Joining the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society

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Dear prospective member,

Thank you for your interest in joining the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society. Please fill out the application packet.
Email or mail the application packet to our Membership Chairperson:

Janet Schiff, LCSW, FIPA
janetnschiff@gmail.com.
420 North Center Drive, Suite 232
Norfolk, VA. 23502
If you have questions about the packet, or membership in VPsaS please contact Ms. Schiff.

Click here for application packet.

If you have any questions, please contact Janet Schiff at janetnschiff@gmail.com.

I encourage you to read through the materials and please contact me if you would like
more detail or have other questions.

In summary, the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society has five types of membership.

  • Psychoanalyst Member: Graduate of an Institute accredited by the American
    Psychoanalytic Associati0n or by the International Psychoanalytical Association.
  • Clinical Member: Has completed a total of at least 3oo hours of psychoanalytic
    education (including personal treatment, individual supervision, and/or seminars).
  • Associate Member: Licensed therapist with an interest in psychoanalysis,
    psychotherapy, and/or child development.
  • Trainee Member: In training in a mental health discipline.
  • Emeritus Member: Retired from active practice, after a certain number of years of
    membership in the society.