Training in the Adult Psychoanalysis Program involves course instruction, personal analysis, and control analyses. Our program is designed for those who have a license in a mental health profession that includes psychoanalysis in its scope of practice (e.g. Psychiatrist, Psychologist, LCSW, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Professional Counselor).
Candidates in the Adult Psychoanalysis program register for three classes each semester. There are twelve Saturdays per academic year where classes meet from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Classes range in length from 2 hours to 2 hours and 45 minutes, depending upon the class. Candidates who complete all coursework (see list of courses below), control analysis work, supervision, case write up requirements, and who successfully complete the Final Case Presentation, receive a diploma from The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society. Graduates are immediately eligible for membership in the Contemporary Freudian Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA).
Candidates may be able to receive Continuing Education credits for completed coursework. The Contemporary Freudian Society is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Contemporary Freudian Society maintains responsibility for programs and their content. The Social Work Boards of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia will grant continuing education credits to social workers attending a program offered by an APA authorized sponsor of continuing education for psychologists.