Admissions Process and Application: Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program

All Applicants:

Applications are welcomed and encouraged year round. Applications must be submitted no later than June 30 to be considered for matriculation in the fall.

The application packet includes: a completed application, verified academic transcripts, proof of insurance coverage and licensures, a detailed autobiography, a case write-up, and no less than 2 letters of reference.   Transfer students must have three references, including one Supervisor. To request an application please mail

Once an application is received, applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee to determine if the applicant is eligible to advance to the next phase of admissions.  If the first review is successful, members of our faculty conduct three interviews with each applicant, two personal interviews and one clinical interview. The Admissions Committee then meets and votes on their recommendation to the Education Committee, chaired by the Dean.

Please note that once admitted, Clinical Associates must agree to become a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.  (APsA).

All California applicants must hold a PhD, MD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT, or LPCC and a license to practice in the state of California. NCP is not reviewing applicants for the Research Analyst program at this time, but interested academics should email the admissions office if they would like to know more about future possibilities. 

All international applicants Before applying, please review our current Frequently Asked Questions document for updates in our requirements and procedures. 

NCP does not discriminate based on 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. NCP makes a significant effort to attract diverse students and retain them regardless of their ability to pay the full cost of the program.

NCP does not receive any federal aid and does not participate in any federal loan programs to finance the tuition of students at NCP. 

For those who demonstrate financial need, once accepted into training a student may request an application for a partial scholarship.

We look forward to hearing from you!