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Membership Bylaws


Following are the Bylaws and amendments pertinent to Membership in the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (henceforth referred to as the Society):
ARTICLE III. Members

Section 1. Classes of Members. The Society shall have six (6) classes of members. The designation of such classes and eligibility requirements for each class shall be as follows:

a. Regular Members. A person shall be eligible to be considered for Regular Membership in the Society provided the applicant fulfills the requirements of (i), (ii), and (iii) below.
 
(i). The applicant shall satisfy the requirements of one of the following:
 
A. The applicant is a physician who has graduated from a medical school accredited by ACGME, has completed an approved psychiatric residency, is licensed to practice medicine in the State of New York or in any state of the United States, and is presently engaged in the practice of medicine in the licensing state; or
 
B. The applicant has attained a Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree in psychology at a doctoral program accredited by the American Psychological Association, is licensed to practice psychology in the State of New York or in any state of the United States, and is presently engaged in the practice of psychology in the practicing state; or
 
C. The applicant has attained a Ph.D. or DSW degree in social work at a doctoral program recognized by G.A.D.E., is licensed to practice social work as a licensed clinical social worker in the State of New York or the equivalent in any other state of the United States and is presently engaged in the practice of social work in the practicing state; or

D. The applicant holds any doctoral degree and has graduated from The New York Psychoanalytic Institute, Inc. or from any institute for the teaching of psychoanalysis that is approved as an
institution for the teaching of psychoanalysis by the American Psychoanalytic Association.
 
(ii) The applicant is an accredited psychoanalyst by virtue of being A) a graduate of any institute for the teaching of psychoanalysis that is accredited or approved as an institution for the teaching of psychoanalysis by the American Psychoanalytic Association, or B) an Active Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
 
(iii) The applicant meets the requirements as to character and ethical and professional standards established by the Membership Committee of the Society.
 
b. Honorary  Members. The  Society  may  grant  Honorary  Membership to persons who have furthered the cause of the scientific develop- ment of psychoanalysis, but who do not meet the
qualifications for membership in any other membership class.
 
c. Life Members. Any person who has been a Regular Member of the Society in good standing for thirty years and has attained the age of seventy (70) shall be eligible for Life Membership. Life Members shall have the same rights, privileges, powers, and obligations (including, without limitation, the rights to attend meetings, vote, and hold office) as members of the membership class to which they had belonged at the time of qualifying as Life Members.
 
d. Corresponding Members. Any Regular Members or Life Members of the Society who maintain their principal professional office at a location more than 50 miles away from the city limits of New York City shall be eligible to be a Corresponding Member of the Society.
 
e. Scholar Associates. A person shall be eligible to be a Scholar Associate in the Society provided the applicant fulfills the requirements of (i) and (ii), below.
 
(i) The applicant is a graduate of the Scholars Program of the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute or from any Institute that offers the equivalent of non clinical psychoanalytic training for academic affiliates that is approved by the American Psychoanalytic Association.
 
(ii) The applicant meets the requirements as to character and ethical and professional standards established by the Membership Committee of the Society.

(iii) Scholar Associates shall have the same rights, privileges, powers and obligations (including without limitation, the right to attend meetings, vote and hold office) as Regular Members.
 
f. Psychotherapy Associates. A person shall be eligible to be a Psychotherapy Associate in the Society provided the applicant fulfills the requirements of (i) and (ii), below.
 
(i) The applicant is a graduate of the Adult or Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute or from a similar program offered by a member Institute of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
 
(ii) The applicant meets the requirements as to character and ethical and professional standards established by the Membership Committee of the Society.

g. Non-discrimination. A  person  shall  be  eligible  for  membership  in the Society without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin.   The Society admits members of any race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to members of the Society.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and other programs.
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