Certificate in Modern Psychoanalysis

This intensive program may be for you if…

  • You wish to be certified and carry the title of Psychoanalyst.
  • You are seeking the most complete and extensive training in the field of Psychotherapy.
  • You want to join the ranks of the most highly-trained and respected Mental Health practitioners.
  • You are considering a career change and wish to explore opportunities in the field of Psychoanalysis.
  • You want to take the insights and perspective of psychoanalysis and apply it to other fields of endeavor such as business, education and the arts.

To apply for this program…

  • Contact 215-732-8244, ext. 999 to arrange a visit. You’ll have the opportunity to sit in on classes and speak with students and faculty.
  • Send us proof of education to the Masters level or higher.
  • Complete a PSP Application form and send it to us along with a non-refundable Application fee in the amount of $50.00.
  • Arrange to have copies of your official transcripts sent to us.
  • That’s all you need to do. Once we receive all of the above items, we will contact you to arrange an interview. Accepted applicants may begin classes in the Fall, Winter or Spring terms.

Once accepted, you will benefit from…

  • A stimulating series of 30 courses with a practical “how-to” orientation. Courses include Transference and Resistance Workshop, Modern Psychoanalytic Treatment Technique, Human Maturation and Development, Object Relations Theory, Self Psychology and Contemporary Trends in Psychoanalysis
  • Informal, seminar-style classes. The opportunity to see patients in our clinical facilty, The Philadelphia Consultation Center, with professional and peer consultation and supervision. A 200-hour practicum includes 60 hours of group supervision
  • 500 hours of clinical practice experience.
  • 200 hours of Modern Psychoanalytic supervision with a certified Psychoanalyst.
    Attendance at and participation in ongoing faculty and student case presentations. This includes attendance at 23 case presentations, and presentation of 7 cases.
  • Presentation of a final case shared with faculty and students.
  • A clinically-oriented final research paper.
  • 300 hours of individual training psychoanalysis.

Upon completion of this program, you will…

  • Have earned the right to practice with the title of Psychoanalyst.
  • Have the opportunity to be registered as a certified Psychoanalyst with the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP).
  • Be well-qualified to pursue state licensing as a Psychoanalyst where applicable (e.g. New York, Vermont, New Jersey).
  • Be a graduate of an institute accredited by The American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis (ABAP), an affiliate of the Association for Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).
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