Comprehensive training
in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic

Clinical graduates of the Studies in Psychoanalysis program at the Center qualify for Certification by the American Psychoanalytic Association. 

Our Mission
The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies is dedicated to educating clinicians in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy and is committed to providing affordable mental health treatment to individuals in the wider community.


  • ATTENTION: Applications for the candidacy and the trainee programs are accepted on an on-going basis.  It is very important to get all information required processed so we can set up interviews as soon as the next classes are scheduled. For more Information call 713-524-0790 or email

  • CFPS Welcomes Jack Foehl, Ph.D. as Visiting Teacher Dr. Foehl is Training and Supervising Analyst at Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and Supervisor and Faculty Member at Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and at Harvard Medical School. He is Clinical ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2017, 11:07 AM by Cristy Jennings
  • CFPS Announces Two new Psychoanalyst CFPS hosted the Annual David A Freeman Dinner to celebrate Sharon W. Chada, Ph.D. and Holly D. Crisp-Han, MD for graduating from the Studies in Psychoanalysis. Both Psychoanalysts ...
    Posted May 31, 2017, 12:06 PM by CFPS Information
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The American Psychoanalytic Association is a professional organization of psychoanalysts throughout the United States. The Association is comprised  of Affiliate Societies and Training Institutes in many cities and has about 3,000 individual members. We are a Regional Association of the International Psychoanalytical Association.

The Houston Psychoanalytic Society is dedicated to educating and promoting public awareness and interest in the science and art of psychoanalysis.     

  • News from CFPS Alumni Group
  • October 6th Monthly Alumni Round Table @ 11:30am Join us for our Alumni Round Table Discussion of"Dynamic Psychotherapy of the Borderline Patient"Review by Richard D. Chessick, M.D., Ph.D.Friday, October 6, 2017 - 11:30 ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2017, 1:40 PM by CFPS Information
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CFPS Referral Services

CFPS offers referrals for interested individuals (adults, adolescents and children) seeking psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The professionals to whom we refer are trained and licensed mental health professionals from all of the major mental health disciplines (psychiatry, psychology, social work, counseling, and nursing) who have completed, or are pursuing, advanced training in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy at CFPS.

Persons seeking treatment will speak with a CFPS faculty member who will take into consideration the caller's presenting problems, financial circumstances, and any preferences (i.e., clinician's gender or practice location) in order to suggest an appropriate referral.  This referral service does not monitor or otherwise participate in the treatment of patients.

Those interested in being referred may email CFPS with name and telephone contact information or leave a confidential voice message at 713-524-0790 for more information.

You may also wish to visit the How to Find a Psychoanalyst section of our website for a listing of members who are in practice.

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