NCP's Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program is dedicated to the exploration of the full spectrum of psychoanalytic theory and practice. Training is based upon the “tripartite model”—personal analysis, didactic, and supervision of psychoanalytic work.  Students are encouraged to approach their studies with an attitude of critical inquiry.  

Curriculum ranges from Freud to the most current evolution of contemporary psychoanalytic theory and technique and evidenced based technique and best practice.

From our students:

"The heartbeat of any analytic training program is your own analysis, and in my analysis I learned the psychoanalytic relationship is ancient, ordinary, and mysterious in the way it houses our birth and transformation. I learned wholeness is found in accepting our limits and sanity achieved in embracing our mortality. I learned salvation resides in our vulnerability and redemption is found in our dependency on one another. Analytic training at NCP not only recovered my faith in open-hearted living -- it also gave me another chance at life."

Gabrielle Taylor, PhD, recent graduate


"My experience at NCP has expanded and developed my clinical thinking beyond what I had expected and even hoped for. This began with infant observation, where I was first able to set aside thinking in terms of diagnosis and textbooks, and rely on my capacities to observe and describe what I was observing. Since then I have experienced an ever-tightening thread connecting my experience in infant observation to my own analysis, clinical work with patients, psychoanalytic reading, seminar instruction and discussion, and supervision. This developing network has allowed me to generate the space and capacity to think more thoroughly about patients, and has enabled me begin to understand certain patients that I think I would not have been able to help otherwise."

- John Kelleher, MD, Clinical Associate

For details about the training program, please consult the catalog and contact the Center via email at:

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.