There is one application process for the training programs, and applicants who are accepted may matriculate in the psychoanalytic psychotherapy program and/or the psychoanalysis program. 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 candidates must meet certain prerequisites to begin their psychoanalysis training. Therefore, depending on each individual's prior training and experience, some students who decide to pursue psychoanalytic training may need to complete some of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy training first.
The Admissions process will include a series of interviews that will assess eligibility and
suitability for training and, for clinical applicants, clinical aptitude.
Each applicant for the training programs shall satisfy the Admissions Committee as to integrity of character and potential for personal maturation.
Applicants to the clinical training programs must be licensed to do clinical work in North Carolina. This can be a provisional license.
As PECC is a division of the North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society, if accepted, clinical students in both training programs are required to join and maintain membership in the Society. Academic students are encouraged to join, but it is not a requirement of matriculation.
The Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas does not discriminate for or against applicants based upon their race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual preference, age, or physical handicap.
A non-refundable application fee of $150 should be included with the application form.