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.
Over the two year period the student would choose two courses from each of the following curriculum categories (see PSP Required Courses):
- Psychoanalytic Theory and Historical Developments
- Human Maturation and Development
- Modern Analytic Theory and Techniques
- Clinical Studies
Credits accrued in the Academic Studies Program can be applied to the Certification in Psychoanalysis program if the student decides to apply to matriculate in the Psychoanalytic Certification Program only if they hold a Masters degree when beginning the program.
Because the Academic Studies Program is not clinically focused or nationally accredited it is open to people at different stages of education and a variety of interests.
Although it is strongly encouraged, there are no requirements of a training analysis in the Academic Studies Program. And since it does not provide clinical instruction, there are no supervision requirements.
Those interested in the Academic Studies Program may apply directly for admission to PSP without the exploratory course attendance as required in the Certification Program.
Applicants for the Academic Studies Program may use the same application and indicate their desired course of study. Along with the application, applicants should submit any post-secondary transcripts, as well as a letter of intent and a $75 non-refundable application fee.
*The PSP Academic Studies program is a non-accredited program. Those seeking an accredited certification must enroll in the PSP Psychoanalytic Certification program, which is accredited by the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis (ABAP).
For More Information, Application, and Registration Guidance Contact:
PSP School Administrator: or 215-732-8244