Training and Education

As a pacesetter in the field of psychoanalysis and its applications, the Institute offers a wide variety of professional development options for professionals.

Psychoanalytic Training

The Institute’s intensive four-to-six-year program provides rigorous training in the theoretical concepts and methods of the psychoanalytic treatment of adults from the Interpersonal Perspective. Candidates with mental health backgrounds and those in the Licensure-Qualifying Program take classes together. There is additional coursework for those in the LQP.

Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Training (CAPTP)

This innovative and intensive three-year program presents a pluralistic approach to the psychodynamic understanding and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families. It is designed to provide comprehensive preparation for treating young people from infancy through late adolescence. The program’s Interpersonal perspective, with its emphasis on the familial and cultural contexts within which children develop, is enriched by ideas from the classical and relational schools.

EDCAS Recast 2023-24 (Eating Disorders, Compulsions, Addictions, Service Recast)

EDCAS RECAST will be held every other Friday from 2:00 – 4:00pm during the 2023/24 academic year. The focus will be on presenting and discussing clinical material to illuminate various topics of interest with one to two articles of reading for each meeting.

Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program (IPPP)

In IPPP, students will deepen their clinical work and practice applying new theoretical concepts to clinical situations. Through coursework, clinical case seminars, individual consultation and peer experience, clinicians will learn to approach their work from a psychodynamic sensibility.

Online Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program (Online IPPP)

Through coursework, clinical case seminars and a collegial peer experience, clinicians will learn to approach their work with an increasingly sophisticated psychodynamic sensibility.

Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program for Ukrainian Speakers (IPPP-UKR)

We invite you to join the one-year online (over Zoom) interactive program with translation into Ukrainian.

The Couples Therapy Training and Education Program (CTTEP)

CTTEP emphasizes Interpersonal Psychoanalytic-Systemic Couples Therapy, while including additional psychoanalytic-systemic points of view.

Online Topic-Oriented Psychotherapy Program (Online TOPP)

A special topics course for advanced clinicians who wish to deepen their clinical work. Currently, the topic is “Luminaries of the Interpersonal Tradition”.

Adolescent Upheaval: Contemporary Clinical Issues in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Adolescents

Adolescents are experiencing unprecedented amounts of emotional turmoil. In addition to the expected crises of adolescence, today’s adolescents have experienced isolation during the pandemic, mass shootings in schools, social unrest after the murder of George Floyd and ongoing challenges to equal rights. More than ever, adolescents need psychotherapy to help them process their complicated social environment and their personal experiences and feelings. The William Alanson White Institute is offering a timely and unique program for clinicians of all levels of experience starting in January 2023. The program is focused on expanding and deepening the clinician’s experience of working with adolescents within an Interpersonal and Relational framework. Each month, different distinguished senior faculty will present on a variety of contemporary clinical topics and case material. This program is designed to enhance participants’ clinical skills and intellectual understanding of psychodynamic psychotherapy with adolescents.

Child & Adolescent Externship

This training program offers a comprehensive externship of 20hrs/week. Externs gain clinical experience seeing 2-3 patients in individual psychotherapy from an Interpersonal perspective, and have substantial contact with parents and schools (when indicated). Externs do a minimum of three psychoeducational evaluations, and there is weekly individual and group supervision.

Clinical Education Meeting

Candidates present their psychoanalytic and/or psychotherapy cases during this 90-minute weekly Clinical Education Meeting. Attendees–who include faculty, graduates, candidates in analytic training, and students in our psychotherapy programs–are encouraged to question, explore, and deepen the clinical material. During some of the meetings, faculty and, at times, outside speakers, present scientific papers that typically integrate theory and technique.

Low Cost Psychotherapy Supervision Service

The Low Cost Psychotherapy Supervision Service offers a unique opportunity for New York State licensed mental health professionals in private practice to receive supervision from an experienced graduate of the William Alanson White Institute who works in the Interpersonal-Relational tradition.

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

Duration: 1 Year
Eligibility: Ph.D. or Psy.D.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship provides trainees with the opportunity to work intensively under supervision with a few patients while focusing on the interplay of intrapsychic and interpersonal dynamics.

Five-day Intensive Seminars

Duration: 5 days
Eligibility: Mental health professionals

Five-day intensive seminars are taught by senior faculty of the Institute. The seminars are designed to acquaint colleagues in the United States and abroad with the interpersonal approach to psychoanalysis. Each day includes a three-hour experience with a Master Clinician, as described in the curriculum.

William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology 20 West 74th Street, New York, NY 10023 | (212) 873-0725