Theodor Reik Clinical Center for Psychotherapy (TRCC)
The Theodor Reik Clinical Center for Psychotherapy (TRCC) was established in 1949 as the clinical component of NPAP’s Training Institute. It has two major purposes:
1) To provide referrals and related training experiences for NPAP candidates;
2) To provide affordable psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for people in New York City and surrounding counties.
TRCC has served over 3,000 patients in the last ten years.
TRCC serves everyone without regard to gender, sexual orientation, age, race, national or ethnic origin, religion or disability. All TRCC psychotherapists are part of NPAP and subscribe to the highest professional and ethical standards.
Candidates who reach the Readiness for Clinical Practice (RCP) or Matriculation levels of training may apply to receive referrals from TRCC. Candidates treating patients from TRCC must be in supervision with a member of the NPAP Training Institute. When a candidate graduates from NPAP, patients enter the candidate’s private practice.
Candidates pursuing the New York State License in Psychoanalysis must see patients on NPAP’s premises. NPAP also has offices available at reasonable cost for candidates who already have a license that includes psychoanalysis in its scope of practice.
Additional information about TRCC can be found on TRCC’s website: www.212ANALYST.org.
TRCC regularly offers workshops on topics relevant to working with psychotherapy patients. A member and candidate often present together, and the leaders strive to create a supportive environment for discussion and learning. Workshops have covered the following topics: Psycho-analytic Practice in the Age of Modern Technology; Extraordinary Events in the Analyst’s Life and Implications for Practice; Therapists and Psychiatrists Working Together; Working with HIV-Positive Patients; Handling Suicidal Ideation; The Emotional Uses of Money; Understanding Psychotic Process.
A standing committee, consisting of NPAP Training Institute members, is responsible for TRCC operations. The committee includes the Director of Intake and Referral as consultant and a representative from the Members-in-Training Organization (MITO). On behalf of the committee, the Chair reports to the Board regularly and also functions as TRCC Director.