The Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI) was founded in Teramo (Italy) on the 7th June 1925. Since 1936 it belongs to the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), founded by Sigmund Freud in 1910.
Today, the SPI is present throughout Italy, and is represented by 11 Local Psychoanalytic Centers and over 1000 psychoanalysts and candidates, who work in all major italian cities. The SPI organizes a psychoanalytic training, that consists of a personal analysis, four years of theoretical and clinical seminars and the supervision of two clinical cases.
The SPI psychoanalysts follow, during their entire professional career, a continuous activity of clinical and theoretical exchange, that permits the maintainment and the development of their analytical capacity.