About Us

Center for Psychoanalytic Studies offers comprehensive training in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Clinical graduates of the Studies in Psychoanalysis program at the Center qualify for Certification by the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Why Try Psychoanalysis?

Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy are especially suited to people who want to get to the root of long-term problems and patterns that continually crops up and get in the way of living a fulfilled life.

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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.

Studies in Psychoanalysis

  • Four-year comprehensive curriculum with three seminars per week (including psychoanalytic theories and techniques, and integrating contemporary, historical, and developmental perspectives).

  • Supervised clinical work in psychoanalysis.

  • Personal psychoanalysis.

  • Psychoanalytic students may also attend the child seminars on Friday mornings

Studies in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • Two-year comprehensive curriculum consisting of three seminars a week covering psychoanalytic theory and technique of psychotherapy. The seminars integrate contemporary, historical and developmental perspectives.

  • Supervised clinical work in psychoanalytic psychotherapy

Studies in 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.

Studies in Child Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Thinking and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • Three-year comprehensive curriculum covering child and adolescent psychoanalytic theory and technique of psychotherapy. The seminars integrate contemporary, historical and developmental perspectives. The course of study for working with children and their parents is divided into developmental stages: first year: infancy and early childhood, second: middle childhood, and third: adolescence. Weekly one hour and a half seminars for 10 weeks each for three semesters. The first two semesters are clinical curriculum and the third semester is a case conference.

  • Educational consultation clinical work for two child or adolescent cases with Child and Adolescent faculty members of the Center.


The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies provides advanced training in understanding the complexities of our clients’ motivation and how that complexity keeps them from achieving a successful life. We also provide specific training in the management and use of transference. Our training provides a way of looking at clinical work that is relevant no matter the setting or the theoretical approach.

Participants will discuss approximately three journal articles per monthly meeting. The readings include a few classic papers, but most are contemporary. While they include theoretical, developmental, and applied topics, most have a clinical emphasis. Each meeting will be facilitated by a CFPS faculty member, alumni (or guest facilitator). Round Table Discussion Meetings are scheduled once or twice per month from August 2021 through May 2022 for a total of 13. The group will meet from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM, through video sessions only. Log-in information will only be sent to those who register at least two hours before each session.

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CFPS Referral Services - Greater Houston Area/Austin/San Antonio/Dallas

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 (info@cfps-tx.org) with name , telephone contact information and basic information or leave a confidential voice message at 713-524-0790 for more information.

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