Applications to the Psychoanalytic Studies Program (PSP) and for Psychoanalytic Training are accepted on a rolling basis.  The deadline to submit applications for the academic year 2022-2023 is June 30, 2022.

The PSP is a post graduate program and all clinical applicants to the PSP should hold a license to practice independently from their individual field of practice.  Applicants who are still working towards independent licensure may be interested in our Psychoanalytic Fellowship Programs or our Observational Studies Program.

The Psychoanalytic Studies Program (PSP)

The Psychoanalytic Studies Program

The Psychoanalytic Studies Program is a two-year program of The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. By creatively combining three formerly separate programs of the Center -- Psychoanalytic Training, Psychotherapy Training and the Scholars Program -- we believe we have created a psychoanalytic educational experience for the twenty-first century. The PSP brings to life the mission of the Center, which is to create a community of psychoanalytic clinicians, scholars and others interested in psychoanalysis as a treatment modality, as a theory of mind and as a tool for psychoanalytic research.

SEE OUR NEW VIDEO: An Introduction to the Psychoanalytic Studies Program (PSP)

Program Features:

  • PSP is a two-year program of three classes one evening a week. Our curriculum is a creative and in depth exploration organized around essential concepts in psychoanalysis that can be understood from multiple perspectives. The program consists of three elements:

    • Didactic education in psychoanalytic theory of the mind and its application to the clinical situation

    • Ongoing continuing case conferences for both psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis

    • Facilitating the student’s capacity for deepening self awareness

      • Mother/infant observation program

      • Required individual supervision

      • Personal psychotherapy or psychoanalysis

  • Psychoanalytic scholars will be available locally and nationally to work with students with scholarly interests.

  • For individuals interested in becoming clinical psychoanalysts, PSP will be credited as the first two years of the four and a half didactic years of psychoanalytic training.

  • Thirty weeks of classes per year, held from 4:00 to 8:15pm on Tuesdays

  • Program can be taken full or part-time

Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about PSP

PSP curriculum can be found HERE

For more information about the PSP and all the Center's programs, please call Admissions Chair Mimi Blasiak, MSW, at 240-447-3388  or email