International Psycho-analytical Association

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L' Association psychanalytique internationale (API) est le plus large organisme de psychanalyse. Il regroupe des psychanalystes soucieux d'imposer des normes pour une pratique sincère et de qualité.


Throughout his lifetime Sigmund Freud was concerned to maintain the unity of the theory and practice of psychoanalysis—an enterprise that he had labored so prodigiously, so single-handedly, and for so long to create. To him, psychoanalysis was not only a science and profession, but also a movement calling for dedicated and disciplined allegiance. When confronted with the enormously painful blow of Carl Gustav Jung's defection, he readily took to the idea, which Ernest Jones claimed to introduce (1955, p. 152), of creating a secret committee of..


Sigmund Freud désirait empêcher de trop nombreuses impostures de psychanalystes auto-proclamés. Sur une proposition de Sándor Ferenczi, il fonda lors du congrès de Nuremberg en 1910 l' Association psychanalytique internationale.

La formation didactique des psychanalystes ne fut imposée qu'en 1918.

Écoles reconnues par l'API

L'API travaille avec 57 organisations dans 34 pays différents, et compte 11 000 membres.