Psychoanalyst Training Program

Become a Psychoanalyst

Our Psychoanalyst Training Program (PTP) is for those who want to develop a richer understanding of modern psychoanalytic perspectives and apply it to their own work and personal lives. In four years of twice weekly seminars (60 per program year), a personal training psychoanalysis, in on-going case conferences, and in clinical supervision of three psychoanalysts, our community of students and faculty come together to explore aspects and applications of the psychoanalytic field. Training initially is part-time, and over time becomes fully integrated into one’s career.

The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center also offers for those who do not seek to practice clinically the option of taking an Academic Associate certificate. This is designed for those who are academicians who wish to enrich their understanding of human condition and to use intensive psychoanalytic study to interpret their own research. They are not interested in being therapists but rather invested in discovering the insight and freedom produced by the contributions to their professional lives offered by psychoanalytic understanding and the change in their personal identity derived from a training psychoanalysis. The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center invites those who are interested in becoming a psychoanalyst and or in learning more about other applications of psychoanalytic ideas, to contact Center’s Psychoanalysts Training Program (PTP).  For information call Vera Camden, Ph.D. at (216) 407-7931.
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On January 17, 2012, The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center received official accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education (ACPEinc), which is an autonomous not-for-profit accrediting agency that was established in 2001 by The Psychoanalytic Consortium. The Standards of the Psychoanalytic Consortium propose a tripartite model – personal analysis, didactic instruction, supervised clinical work.

The ACPEinc. assesses how well each psychoanalytic institute or training program implements the Standards of Psychoanalytic Education in light of its distinctive theory and training tradition.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the
Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American
Psychoanalytic Association and the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center. The
American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide
continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a
maximum of _____ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)T. Physicians should claim only
the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist
Board has designated The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center as Approved
Provider RCS109510.  This event provides one credit per hour of Continuing
Professional Education to counselors and social workers only.

The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center is approved by the Ohio Psychological
Association-MCE Program to offer continuing education for psychologists.
The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center as Approved Provider 18PO-341019020,
maintains responsibility for the program.  This event provides one credit
per hour of Continuing Professional Education to psychologists.

The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or ancestry, in membership, hiring, or admissions.

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