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Studies in Adult Psychoanalytic Thinking

For trainees interested in understanding the theoretical foundation of psychoanalysis but who do not wish to undertake clinical training 
  • Four-year comprehensive curriculum with three seminars per week covering psychoanalytic theory and technique. Seminars integrate contemporary, historical and developmental perspectives. 


The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies admits students of any race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or ability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.


The adult course work is offered from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm thirty-two Friday afternoons a year from September to May with thirty class afternoons and two Visiting Teacher afternoons. Class afternoons are divided into three 1 1/2 hour seminars. If it is necessary to miss a seminar, you will need to contact your teacher in advance and arrange to make up the work. The adult course work takes a minimum of four years (about 600 clock hours). 


We welcome applicants of all mental health disciplines who hold a license to practice in Texas 


Fees for courses and other services in Studies in Psychoanalysis: 
  • Application fee: $200.00 
  • Tuition fee-Adult Program (annually for minimum of four years): $2,950.00
  • Continued course work fee-adult (annually until graduation): $1,110.00 
  • Tuition fee-Child Program (annually before complete adult classes): $1,250.00


Studies in  Adult Psychoanalysis Year 1

Psychoanalytic Perspectives


Neuro Psychoanalysis

Comparative Theories of Development I:  Models

Comparative Theories of Development II: Approaches

Comparative Theories of Development III: Research

Getting Started

Adult Continuous Case

Studies in Adult Psychoanalysis Year 2

Beginning to Write

Therapeutic Action and Change I: Basic Concepts of Treatment & Change

Application & Implications: Object Relations Theory I

Therapeutic Action and Change II: Personality & Character Disorders 

Application & Implications: Ego Psychology

Dreams & Dreaming

Application & Implications: Object Relations Theory II

Application & Implications: Self Psychology

Adult Continuous Case


Studies in Adult Psychoanalysis Year 3

Introduction to Child Analysis

Psychoanalytic Thinking & Psychotherapy

Latency & Adolescence

Application & Implications: Relational

Therapeutic Action and Change III: Countertransference


Gender & Sexuality

Adult Continuous Case


Studies in Adult Psychoanalysis Year 4


Interdisciplinary Psychoanalysis

Adult Development


Severe Pathology

Special Topics

Applications of Infant Research

Special Technical Issues

Adult Continuous Case

All Years 

Second and Third Trimesters 
  • Visiting Teacher: Two Fridays per year from 2:00-6:30 PM