Certificate in Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

This innovative two-year course of study enhances the knowledge and psychodynamic skills of clinicians. Clinical and theoretical seminars taught by our psychoanalytically trained faculty promote the acquisition of a comprehensive foundation in psychoanalytic ideas. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the Program.

Program Overview

Classes meet from mid-September to mid-June on Wednesday evenings with consultative group sessions beginning at 5:30pm, followed by two 75-minute seminars from 7-9:35pm. A light dinner is included.

Case consultative sessions: Students present clinical material to the group, which is led by an experienced clinician. The sessions are for heuristic purposes, rather than ongoing supervision. For an additional fee, students can augment the group consultation with individual consultation.

Clinical and theoretical seminars: Seminars begin with Freud and continue to include all of the contemporary theories in psychoanalysis today. Students are assigned readings in preparation for each class to encourage lively classroom discussions and collaborative, experiential learning. 

The New Center for Psychoanalysis designates specific courses as continuing education programs for each year. Students should be able to receive approximately 16 continuing education credits per year within this program.

The program is specifically designed to augment existing theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy. It is not represented as training for the practice of psychoanalysis.

A certificate will be given upon completion of the requirements of the Program.

NCP does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender/gender identification, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and scholarship programs. In accordance with California and federal law, NCP has a policy of nondiscrimination for persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified for training.