IPS prepares students to enter the profession of psychoanalysis at the most advanced level. Our program includes academic coursework, supervised clinical practice and personal analysis. The Institute is flexible with all aspects of the fees associated with training, including low-cost supervision and analysis fees adjusted to the needs of the candidates. Certification is granted upon successful completion of the program and formal participation in a tutorial review driven by the candidates' special interests.
PsyA Certification is granted upon successful completion of the coursework and participation in the Tutorial Review, in which the candidate pursues independent study with a chosen faculty member.
Through a carefully designed series of courses, candidates explore the clinical and theoretical foundation of psychoanalysis, with special emphasis on character analysis. Classes are small, generally with five or fewer candidates in each one. This size enables our faculty to create supportive, intimate environments for discussion and study.
In addition to coursework, every candidate gains clinical experience both by working with patients in psychoanalysis and by participating in analysis with an IPS faculty member. These experiences are essential components of our program; they enable candidates candidates to function comfortably in all kinds of clinical situations.
At the start of the program, each candidate is assigned a supervisor who meets regularly with him or her to discuss everything from managing cases to building and running a psychoanalytic practice.
Candidates also participate in two control analyses – one-on-one meetings with an analyst to follow one psychoanalytic case in depth. The experience helps the candidate to appreciate and make use of the vicissitudes of treatment: both the progress and the regress.
Professional Development and Networking
IPS maintains a Psychotherapy Referral Service, which provides referrals at affordable rates to therapists in private practice who are affiliates and candidates of the Institute. We carefully match patients with appropriate therapists to create optimal conditions for successful therapy. The referral service both enhances candidates' practices and offers professional experience.
IPS also offers excellent networking opportunities. Our small classes, collegial environment and collaborative approach make networking easy. Our Conversations, which are open discussions, give our candidates and faculty additional opportunity to get to know each other.
Study at the Institute requires a minimum of a Master's degree and License (when required) in a mental health or related field.
Each semester comprises 20 weeks. During each semester two courses will be held on alternate Tuesdays from 6:30pm until 8:30pm.
Tuition is $315 per course with a $100.00 processing fee per semester. A partial refund will be made upon request through the first week of classes.
Information for all courses offered by The Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies:
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Course Completion Requirements:
Candidates are required to attend all classes offered, as evidenced by signing in and out, complete all assigned readings, participate in class discussion and complete a course evaluation
A candidate may request a certificate from the director of administration after the course is completed. The certificate will be mailed to them within two weeks of the course completion.
If a faculty member, administrator or trainee wishes to complain about any of the Institute's practices or programs or is in conflict with someone at the Institute, they may take the following steps to seek resolution: