The Austin faculty members of CFPS have hosted a series of gatherings to explore psychoanalytic topics. These evenings are meant to provide clinical psychoanalytic perspectives to clinicians at all levels and to show what CFPS seminars are like to those who might be interested in further in-depth training. All evenings are held in the homes or offices of the hosting psychoanalysts and are free of charge, although preregistration is required. In order to promote better discussion, the size of each gathering will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Since September 2017, we've offered training in Austin in three different programs. Training is open to all mental health practitioners who hold a license to practice in Texas. All programs offer a comprehensive curriculum consisting of three seminars weekly, May through September, covering psychoanalytic theory and technique and integrating contemporary, historical, and developmental perspectives.
Studies in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
This program is designed for mental health professionals who wish to hone their skills in psychodynamic psychotherapy. In addition to attending seminars for two years, trainees will conduct supervised clinical work in psychodynamic psychotherapy. For more information, click here.
Studies in Adult Psychoanalysis
This program is designed for mental health professionals who wish to become clinical psychoanalysts. In addition to attending four years of seminars, clinical candidates will conduct supervised clinical work in psychoanalysis, participate in personal psychoanalyses, and continue prescribed didactic training following completion of the seminars. For more information, click here.
Studies in Adult Psychoanalytic Thinking
This program is designed for mental health professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of the theoretical foundation of psychoanalysis but who do not wish to undertake clinical training. It requires four years of attending seminars. For more information, click here.