Curriculum: Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program

First Year

  • Infant Observation
  • Exploring Core Concepts in Psychoanalysis
  • Struggling with the Unconscious―Early Freud I
  • Mapping the Polymorphous Body—Early Freud II
  • Unearthing the Dynamic Psyche—Later Freud I
  • The Unconscious at Work—Dreams
  • Focusing on the Ego at Work—Ego Psychology
  • Protecting the Frame―Ethics
  • Introduction to Child Analysis
  • Clinical Practice I— Conversion & Building a Psychoanalytic Practice
  • Clinical Practice II— Beginning Technique Analytic Process
  • Evolution of Psychoanalytic Approaches
  • How One Comes to Know—Epistemology
  • Presenting & Observing Psychoanalytic Work— Case Conference I
  • Presenting and Observing the Work—Case Conference II

Second Year

  • Focusing on the Self—Self Psychology
  • Evolution of Theory II—Klein
  • Finding One Self and Objects Inside and Outside—Object Relations
  • Evolution of Theory I—Winnicott I: Winnicott’s Developmental Theory
  • Introduction to Relational Theory
  • Reflecting on the Baby’s Experience—Infant Development
  • Discovering the Process of Human Linking—Styles of Attachment
  • Studying the Growing Child—Child Development
  • Exploring the Expanding Inner and Outer World of Adolescents
  • Getting the Case on Paper—Psychoanalytic Writing I
  • Presenting and Observing the Work—Case Conference III
  • Presenting and Observing the Work—Case Conference IV

Third Year

  • Evolution of Theory III—Bion
  • Modern Methods of Working Analytically, Counter-transference—Clinical Practice III
  • Trauma and Dissociation
  • Sexuality and Desire: Development and Conflict
  • Gender
  • Mood Disorder—Depression and Mania
  • Character, Personality Disorders
  • Focusing on Intersubjectivity
  • Relational Theory II
  • Presenting and Observing the Work—Case Conference V
  • Presenting and Observing the Work—Case Conference VI

Fourth Year

  • Inhibitions, Symptoms, Anxiety—Later Freud II
  • Addictions
  • Couples
  • Primitive Mental States
  • Getting the Case on Paper—Psychoanalytic Writing II
  • Ethics
  • Research Methods
  • Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis
  • Relational Theory III
  • Clinical Practice V—Termination
  • Superego
  • Clinical Practice IV—Impasses in Psychoanalysis
  • Dreams
  • Existential Dimension of Psychoanalysis
  • Winnicott II—Winnicott’s Psychoanalytic Theory vs Technique of Psychotherapy
  • Presenting and Observing the Work—Case Conference VII
  • Presenting and Observing the Work—Case Conference VII

Fifth Year

  • Ten-week integration of theory
  • Ten-week clinical case conference
    (taken concurrently)

Electives: Case Conferences, Jung; Klein (Advanced), Meltzer, Mentalization, Motivational Systems, Psychoanalytic Group Work, Psychosomatic Disorders, Queer Theory, Psychoanalysis & Cinema, Reflective Parenting, Theories of Franz Alexander, Lacan, Ferenczi, Advanced Bion