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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 completed 50 hours of training analysis. Tech: phone/Skype, internet. Here are the requirements to become a certified psychoanalyst

Core Competencies

CCMPS follows ABAP's requirements for 'core competencies', areas of proficiency candidates must master in order to graduate, These are spelled out in these documents: ABAP Core Competencies 1 and ABAP Core Competencies 2
In addition CCMPS has formulated its own list of what we deem to be basic prerequisites for practicing as an analyst, viewable here: CCMPS Core Competencies


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.

Audio Recordings of Classes

Classes are recorded, and candidates will receive a link to the audio file which is stored on the Cloud (online) storage site Box, which can be accessed from any device using that link.


Training Analysis


Writing and Research

Candidates will submit 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. Candidates will demonstrate mastery of the chosen subject by writing a review of the literature, adding a personal interpretation of previous thinking and bringing evidence that either confirms, or adds to, the current state of knowledge.

You also will have to write a case presentation, where you examine your treatment of a paient, based on a list of psychoanalytic concepts that are essential to the conceptualization of a psychoanalysis. (See a full explanation HERE.)

Candidates must subscribe to the PEP-WEB online psychoanalytic library. This is done by joining the American Psychological Association (APA) for as an Affiliate Member for $95 a year. Division 39 Membership The PEP subscription for APA members is $65 per year, see here: PEP-WEB. This gives you unlimited access to every major psychoanalytic journal in the English language.

Case Presentation

The oral presentation of the history of a case spanning two or more consecutive years, addressing the concepts covered in the training. Candidates will follow a format that ensures that all aspects of treatment are covered, from diagnosis through the treatment using the psychoanalytic categories outlined here: Case Presentation Format A committee of at least 3 faculty members and 2 certified analysts selected by the candidate need to attend.

Clinical Experience

Candidates shall document having conducted 2,000 hours of psychoanalytic treatment.

Residency Requirements

To satisfy residency requirements candidates must attend, in-person, one CCMPS weekend conference annually. This conference takes place the first weekend in June in Albuquerque.

Candidate Progress and Evaluation

Candidates will use Canvas throughout their studies. This enables both candidates to evaluate the instructors, the program and themselves, and instructors to evaluate the candidates. These evaluations will be reviewed at the end of every semester by the Training Committee, which will keep students informed of their progress with an email confirming their passing of the course, and mentor them if problems come up.

Candidates will have yearly advisements with the training committee both to receive feedback as well as to have an opportunity to express any thoughts and feelings, requests and suggestions they may have.

CANDIDACY: In order to be admitted to Candidacy one must have attended 4 courses and had 50 hours of personal analysis. Also one must submit a personal statement regarding one's desire to pursue psychoanalytic study, a CV/Resume, graduate school transcripts of highest level of training (exception are those training facilities out of the US where only diplomas are given.) and have an interview with 2 faculty members. Application must be made by email to the training committee, which will check the Canvas evaluations and obtain confirmation from the training analyst regarding the number of sessions completed. Applicants will receive an email from the Training Director confirming their acceptance, or suggesting a meeting with the committee if problems are found.

FROM ADMITTANCE TO CONTROL ANALYSIS After candidates have successfully completed 20 course and 5 or more group supervisions, and 150 hours of individual supervision, they will apply to the Training Director to enter the control analysis and prepare the final case presentation and the final paper. After confirmation from the candidate's supervisors of completion of hours, the training director will email an approval to the candidate of acceptance in the final, control phase of the training.

CONTROL, FINAL CASE AND PAPER Candidates will form their Review Committee, consisting of 2 faculty members, exclusive of their personal analyst, and 1 to 2 fellow candidates, and ex officio, the Director and Training Director. This committee will read the final case and paper, offer suggestions if needed, and when satisfied with the quality of work will sign off on the candidate and forward that information to the Training Committee.

FINAL CASE PRESENTATION Once the candidate has finished all courses and supervision hours, and has completed the required hours of personal analysis, they apply to the Training Committee to give their final case presentation and conclude their training. Upon review of all sign-offs and last Canvas evaluations, the committee will set a date with the candidate to present their case in front of their Review Committee and any guests the candidate may want present. After the presentation a Diploma will be awarded and the transcript will be sent to NAAP so the newly minted analyst can register as a Psychoanalyst.


Training Committee

The Training Committee oversees the progress of candidates through the program. From admission, to end of semester reviews of candidates' performance as documented in Canvas, to the writing of final paper and case presentation, this committee is involved in evaluating, giving feedback and mentoring the candidate.

The Training Committee keeps and accesses candidate files from an online storage site, Box, Where all student records are kept.

Current training committee members are:

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.

Non-discrimination Policy

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 complainant, the object of the complaint and the governing bodies of CCMPS. The following pdf files contains the printable version of ABAPs complaint and grievance process: ABAP Complaints and Grievances.pdf as well as CCMPS' CCMPS Complaints and Grievances.pdf


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