Teaching Opportunities

At the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center, we believe that one way to ensure the continued excellence of our training programs is through our commitment to faculty development. We do not assume that an excellent psychoanalyst is necessarily an excellent teacher – rather, we proactively provide both junior and senior faculty with instruction and mentorship in curriculum development, classroom instruction, and supervision. This usually begins with an “associate instructor” position that allows the new teacher to observe senior instructors and to begin co-teaching classes. Faculty development continues with teaching groups for associate instructors, faculty retreats dedicated to teaching and learning, and group development of new courses.

Our faculty and candidates are sought-after teachers of medical students, psychology graduate students and interns, psychiatry residents, and psychoanalytic candidates. If you are a faculty member or a candidate at Columbia and are interested in teaching, you may contact the following people about teaching opportunities:

Teaching Candidates

Sandra Park, MD
Co-Chair, Curriculum Committee

Holly Schneier, MD
Co-Chair, Curriculum Committee

Teaching Medical Students

Janis Cutler, MD
Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Columbia University

Teaching Psychiatry Residents


Elizabeth Auchincloss, MD
Director of Residency Training, Department of Psychiatry, Cornell


Deborah Cabaniss, MD
Director of Psychotherapy Training, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University


Anand Desai, M.D.
Liaison to the Creedmoor Residency

Teaching Psychologists

Edith Cooper, PhD
Director, Psychology Division, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Resesarch