A Forum for Scholarly and Clinical Exchange

Founded in 1993 in order to build a local gathering place for a community whose members shared interest in psychoanalysis, the Rhode Island Association for Psychoanalytic Psychologies (RIAPP) has provided a forum for scholarly and clinical exchange for 25 years. To that end, our primary focus has been psychoanalytic continuing education for local mental health professionals through our yearly lecture series and spring and fall conferences. Our programming is based on the recognition of the diversity present in contemporary psychoanalysis.  RIAPP’s philosophy encourages a comparative orientation that affords an integrative and pluralistic approach.

An official chapter of Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association


  • Barbara Krementz, LICSW President
  • Marjorie Lamphear, PhD Treasurer
  • Michael Venezia, LICSW Division 39 Liaison, Audio/Visual, Website, Marketing and Communications
  • Paul Valente, LICSW Member-at-Large, Venue Coordinator
  • Lee Chafee, LCSW Member-at-Large, Nominating Committee Chair
  • Jessica Markowitz, LICSW Secretary, Social Work CE Coordinator
  • Sherri Nelson, PhD Member-at-Large


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