Psychoanalysis has made extensive contributions to psychology, social work and neurobiological science.

Psychoanalysts are dedicated professionals who have made major contributions in all areas of American psychiatry, including psychiatric education, psychopharmacology, community psychiatry, family therapy, group therapy, and the leadership of professional organizations.

In addition, psychoanalytic thought has made a major contribution to the humanization of medical care in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

The effect of psychoanalytic thought on our arts and humanities continues to be profound, enriching the very foundations of modern cultural life.

Statement from the American Psychoanalytic Association