Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

The Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program is a two-year clinical training program in the theory and technique of psychodynamic psychotherapy. It provides advanced instruction and supervision in psychodynamic psychotherapy by members of our psychoanalytic faculty chosen for their superior teaching ability. This program is an ideal fit for any clinician, whether early, mid, or late career, who wants to deepen their knowledge and hone their skills as a psychotherapist in an intimate learning environment. Our program is a wonderful opportunity to make meaningful relationships and receive professional mentorship from highly experienced and diverse faculty.


Our program has two parts: weekly seminars and individual supervision. In seminars, our students are exposed to diverse psychoanalytic models of thought, psychodynamic techniques, and applied forms of treatment. Class formats combine discussion of readings from psychoanalytic and psychodynamic literature with the presentation of clinical material by instructors and students. We pair each student with an experienced faculty member for weekly supervision. We encourage students to see the patients they present in supervision two or three times per week when appropriate; however, this is not required.


Seminars are held from 7:30 - 9:00 on Monday nights and take place entirely on Zoom. 

Supervisory sessions are 45 minutes long and are scheduled at the mutual convenience of the supervisor and supervisee. Supervision can take place on Zoom or in person at the mutual convenience of the trainee and supervisor.


The fee for the program for the 2024-25 academic year is $4244, which is payable in two installments at the beginning of each term. Students also have the option of arranging for a second supervisor for an additional fee of $2,122 per year. Tuition increases at an incremental rate annually. This program does not qualify for the Columbia University Tuition Exemption Program.

Please review the Psychotherapy Division's Refund and Cancellation Policy


Applications are accepted from psychiatrists, PhDs, PsyDs, Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners. All applicants must be licensed and have malpractice insurance.


Please note that we are no longer accepting new applications for the 2024-25 academic year. All supporting materials for applications already in process should be sent in as soon as possible and no later than May 15th. 


With your application, you will be expected to upload a copy of your CV and include documentation of current licensure and adequate malpractice coverage. In addition, we require a letter of recommendation from the director of your professional training program and one additional letter from a previous psychotherapy supervisor. Please ask each of these references to send a letter supporting your application to the Psychoanalytic Center via email to

Once your application is complete and after review, you may be invited to interview with a member of the Psychotherapy Division.

For more information or to discuss your application, please contact the program chairs: