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Consider Becoming a Psychoanalyst

If you have a desire to become part of a vibrant professional community that offers challenge and diversity, consider training to become a psychoanalyst. Psychoanalysis is a profession that will engage you in so many ways.

First of all, psychoanalysis is a highly human and humane pursuit in which we — the analysts — witness and participate in the individual growth of another human being. Psychoanalysts often express feeling privileged to share in this poignant and often life-changing journey.

Secondly, psychoanalysis is a rigorous intellectual discipline with opportunities for ongoing scholarly pursuits such as attending seminars, study groups, and scientific programs or engaging in psychoanalytic research and writing. At NPAP the intellectual life is incredibly rich, offering an array of programs that include study groups in attachment theory, gender and sexuality, and neuro-psychoanalysis. Both members and candidates are on the editorial board of NPAP’s internationally recognized journal, The Psychoanalytic Review.

Finally, psychoanalysis affords opportunities for professional and social affiliation. Many hours of working alone with patients in our offices are balanced by the opportunity to be vital members of professional organizations and, here at NPAP, to be part of a professional community through membership on the Association and Training Institute Boards, numerous committees, and peer supervision groups. As a candidate at NPAP you become part of a dynamic, congenial, and egalitarian culture. Candidates may become active on the Member in Training Organization (MITO), which has a significant voice in Institute affairs by having liaison members on the Board of Trustees and many board committees. 

In other words, the practice of psychoanalysis is a rich, challenging, and multi-faceted experience that can engage your interest, your heart and your soul.


Why Choose NPAP for your Psychoanalytic Training?

ACADEMIC PROGRAM: NPAP’s academic program is rigorous and comprehensive and provides a plurality of theoretical viewpoints. The curriculum includes a thorough grounding in the psychoanalytic literature including Freud’s drive theory, the British and American object relations schools, self psychology, ego psychology, relational and inter-subjective perspectives and attachment theory. There is a consistent effort to integrate theory and practice in classes. We also offer opportunities to pursue psychoanalytic research.

DIVERSITY: NPAP is distinguished from most other institutes in that, following the legacy and vision and legacy of Theodor Reik, it provides sound, comprehensive training for competent practice to all qualified applicants, including those from outside the tri-disciplines of psychiatry, clinical psychology, and social work. We believe that mature, intelligent, empathic individuals from the arts, the social sciences, and even the physical sciences bring a unique richness to their practice of psychoanalysis and to their understanding of the human psyche and the human condition.
LICENSURE: NPAP is a New York State approved psychoanalytic training institute. Completion of our license-qualifying program will prepare candidates for eligibility to apply for the New York State License in Psychoanalysis. 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:  As a candidate at NPAP you will have the opportunity to begin seeing patients in your second year of training under the auspices of the Theodor Reik Clinical Center for Psychotherapy (TRCC). Office space and supervision are provided.

DISTINGUISHED FACULTY:  NPAP has an excellent and distinguished faculty, including many published authors. Our journal, The Psychoanalytic Review, is edited by the eminent psychoanalytic theorist and author, Michael Eigen.


Learn More about Psychoanalysis and about NPAP.
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April 15, 2007

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