Program in Psychoanalysis

The Program in Psychoanalysis is a continuation of the Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, which offers the opportunity to deepen clinical skills and theoretical knowledge.  Completion of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program is a requirement for beginning the Psychoanalysis Program.


8 Required Courses:

  • 1 – Advancing the Process of Psychoanalysis (prerequisite: the candidate will be treating a patient 3 times a week or actively seeking a 3 time a week patient)
  • 3 – Clinical Applications of Psychoanalytic Theory * courses
  • 3 – Special topic** or Advanced Theoretical Perspectives *** courses
  • 1 – Final Case
  • 2 – four week clinical process mini-courses

*Clinical Applications of Psychoanalytic Theory courses include an identified theoretical orientation (at the discretion of the Instructor, for ex.: Comparative Theories, The Analyst’s Use of Self) & an academic component.

**Special Topics (2 – Six week topics can be combined to meet the requirement for one 12 week course. Course offerings are based on Instructor availability):

For example:

  • BPD & NPD
  • Gender
  • MultiCultural
  • Neuropsychoanalysis
  • Dreams
  • Trauma
  • Racism
  • Self States

Advanced Theoretical Perspectives *** (2 – Six week topics can be combined to meet the requirement for one 12 week course. Course offerings are based on Instructor availability.)

For example:

  • Models of Subjectivity
  • Advanced Object Relations
  • Klein
  • Bromberg
  • Winnicott
  • Benjamin
  • LoewaldSearles
  • Aron
  • Bion
  • Ferenczi
  • Mitchell
  • Lacan

Supervision Requirements:

A total of 120 hours of supervision are required to be completed in three blocks of 40 hours each with faculty members who are at least five years post analytic training. Two of the three blocks can be done with the same supervisor. Candidates see a patient three times weekly for a total of 240 continuous contact hours. Two blocks of supervision are primarily dedicated to the 3x/week case. 

Personal Psychoanalysis Requirements:

Candidates complete a minimum of 225 hours at a frequency of three time a week. Candidates choose their own personal analyst from the CPPNJ faculty. A candidate already in treatment with a non-CPPNJ analyst can seek approval from the CPPNJ Training Committee. The psychoanalyst must have five or more years of experience post certification as a psychoanalyst. Candidates are encouraged to begin their analysis early in the program and are strongly encouraged to be in a three times a week analysis while treating their 3x/week patient to overlap for a minimum of one year.

Final Case Preparation: 

The candidate submits a written report on their psychoanalytic training case to the Chair of the Final Case Presentation Committee. Candidates need to present their Final Case within two years of completing all other training requirements.

Upon completion of all of the program requirements, the candidate will be awarded a certificate of completion in Psychoanalysis.