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August 1941

News and Comment

Arch NeurPsych. 1941;46(2):345. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1941.02280200151009

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ASSOCIATION FOR ADVANCEMENT OF PSYCHOANALYSIS  The Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis was founded in May 1941 by a group of psychiatrists in New York city, with six charter members from other cities. The new organization was deemed necessary to advance the science of psychoanalysis in a spirit of free inquiry, tolerance and openmindedness on the foundation laid by the basic discoveries of Sigmund Freud. In addition to promoting scientific advancement, it seeks to acquaint professional groups whose members deal with human beings and human problems with psychoanalytic concepts for use as tools in their special fields of work, and to serve the public by increasing the general understanding of mental phenomena.The constitution of the Association states as its functions "(1) to foster the training of psychiatrists in psychoanalytic therapy; (2) to disseminate to the community those elements in psychoanalysis which may be useful to it."The training program