Program Description

NPAP’s Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Certificate Program will provide licensed mental health practitioners with the clinical skills, confidence and community to develop and sustain a thriving private practice.

This one-year program begins September 2019

Three Trimesters, One Cohort

The course has three terms: Fall, Winter and Spring. Students will move together through the program as a class and, upon successfully completing the program, are awarded a certificate. With permission, students may take one course at a time to complete the program at their own rate. A surcharge is added to the tuition under such circumstances. See Tuition and Fees.

Attend In-person or Online, Evening Hours

Classes are 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 also is live-streamed, takes place on Thursday nights. See Courses and Schedule.

Three Additional Workshops – One Workshop Per Term

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. 

Each workshop is held on a Saturday, from 10am-1pm. The workshops are free to students enrolled in the certificate program. They are also open to members of NPAP, and, for a modest fee, to unaffiliated professionals.

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.


NPAP is currently accepting CE credits for LCSW and LP licenses. Credit breakdown is as follows: Each 12-week course, with 90 minutes weekly of live lectures, presentations and workshops: total =18 contact hours. Each Workshop meets for 180 minutes: total = 3 contact hours