Registration number: 34

Scottish Association of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapists

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The Scottish Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (SAPP) was established in 1973. Membership is open to psychoanalytic psychotherapists, child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapists, adult psychoanalysts and child psychoanalysts.

Its aims are to be a centre for the dissemination of knowledge about the nature and significance of psychoanalytic psychotherapy through research and teaching, and to provide a high-quality and fully-accredited training of adult psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Scotland.

It provides a range of ongoing CPD events for its membership and access to therapeutic services for members of the public.

The Scottish training was instituted by a group of psychoanalysts under the chairmanship of the late Dr J.D. Sutherland, W.R.D Fairbairn’s biographer, former Director of the Tavistock Clinic and editor of the International Psychoanalytic Library.

Currently, SAPP is managed by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for its governance and its activities which include:
• Continuing Professional Development for members
• Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Scotland
• Conferences
• Finance
• Ethics and Professional Standards
• Promoting and Disseminating Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Scotland

For further information regarding membership, training and local psychotherapists, please see our website.

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