Training and Education
Apply to the Core Curriculum
We will be accepting applications for the class of September 2014 during the period from September 1, 2013 to March 1, 2014. The Core Curriculum at the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute is an innovative approach to the education of a wide variety of individuals who share a serious interest in psychoanalysis. Our two-year program of twice weekly classes and case seminars has earned national recognition. Successful completion leads to a certificate granted by Emory University for the study of the theory of psychoanalysis. Beyond the two-year program, many candidates qualify for further study with us. Whether one matriculates for two years or longer, the seminars are scholarly and require commitment of time and thought. They are also lots of fun for the students and the faculty.
The Core Curriculum accepts graduate students, psychiatric residents, license-eligible or licensed mental health clinicians, and other professionals. Learn how to apply and download an application form. For questions, please call our administrator, Ms. Rose Jordan, at 404.727.5886.
Enroll in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program
Some candidates enter our Core Curriculum as licensed or license-eligible mental health clinicians. We invite these candidate psychotherapists to apply to the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, which enriches the Core Curriculum classroom learning with concurrent supervision of psychotherapy cases. We match qualified candidates with supervisors from the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute faculty. Candidates may use their supervisory experience to help qualify for state licensure. Candidates enjoy the professional growth that occurs when seminars are combined with clinical learning. Successful completion of the classroom and supervisory requirements leads to a certificate granted by Emory University for the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program.
Become a Psychoanalyst
We love to prepare candidates for careers as psychoanalysts. Through the Core Curriculum, we provide our candidates with the first two years of an excellent psychoanalytic education in a small classroom setting. Psychoanalytic candidates continue in seminars at the Institute for a total of at least four years. In addition to teaching the seminars, our faculty members sustain a lively interest in helping each qualified candidate to find his or her individualized pathway to reach the goal of graduate psychoanalyst. We recognize the huge commitment that these candidates must make. When we accept candidates ready to begin the psychoanalytic track, we assist them in finding an available training analyst and we match each with a clinical mentor who usually becomes the supervisor of his or her first control case. We think that the beauty of the Core Curriculum is its flexibility. So while some candidates know they want to undertake full psychoanalytic training from the outset, others who are destined to become psychoanalysts begin solely with participation in the Core Curriculum. As they participate in seminars, their interest in pursuing psychoanalysis grows, and they may obtain any needed professional qualifications for the longer training required to graduate as psychoanalysts.