Psychotherapy Programs

The Columbia Psychoanalytic Center has made the study and the teaching of psychotherapy an essential part of our academic enterprise.

Our Psychotherapy Division, run by Eve Caligor MD, has pioneered a program of education in psychodynamic psychotherapy for psychoanalytic candidates. And for those not in analytic training but wishing to develop their skills as psychotherapists, the Psychotherapy Division, in collaboration with the Child Division, offers four specialized psychotherapy training programs, each providing a unique integration of clinical theory and technique and taught by experts in the field.


  • Our Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program offers a two-year training in theory and technique of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Weekly didactic seminars cover contemporary psychoanalytic models of psychological functioning and psychopathology, along with training in the theory and technique of a spectrum of psychodynamic psychotherapies. The didactic curriculum is complemented by weekly individual supervisory sessions. Both are provided by faculty of the Psychoanalytic Center and are offered online. 
  • Our Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program offers comparable training in child and adolescent psychotherapy.
  • Our course of study in Transference-Focused Psychotherapy provides a two-year training in TFP, a manualized, evidence-based treatment for personality disorders, in particular borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. We offer two online training options.
  • Through our Parent-Infant Program, we offer a two-year training in conjoint treatment with mothers and infants. The Parent-Infant Program is open to clinical social workers and RNs as well as psychiatrists and psychologists.

Each of these programs was developed to meet the need for additional psychodynamic training increasingly experienced by many graduates of psychiatric residencies and clinical psychology PhD programs.