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.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY

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.

HOURS

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).

ELIGIBILITY

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

FEES

Fees for courses and other services in Studies in Psychoanalysis:

  • Application fee: $300.00
  • Tuition fee-Adult Program (annually for minimum of four years): $3,100.00
  • Tuition fee-Child Program (annually before complete adult classes): $1,250.00

CURRICULUM

Studies in Adult Psychoanalysis Year 1

  • Psychoanalytic Perspectives
  • Resistance/Transference
  • 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
  • Ethics
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Adult Continuous Case

Studies in Adult Psychoanalysis Year 4

  • Perversions/Neo-Sexualities
  • Interdisciplinary Psychoanalysis
  • Adult Development
  • Termination
  • 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 2:00-5:30 PM