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Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program

NCP's Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program is dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of psychoanalytic theory and practice.  Our curriculum ranges from Freud to the most current developments in contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice.  We are proud of the unusual depth and range of our seminars and programming, of their interdisciplinarity and accompanying close attention to the development of clinical acumen. Our Faculty are neuroscientists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and specialists in language, history, the arts, the law, and digital worlds, as well as psychoanalysts. 

Training is based on the tripartite model—personal analysis, seminars, and supervision of psychoanalytic work.  We also encourage candidates’ research interests.  We love our community, and take pains to open it to growth and change.

Students are encouraged to approach their studies with an attitude of critical inquiry, attention to textual and expressive detail, and a willingness to explore many different worlds of thought—the very same qualities necessary to analytic practice itself.

We hope you will join us in re-creating Psychoanalysis for the 21st Century.

Please start by reviewing the information on our website, and let us know more about you by answering a few questions by clicking here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dean Fradenburg Joy, PhD





NCP does not discriminate on the basis of 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.