Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Degree Granted
Advanced Certificate
Degree Level
Graduate Certificate
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Comprehensive study with psychoanalysis and psychotherapy training.

Why Earn Your Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy at Adelphi University in New York?

The Four-Year Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy offers candidates the opportunity to acquire the didactic and clinical experience to become practitioners of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. This course provides:

  • a comprehensive study of classical psychoanalysis, self-psychology, intersubjectivity, and contemporary relational and interpersonal psychoanalytic approaches to treatment
  • case seminars that focus on the therapeutic techniques of each theoretical orientation
  • courses offered on contemporary psychoanalytic topics, including gender and sexuality, perversions, trauma, and dissociative phenomena

Weekly Commitment for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Candidates

  • Two 90-minute seminars on Wednesday evenings at 6:00-9:15 pm
  • A rotation among group supervision/processing/intake supervision on Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Individual 45-minute supervision (scheduled at the candidate’s convenience)
  • Providing psychotherapy to patients through the Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center or the candidate’s private practice (number of clinical hours are specific to each program)
  • Personal psychotherapy/psychoanalysis (weekly frequency depends on the specific program)
95%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2021
of our master’s graduates say that Adelphi University increased their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professionals in their field
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2021


Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

Individuals with a PsyD or PhD in clinical, counseling or school psychology may be eligible to complete this program on a full tuition waiver as part of the Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship.

Program Info

Application Requirements

Applicants for this program and should submit the following:

  • A doctorate or master’s degree in a mental health field
  • Online application form and $60 fee
  • Two letters of recommendation from an academic or professional source
  • Personal essay (500 words)
  • All official college/university transcripts
  • Résumé/CV

The applicant will be contacted for a personal interview.

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