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.

Program Requirements

PSP is accredited by the American Board of Accredited Psychoanalytic Institutes (ABAP).  The following outlines the requirements for the Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst (NCPsyA) Certificate:

  1. 450 clock hours of post-Master’s level coursework in psychoanalytic studies. (See PSP Required Courses).
  2. 1,500 hours of clinical experience including the following:

Please visit ABAP’s website for more information about their Standards and Core Competencies:


Enrollment Options:

Advanced training in modern psychoanalysis requires a commitment to weekly personal training analysis and clinical supervision, along with the availability to begin working with patients under supervision. PSP recognizes that this commitment is not for everyone, but that many people can benefit from our psychoanalytic curriculum. Therefore, we invite those interested in psychoanalysis to begin their studies as a non-matriculating student, completing a few courses with us prior to applying to our certification program.

Those interested in advancing to the certification track should contact our Education & Training Coordinator, Marie Hartke, at 215-732-8244, ext. 421, or email .

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).