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Adult Psychoanalysis Training
The Educational Program
The training program in psychoanalysis teaches this practice of psychoanalysis through an extensive study of theories of mind and of the interplay between these theories and the clinical situation. Psychoanalytic training consists of three parts:
The didactic portion of the training involves in-class hours divided among courses in several categories, some focused on the conceptual basis of the psychoanalytic understanding of mind and others more on the application of psychoanalytic perspectives in the clinical setting. Seminars are meant to be an active learning experience with the discussion of clinical experience relevant to the papers read. Candidates are encouraged to present examples from their work and to present to a continuous case conference when possible.
Applicants to the clinical training programs must be licensed to do clinical work in North or South Carolina, depending on where they reside. This can be a provisional license.
If accepted, clinical students in both training programs are required to join and maintain membership in the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. Academic students are encouraged to join, but it is not a requirement of matriculation.