Section 1. Classes of Members.
There shall be nine classes of members: Active Members, Life Members, Corresponding Members, Honorary Members, Candidate Members, Special Members, Special Life Members, Special Candidate Members and Affiliate Members.
Only Active Members, Life Members and Corresponding Members shall be entitled to vote, hold office or nominate members for office. Honorary Members, Candidate Members, Special Members, Special Life Members, Special Candidate Members, and Affiliate Members shall be entitled to all the privileges of Active Membership except the power to vote, nominate members to office or hold office; such privileges to include the attending of all functions, appointments to committees and to the Bulletin staff, and to participation in discussion and debate of issues.
Section 2. Qualifications for Active Membership.
No person shall be eligible for election as an Active Member unless he or she.
(a) has received full psychoanalytic training and has graduated in good standing from an institute accredited by the American Psychoanalytic Association or by the International Psycho-Analytical Association, and
(b) meets requirements as to character, ethical and professional standards which now exist or may be set up by The Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine.
Section 3. Qualifications for Life Membership or Special Life Membership.
Any Active or Corresponding Member or any Special Member having attained the age of 70 years and with at least ten years as such a member of the Association, shall meet the qualifications necessary for Life Membership or Special Membership respectively.
Section 4. Qualifications for Corresponding Membership.
Any member or applicant who qualifies for Active Membership but who lives outside a fifty mile radium of New York City may be classed as a Corresponding Member.
Section 5. Qualifications for Honorary Membership.
Honorary Members shall be those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to psychoanalysis and toward the advancement of the objectives of the Association.
Section 6. Qualifications for Candidate Membership.
Those eligible for Candidate Membership shall be those individuals who are candidates in good standing at a psychoanalytic institute approved by the American Psychoanalytic Association or by the International Psycho Analytical Association. Written verification of good standing will be requested by the Council.
Section 7. Qualifications for Special Membership.
(a) The number of Special Members shall be limited to one-tenth of the number of the members of the Association.
(b) Those individuals who are not graduates of a training institute accredited by the American Psychoanalytic Association but are involved in academic pursuits in the behavioral sciences, the humanities and/or allied research related to psychoanalytic thinking, teaching and investigation are eligible for consideration for election to Special Membership. Consideration for such membership will be only by invitation of the Council in recognition of the proposed member’s special contributions to psychoanalysis or to the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine or to the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.
(c) Continued involvement in the disciplines aforementioned shall be required for the individual to maintain his or her Special Membership status; the Council having the prerogative by majority vote to discontinue Special Membership of those who depart from these areas of interest.
(d) Those individuals who have successfully completed their candidacy as special candidates at a psychoanalytic institute approved by the American Psychoanalytic Association are eligible for consideration for election to Special Membership.
(e) Special Membership does not qualify these individuals for the practice of clinical psychoanalysis.
Section 8. Qualifications for Special Candidate Membership.
(a) Those eligible for Special Candidate Membership shall be those individuals who are Special Candidates in good standing at a psychoanalytic institute approved by the American Psychoanalytic Association or the International Psycho-Analytical Association.
(b) Special Candidate Members will not automatically be considered for Special Membership upon termination of their candidacy.
Section 9. Qualifications for Affiliate Membership.
Those individuals who have met the requirements for successful completion of the full course of study of any program developed and administered by the Columbia U Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and deemed suitable by the APM Executive Council are eligible for consideration for election to Affiliate Membership.
Section 10. Election to Membership.
(a) Election to Active or Corresponding Membership.
(1) Applicants for Active or Corresponding Membership, other than Candidate Members, must be proposed and seconded for membership in writing by members who personally know the candidate. Such written proposals and secondings, accompanied by an application prepared by the applicant, shall be sent to the Secretary who shall forward them to the Council. The Council, as a body, or a duly appointed committee, shall make such investigation of the person whose membership is being considered, his or her qualifications and his or her credentials, as may be deemed advisable. A list of these applicants for Active or Corresponding Membership will be mailed to all voting members of the Association prior to action by Council so that members may respond with information for or against any applicant. All such information will be considered confidential and all letters of response will be returned to the respective writers thereof after consideration by Council. An applicant shall become an Active Member upon approval of a majority of the Council. Those Active Members who qualify for Corresponding Membership and wish to be transferred to that category of membership may do so by written request to the Secretary. Upon written confirmation by the Secretary, such persons shall become Corresponding Members.
(2) Election of Candidate Members to Active or Corresponding Membership Upon graduation in good standing from an approved institute, verification of which may be requested by the Council, Candidate Members shall become Active Members upon approval by a majority of the Council and so informed.
(b) Election to Honorary Membership.
Candidates for Honorary Membership shall be proposed to the Council by an Active or Corresponding Member of the Association. A candidate shall become an Honorary Member upon approval of a majority of the Council. Should Council not favor the proposal, the proposer is to be notified and the matter held confidential.
(c) Election to Life Membership or Special Life Membership.
Any member meeting the qualifications for Life Membership or Special Life Membership may submit his or her name or may be proposed by Council for consideration. The member shall become a Life Member or a Special Life Member upon approval of a majority of the Council and his or her acceptance thereof.
(d) Election to Candidate Membership.
(1) Candidates at the Columbia U Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research. Upon matriculating at the Columbia U Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research, the candidate will be approved for Candidate Membership by a majority of the Council and so informed.
(2) Candidates at other APsaA or IPA approved institutes.
Candidates matriculating at other approved institutes of the American Psychoanalytic Association or the International Psycho-Analytical Association are required to apply for Candidate Membership by submitting a written request accompanied by written verification of good standing by the Director of their institute. Upon receipt of these letters, they will be approved for Candidate Membership by a majority of the Council and so informed.
(3) Candidate Membership shall continue as long as the member remains a candidate in good standing at the approved APsaA or IPA psychoanalytic institute he or she attends, verification of which may be undertaken by Council at any time.
(e) Election to Special Membership.
Those individuals qualifying for Special Membership who have been invited by the Council to apply for consideration will submit applications to the Secretary for forwarding to Council. The procedures provided in Article II, Section 9(a) relative to candidates for Active Membership in the Association shall similarly obtain in the instance of each candidate for election as a Special Member.
(f) Election to Special Candidate Membership.
Those individuals qualifying for Special Candidate Membership who have been invite by the Council to apply for consideration will submit applications to the Secretary for forwarding to Council. The procedures provided in Article II, Section 8 (d) relative to Candidate Membership in the Association shall similarly obtain in the instance of each candidate for election as a Special Candidate Member.
(g) Election to Affiliate Membership.
Those individuals qualifying for Affiliate Membership will submit to the Secretary an application for such membership accompanied by a letter from the Chairperson of their Program confirming their successful completion of that Program. Upon approval by a majority vote of the Council said individual shall become an Affiliate Member and be so informed.
Section 11. Members on Adoption to These Bylaws.
Any person who is an Active Member, Life Member, CorrespondingMember, Honorary Member, Candidate Member, Special Member, Special Life Member, Special Candidate Member or Affiliate Member of this Association on the date of the adoption of these Bylaws shall be respectively an Active Member, Life Member, Corresponding Member, Honorary Member, Candidate Member, Special Member, Special Life Member, Special Candidate Member or Affiliate Member of this Association