Our Education and Training.

We welcome students into our psychoanalytic community to understand the human mind through work with patients.

Why Us.

For most mental health professions, graduate education does not fully prepare one to be a skilled, knowledgeable and confident therapist. While we continue to learn from our patients throughout our professional lives, we believe that advanced formal training is crucial to our efforts to provide the highest level of clinical competence.

PANY's educational events and training are held in the heart of Murray Hill, at One Park Avenue (at 33rd Street), 8th Floor, NYU Langone Health, Department of Psychiatry. Dependent upon the program, classes or events take place Saturdays; and Monday or Tuesday evenings.

Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Year: Bridge to Psychoanalytic Training

For whom? Graduates of PANY’s Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Fellowship Programs, or comparable programs at other Institutes, mental health clinicians with at least two years of psychodynamic therapy experience, and candidates admitted to the Psychoanalytic Training Program who need an additional preparatory year.

Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Year - Bridge to Psychoanalytic Training - is a one-year 25 week course for licensed mental health professionals encompassing didactic material and clinical case discussions. The aim is to develop the understanding and clinical skills needed to practice intensive psychotherapy, further knowledge of psychoanalytic theory and technique, and offer a bridge to psychoanalytic training.

Psychoanalytic Training

For whom?

Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners.


Psychoanalytic education is an intensive program which integrates three essential components: seminars in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis, which require four years to complete; supervised psychoanalytic treatment of patients; and a personal psychoanalysis. PANY offers training in Adult Psychoanalysis and Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis. PANY is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the American Association for Psychoanalytic Education (AAPE). Applicants hold a terminal degree in their field (MD and DO psychiatrists and residents, PhD and PsyD clinical psychologists, LCSW or DSW clinical social workers, and NP Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners); or enter a licensed psychoanalyst program track, which enables PANY to offer psychoanalytic training to Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCAT) or other clinically experienced licensed mental health professionals.

Licensed Psychoanalyst

For whom?

Not all potential applicants meet the New York State Education Department (NYSED) criteria to practice psychoanalysis. The Institute at PANY is designated by NYSED as a licensure qualifying program for those whose degrees or licenses do not permit psychoanalytic practice.


This includes mental health professionals with a New York State license that does not include psychoanalysis, such as LMHC, LMFT, and LCAT. Professionals who anticipate obtaining a license to practice psychoanalysis during training may also apply, including LMSWs, and MDs awaiting green cards.  


Candidates in the LP Program train in PANY's Adult Psychoanalysis Program and graduation from the Adult Psychoanalytic Program fulfills the psychoanalytic education requirements for these candidates to sit for the Licensed Psychoanalyst (LP) exam. LP candidates invited to train at PANY meet the admissions criteria applied to all candidates, including the breadth of clinical experience required by the American Association of Psychoanalytic Education (AAPE). You are welcome to begin your inquiry with a call to PANY at 646-754-4870.

Academic Associate

For whom? Non-mental health professionals (academics, attorneys, people in the arts, non-psychiatric MDs, clergy, business professionals).

We offer education for professionals for whom a general understanding of psychoanalytic thought is useful in their primary field of work. This fosters a stimulating interchange of ideas between clinical psychoanalysts and scholars and professionals from other disciplines. Non-clinical education in psychoanalysis should be relevant to the applicant's own professional activities.

Non-clinical candidates participate in the same classes and other educational experiences as clinical candidates, with the exception of psychoanalytic case work. Personal analysis for non-clinical candidates is highly recommended.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training

For whom? Licensed clinicians: Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Creative Arts Therapists; and Psychiatric Residents and Fellows.

PANY offers advanced training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. This two-year program enhances the knowledge and skills of clinicians through their own personal treatment, clinical and theoretical seminars, and weekly individualized case supervision. The program is staffed by PANY’s psychoanalytic faculty. Successful completion of the program leads to a certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training. Continuing education credit is available. 

Fellowship in Psychoanalysis

For whom? Licensed mental health clinicians - psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and social workers - who work in treatment settings.

The Institute offers a one-year Fellowship to introduce clinically-immersed professionals to psychoanalytic work and to PANY, and to supplement their education with a clinically relevant psychoanalytic viewpoint. Classes are held monthly on Tuesday evenings throughout the academic year. Each fellow is also assigned a mentor who is a member of the PANY faculty and who meets with the fellow on an individualized basis to personally tailor the fellowship experience to the fellow’s needs and interests. Fellows sometimes go on to apply to the psychodynamic psychotherapy program or to the psychoanalytic program.

Prelude to Training

For whom? Those studying or practicing in a clinical field.

The Prelude to Training program is designed for psychiatry residents, graduate students and early career clinicians interested in learning more about practice and treatment approaches in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. You do not need to be licensed to see patients, but you must be studying or practicing in a clinical field.

Distance Learning

For whom? All students and clinicians, located nationally and internationally.

PANY is proud of its distance learning initiative. Since 2013 we have offered classes in psychoanalytic psychotherapy on-line to clinicians in Korea and, since 2017, to a small number of clinicians in Japan. These classes are conducted live with English/Korean translation on a weekly basis.

Referral for Supervision

For whom?  Licensed clinicians and independent practitioners in the community.

PANY arranges referrals for supervision to licensed clinicians at all levels of experience. Supervision is provided by experienced psychoanalysts from our faculty. Individual and group supervision is available.

Psychoanalytic Association of New York
NYU Department of Psychiatry
One Park Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Telephone: 646-754-4870
Fax: 646-754-9540
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