Welcome to the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis!

Our Mission

The Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis is a non-profit organization dedicated to excellence in the 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.

Certificate in Modern Psychoanalysis

Among its central educational aims, PSP seeks to train people to become skilled psychoanalytic practitioners. At the heart of this model of analytic education is a dual focus: an emphasis on the ongoing maturation of PSP students in training, and the integration of theory and practice. This is accomplished through a rich combination of personal analysis, clinical supervision, and academic learning.

PSP Academic Studies Program

The PSP Academic Studies Program was designed for those interested in psychoanalytic enrichment, and requires the student to take 8 courses over a two-year period. Although training analysis is not a requirement of the program, students are encouraged to engage in training analysis to enhance the student’s learning experience.

Certificate in Organizational Dynamics, Leadership and Consulting

The Certificate in Organizational Dynamics, Leadership, and Consulting is for aspiring and experienced clinicians, organizational leaders, consultants, coaches and other helping professionals who wish to deepen their work through the application of psychoanalytic principles and techniques to organizational and leadership development and consulting. These principles and practices include attention to relational and unconscious dimensions as well as the importance of transference, countertransference and resistance in working through maturational challenges and difficulties in organizational life.

Continuing Education & Distance Learning

The Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis can accommodate working professionals who wish to fulfill their Continuing Education Requirements. Courses are offered on weeknights as well as Saturday mornings. PSP courses provide a deep understanding of complex mental health issues and the human condition in an interactive environment. Students learn about the historical roots of psychoanalysis as well as how modern psychoanalysis offers relevant insight and assistance to people from all walks of life.


Virtual learning


As a distance learning training institute, PSP offers all courses live, online, via ZOOM or Google Meet!


Affordable classes, reduced fee training analysis


PSP offers affordable classes for both matriculated and non-matriculated students with opportunities for continuing education credits for social workers and professional counselors. In addition, PSP’s community of certified psychoanalysts include some who offer discounted rates for new students.


We foster a climate of purposeful inclusion of all people.


The Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis strives to foster a climate of purposeful inclusion of all people.


Our programs are accredited by ABAP.

ABAP Accredited

Our programs are accredited by the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis
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PSP offers tripartite training (Coursework, individual training analysis, and supervised clinical training) in Modern Psychoanalysis. In addition, PSP offers certificates in Organizational Dynamics, Leadership and Consulting, as well as a non-clinical academic certificate in Modern Psychoanalysis. Coming soon! PSP will offer a certificate in Modern Psychoanalytic Supervising, Training Analysis, and Teaching.

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Careers in Psychoanalysis

Learn about potential careers in psychoanalysis

Careers in Psychoanalysis

The Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis provides training and support for candidates to become instructors, clinical supervisors, training analysts, Board and Society members, as well as areas of applied psychoanalysis.

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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.

Find a Psychoanalyst

We invite you to review our PSP Society Directory to find a PSP-affiliated analyst:

Find a Philadelphia Consultation Center Therapist


Visit the Philadelphia Consultation Center (PCC) to find PCC therapists who are supervised by qualified, psychoanalytically-informed supervisors affiliated with PSP