Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training

The mission of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training program is to provide advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Students will learn to assess patients’ levels of development and functioning on a continuum and to apply corresponding interventions on a continuum from ego-supportive to insight-oriented.

The emphasis is on treatment that promotes insight into unconscious processes and the conscious use of relationship, including attention to transference and countertransference. Students will learn psychoanalytic theories including drive theory, ego psychology, object relations theory, self-psychology, attachment theory, trauma theory, and relational theory.

Training Components

  • Classroom study
  • One’s own psychoanalytic treatment
  • Treating patients in psychoanalytic psychotherapy under close supervision

Program Details