Support SPSI
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Tuition and faculty dues do not cover SPSI's operational expenses. 

We rely on the generosity of friends who value psychoanalytic ideas, our training programs, and our contributions to the community.

Support Spsi

SPSI is the Northwest's oldest American Psychoanalytic Association approved training institute. Founded in 1948, SPSI has strived for excellence in psychoanalytic training for clinicians, researchers, and academicians. Our graduates and members serve the Northwest community through educational symposia with nationally known speakers, educational programs open to all northwest psychotherapists, consultation to community organizations, and reduced fee psychoanalytic treatment available to the community at large.

All gifts, regardless of size, are welcome and appreciated:

Make a Donation

SPSI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Your gift is tax deductible. You can donate safely and easily online now.

Planned Giving

A planned gift is an effective, long term way to ensure the future of psychoanalysis.

Simple, straightforward options for making a planned gift can be worked into your will. You may designate the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute through a bequest or as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. Gifts such as these provide personal satisfaction and can make an enormous difference to SPSI.

For specific recommendations on making a planned gift, please consult a qualified professional advisor.

Annual Campaign

SPSI must augment annual revenue from faculty dues and tuition in order to cover operational expenses. The Annual Fund helps support our educational programs and makes, SPSI community projects possible including,

  • ConferenceSPSI's Referral Service - a valuable resource for the Seattle area community, providing referrals for psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, often at a reduced fee.
  • SPSI Continuing Education symposia - bringing eminent psychoanalysts to the Northwest to share knowledge and expertise, and hosting free programs which explore the intersection between the arts and psychoanalysis.
  • SPSI's faculty members not only volunteer to teach in the programs but also consult with community-based organizations to provide psychoanalytically informed perspectives for treatment of homeless and at-risk children.


Community Membership

SPSI invites individuals from a wide range of professional disciplines such as, but not limited to, the arts, education, humanities, sciences, medicine, and law who have an interest in psychoanalytic ideas and its application to their work and everyday life.  SPSI does not endorse or assess the credentials of any Community Member.

Membership benefits include:

  • Discounts on all CE classes and courses
  • Email updates and reminders of all SPSI events
  • Borrowing privileges from the SPSI psychoanalytic library and onsite access to PEP-Web electronic archive of psychoanalytic literature
  • Optional listing of your name on website

The annual membership fee is $100 for the academic year beginning each July 1st. Please contact the SPSI office at (206) 328-5315 for more information, or to request an enrollment form.

Associate Membership

SPSI invites graduates of its psychoanalytic psychotherapy programs to become Associate Members of the Institute. SPSI alumni comprise an important part of the local psychoanalytic community and become a part of the network of professionals who serve as a vital source of referrals and professional support for each other, as well as a tremendous resource to the Institute itself.

In addition to the benefits listed above, Associate Members receive:

  • Listing in the SPSI roster and SPSI referral service
  • PEP-Web online subscription