Table of Contents
- Writing and Research
- Case Presentation
- Clinical Experience
- Residency Requirements
- Transfer of Credits
- Non-discrimination Policy
- Grievances and Complaints
Anyone can attend classes. In order to become a candidate, students must have an accredited graduate degree and be licensed as a mental health provider, or working under supervision in pursuit of a licensed professional. Also you will have taken 3 classes and done 50 hours of training analysis. Tech: phone/Skype, internet. Here are the requirements to become a certified psychoanalyst.
Courses run for 15 weeks and last 1 1/2 hours each. The schedule for our classes is posted on this website approximately one month prior to each semester. To register go to the Courses page and pay with PayPal.
- PT 1: Human Development 1 (Conception to Latency)
- PT 2: Human Development 2 (Adolescence to Dying)
- PT 3: Attachment Theory and Object Relations
- PT 4: Culture: Development and Assumptions
- PT 5: Freud and the discovery of the mind
- PT 6: Drive Theory and the Nature of the Unconscious
- PT 7: Trauma Theory and Psychoanalysis
- PT 8: Modern Psychoanalysis I
- PT 9: Lacan
- PT 10: Psychoanalytic Theories of Mind 1 (Klein, Bion, Kohut, Matte-Blanco)
- PT 11: Psychoanalytic Theories of Mind 2 (Adler, Jung, Existential)
- PT 12: Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis
- PT 13: Ethics in Psychoanalytic Practice
- PT 14: Research and Writing
- PT 15: Modern Psychoanalysis II
- PT 16: Psychopathology
- PT 17: Transference and Counter-transference Analysis
- PT 18: Analysis of Resistance
- PT 19: Character Analysis
- PT 20: Analysis of Dreams, Fantasies and Art
- PT 21: The Analysis of Psychotic and Primitive Mental States
- PT 22: Practicum
- PT 23: Group Psychoanalysis
- PT 24: Child and Family Analysis
- PT 111: 6 Supervision courses (These classes must be taken with at least two supervisors)
- Individual Supervision: 200 hours with a different supervisor than the control supervisor, see below
- Control Analysis: 50 hours on one case with one supervisor
- Supervisors cannot be the candidate's training analyst
- Supervisors must have been NAAP certified for at least 5 years
- Disclaimer: the term 'supervision' refers to a process of instruction aimed at teaching psychoanalytic skills. It is not eligible to be used for licensing or insurance purposes, unless permitted by state law.
- A minimum of 400 hours with a certified analyst, including at least two years of weekly sessions. For students wishing for a in-person experience, ten percent of required hours may be spent with a local analyst from a different orientation, provided that this analyst be NAAP registered.
- Disclaimer: training analysis is a required educational experience, sessions between analysand and anlyst in two different states cannot be billed to insurance.
Writing and Research
Candidates owe a journal quality paper, written in APA format, between 25 and 30 pages. The paper can be theoretical or clinical, and has to include at least 15 references. You also will have to write a case presentation, where you examine your treatment of a patient, based on a list of psychoanalytic concepts that are essential to the conceptualization of a psychoanalysis. Finally you have to have submitted all your logs.
Candidates must subscribe to the PEP-WEB online psychoanalytic library. The cost is $155 per year, see here: PEP-WEB. This gives you unlimited access to every major psychoanalytic journal in the English language.
The oral presentation of the history of a case spanning two or more consecutive years, addressing the concepts covered in the training. A committee of at least 3 faculty members and 2 certified analysts selected by the candidate need to attend. You will write up the case in the prescribed format before presenting and submit the outline to the committee.
Candidates shall document having conducted 2,000 hours of psychoanalytic treatment.
To satisfy residency requirements candidates must attend, in-person, one CCMPS weekend conference annually. This conference takes place the first weekend in June in Albuquerqu.Top
Transfer of Credits
Candidates can transfer credit from another accredited institute for up to 50% of the credit hours needed to graduate, as long as the courses match our curriculum.
CCMPS welcomes all students without regard to age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity.
Grievances and Complaints
In the spirit of psychoanalysis, we welcome complaints and dissent. The goal of CCMPS' procedures for handling complaints and grievances is to help the parties involved communicate on the the Symbolic level, moving away from the very important and personal immediacies of the conflict which are most often the result of Imaginary level experiences, towards an understanding of the unconscious contributions of each party.
To accomplish this we delineate a set of steps to be taken by all parties: the conplainant, the object of the complaint and the governing bodies of CCMPS. The following pdf file contins the printable version of our complaint and grievance process: Complaints and Grievances.pdfTop