Jul 17, 2018  
2018-19 University Bulletin 
2018-19 University Bulletin

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Certificate

This program provides a comprehensive and in-depth study of classical psychoanalysis, British and American object relations, self-psychology, intersubjectivity, and contemporary relational and interpersonal psychoanalytic approaches to treatment. Courses in theory are complemented by case seminars that focus on the therapeutic techniques of each theoretical approach. Candidates integrate psychoanalytic theory with their clinical experience and increase their self-understanding and professional growth through personal analysis. Many training analysts are available to work with candidates at reduced fees. This program has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education (ACPEinc.org).

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/psychoanalysis-psychotherapy/ for application details.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of the four-year curriculum.
  • 200 hours of individual supervision with four or five supervisors approved by the Postgraduate Program
  • 300 hours of three-times-a-week personal analysis with a training analyst approved by the Postgraduate Program
  • Treatment of one pro bono psychoanalytic training case seen through the Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center for a minimum of 300 hours at three times a week
  • Treatment of one additional psychoanalytic patient for a minimum of 300 hours at three times per week or two patients seen for a minimum of 150 hours at three times per week or one patient seen for a minimum of 150 hours at three times a week and one patient seen for a minimum of 150 hours twice a week
  • Completion of a graduation paper that demonstrates the candidate’s personal integration of theory and technique in psychoanalysis


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

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

First Quarter

Second Quarter

Third Quarter

  • PST (0505) 950 - Special Topics Credits: 2.00
  • SEM: Working with Trauma and Dissociation  and
  • SEM: Embodiment and Disembodiment (Addictions Eating Disorders Psychosoma)

Fourth Quarter