Admission Process – DC Programs


Admission Process – DC Programs


For admissions applications for the Adult Psychoanalytic and Academic Associates Programs click here.

Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program

The Adult Psychoanalysis Program welcomes licensed or soon-to-be licensed applicants, 25 years and older, with a Master’s or higher degree in Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, or Psychiatric Nursing, as well as those with Master’s Degrees in other clinical disciplines, such as Creative Arts Therapy and Counseling. In addition, professionals with graduate degrees in fields that enrich psychoanalysis, such as education, philosophy, sociology, and the humanities are encouraged to apply though licensure in mental health is required for training. Applicants with previous psychoanalytic training at other IPA Institutes may also make an inquiry to the Admissions Committee with regard to the possibility of obtaining advanced status. The Committee will consider each such case in the light of the applicant’s prior experience, and the comparability of the previous training, and the Institute’s standards.

Graduates are eligible for membership in the Contemporary Freudian Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association. Upon graduation, our members become part of a group of psychoanalysts working and learning not only locally but around the world.

For more information about the Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program, go here.

Concentration in Child/Adolescent Psychoanalysis

The CFS-PTI offers an Integrated Psychoanalytic Training Program.  As such, candidates in the analytic training track have the option to add a concentration in child/adolescent psychoanalysis while fulfilling the requirements to provide psychoanalysis with adults.  Candidates with a concentration in child/adolescent psychoanalysis attend classes with other psychoanalytic training candidates and academic associates while receiving additional supervision and learning experiences designed to provide them the tools to conduct psychoanalysis with children and adolescents.

For more information about the Concentration in Child Adolescent Psychoanalysis, go here.

Academic Associate Program

The Academic Associate Program in psychoanalytic studies offers interested professionals the opportunity to study psychoanalysis alongside candidates in the Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program, but without the clinical work with patients. As such, this option might be of particular interest to professionals in non-mental health disciplines, or mental health professionals who would like to study psychoanalysis without the extra demands involved in working with control cases. For more information about the Academic Associates Program, go here.

To Apply

Applicants must complete the application forms, obtain references from three individuals who are familiar with their work, obtain their transcripts, proof of malpractice insurance, and submit a $50 processing fee by June 1st. Application and materials are due by June 1st in order to process applications in time for the upcoming academic year beginning in September.

Upon receipt of the complete application materials, two to three interviews will be scheduled with members of the Admissions Committee. Decisions regarding suitability of the applicant will be made in a timely manner.

For Adult Psychoanalytic Program applicants only:
Applicants to the Adult Psychoanalytic Program are required to have a degree in a mental health field, to be licensed, and to carry malpractice insurance.

For any questions or concerns regarding the admissions process, please contact:
Ellen Klosson, PhD
Chair of Admissions

Application forms for our Psychoanalytic Training Programs


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