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.
The mission of the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis is to develop and sustain a strong psychoanalytic community, which has many functions: education, training, research, the practice of psychoanalysis, as well as service to its membership. The sense of community rests on a foundation of shared values: commitment to lifelong personal growth, professional ethics, mutual support among analysts, and fruitful involvement with the psychoanalytic and the larger community. These values are shaped by a historical vision of psychoanalysis that includes a theory of mind, a way of understanding social phenomena, and a treatment process.
Statement of Inclusivity and Diversity
The Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis strives to foster a climate of purposeful inclusion of all people. We value the diversity of racial and cultural identity and background, nationality, sexual and affectional orientation, gender identity and its expression, religious background and belief, marital status, family structure, age, mental and physical health and ability, political perspective, and educational and class status.