The Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis
is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education
for psychologists. The Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility
for this program and its content.
The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers,
Marriage, and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors recognizes APA approved
courses and programs for continuing education.
Since its beginnings in
the early 1970s, PSP has welcomed to its classes learners from the
traditional mental health professions as well as those from
backgrounds in education, the arts, business and other fields. Many
students choose to matriculate in our certificate programs to
enhance their professional skills or as part of a career change.
Others enroll in our classes to enrich their lives or support their
growth and success in their careers. Still others find our courses
to be a particularly meaningful way to obtain required continuing
education credits for their status as licensed mental health
practitioners. This diversity of backgrounds and goals enriches the
learning experience by exposing students to a wider variety of
personalities and life circumstances than are typically encountered
in more traditional psychoanalytic programs.
MODERN PSYCHOANALYTIC CERTIFICATION
For those interested in
more intensive training, our Certificate in Psychoanalysis provides
a nationally accredited credential as a Modern Psychoanalyst, while
our Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is designed to
provide training in Modern Analytic treatment skills for
practitioners already possessing a mental health license or degree. The Certificate in Modern Psychoanalytic Group Therapy provides training in group psychotherapy based on modern psychoanalytic techniques and principles.
For the certification programs, we are seeking individuals who wish
to practice as a Psychoanalyst or apply psychoanalytic principles to
the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, clinical psychology, social
work and other allied fields. Those accepted will join the ranks of
a gifted and enthusiastic student body of aspiring clinicians and
will receive mutual support for their efforts both in the areas of
theoretical psychodynamic studies and clinical practice.
In keeping with the
School's Modern Psychoanalytic approach, the certificate programs
are designed to provide students with the opportunity to proceed at
their own pace. This allows students to structure completion of
the various elements of the program (individual and group
supervision, classroom experience, practicum and training analysis)
in a manner that accommodates their personal, professional and
For more information about the Certificate in Modern
For more information about the Certificate in Psychoanalytic
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