Adult Psychoanalytic Program: Admissions
Applying to the Program
Applicants will be asked to complete an application form and to supply an autobiography, a case report, a copy of their license and malpractice insurance. All information acquired during the course of the application process will be held in confidence. Accepted applicants will be asked to sign a code of ethics. An application fee of $300 can be submitted through the Donate button on the homepage, or mailed to our office. Upon receipt, the Admissions Committee Chair will be notified and the applicant will be asked to supply recommendations and transcripts as noted in the application form.
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After all application materials have been received, the Admissions Committee Chair will notify three committee members who will interview the applicant. The Admissions Committee Chair is available to answer questions about the application process. An applicant may also request the opportunity to speak informally and confidentially with a recent graduate or an advanced candidate about any aspect of the application process or psychoanalytic training.
The application deadline for fall admission is July 1. Please email the completed application form and supporting materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants must possess personality characteristics essential to a psychoanalyst. These include the capacity for empathy and introspection, a sensitivity to psychological issues, and the requisite emotional maturity to conduct analytic treatment. The Admissions Committee will consider the applicant’s previous academic performance, previous clinical experience, and the current clinical activity and level of clinical competence.
Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding research or equivalent achievement in a related discipline may apply for psychoanalytic training. The evaluation will include an assessment of the applicant’s capacity to develop the necessary skills to do psychoanalytic work. Research or equivalent activities or achievements will be evaluated in place of clinical qualifications.
Applications are welcome from individuals who desire only the didactic portion of the psychoanalytic training. In these cases no waiver from the Board on Professional Standards of the American Psychoanalytic Association will be required.
Candidates enrolled in any Institute affiliated with the American Psychoanalytic Association may apply for transfer to the Center’s Institute. The applicant shall give satisfactory evidence of training and understanding suitable to the status for which he or she is applying.
Adult Training: $4,490 (years 1–5); $1,940 (years 6+)
Adult Training (years 1–5) plus Child Training (years 1–5): $4,490 + ½ of appropriate child tuition*
Adult Training (years 6+) plus Child Training (years 1–5): $1,940 + ½ of appropriate child tuition*
Adult Training (years 6+) plus Child Training (years 6+): $1940 + ½ of appropriate child tuition*
Active Member plus Child Training (years 1–5): Active Member dues + ½ of appropriate child tuition*
Leave of Absence: $500 per year
Affiliate Member Dues: $164
*Child Training: $3500 (years 1 and 2, including supervision); $4500 (years 3 and 4, including supervision)