About Us


Founded in 1980, the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis (the Institute) offers an extensive and comprehensive psychoanalytic training program.  The theoretical framework of the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis is contemporary interpersonal psychoanalysis as it is embedded in the more recent and broader relational tradition. The curriculum includes classical psychoanalytic thought, the evolution of interpersonal thinking, and the study of contemporary relational models.  Our faculty and supervisors represent the full range of psychoanalytic orientations.  The Institute offers a Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis; a Licensure Qualifying Program in Psychoanalysis; a One-Year Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy; and a two- year Certificate Program in Trauma Studies.

The Institute is further dedicated to providing the community of the New York Metropolitan Area with affordable mental health services.

The Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis is administered by the Co-Directors and a series of committees. Graduates, candidates and faculty are invited to participate and are active on most committees. The Institute admits students to all rights, privileges and activities available in the programs without regard to race, religion, sex, age, creed, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, HIV status, marital status, citizenship status, or military/veteran status. The Institute does not discriminate against any of the above groups in the administration of its educational policies, or other Institute-administered programs. Further, the Institute has a commitment to multicultural diversity as well as the queer community and to the values of gender and sexual fluidity.

The Institute is a not-for-profit institution chartered by the Board of Regents of the State University of New York. The Institute relies on contributions to maintain itself and to expand. Contributions are tax-deductible. Information about contributions may be obtained by contacting the Fundraising Committee through the Institute at 212.422.1221 or by email at admin@manhattanpsychoanalysis.com.