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Enhance Your Understanding of the Theory and Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

This two-year training sequence offers clinicians and non-clinicians an opportunity to immerse themselves in the theory and practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.  Research confirms that treatment focused on the interaction between the therapist and the patient with a foundation in psychoanalytic theory and practice has enduring benefits. Following a structure of three classes per trimester, including a case conference, clinicians will learn to:

  • Identify one’s own emotional experience as a way to inform the direction of treatment
  • Listen for recurring themes and patterns in the patient’s conscious and unconscious narratives
  • Understand and identify how the past is alive in the present moment
  • Learn how to handle complex attachment and trauma related issues
  • Use oneself in authentic and empathic ways within the therapeutic relationship
  • Understand how the complexity of the therapeutic relationship leads to change

The PPTP is an excellent opportunity for professionals and graduate students within the fields of psychiatry, social work, psychology, marriage and family, and counseling to deepen and enrich their therapeutic knowledge and skills.

Program Tracks

Certificate: Requires completion all of the course requirements for years one and two. 60 hours of supervision as well as fulfill attendance requirements.  Note that supervision requirement does not have to be completed within the two years but a certificate will not be issued until the supervision paperwork is submitted.

Non-certificate: Requires completion of all course requirements for years one and two as well as fulfilling attendance requirements.

Eligibility 

To be eligible for the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program, you must:

  • Be enrolled in or have completed a post-graduate degree program in a mental health field such as psychology, social work, or counseling.
  • Be licensed or eligible for licensure as an MD, LP, LGSW, LCSW, LICSW, LMFT, LPC, or LPCC

A personal in-depth psychotherapy of more than once a week is highly recommended although it is not required to obtain the certificate. While it is not necessary to have a private practice, it is necessary to be working in some clinical capacity so that you are able to bring your own clinical experiences and dilemmas to the classes and to the case conferences. After completing the admissions application, you will be notified of acceptance and the starting date of classes.

Apply for Psychotherapy Training

The PPTP application can be downloaded in Word format OR completed online. There is no application fee. 

Deadline for Fall 2019 is July 20, 2019.

Miss the Fall Deadline?

You can take classes "A la carte" (one at a time). Please inquire at least two weeks before the start date of the semester you wish to take classes.

Contact Julie Sihilling, PPTP chair, at juliems@gmail.com or admin@mpsi.info for more details.

Application details

Please submit all the following materials with the application:

  • A completed application form, including letter of recommendation as detailed on the application form
  • Copy of license to practice (if available)
  • Copy of current malpractice insurance (if self-insured)
  • A written statement which explains why you are interested in participating in this program, and what your  experience is with psychoanalytic psychotherapy

An optional interview, by phone or in person, may also be conducted. You will be notified of acceptance and the starting date of classes in early August.

Faculty

PPTP faculty are members of practicing psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists in private practice with extensive experience in Teaching, Theory, Supervision, and Consultation.

Course examples

Please note that course offering may vary slightly from year to year.

  • Foundations of Technique and the Psychoanalytic Frame
  • Overview of Psychoanalytic Theories of Development: From Freud to Fonagy
  • Psychoanalytic Case Formulation 
  • The Internal World of the Developing Mind: Contributions of Winnicott and Fairbairn
  • Development and Attachment
  • The Talking Cure: How to Listen So Patients Can Talk
  • Self Psychology and Relational Theories
  • Transference and Countertransference: Deepening the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Trauma
  • Gender in Psychoanalytic Thought
  • Mentalization: Reflective Function and Reverie

CEU Credit

12.5 CEU are available for each individual trimester class completed.

The full year of all three classes for 3 trimesters leads to up to 112.50 CEU

Tuition

$2400 for three 10 week trimesters. (3 classes per trimester) 

Payable in one or three payments. 

60 hours of individual case consultation is required if pursuing the certificate track. Case consultation is $75 per session. A list of consultants is available upon request and the supervision hours do not need to be completed in the two years. Certificate is issued upon completion and submission of supervision hours.

Time and Location

Classes are held every Friday from 12:15 pm – 4:30 pm at 1934 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis.

Time Commitment

Students can expect 1-2 hours of reading/prep work each week. Case preparation for case conference will take a little longer. For case conference classes, each student usually presents a case once or twice a trimester.


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