Psychoanalytic Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

The curriculum of our two psychoanalytic training programs (the Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis and the Licensure-Qualifying Program in Psychoanalysis) incorporates a survey of the principal issues that shape clinical and theoretical psychoanalysis. Candidates in both programs take most classes and seminars together, moving largely as a group through 360 class sessions meeting over the span of four years. An overview of our current curriculum shows the progression of multiple psychoanalytic perspectives and topic areas.

Academic Calendar Overview

Our academic calendar runs from September through May. For the first two years of training, classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 10 pm over the course of three ten-week trimesters. In the third and fourth years, candidates take two evening classes on Tuesdays and are required to take a total of five elective courses in any combination of 500- and 600-level classes. All coursework must be completed within six years unless an extension is granted by the Director of Training.

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