Education and Training 

The Institute and Society are dedicated to teaching and continued learning.  Our mandate is to promote psychoanalytic education and research, to advance the development of the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and to educate and train future psychoanalysts.

We offer many programs and opportunities for psychoanalytic learning geared toward mental health professionals and trainees, as well as those from other fields and many walks of life, at different career levels and knowledge of psychoanalysis.


  • Adult Psychoanalytic Training can be undertaken by mental health clinicians who have completed their professional training with some experience in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
  • Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training is designed for mental health clinicians who have completed professional training with experience in child and adolescent treatment.
  • Scholar's Training Program  (Education for Scholars) offers a two year program for graduate students, faculty, and other academic scholars who would like to develop their knowledge of psychoanalysis in order to incorporate it into their work. 
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program is a two year certificate program that provides instruction in the theory and technique of psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy for people at many levels of experience in providing treatment of psychodynamic psychotherapy. It includes courses and when appropriate discussions of ongoing patients in the students’ work.
  • Continuing Education Courses (Extension Division Courses) are individual courses offered during the year by members of the Society on a vast array of topics having to do with psychoanalysis and applied psychoanalysis. Mental health professionals and trainees, academic faculty and students, and people from many walks of life might be interested in taking one or more of these courses.
  • Scientific Meetings present a lecture and discussion once a month on Saturday afternoons, and may be attended by anyone in the community with an interest in psychoanalytic concepts. Students, trainees, professionals, faculty, and all others are welcome.
  • Annual Symposium is a yearly event held on a Saturday morning with several speakers on a topic related to psychoanalysis and attended by all interested in the community.
  • The Muriel Gardiner Program offers a monthly lecture series on topics in the Arts and Sciences related to psychoanalysis and attended by all interested in the community.
  • Psychoanalytic Research Training is an annual intensive five day program designed for those planning or undertaking research at many levels of experience and expertise who would like to use psychoanalytic concepts, measures, and approaches in their work.
  • Masters in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis is a two year degree-program for graduate students held in London and New Haven. Institute and Society members serve as psychoanalytic mentors to these students.
  • American Psychoanalytic Association Fellowship Program provides residents and graduate students with opportunities to be exposed to psychoanalysis at the annual national psychoanalytic meetings or locally.

  • Collaborative Programs

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