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The Southeast Florida Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, formed in 1987, is a Local Chapter of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology: Division 39 of the American Psychological Association..  SEFAPP is a scientific and professional organization promoting excellence through quality continuing education for all mental health professionals, collegial development, and the scholarly exchange of ideas.

SEFAPP is a multi-disciplinary interest group dedicated to furthering the study and application of broad-based psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and the methods of psychoanalytic inquiry through the sponsorship of conferences, symposia and workshops on clinical issues, theoretical papers, and ongoing research by members and recognized experts in the field.  Each month SEFAPP sponsors conferences available to both members and the community at large.  These conferences focus on a wide variety of topics including sexual abuse, anti-Semitism, and varying therapeutic approaches to the treatment of patients and typically feature nationally and internationally prominent psychoanalysts.

Members come primarily from the South Florida tri-county area of Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties, as well as other parts of the state and country. Members are representatives of all the mental health professions and other disciplines, including philosophy, art and English. Membership in the American Psychological Association or Division of Psychoanalysis is not required for membership in SEFAPP. By-laws provide for one category of membership, with full voting, committee membership and governance privileges for all members.

The Southeast Florida Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (SEFAPP), a local chapter of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology, Division 39, of the American Psychological Association, is a non-profit, 501 (C)(6) organization. According to the IRS, Contributions to section 501(c)(6) organizations are not deductible as charitable contributions on the donor's federal income tax return. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer's business.


Benefits of Membership

Membership in SEFAPP offers professionals and students a range of benefits, including:

  • Discounts at all of our events and conferences, held monthly. Student members attend half-day events for free and full-day/exclusive events at a deep discount.
  • Instant, real-time updating to our Therapist Directory, for referral and networking opportunities.  Our newly designed Directory allows for more advanced, user-friendly search options, offering increased professional postings with photos and bios, additional specialties and languages, multiple office listings and links to your website.
  • Post Classified Ads for FREE, instantly to the website. Promote your available office space, employment opportunities, groups, awards and special events anytime.
  • Create interactive Blog and Forum postings, to promote groups, interests or activities.
  • For established professionals, enjoy opportunities to network with other professionals in your area and support the development of the psychoanalytic community in South Florida.
  • For students, enjoy unique experiences to learn and expand your training, and find support in the pursuit of your career.
Sample of Past Speakers & Presentations:

Lewis Aron, Ph.D.


Salman Akhtar, M.D.


Neil Altman, Ph.D.

Cross Cultural

John Auerbach, Ph.D.


Carl Bagnini, L.C..W, B.C.D  Intimacy/Infidelity

Jessica Benjamin, Ph.D.

Women’s Subjectivity

Ghislaine Boulanger, Ph.D.


Fred Busch, Ph.D.


Bertram Cohler, Ph.D.


Françoise Davoine, Ph.D. 

Madness and the Social Link

Patricia DeYoung, Ph.D.  Shame

Darlene Ehrenberg, Ph.D.


James Fosshage, Ph.D.


M. Gerard Fromm, Ph.D.


John E. Gedo, M.D.


Samuel Gerson, Ph.D.


James Gorney, Ph.D.


Jay Greenberg, Ph.D.

Object Relations

James Grotstein, M.D.


Jane Hall, M.S.W.

Attachment Abuse

Robert Hooberman, Ph.D.


Louise Kaplan, Ph.D.

Female Perversions

Otto Kernberg, M.D.


Paulina Kernberg, M.D.

Children & Adolescents

Frank Lachmann, Ph.D.


Kimberlyn Leary, Ph.D.

Cross Cultural

Joseph Lichtenberg, M.D.


Paul Lippmann, Ph.D.

Dreams and Shamanism

Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.

Individuality in Analysis

Steven Reisner, Ph.D.  Identity Politics

Ralph Roughton, M.D.


Alan Schore, Ph.D.


Michael Thompson, Ph.D.


Susan Vaughn, M.D.


Harriet Wrye, Ph.D.

Erotic Desire

E. Young-Bruehl, Ph.D.


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