Washington Center for Psychoanalysis


"By far the best professional development experience I have had. Thecourse work, supervision and analytic experience have been excellent andhave regenerated my own excitement and satisfaction in the work." JohnHayes, Ph.D.

The Washington Psychoanalytic Institute offers comprehensive trainingwhich is organized around a core that integrates the major theoreticalschools, as well as contemporary developments. Graduates qualify for Certificationby the American Psychoanalytic Association.

We welcome candidates of all clinical disciplines and academic backgrounds,and we encourage collegiality among candidates and faculty. We regardan open and comfortable environment as most conducive to free discussionand learning.

Our curriculum highlights the distinct usefulness of different psychoanalyticperspectives. It focuses on the clinical application of these theories,the practical study of technique, and the development of research andwriting skills. As a component division of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis,the Institute affords candidates the opportunity to participate in communityoutreach activities, such as the Psychoanalytic Clinic and programs ofpublic education and consultation.

We follow the tripartite model, as required of all institutes accreditedby the American Psychoanalytic Association. This model consists of seminarsand continuous case conferences; supervised psychoanalysis of at leastthree cases; and a personal analysis with a Training Analyst of our institute(or when necessary because of geographic considerations, of another institute).

Our candidates gain additional learning and teaching opportunities throughour affiliation with George Washington University.

Candidates of our institute are eligible for membership in the AmericanPsychoanalytic Association, and upon graduation, for membership in theInternational Psychoanalytical Association, as well.