Washington Square Institute
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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training - Curriculum

The following curriculum is subject to change at the discretion of WSI

Although the academic requirements of the program can be completed in four years by taking an average course load of 2 courses per semester, WSI allows candidates to go at their own pace with regard to time and course load.

Basic Level Courses

Year One

100
Principles of Psychoanalytic Treatment

101
Psychoanalytic Theory I: Basic Writings of Freud

102
Psychoanalytic Theory II: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory

103
Psychopathology I

S104
Psychopathology II: Severe Mental Illness

Matriculation Level Courses

Year Two

200-201
Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Development: From Infancy to Adulthood

202-203
Psychoanalytic Assessment and Treatment

204
Object Relations Theories

205
Transference-Countertransference

S206
Ethical Issues in Psychoanalytic Practice

Year Three

207
Psychoanalytic Research

305
Continuous Case Seminar I

306
Continuous Case Seminar II

502
Dream Interpretation

Year Four

300-301
Theory and Technique of Psychoanalytic Treatment: I

302-303
Theory and Technique of Psychoanalytic Treatment: II

304
Case Presentation

Additional Academic Requirements of the Psychoanalytic Training Program

C600
Clinical Conference

C308
Child Abuse & Maltreatment: Recognition & Reporting


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