Admissions Process and Application: Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program

All Applicants:

Applications are welcomed and encouraged at any time throughout the year, but must be submitted in full no later than June 30th to be considered for matriculation in September.

The application packet includes: a completed application, verified academic transcripts, proof of insurance coverage and licensures, an autobiography, a case write-up, and 2-3 letters of reference. 

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 should hold a graduate degree in a mental health field, or equivalent. Before applying, please email us for our most current Frequently Asked Questions document and any recent updates in our requirements for degrees and certificates. 

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!