The Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis

The Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis is a non-profit organization dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching and application of psychoanalytic knowledge. PSP provides training in psychoanalysis theory, technique and clinical practice to qualified candidates in the mental health profession.

Develop Clinical Skills

Participants in the program are post-graduate mental health professionals who wish to develop and hone their clinical skills through classroom learning, mentoring and clinical case discussion. Participants will gain the support and confidence necessary to develop or expand their private practices or work more effectively with patients in community mental health agencies, schools, universities, and health care settings.

Our curricula is designed for mental health professionals who are interested in deepening their understanding of their clients and who want to learn how to translate that understanding into their practice.

Committed to Excellence

The center is committed to excellence in training of psychoanalysts as well as psychotherapist, graduate students, interns and allied professionals who wish to deepen their theoretical understanding and clinical skills in psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Learn More About PSP

  • Certificate Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy;
  • Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, and others in the mental health field;
  • Personal and Professional Enrichment for those who wish to expand their knowledge of psychoanalysis;
  • Convenience: all courses are offered on Saturdays and occasionally on weeknights.



My experiences at PSP have been transforming personally and professionally. I came to PSP with many years of experience as a psychotherapist. I was looking for more training to help me deepen my work with clients, help them make more progress and refresh my enthusiasm for my profession. Not only did I find those things, but I also found a supportive, experiential environment in classes that is helping me resolve some personal blocks to my own growth. As a result of what I’ve learned intellectually, and more important emotionally, I feel more competent and powerful, both in my work and my personal life.Sherry Tucker, M.S.S., L.S.W. PSP Student

There are many things I value about my education at PSP. PSP offers a way of treatment that is client-focused and effective as well as a way of teaching that addresses the multiple intelligences (cognitve and emotional) required to make fine therapists. An education at PSP offers the student a community of students who support and participate deeply in one another’s personal and professional growth and fosters respect for the dignity of clients and students.Wally Fletcher, D.Min., PSP Graduate, Certified Psychoanalyst