Are you are a licensed mental health practitioner looking for your next steps?

Are you frustrated with your institutional job, bored in your current private practice or simply ready to sharpen your clinical skills?

NPAP’s one-year certificate program in psychodynamic psychotherapy will provide you with the latest advances in clinical practice, for use in private practice or in institutional settings.

Our Practiced-Based, Psychodynamic Learning Center (PPLC) combines onsite and online learning, paving the way for meaningful and engaging client work, giving you the confidence and community to develop and sustain a thriving private practice.

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Program Description

Three Trimesters, One Cohort

Comprehensive coursework is laid out in three terms: Fall, Winter and Spring. Students attending a rich variety of eight 12-week courses, with titles such as Developing Psychodynamic Listening Skills, Psychodynamic Diagnosis, and Meeting and Keeping Patients, will move together through the program as a cohort and, upon successfully completing the program, are awarded a certificate. Read more…

Attend Course In-Person or Online

The Psychodynamic Psychotherapy course schedule works around your busy work and life schedule. Classes are conveniently held on Tuesday nights at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis at 40 West 13th Street in New York’s Greenwich Village. Students can attend the class in person or via an online live-stream. The group supervision experience, which is live-streamed as well, takes place on Thursday nights. See Courses and Schedule.

Three Additional In-depth Workshops

In addition to the courses and group supervision experience, the program requires three workshops, one per term, that target specific clinical situations: Introduction to Couples Therapy; Working with a Trauma; and Psychotherapy and Spirituality. Read more…

Individual Psychodynamic Therapy

Although individual psychodynamic therapy is not a requirement of this program, we strongly encourage students to begin (or continue) their own psychodynamic therapy to enrich their training experience.

Admission Criteria

The Psychodynamic Training Certificate Program of PPLC is open to licensed masters-level social workers, creative arts therapists, psychiatric nurses, marriage and family counselors, and doctoral level psychologists.

You must provide a copy of your license as well as evidence of malpractice coverage before you begin taking your first course.

Mental health professionals with other state licenses may inquire about applying.

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Ready To Register?

Once you submit your fee and application, a member of PPLC will contact you to schedule an interview.

Practice-Based Psychodynamic Learning Center (PPLC) - 1 year training program in psychodynamic psychotherapy covering advances in clinical practice.
National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP)
40 West 13th Street
New York