Our Mission

The Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (SPSI), founded in 1948, trains mental health clinicians to provide psychoanalytic treatment, and trains researchers in the application of psychoanalytic theory to various social settings. SPSI serves individuals and organizations in the community through educational outreach, consultation, research, and reduced fee psychoanalytic treatment. SPSI is an accredited training institute of the American Psychoanalytic Association and has full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education (ACPE).

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  April 15, 2014
Phyllis Tyson, PhD

“Man, Witch, Walrus - Identity struggles of a young woman with an eating disorder”

Open to the Public
April 25, 2014
Danielle Knafo, PhD

"Solitude and Creativity: The Magic Synthesis”
Friday, April 25th 7:00pm-9:00pm
Frye Art Museum l 704 Terry Avenue l Seattle


April 25 & 26, 2014
Danielle Knafo, PhD
"Solitude and Relatedness in Art and Life"

‘Emotion-traces’ from the past may affect present relationships

By Tony Hacker Special to The Seattle Times