What is Section IX and how do I join?

Section IX is open to those interested in both social issues and psychoanalytic ideas. We sponsor events and activities in which a psychoanalytic perspective is brought to bear on contemporary social issues such as human rights, multicultural concerns, gender and sexualities, justice, ethics, economics, education, war and violence.

We work to promote the accessibility of psychoanalytically oriented clinical services to underserved groups of people, and to expand the cultural and socio-economic usefulness of psychoanalytic treatment.

We welcome your membership in our section. Member participation is encouraged and supported, as well as opportunities for leadership. The membership fee is modest, at $40 for mental health professionals, and $20 for candidates and students.

To join, complete the 2 steps below:

Step 1:  Complete and submit the online membership form here

Step 2:  Pay your membership dues online here



  1. I am so proud right now reading this statement. I am thinking of my grandfather we often said: “I did not cross the Rio Grande. the Rio Grande crossed me.” He was considered a foreigner in his own lands of what is now considered SouthWest USA. The damage done to native people in the name of politics and capitalism is an utter disgrace to what we propose to be a free nation, a freedom stained with blood of innocent people, enslaved in various ways…we need to acknowledge the many false truths written by the conqueror and then we will heal…I would love to join this group in pursuing this very honorable goal of social responbility and restorative justice….
    mariposa mccall, psychiatrist

  2. I have attempted to pay membership dues online with 3 different credit cards, and each one has been denied (I know that all 3 are active). Any suggestions? Many thanks-

  3. Hello. I’m so glad to have found this group. I’m a candidate, and am very interested in applying psychoanalytic thinking to social justice problems and issues, especially in the current climate. Would you please let me know how I can post a short paper I recently wrote? Thank you!

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