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Outline of a Career in Psychoanalysis

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Adult Psychonalytic Training
Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training

This schema is intended to present an example of a generic course of psychoanalytic development.  It suggests the variety of clinical experience and the richness of choices which accompany a psychoanalytic career.

Application Phase

Institute Bulletin and application form maybe be requested from the Administrator, Anne Rodems, 203.562.2103.

Application completed and forwarded to the Admissions Committee: WNEIP, 255 Bradley Street, New Haven, 06510.
Classes usually begin every other year in September. Applications are welcome throughout the year. Because the application process may take several months, early applications are appreciated.

Preliminary screening by the Admissions Committee.  If accepted for final screening, the applicant is interviewed by three members of the Institute, at least two of whom are members of the Admissions Committee.

Letter of acceptance sent to applicant with notification to Amercian Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA).  The Education Committee will assign a faculty advisor. 

Personal Analysis:
Psychoanalysis (4-5 sessions weekly) with a Training Analyst for approximately one year before starting the didactic program.  Candidate should consult his/her advisor before formal request to the Education Committee for permission to begin classes.


Training Phase

A five year core curriculum is started with courses on Freud's writings and on psychoanalytic technique.  Application for training in child analysis may occur at any time.  Candidate's progress is reviewed twice yearly by the Progression Committee.  During second trimester of the first year, permission to begin supervised analysis of an adult or child may be requested in writing from the Education Committee. Once a candidate has begun supervised cases, he/she is considered an affiliate member of both the Institute and Society. As an affiliate member of the Western New England Psychoanalytic Society, candidates are eligible to join The American Psychoanalytic Association as an affiliate member.

Supervised Analysis:
Initial, annual, and final reports on supervised analytic cases submitted by candidate.  Semi-annual evaluations by supervisors.

Advanced Candidate:
Authorized to conduct unsupervised analysis granted by the Education Committee.  Written reports still required on all cases.  A supervisory consultant is selected to be available for any clinical questions or concerns.  Eligible to teach in Society's Extension Division and as co-instructor in Institute core program.

Courses have been completed in the core curriculum.  Analytic competence has been demonstrated by a minimum of three supervised cases, one of which has been supervised through termination.  A psychoanalytic essay has been written and accepted by the Education Committee.
The candidate requests to be graduated.  Progression is reviewed by the Progression Committees which convey permission to graduate.


Post Graduate Career

Membership in the WNE Psychoanalytic Society:
Eligible for full membership after graduation.  May teach in the Continuing Education Division.

Membership in the WNE Institute for Psychoanalysis:
Eligible after graduation to join the Institute once accepted in good standing as a full member of the Society.

WNEIP Faculty:
Eligible after graduation to teach in core curriculum.  May teach an elective course with permission of the Education Committee.  Some Institute members are invited by the Education Committee to join the faculty.

Eligible for membership in The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) as active member upon graduation.

Certification in Psychoanalysis:
Application evaluated and approved by The American Psychoanalytic Association.

Training and Surpervising Analyst:
After five years post-graduate practice, eligible to be considered by the Education Committee to become a training and supervising analyst in Adult or Child Analytic Programs.

Psychoanalytic Scholarship and Research:
Research into psychoanalytic theory, applications and practice; presentation and publication of psychoanalytic articles.

Professional Activities (in addition to clinical practice):
Institute and Society committee memberships; service on APsaA committees; participation in study groups, Symposia, etc.