Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners.
Psychoanalytic education is an intensive program which integrates three essential components: seminars in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis, which require four years to complete; supervised psychoanalytic treatment of patients; and a personal psychoanalysis. PANY offers training in Adult Psychoanalysis and Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis. PANY is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the American Association for Psychoanalytic Education (AAPE). Applicants hold a terminal degree in their field (MD and DO psychiatrists and residents, PhD and PsyD clinical psychologists, LCSW or DSW clinical social workers, and NP Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners); or enter a licensed psychoanalyst program track, which enables PANY to offer psychoanalytic training to Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCAT) or other clinically experienced licensed mental health professionals.
Not all potential applicants meet the New York State Education Department (NYSED) criteria to practice psychoanalysis. The Institute at PANY is designated by NYSED as a licensure qualifying program for those whose degrees or licenses do not permit psychoanalytic practice.
This includes mental health professionals with a New York State license that does not include psychoanalysis, such as LMHC, LMFT, and LCAT. Professionals who anticipate obtaining a license to practice psychoanalysis during training may also apply, including LMSWs, and MDs awaiting green cards.
For whom? Non-mental health professionals (academics, attorneys, people in the arts, non-psychiatric MDs, clergy, business professionals).
We offer education for professionals for whom a general understanding of psychoanalytic thought is useful in their primary field of work. This fosters a stimulating interchange of ideas between clinical psychoanalysts and scholars and professionals from other disciplines. Non-clinical education in psychoanalysis should be relevant to the applicant's own professional activities.
Non-clinical candidates participate in the same classes and other educational experiences as clinical candidates, with the exception of psychoanalytic case work. Personal analysis for non-clinical candidates is highly recommended.
For whom? Licensed clinicians: Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Creative Arts Therapists; and Psychiatric Residents and Fellows.
PANY offers advanced training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. This two-year program enhances the knowledge and skills of clinicians through their own personal treatment, clinical and theoretical seminars, and weekly individualized case supervision. The program is staffed by PANY’s psychoanalytic faculty. Successful completion of the program leads to a certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training. Continuing education credit is available.
For whom? Licensed mental health clinicians - psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and social workers - who work in treatment settings.
The Institute offers a one-year fellowship to introduce clinically-immersed professionals to psychoanalytic work and to PANY, and to supplement their education with a clinically relevant psychoanalytic viewpoint. Classes are held on Saturday mornings throughout the academic year. Each fellow is also assigned a mentor who is a member of the PANY faculty and who meets with the fellow on an individualized basis to personally tailor the fellowship experience to the fellow’s needs and interests. Fellows sometimes go on to apply to the psychodynamic psychotherapy program or to the psychoanalytic program.
For whom? Those studying or practicing in a clinical field.
The Prelude to Training program is designed for psychiatry residents, graduate students and early career clinicians interested in learning more about practice and treatment approaches in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. You do not need to be licensed to see patients, but you must be studying or practicing in a clinical field.
For whom? All students and clinicians, located nationally and internationally.
PANY is proud of its distance learning initiative. Since 2013 we have offered classes in psychoanalytic psychotherapy on-line to clinicians in Korea and, since 2017, to a small number of clinicians in Japan. These classes are conducted live with English/Korean translation on a weekly basis.
For whom? Licensed clinicians and independent practitioners in the community.
PANY arranges referrals for supervision to licensed clinicians at all levels of experience. Supervision is provided by experienced psychoanalysts from our faculty. Individual and group supervision is available.
Psychoanalytic Association of New York
NYU Department of Psychiatry
One Park Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016