Joining the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society

Dear prospective member,

Thank you for your interest in joining the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society.

Email or mail the application packet to our Membership Chairperson:

Janet Schiff, LCSW, FIPA
[email protected].
420 North Center Drive, Suite 232
Norfolk, VA. 23502
If you have questions about the packet, or membership in VPsaS please contact Ms. Schiff.

If you have any questions, please contact Janet Schiff at [email protected].

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 four 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).
  • 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.