Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program

Sample Syllabus: PPP Syllabus Semester 1 Fall 2020

The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center has offered programs in psychoanalytic psychotherapy for over 25 years.  Students and clinicians learn to apply psychoanalytic ideas in a variety of clinical settings with a wide range of clients and patients.

Our one-year Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program is designed for practitioners who are eager to learn the principles and practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy to enhance their clinical skills and deepen their work. The program offers a theoretical beginning with clinically relevant readings and case vignettes.  In addition, participants will study child development and its applicability to psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults.  The course will cover important aspects of psychotherapy from the first phone call through termination.  We will address assessment, case formulation, the therapeutic relationship, and technique. Prior students have found it helpful to have current clinical experience with which to integrate the coursework.

All students enrolled in the course are strongly encouraged to be in supervision.  Many of our former students have affirmed the importance of supervision and its usefulness in enhancing the didactic experience.  We will help connect students with psychoanalytic supervisors.

The program will begin in September 2020 on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. The cost is $1650; student fee is $1250 with student ID. Payment plans are available and CEUs provided.Form

Application is due by August 1, 2021.  Questions: Contact us at

Key Documents:

2021-2022 PPP Application Form.pdf

2021-2022 PPP Profess Fin Agreement pdf

2021-2022 PPP Application Form.pdf


Supervision enhances the didactic portion and supports the development of clinical competence.  Students are paired with a psychoanalyst for individual clinical supervision at their request. Students often find it useful to continue supervision after the program is concluded.  Students may wish to deepen their learning experience by entering their own personal psychodynamic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis to promote their self-awareness and consolidate new skills.   Names of qualified therapists are available.

Tuition and Fees

  • Practitioners tuition fee is $1650 for program year
  • Student tuition fee is $1250 per program year with ID
  • Supervision fee individually negotiated with supervisor

Upon completion, participants are invited to apply to the Psychoanalytic Training Program and/or Affiliate membership in the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center.

Application Process

Prospective participants should complete, print, and mail the PPP 2020-21 Application Form
Application Form to:  Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center, 2460 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44106 or E-mail:

(Read more about using PDF forms)  As part of the application process, students are asked to submit a brief essay regarding their clinical experience and interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Documentation of the student’s professional degree, state license, and professional liability insurance are also required.  A decision letter will be sent to every student. Students are asked to sign an agreement of financial responsibility prior to the first class.


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.

Accreditation by ACPEinc

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.

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