THE INSTITUTE OF THE POSTGRADUATE PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY, INC

Training Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

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I. Introductory Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

The Introductory Program covers theories of unconscious processes, motivation, and adaptation as taught by Freudian psychoanalysis, Ego Psychology, Object Relations theory, Intersubjective perspectives, and the Relational School. Program participants learn to identify and work with unconscious processes during three trimesters of psychoanalytic process groups.
Participants are encouraged to use this experience in their clinical work, and case consultation is available, if desired. There is no additional clinical requirement for the completion of the Introductory Program.

Personal psychoanalytic psychotherapy is recommend but not required in the Introductory Program.
Students who successfully fulfill the requirements of the Introductory Program will receive a letter of completion.

Curriculum

The year-long program includes two courses per trimester for a total of six courses.

Fall

Tuesday 5:45 – 7:00 P.M.
The Freudian Unconscious Drive, Psychic Structure, and Defense

Tuesday 7:15 – 8:30 P.M.

Psychoanalytic Process Group I

Winter

Tuesday 5:45 – 7:00 P.M.
Two-person Psychologies: Early Interpersonalists, Intersubjectivity, and the Relational School

Tuesday 7:15 – 8:30 P.M.
Psychoanalytic Process Group II

Spring

Tuesday 5:45 – 7:00 P.M.
The Power of the Transference: Ethics in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Tuesday 7:15 – 8:30 P.M.
Psychoanalytic Process Group II


Costs of the Program

There is a one time non- refundable application fee of $75.00 for programs offered in Training. The current tuition is $2,500 per year, a yearly administrative/registration fee of $225. Case consultation of 36 sessions is included. Fees for personal psychotherapy are arranged privately with the training analyst. An annual membership in the Baruch College Newman Library that houses our extensive book and journal collection can be arranged.


Financial Aid

Scholarships covering up to 50% of the tuition are available for candidates based on financial need. Prospective candidates must have completed their applications and be fully accepted into a Training Program before applying for financial aid. A separate Financial Aid form must be completed before Academic Year begins.

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II. Certificate Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

This program is designed to address the professional development needs of licensed, and license eligible mental health professionals who want to deepen clinical skills appropriate to a range of diagnostic categories in various mental health settings. The Psychotherapy Certificate Program combines course work, clinical case consultation, clinical experience, and personal psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the aim of providing a foundation for competence in depth psychology and the interface with other approaches necessary for successful treatment outcomes in clinical work. Candidates are helped to develop the skills for practicing independently in their chosen areas of specialization. It is possible to fulfill the requirements of the psychotherapy certificate in two years.

Requirements
Course Work: Candidates are required to take a minimum of two courses per trimester for a total of 12 core courses. Each trimester offers a clinical process and a theoretical course of a major theoretical perspective. There is an emphasis on recognizing and working with unconscious process to formulate psychodynamic diagnosis and treatment expectations for time-limited and long term psychotherapy.

Clinical case consultation: This process involves didactic instruction and the development of clinical skill in the care of cases being presented. Case consultants work with candidates in securing the frame for psychotherapy, facilitating the unfolding therapeutic process, and selection of patients. Candidates are assigned one individual case consultant for 36 hours per year. A total of 72 hours is required for certification. After completing their first year, candidates may have a second consultant assigned to them at no cost.

Clinical experience: Candidates are required to work with a minimum of three clients in once-a-week treatment during the first year of training. In the second year, candidates should have six clinical hours, with at least one client seen twice a week. Clinical experience obtained through the work setting, fee for service clinics, and private practice is accepted.

Personal psychotherapy: Candidates are required to be in a minimum of one session per week of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for at least 40 sessions during the first year of training. In the second year, candidates are required to attend twice-weekly psychoanalytic psychotherapy sessions for 80 sessions during the year, totaling 120 therapy hours for certification. Candidates who are not in treatment at the time of application will be referred to a PPSI training analyst. Those already in treatment at the time of application may continue with their therapist who must be certified in psychoanalysis by a recognized psychoanalytic training program and approved by the Training Committee.

Program Costs
The current tuition is $2,500 per year, and a yearly administrative/registration fee of $225. Case consultation of 36 sessions is included. The personal analysis fee is arranged privately with the training analyst. An annual membership in the Baruch College Newman Library that houses our extensive book and journal collection can be arranged.

Financial Aid
Scholarships covering up to 50% of the tuition are available for candidates with financial need. Prospective candidates must have completed their applications and be fully accepted into a Training Program before applying for financial aid. A separate Financial Aid form must be completed before Academic Year begins.

Transition to the Psychoanalytic Certificate Program
All courses and case consultation conducted in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program may be applied toward the requirements of the Psychoanalytic Certificate Program. Candidates need to submit a written request for admission to the Psychoanalytic Certificate Program to the Director of Training and be interviewed by a member of the Training Committee.

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III. Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

The Psychoanalytic Certificate Program is an integrated course of study leading to competence in the independent practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The curriculum offers both clinical and theoretical courses that provide a comprehensive understanding of Freudian theory, British and American Object Relations theory, Self Psychology, and Relational theories. Intensive consultation of psychoanalytic and psychotherapy cases and the vital experience of candidates’ own personal analysis enable candidates to acquire a knowledge base that interfaces major theoretical schools and psychoanalytic views on the clinical situation. Candidates develop competency in treating patients who present the entire range of disorders of personality and behavior. Graduates of the program have gone on to make further contributions to the development of psychoanalytic theory and innovations in therapies derivative of psychoanalysis.

Basic Requirements

Courses – There are thirty core curriculum courses and six electives that must be taken to qualify for the psychoanalytic certificate. Candidates who take three courses per trimester can complete the course requirements in four years. There are additional summer intensive courses that can be taken as electives to expedite the completion of course requirements. Classes are scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Clinical experience – Candidates develop one or more analytic cases in their private practice, fee for service out-patient clinics, hospitals and agency settings.

Case consultation – Two hundred and fifty case consultation hours are required for certification. Candidates are required to be in case consultation for 36 1x/wkly sessions in the first year, 2x/wkly in the second, third and fourth years. One hour of group case consultation each week may be elected or recommended in addition to individual case consultation depending on the candidate’s interest and learning needs.

Personal analysis – A minimum of 400 hours of personal analysis is required for certification. The training analyst must be a member of PPSI or possess a minimum of three years of experience post-certification in psychoanalysis from a recognized psychoanalytic institute. Candidates complete a minimum of 400 hours of three-times-a-week analysis. Many of our training analysts offer a reduced fee for candidates with financial need.

In the event that course requirements are completed prior to the completion of clinical requirements and/or case qualification, candidates are required to continue in once weekly case consultation, personal analysis, and pay annual registration fees to remain in good standing for certification.

Cost of the Program
The current tuition is $2,500 per year, and a yearly administrative/registration fee of $225. Individual case consultation is included. The personal analysis fee is arranged privately with the training analyst. All candidates in good standing with no balances due receive an annual membership in the Baruch College Newman Library that houses our extensive book and journal collection.

Financial Aid
Scholarships covering up to 50% of the tuition are available for candidates with financial need. Prospective candidates must have completed their applications and be fully accepted into a Training Program before applying for financial aid. A separate Financial Aid form must be completed before Academic Year begins.

Who is Eligible to Apply
Licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and psychoanalysts are eligible. Applicants who are completing licensing requirements will also be considered. We have been committed to interdisciplinary training based on our tradition of over sixty years.

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE: info@postgradinstitute.org
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Training Committee
Att; Nobuko Meaders, LCSW Tel#212-228-6988, nobukomeaders@gmail.com
P O Box 2031, Madison Square Station, NY NY 10010-9996

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