LAISPS provides its members and candidates with a warm, collegial professional home. It is a place for intellectual stimulation, professional networking, and deep personal friendships. From the first year of training, candidates are invited to participate in the daily operation of the organization. Upon graduation, they become full members of the Society with voting privileges and are encouraged to contribute to its development and vitality by assuming positions of leadership.
In addition to fostering the growth of its members and candidates, LAISPS is committed to providing psychoanalytic education to the mental health community through the following programs:
IPA is the world’s primary accrediting and regulatory body for the profession of psychoanalysis. Founded in 1910, it is the oldest, largest, and most respected organization of psychoanalysts. Its mission is to advance psychoanalysis by ensuring the highest standards of training and practice. LAISPS became a full component of IPA in 1995.
The Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Society
CIPS is an organization of psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic societies, founded in 1992 to represent the interests of psychoanalysts belonging to independent component societies of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) in the United States. Membership in CIPS is open to all IPA-accredited societies in the United States, and to all members of the IPA who are not affiliated with CIPS through membership in a CIPS component society.
The Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education (ACPEinc.) is an autonomous not for profit accrediting agency that was established in 2001 by The Psychoanalytic Consortium to implements its Standards for Psychoanalytic Education. The ACPEinc accredits psychoanalytic education institutions. It assesses how well each psychoanalytic institute or training program implements the Standards of Psychoanalytic Education in light of its distinctive theory and training tradition. External accreditation of an institute or training program provides parity with colleagues in other academic and health care disciplines. It supports common educational standards and guidelines; and it encourages conversation among diverse schools, and cooperative scientific investigation.