Studies in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


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. 


We welcome applicants from all mental health disciplines who hold a license to practice.


The adult course work is offered from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm on 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 two years (about 270 clock hours). If no sessions are missed, 270 continuing education credit hours will be certified.* All classes are currently held in person and on-line.


Fees for courses and other services in Studies in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: 

Application fee: $300.00

Tuition – Adult Program (annually for a minimum of two years): $2,975.00

Educational Consultant fees (to be negotiated with each educational consultant)


Please submit application and all supporting documentation by March 1. 


Studies in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Year 1

Work of Therapy I: Key Concepts

Work of Therapy II: Case Formulation and Clinical Writing

Work of Therapy III: Transference/ CounterTransference/ Resistance

Schools of Thought I: Psychodynamic Perspective

Human Development I

Human Development II

Schools of Thought III:  Object Relations Theory & Attachment Theory

Schools of Thought II: Drive, Ego, Intersubjective, Relational

Clinical Case Conference

Studies in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Year II

Work of Therapy IV: Psychie Reality

Work of Therapy V: Brief Psychotherapies

Work of Therapy VII: Termination and Other Technical Issues

General Psychopathology

Work of Therapy VI: Family/Marital/Group

Trauma and Its Vicissitudes

Clinical Case Conference

All Years 

Second and Third Trimesters