Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

NYPSI’s Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program provides an enriched two-year curriculum designed to further the theoretical and clinical knowledge of psychodynamic principles. Qualified mental health professionals who are currently engaged in clinical work and who have graduate degrees from accredited programs in the fields of clinical social work, clinical psychology, and psychiatry will be considered. Clinical supervision is provided in addition to didactic course work. Each applicant must be licensed and insured to the standards of his or her discipline.

An elective in Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is offered.

David Goldenberg, M.D.
212-717-4834 or

Rebecca Twersky, M.D.

Maxine Fenton Gann, Ph.D.

Richard Brent, M.D.
Progression and Supervision

Daniel W. Prezant, Ph.D.

Admissions Process
Because the practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy requires psychological mindedness, maturity, integrity and personal stability, each applicant will be interviewed by a member of the Admissions Committee. All applicants will be considered without regard to national and ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, marital status, disability or sexual orientation.

We invite applications for psychodynamic psychotherapy training from the following professionals:
1. Physicians licensed to practice in the State of New York who are enrolled in or have completed a full-time, approved psychiatric residency.

2. Psychologists with a Ph.D. degree or a Psy.D. from a doctoral program accredited by the American Psychological Association, and Social Workers with a Ph.D. or D.S.W. degree in social work from a doctoral program recognized by G.A.D.E. A license to practice in the respective field in New York State is required.

3. Social Workers with a New York State License in Clinical Social Work.

4. Mental Health Counselors with a New York State License

5. Registered Nurses and Nurse Practioners with a New York State License

Personal Therapy
Because self-­understanding is essential for therapists, it is strongly recommended that participants in the program will be in, or have previously had, personal psychoanalysis or psychoanalytically­-oriented psychotherapy.

2015-2016 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program Fees
(Please note fees are subject to inflation)
1. Non­refundable application fee of $55

2. Tuition/ Supervision fees are billed biannually on July 1 and January 15.

First Year
$2,550 per semester

Second Year
$2,550 per semester

Each participant will be assigned an advisor who will be available to assist with progression and to serve as a liaison with the faculty. Upon successful completion of the program each participant will be awarded a certificate. The progress of students is reviewed by their supervisors, their advisor and the Progression Committee. Supervisors and advisors are available to discuss a student's progress.

Participants in the program meet with two supervisors each week to discuss patients in their own psychotherapy practices. The goals of supervision are to deepen the participants' understanding of their patients and to enhance individual skills in psychotherapy. Supervisors are members of The New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Arrangements for supervision will be made between the student and supervisor. Supervision is usually conducted during daytime hours. Each participant is required to have 66 hours of supervision annually, for a total of 132 hours of supervision upon completion of the program.

Continuing Education Credits
Credit is based on attendance. Please contact the Administrative Director to obtain documentation of CME or CE credit upon the completion of your course at 212-879-7050.

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Psychologists: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists.

Disclosure: None of the planners and presenters of this CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Social Workers: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0317. (As of 1/1/2016)

How To Apply for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training

You may download an application to apply for the psychodynamic psychotherapy training program.
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