Postgraduate Training in Psychodynamic
Psychotherapy or Psychoanalysis

Providing continuing education and advanced post-graduate training for mental health professionals is a primary role of the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. We offer post-graduate training in psychoanalysis for both clinical and academic fields, as well as post-graduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy for clinical fields.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training (PPT)

  • Provides a rich understanding of the psychoanalytic perspective, which can inform all clinical work – from supportive to insight-oriented
  • Approximately 200 to 225 hours of coursework
  • Supervision of two cases that are being seen twice a week
  • Personal treatment in psychodynamic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis Training (PsaT)

  • Prepares student to obtain a certificate in psychoanalysts
  • Approximately 500 hours of coursework
  • Supervision of three analytic cases
  • Personal analysis with a training analyst
  • Training offered in both adult and child/adolescent psychoanalysis, as well as a combined curriculum

Clinical Training

Our clinical programs are designed to enrich and strengthen each student’s development as a clinician and psychoanalytic psychotherapist and/or psychoanalyst. This is best achieved when clinicians have a solid foundation in psychoanalytic theory and technique, receive close clinical supervision, and can develop a high degree of self-awareness that deepens their sensitivity to the client-therapist relationship. Clinical training is therefore a comprehensive tri-partite training experience that includes:

  • Coursework in theory and technique
  • Supervised clinical work
  • Personal treatment

Academic Training

Psychoanalytic training is also invaluable to individuals in non-clinical, academic fields who wish to incorporate the theory into their work. Individuals from various educational and professional backgrounds are eligible to apply for training as a matriculated academic student in the psychoanalysis training program. Non-clinical academic students undertake personal psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy and participate in the required curriculum.