Training Programs in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Fall admission: Application deadline is March 1.
Spring admission: Application deadline is September 1.
For a Clinical Training Application: click here.
For an Academic Training Application: click here.
Tri-Partite Training Model
Our training programs are designed to enrich and strengthen each studentís development as a clinician and psychoanalytic psychotherapist and/or psychoanalyst.
We believe this is best achieved when clinicians have a solid foundation in psychoanalytic theory and technique, receive close clinical supervision, and can develop the high degree of self awareness and self reflection needed to deepen their sensitivity to the client-therapist relationship.
To facilitate each studentís professional and personal growth, the training programs offer students a comprehensive training experience, which includes:
Coursework in theory and technique
Supervised clinical work
Please see below for details about the three training components.
Unified Admissions Process
Students who are accepted into the training programs may pursue training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and/or psychoanalysis. Students choose their training program(s) after they are accepted and may begin coursework before making their choice.
Our program is affiliated with the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), which accredits our psychoanalysis training program. According to APsaA guidelines, psychoanalysis students must meet certain prerequisites to begin their psychoanalysis training. Therefore, depending on each individual's training and experience, some students who decide to pursue a psychoanalysis certificate may need to complete some of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy training first.
For information about the Admissions process:
All students admitted into the training programs will be assigned an advisor to help in the selection of courses, supervisors, and training program (psychotherapy and/or psychoanalysis), and to provide support and guidance as the student progresses through the program.
Integrated Coursework in Theory and Technique
Our program is structured so students in the psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis training programs take many of their courses together. This provides a rich learning experience in which students can develop an understanding of core psychoanalytic principles and their application to a wide range of patients across the treatment continuum.
As most of the required courses for the psychotherapy program are also required for the psychoanalysis program, if students in the psychotherapy program decide to pursue psychoanalysis training, the courses they have already taken will likely count towards the psychoanalysis training program.
For information about the Psychotherapy Curriculum: click here.
For information about the Psychoanalysis Curriculum: click here.
Supervised Clinical Work
Students in psychoanalytic psychotherapy training are required to receive a minimum of 75 hours of once-weekly supervision on each of two cases. This results in a minimum total requirement of 150 hours of supervision.
Students in psychoanalysis training are required to receive a minimum of 50 hours of supervision on each of three cases. The total number of supervision hours must be at least 200 hours.
For a list of PECC Psychotherapy Supervisors:
For a list of PECC Training and Supervising Analysts: click here.
Students in psychoanalytic psychotherapy training are required to have a personal psychoanalysis or intensive psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy, either current or completed.
Clinical students in psychoanalysis training are required to undertake a personal psychoanalysis with either:
a) a training analyst of the candidateís own choosing but drawn from the training program's list, or
b) a psychoanalyst who is not a training analyst but is approved under our new TA Waiver procedures.
Academic students in psychoanalysis training are required to undertake a personal psychoanalysis, but the psychoanalyst is not required to be a training analyst.
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