APPI is a Professional Association comprised of members whose clinical work is based upon the practice of psychoanalysis and/or psychoanalytic psychotherapy from a Freudian-Lacanian perspective.

Membership of the Association is open to those whose clinical training meets with the requirements of APPI and the Irish Council for Psychotherapy ( and comprises of a four-year clinical training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy incorporating a Master’s level qualification and whose clinical practice is in conformity with the Code of Ethics and Practice of the Association.

Members of APPI work in various psychotherapeutic settings throughout Ireland – in the public and semi-state sector, not-for-profit organisations, universities, and in private practice.

APPI maintains a Register of Practitioner Members, in addition Full, Associate and Student members.

APPI runs a significant programme of events throughout the year. This programme is comprised of Seminars and Conferences, involving both local and international speakers. These events are open to members and to non-members. APPI also provides ongoing professional development programmes and ongoing training for psychoanalytic psychotherapists by way of study programmes and clinical seminars. APPI also publishes a bi-annual journal entitled ‘Lacunae’.