Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis


The Institute offers an intensive 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, object relations, the evolution of interpersonal thinking, intersubjectivity and the study of other contemporary relational models. Our faculty and supervisors represent the range of contemporary psychoanalytic orientations.


The Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis is designed to provide rigorous training in the principles and techniques of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. It is open to qualified, licensed mental health providers: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and psychiatric nurses. Outstanding candidates who do not fulfill these requirements may be considered on an individual basis and are encouraged to apply.

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A non-refundable application fee of $50 must accompany the application. To pay the application fee select CPP/LQP.

Application fee

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The Institute is committed to the principle of intensive analytic work concurrent with training. Candidates are required to be in psychoanalysis upon entering the program and to remain in analysis for a minimum of 360 hours, of which a minimum of 300 hours is at a frequency of three times per week. The three times weekly frequency is to begin no later than September of the second year of training. Upon request, after the first year of training, the Training Committee may give consideration to prior long term intensive
psychoanalysis in partial fulfillment of these requirements. The candidate’s analyst must have graduated, at least five years prior, from a psychoanalytic training institute approved by the Institute.

The Institute is prepared to assist candidates who demonstrate financial need in meeting the personal analysis requirement. A list of Institute analysts comprised of graduates and faculty willing to accept a $50 per session fee, is available to candidates upon request.

Formal coursework consists of four years of classes, with two courses taken each trimester. In most instances, a theoretical course focusing upon conceptual or historical issues is paired with a clinical seminar in which candidates share an opportunity to present case material. Each course meets for one and one-half hours per session, for ten weeks, on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and from 8:30 to 10:00 PM.

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Candidates work with at least two patients in psychoanalysis. This work begins in the first year of matriculation, and these training cases are supervised until the candidate graduates. If candidates are unable to obtain patients for this supervised experience from their own resources, referrals may be made available from The Institute’s Clinical Centers (see section on
Clinical Services).Candidates obtain a minimum of 200 hours of individual supervision, distributed among at least three supervisors, over five years, with each supervisor to be seen for a minimum of 40 hours.Additional supervision by faculty and graduates is available at reduced fees.


Two courses per trimesters, for a total of $2,450. per year. Tuition is due before the start of each trimester. Candidates who expect to have difficulty paying their tuition in full should work out a payment plan, to be approved by the co-directors, prior to the start of the academic year. Any change of circumstances during the academic year should be discussed with the co-directors, so that an alternative arrangement can be made. There is a fee of $25. for late payments.

Supervision is $50 per session and is to be paid to the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis.

Personal Analysis:
A minimum of 360 hours of analysis, paid directly to the analyst, at fee level determined with analyst (see Reduced-fee Psychoanalysis)

Refund Policy:
If a candidate chooses to withdraw from coursework prior to the fourth week of classes in any trimester, he or she will receive a full refund for that trimester. If for personal emergency reasons, a candidate withdraws prior to the sixth week, he or she will receive a total refund for the trimester.


Upon completion of the psychoanalytic training program, and upon approval of the Training Committee, candidates are awarded a Certificate in Psychoanalysis.