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:
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.
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.
To be eligible for the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program, you must:
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 Training
The First Year application can be downloaded in Word format or completed online. There is no application fee. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS FOR FALL TRIMESTER ARE NOW CLOSED BUT APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR WINTER TRIMESTER START.
Please submit all the following materials with the application:
An optional phone or in-person interview by phone or in person with one of the co-chairs may also be conducted. After submitting the application you will be notified of acceptance and the starting date of classes.
PPTP faculty are members of practicing psychoanalysts and Psycoanalytic Psychotherapists in private practice with extensive experience in Teaching, Supervision, and Consultation. Faculty BiosCourse examples
$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.
Students can expect 1-2 hours of reading/prep work each week. Case preparation for case conference will take a little longer. A student usually presents a case once or twice a trimester.