Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training

The mission of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy training program is to provide advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Students will learn to assess patients' levels of development and functioning on a continuum and to apply corresponding interventions on a continuum from ego-supportive to insight-oriented.

The emphasis is on treatment that promotes insight into unconscious processes and the conscious use of relationship, including attention to transference and countertransference. Students will learn psychoanalytic theories including drive theory, ego psychology, object relations theory, self-psychology, attachment theory, trauma theory, and relational theory.

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy training consists of three parts:

  • Classroom study
  • Having one's own psychoanalytic treatment
  • Treating patients in psychoanalytic psychotherapy under close supervision
Certificate Programs Course Requirements


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.

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