The Institute offers educational programs in psychoanalytic thought to mental health professionals and others seeking to apply these ideas in their own disciplines.  Our programs serve learners new to the field as well as those seeking deeper mastery. 

In the Psychoanalytic Education Program mental health professionals undertake coursework, a personal psychoanalysis, and supervised clinical analytic experience to prepare to practice psychoanalysis of adults and of children, adolescents and families.  Within this program we offer:

  • Psychoanalysis for Scholars serves academics with advanced degrees who wish to pursue psychoanalytic training; graduates may enroll in the Psychoanalytic Education Program.
  • Open Classes are for qualified individuals seeking to learn about or deepen their knowledge of psychoanalytic theory and practice on a course-by-course basis.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy programs are designed for licensed professionals who want to enhance their clinical skills in psychoanalytic psychotherapy:

  • Adult Psychotherapy enhances licensed professionals’ clinical skills.  Two years of coursework and supervised clinical experience lead to a certificate.
  • Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy teaches clinicians developmental theory, clinical theory related to work with children, adolescents and parents, and surveys of the symptoms and psychological problems of childhood.  Three years of coursework and supervised clinical experience lead to a certificate.

Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Thought provides a year-long foundational education in psychoanalytic thought, theory, and practice to mental-health clinicians, scholars, professionals in allied disciplines, college graduates, and the interested public.  Can be taken as a stand-alone program leading to a certificate or the first year of in-depth study through Psychoanalytic Education or Psychotherapy programs.

Psychotherapy Clinical Fellowship is a two-year, part-time program for mental-health clinicians to study and improve skills in providing adult psychotherapy using psychoanalytic principles.  New in 2019-20, a Community Fellow scholarship will offer tuition remission to a mental health professional working full time in a community or agency setting.

Exploring Psychoanalysis is a free once-a-month program open to advanced trainees and early career professionals in psychiatry, psychology and social work or allied fields with an interest in psychoanalysis.

New this past year, expanded options are now available through a psychoanalytic partnership that lets students accesss programs and courses at the Institute for Clinical Social Work and vice versa (read details here).

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In addition to reviewing program information here, you can complete an inquiry form to receive more information about our programs.

You can also review information on current Tuition and Fees, Scholarships, and Distance Learning at the Institute and download a one-pager with the short descriptions of the Education Programs.