Becoming a Member

We are always looking for people interested in joining our organization.

How Can You Join?


To join we need a completed application and membership dues for the first year. Please complete the application form below, download a copy of the application for printing and mailing, or contact us for more information.


Who Can Join?


We invite anybody interested in the issues and topics we focus our efforts on to join. Members must be able to dedicate enough time to participate and make a difference in the organization.

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Benefits of Joining


There are several benefits to becoming a member of our organization. Our members are friendly and we have a great time when we get together. Of course we also have a common interest, and we hope to further our cause.


Chicago Open Chapter for the Study of Psychoanalysis

Section 4 (Local Chapters) Division 39 - Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association

63 East Lake Street, Suite 509

Chicago, Illinois 60601 

Membership Application

The Chicago Open Chapter for the Study of Psychoanalysis is affiliated with Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association. Founded in 1985, its mission is to provide a forum for the discussion of various trends in psychoanalysis, and to promote the application of psychoanalytic theory to a wide variety of areas (including, but not limited to, anthropology, history, literature, and religion). The Open Chapter strives to provide a democratic and egalitarian atmosphere for the exchange of ideas. Hence, although the organization sponsors presentations by nationally and locally recognized analysts, it does not view psychoanalysis as the sole domain of mental health professionals. As its name implies, the Open Chapter is truly "open", in that it encourages the application of psychoanalytic inquiry to the work being done by other disciplines. 

If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete the registration form below and return it with your $40.00 check made payable to "Chicago Open Chapter" to: ,  63 East Lake Street, Suite 509, Chicago, Illinois 60601. If you have questions, please contact David L. Downing, PsyD at 312.266.1665.




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Chicago Open Chapter for the Study of Psychoanalysis



63 East Lake Street, Suite 509