Training Options at NYPSI

The New York Psychoanalytic Institute has been training psychoanalysts since it’s founding in 1931. Today, NYPSI’s varied educational activities include training in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as well as psychology externships, internships and post-doctoral studies. In addition, NYPSI offers a year long psychoanalytic fellowship program for social work and psychology graduate students, and psychiatric residents. Our Scholars Program offers non-clinical psychoanalytic education to members of academic disciplines whose work would be enhanced by a psychoanalytic perspective.

All of the educational programs at New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute are conducted under the auspices of the Dean of Education, the Associate Dean of Education for Child and Adolescent Analysis and the Institute’s Education Committee.

How To Apply

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


Applications for the 2016–2017 academic year will be accepted until June 15.

In order to apply, please complete the application form and return it to Sharon Weller,

You may pay your application fee online:

$125 (Analytic Training Program Fee) 
$55 (Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program Fee)
$75 (PreP Program Fee)

Or you may mail a check made payable to NYPSI to the address below:

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street New York, NY 10028

The application fee is not refundable and is not credited toward tuition. For more information about the process of applying for psychoanalytic training in general or to follow up on the status of your application, please contact:

Alexander Kalogerakis, M.D.
Chair of the Admissions Committee

We invite applications for psychoanalytic training from the following professionals:

  • Physicians licensed to practice in the State of New York who are enrolled in or have completed a full-time, approved psychiatric residency.
  • 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.
  • Social Workers with a New York State License in Clinical Social Work.
  • Advanced students for the M.D. or D.O. degree, Ph.D. degree or Psy.D. degree in psychology, or Ph.D. or D.S.W. degree in social work, who are enrolled in a training program which will qualify them, upon completion of their degree, for a license to practice in their respective field in New York State.

Applicants from any of the above disciplines must demonstrate suitable professional and personal readiness for psychoanalytic training.

The Admissions Committee will assess the applicant’s education and evidence of excellence in clinical work commensurate with the level of training as well as personal factors which are important in determining the appropriateness of psychoanalytic training. All applicants will be considered without regard to national and ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, marital status, disability or sexual orientation. Graduation from the Institute requires the completion of the course of study undertaken prior to matriculation at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.

Requirements for Matriculation
Candidates are required to be in a personal training analysis. The beginning of course work and of the psychoanalysis of patients under supervision will be discussed by the candidate and the faculty advisor. The subsequent decision in these matters will be made by the Progression Committee with the approval of the Education Committee.