About the Alliance

Volunteer with the Alliance

Teach a Class

The Alliance is looking for members interested in teaching a class in 2023-2024. Fees are set by instructors with NWAPS taking a small portion to cover administrative costs. If you are interested in teaching, please reach out to Education Chair Maria Klotts at education@nwaps.org. She’ll answer any questions and walk you through the steps to get started.

The Forum on April 20th, 2024

If you loved our 2023 event on "The Personhood of the Therapist" and are interested in planning for our Forum on the theme of "Power and Innocence," please reach out to Caleb Dodson at forum@nwaps.org. Volunteers receive a significant discount to the Forum and have the opportunity to meet some cool colleagues!


We are looking for tech-savvy members to fulfill the open position of technology chair, as well as technology committee members (who may be less savvy, that's ok!). There are many opportunities small and big that would be of help to us. Please email technology@nwaps.org to learn more.

Distinguished Speakers

If you would love an excuse to regularly network with current influential psychoanalytic thinkers, writers, and clinicians, you may be perfect for the chair position for our Distinguished Speakers series. Email info@nwaps.org, we'd love to share more about the role with you.

Bridge/ DEI committee

We are in the process of forming a DEI-focused committee that will guide the Alliance in both self-reflective work within our organization, as well as focusing on outreach to our members and the wider community. If you have a passion for the intersection of psychoanalytic therapy and social justice, we would love to hear from you. Email info@nwaps.org and we'll get you connected.

General Volunteer Needs

If you are generally interested in becoming involved, even if you're not sure where your interests and skills may fit, we would love to hear from you! Please reach out to our membership chair Dan Woodard at membership@nwaps.org.