Continuing Education & Distance Learning

The Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis can accommodate working professionals who wish to fulfill their Continuing Education Requirements or simply deepen their understanding of complex mental health issues and the human condition, in a stimulating environment. Students learn not only about the historical roots of psychoanalysis, but also how modern psychoanalysis offers relevant insight and assistance to people from all walks of life.

Classes are conveniently scheduled on Saturdays as well as weeknights at our Center City Philadelphia location. PSP has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6637. Participants are eligible to earn CE hours based on the number of groups attended and completion of a brief course evaluation.

div id=”” class=”Mu SP” data-tooltip=”December 27, 2018 at 9:36:45 AM UTC-5″>PSP also offers distance learning opportunities for those who live outside of the Philadelphia area. Distance learners attend classes via a video conference platform and receive full continuing education credit for their participation. Distance learning is available to both matriculating and non-matriculating students.

For more information about registering as a distance learner, contact or call 215-732-8244, ext. 402. 

Courses frequently offered include:

  • Basic Concepts in Modern Psychoanalytic Techniques
  • The History of Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic Approaches to Organizations, Leadership and Organizational Consultancy
  • Case Presentation Seminar
  • Modern Psychoanalytic Theory and Treatment Techniques
  • Moral Countertransference and Other Ethical Dilemmas
  • Transference and Resistance Workshop
  • Understanding the Patient
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Human Maturation and Development
  • Culture and Diversity in Psychoanalysis
  • Evolution of Psychoanalytic Technique
  • Contemporary Developments in Psychoanalysis
  • Resolving Resistances to “Saying Everything”
  • Basic Writings of Freud
  • Freud’s Case Studies and Technical Papers
  • Sex, Aggression and Primary Process
  • Ego Psychology and Object Relations Theory
  • Clinical Perspectives of Freud’s Social Thought and Activism
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