Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy

Degree Granted
Advanced Certificate
Degree Level
Garden City, NY

Comprehensive study with psychoanalysis and psychotherapy training.

Why Earn Your Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy at Adelphi?

The Four-Year Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy offers candidates the opportunity to acquire the didactic and clinical experience to become practitioners of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. This course provides:

  • a comprehensive study of classical psychoanalysis, self-psychology, intersubjectivity, and contemporary relational and interpersonal psychoanalytic approaches to treatment
  • case seminars that focus on the therapeutic techniques of each theoretical orientation
  • courses offered on contemporary psychoanalytic topics, including gender and sexuality, perversions, trauma, and dissociative phenomena

Weekly Commitment for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Candidates

  • Two 90-minute seminars on Wednesday evenings at 6:00-9:15 pm
  • A rotation among group supervision/processing/intake supervision on Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Individual 45-minute supervision (scheduled at the candidate’s convenience)
  • Providing psychotherapy to patients through the Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center or the candidate’s private practice (number of clinical hours are specific to each program)
  • Personal psychotherapy/psychoanalysis (weekly frequency depends on the specific program)


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our graduate students are working or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018


Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

Individuals with a PsyD or PhD in clinical, counseling or school psychology may be eligible to complete this program on a full tuition waiver as part of the Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship.

Program Info

Application Requirements

Applicants for this program and should submit the following:

  • A doctorate or master’s degree in a mental health field
  • Online application form and $50 fee
  • Two letters of recommendation from an academic or professional source
  • Personal essay (500 words)
  • All official college/university transcripts
  • Résumé/CV

The applicant will be contacted for a personal interview.

Awards & Recognition

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