What We're All About.

The New PANY

IPE, the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, is now called PANY, the Psychoanalytic Association of New York, affiliated with NYU Langone Health.

What We Do

For those who seek an understanding of emotional life, PANY is an education and treatment association that provides training and therapy based on psychoanalytic understanding of the core human dilemmas from childhood through adulthood. PANY is also a community of psychoanalytic clinicians and scholars, which includes graduates from our programs. We also welcome new members from the greater psychoanalytic world.  

Our educational programs offer opportunities for those interested in studying psychoanalytic thought and practice who come from diverse levels of background and experience. Programs range from introductory lectures to scientific meetings to intensive individualized advanced clinical training.

The Institute at PANY offers advanced training for mental health professionals. We graduate clinicians who are confident, capable, and caring practitioners. Explore all our educational programs and treatments.

Who We Are.

PANY is a diverse collegial affiliation of clinicians united in our dedication to the teaching and practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy. Our community of faculty and trainees includes individuals trained in psychiatry, clinical psychology, clinical social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychiatric nursing and other disciplines.

PANY, an affiliate of NYU Langone Health, is a member society of the American Psychoanalytic Association and a member institute of the American Association for Psychoanalytic Education.

PANY admits training candidates of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to candidates at the Institute. PANY does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other institute-administered programs.

Our Mission.  Our Goals.

Our Mission:

The mission of the Psychoanalytic Association of New York is to promote mental health through advanced clinical training, treatment, and scholarship.


Our primary goals are to:

  • Train dedicated and talented mental health professionals to help patients work through their emotional difficulties so that they may lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. PANY offers a wide range of psychoanalytically-focused education programs locally and internationally to achieve this end.
  • Provide, through PANY’s Consultation and Treatment Service, affordable and accessible psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to underserved members of the community and in need of mental health care;
  • Educate fellow mental health professionals, as well as the general public, about the enduring efficacy of psychoanalytically-based treatments, through outreach seminars, clinical case conferences and lectures;
  • Foster scholarship and promote inquiry into matters that lie at the heart of psychoanalysis, especially the conflicts and complexities of human experience.


Founding of a psychoanalytic training center or "Division of Psychoanalytic Medicine" for psychoanalytic training and residency teaching at Long Island College of Medicine (LICM). 11 members of original faculty; 8 candidates in first class.


LICM taken over by New York State and renamed State University at Downstate Medical Center: "Psychoanalytic Institute and Clinic at Downstate Medical Center" is the first Institute in the United States to be state supported.


Psychoanalytic Institute at State University Medical Center approved by Board of Professional Standards of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) as a fully accredited training facility in psychoanalysis.


PANY founded – Psychoanalytic Association of New York. An organization of psychoanalysts established in 1955 as a component Society of APsaA, and as an affiliated Society of the Downstate Institute. Monthly scientific meetings hosted by PANY from 1950’s to the present.

1979 – 2011

Downstate Institute moves to NYU Medical Center in 1979 and, under a new affiliation agreement, is renamed the NYU Psychoanalytic Institute. Classes held at Bellevue for psychoanalytic candidates; Institute faculty actively involved in residency training; Expansion of Institute programs including addition of psychodynamic psychotherapy training.

2011 – 2017

New, free standing affiliate agreement made with NYU in 2011, calling for another re-naming: Institute for Psychoanalytic Education (IPE), affiliated with NYU School of Medicine (now financially and legally independent, with its own educational Charter from New York State).


Merger of Institute for Psychoanalytic Education (IPE) and Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY), formalizing the partnership of the Institute and its Society.


Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, affiliated with NYU Langone Health, renamed Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY). PANY continues its affiliation with NYU Langone Health. The Institute at PANY and the Postgraduate Society at PANY (as well as training and treatment services) re-launch with new website.



Psychoanalysis changes lives. Talking about problems with a caring and skilled clinician can help people to feel better. Your tax-deductible donation will support our affordable treatment service and excellent training programs. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization; please consider this opportunity to sponsor our mission. Your generous donation will allow us to continue to offer affordable and effective treatment to residents of NYC, Philadelphia, and their surrounding communities, and educate the next generation of psychoanalytic therapists.


Psychoanalytic Association of New York
NYU Department of Psychiatry
One Park Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Telephone: 646-754-4870
Fax: 646-754-9540
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