2017-18 University Bulletin 
    Aug 14, 2022  
2017-18 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Certificate

This one-year program offers an introduction to psychodynamic principles through the study of classical and contemporary psychoanalytic theory and technique. It provides a sound introduction to psychoanalytic concepts for those who wish to obtain supervision on their clinical work while considering further training as a psychoanalyst.

Admissions Requirements

A doctorate or master’s degree in a mental health field is required. Applicants should complete an application and arrange to send transcripts from their graduate programs, plus two letters of recommendation. Two interviews with members of the Postgraduate Admissions Committee will be arranged.

See derner.adelphi.edu/psychology/postgraduate/psychoanalytic-psychotherapy/ for application details.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of the first year curriculum of the four-year certificate program. 
  • 40 sessions of individual supervision with a supervisor approved by the postgraduate program
  • A minimum of 40 sessions of individual weekly psychotherapy with a training analyst approved by the postgraduate program
  • Treatment of at least two patients through the Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center for a minimum of 100 clinical hours.  Candidates will be paid on a fee-for-service basis.

Courses Offered

Please note that these courses provide Continuing Professional Education credits, not graduate credits. Each credit represents 6 hours of class time.