practice and study of psychoanalysis. 

APsA Home Page

APsA page discussing what psychoanalysis is

Psychoanalysis Now

The International Psychoanalytic Association, IPA

The International Psychoanalytic Association is the leading international organization dedicated to supporting and furthering the practice and study of psychoanalysis.  

International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP)

IARPP is an international community of professionals and individuals committed to developing relational perspectives and exploring similarities and differences with other approaches to analysis and psychotherapy.

The American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis (Division 39)

Division 39 the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology is the 39th division of the American Psychological Association. Members are doctoral level psychologists, graduate students, and allied mental health professionals. It is one of the largest associations of psychoanalytic professionals and scholars in the world.

Resources to Explore Empirical Support for Psychoanalysis

There is a wealth of empiricism attesting to the efficacy of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy as treatment modalities and to the validity of many of the theoretical principles of psychoanalytic models of the mind. The following is a brief introductory list of books, databases, and individual articles documenting empirical bases for psychoanalytic theory and treatment.

Databases for Articles, Books, and Videos:


These books are either research-based books that articulate models of development and treatment based on specific empirical methodologies or books that contain chapters that describe a breadth of existing empirical studies of psychoanalytic treatment and theory. This is a small sampling of the kinds of texts that are available, not an exhaustive list.


There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of articles that empirically investigate the viability of psychoanalytic theory and the efficacy of treatment. The best resources for those articles are the databases and books listed above. Below is a very small sampling. 

Introductory Books to the Theory and Practice of Psychoanalysis