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’s ongoing mission is to reflect and contribute to the evolving face of Twenty-First Century psychoanalysis in the analytic classroom, in the community and in society. We strive to provide psychoanalytic and psychotherapy training and community service that shape and are shaped by an inclusive world view. SPSI is devoted to helping adults and children reach their full and unique potential in all phases and facets of their lives.

SPSI is an approved training institute of the American Psychoanalytic Association and has full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education (ACPE).

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SPSI would like to take this opportunity to thank APsaA for their acknowledgment and apology to the LGBTQ+ Community regarding past thinking and action. We support their efforts as we learn and, hopefully, teach a better way.