The Oklahoma Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (OSPS) is a local chapter of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association. This chapter was established in 1989 by a group of professionals interested in a forum for the pursuit of the study of Psychoanalytic literature, theory and practice. The intent is to provide an opportunity for interested individuals to develop and expand their knowledge of Psychoanalytic theory. These goals are accomplished through monthly meetings, periodic lectures and workshops.
As a member of OSPS, you can be actively involved in promoting interest in Psychoanalytic studies in Oklahoma. As a Member you can vote, serve on committees, hold office and participate in all OSPS activities at reduced rates. Associate Members may also serve on committees and participate in chapter activities at reduced rates.
Membership Application Process
Please fill out the web form to the right or, if you prefer a paper form, please click here and mail the form and check to OSPS, PO Box 12683, Oklahoma City, OK 73157. Checks can be made out to OSPS and please write in the memo section that your check is for membership.
Two classes of membership in the chapter are granted according to the following criteria:
1. To be eligible for MEMBER status, a professional shall be a member of the National Division 39 of APA or licensed by one of the following:
(a) The State Board of Examiners of Psychologists to practice psychology in Oklahoma
(b) The Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision to practice medicine in Oklahoma
(c) The Counselor Licensing division of the State Health Department to practice counseling and/or marriage and family therapy
(d) The Oklahoma Board of Licensure to practice social work in Oklahoma
(e) The State Board of Nurse Registration and Education to practice nursing
2. ASSOCIATE membership shall be open to individuals who either:
a) have a degree in Psychology or a related social science field, but are not licensed to practice independently
(b) are students enrolled in a State or regionally accredited college, university or professional school
(c) are members of other professions (teaching, research, etc.) interested in psychoanalytic studies
(d) are Early career professionals defined as 3 years post licensure