The application deadline for the Psychoanalytic Studies Program (PSP) is being extended to July 30, 2020 in light of the coronavirus pandemic.  We recognize that the pandemic has pushed clinicians to reorient their practices and their daily lives in ways that may delay decisions about whether to begin study  next fall. The Institute does expect to shift the start date for classes from late September to October 6, 2020.

Clinical applicants to the PSP should either have a license to practice independently or, if unlicensed, be enrolled in a training program offering supervision with a PSP supervisor.


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

      • 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

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PSP curriculum can be found HERE

For more information about the PSP and all the Center's programs, please call Admissions Co-Chair Linda Kolodner, MSW, at 202-302-7082  or email lskolodner@gmail.com