Washington Square Institute
Training Institute

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.

Introductory Level - Year One

Fall Semester 15 weeks
C100-Principles of Psychoanalytic Treatment 22.5 hrs
C101-Psychoanalytic Theory I: Basic Writings of Freud 22.5 hrs
C600-Monthly Scientific Meeting 1.5 hrs

Spring Semester 15 weeks
C102-Psychoanalytic Theory II: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory 22.5 hrs
C103-Psychopathology I: Basic Writings of Freud 22.5 hrs
C600-Monthly Scientific Meeting 1.5 hrs

Summer Semester 6 weeks
C104-Psychopathology II: Severe Mental Illness 12 hrs

Matriculation Level - Year Two

Fall Semester 15 weeks
C200-Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Development: From Infancy to Adulthood 45 hrs
C205-Transference Countertransference 22.5 hrs
C600-Monthly Scientific Meeting 1.5 hrs

Spring Semester 15 weeks
C202-Psychoanalytic Assessment and Treatment 45 hrs
C204-Object Relations Theories 22.5 hrs
C600-Monthly Scientific Meeting 1.5 hrs

Summer Semester 6 weeks
C206-Legal & Ethical Issues in Psychoanalytic Practice 12 hrs

Matriculation Level - Year Three

Fall Semester 15 weeks
C300-Continuous Case Seminar I 22.5 hrs
C502-Dreams 22.5 hrs
C600-Monthly Scientific Meeting 1.5 hrs

Spring Semester 15 weeks
C301-Continuous Case Seminar II 22.5 hrs
C207-Psychoanalytic Research 22.5 hrs
C600-Monthly Scientific Meeting 1.5 hrs

Matriculation Level - Year Four

Fall Semester 15 weeks
C400/401-Theory and Technique of Psychoanalytic Treatment I 45 hrs
C600-Monthly Scientific Meeting 1.5 hrs

Spring Semester 15 weeks
C402/3-Theory and Technique of Psychoanalytic Treatment II 45 hrs
C600-Monthly Scientific Meeting 1.5 hrs

Matriculation Level - Year Five

Case Presentation
C600-Monthly Scientific Meeting 1.5 hrs


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