Admissions Process and Application: Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program


If you have questions about our admissions requirements for either the Adult or the Integrated (Adult with Child and Adolescent) Psychoanalytic Program, please .

For Clinicians, please complete this application.

For Academics, please complete this application.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a Ph.D., MD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT, or LPCC. In the case of academics and other professionals, the applicant must hold the highest degree achievable in their field and either hold an academic position or be strategically placed in their field.   Applications are downloadable on the NCP website.  Once an application is received, suitability is determined by the Admissions Committee to determine if the applicant is eligible for psychoanalytic training.  Required documents for review include: a completed application, verified academic transcripts, licensures, and insurance coverage and letters of reference.  Applicants must also agree to become a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.  (APsaA).

Three interviews are conducted with each applicant, two personal interviews and one clinical interview. The applicants must then be approved following a vote by two committees, the Admissions Committee and the Education Committee comprised of the Dean(s) and Institute sub-committee Chairs.

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

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. For those who demonstrate financial need, NCP offers tuition waivers and scholarships. An application for financial assistance can be made once the Clinical Associate is accepted for training.