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 III—Winnicott I
  • 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 IV—Bion
  • Transference & 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
  • Mind & Body—Psychosomatics
  • 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 Friend or Foe?
  • Clinical Practice IV—Impasses in Psychoanalysis
  • Advanced Dreams
  • Existential Dimension of Psychoanalysis
  • Winnicott II– On Madness
  • Presenting and Observing the Work—Case Conference VII
  • Presenting and Observing the Work—Case Conference VIII


  • Jung
  • Klein (Advanced)
  • Meltzer
  • Mentalization
  • Motivational Systems
  • Psychosomatic Disorders
  • Psychoanalysis & Cinema
  • Reflective Parenting
  • Lacan
  • Ferenczi
  • Advanced Bion

CE Policy

The Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program offers an average of 16 CE/CME credits per year. Please see the below for NCP’s Continuing Education policies.

Continuing Education Credit

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME/CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.

SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE and FAMILY THERAPISTS (LCSW, LMFT, ASW, IMF, LEP, LPCC, PCCI): The New Center for Psychoanalysis is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency.

REGISTERED NURSES: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP1112). Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.