The Association for Child Psychoanalysis (ACP) is an international not-for-profit organization. All of its members are highly trained child and adolescent psychoanalysts. The organization was founded in the 1960's to advance the psychological treatment and understanding of children, adolescents, and their families and to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas and clinical experience.
The first regular meeting of the Association – then named The American Association for Child Psychoanalysis – was held April 28, 1965. Invitations were sent out by Marianne Kris, Peter Neubauer, and Albert Solnit. The meeting was hosted by Peter and 23 members were present.
The purpose of The Association for Child Psychoanalysis is to provide a forum for the exchange of thoughts in the field of child psychoanalysis, to foster study and research in the field of psychoanalysis, and to advance the clinical practice of child and adolescent analysis. (Adapted from the ACP Bylaws)