Supervising and Training Analysts

Applying to Become a Training Analyst

Note: Please contact Training Analyst Committee Chair Michael Donner, PhD ( with any questions.

Training Analyst Appointment Requirements

In order to apply to become an SFCP Training Analyst, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be in good ethical standing
  2. Be five years post-graduation from an APsA or IPA institute
  3. Be a member of SFCP in good standing
  4. Show immersion, i.e., that you have seen at least four cases in three-to-five times per week psychoanalysis since graduation
  5. Have experience with termination
  6. Have completed a presentation of your clinical work, which may be satisfied by one of the following:a. Certification by ABP or APsaAb. TA appointment at another APsaA or IPA Institutec. Present a case to a panel of two SFCP Training Analysts over two to three meetings

Training Analyst Application Procedures

In order to become an SFCP Training Analyst, please download the Training Analyst Appointment Application Word document (click here to download), complete it, and email it to SFCP Education Coordinator Tina Phu (

  1. SFCP Education Coordinator forwards application to the Training Analyst Committee Chair, Michael Donner (
  2. Presentation of Clinical Work (satisfied by one of the following):a. Certification by American Board of Psychoanalysis (ABP) or APsAb. TA appointment at APsA or IPA Institutec. Presentation of a case to a panel of two SFCP Training Analysts, arranged by the Training Analyst Committee Chair, over two to three meetingsd. Once the process is complete, the TA Chair brings it to the PED Committee for approval.

Training Analyst Responsibilities

  1. Biannual report of candidate hours in analysis
  2. Quarterly report of available analytic hours and low fee analytic hours (Training Analysts are encouraged to offer reduced fees for training analyses)
  3. Upon appointment, each Training Analyst will choose a Truth Speaker (must be a member of SFCP faculty) whom they would trust to come and speak to them if they were encountering some trouble functioning in their role as Training Analyst. The Training Analyst Chair maintains a confidential list of individual Truth Speakers for each Training Analyst and provides the Chair of the PED with current copies of this list.

Applying for a Training Analyst Waiver

Note: Please contact Michael Donner, PhD ( with any questions.

Waivers of the requirement to be in analysis with a Training Analyst are possible under certain circumstances. When appropriate and when an accepted candidate for training requests it, waivers are approved by the Training Analyst Chair by May 1.

Waiver applications may be downloaded at this link, completed, and emailed to Tina Phu (  For additional information, prospective candidates may consult with the Training Analyst Chair, the PED Chair, or the Dean.

  1. Waivers may be granted for candidates in established analyses of more than one year’s duration, three to five times weekly.
  2. The analyst must have
    1. graduated from an institute accredited by the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsA) or the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA)
    2. have no ethical violations
    3. be a member of SFCP
    4. have sufficient experience and competence in the practice of psychoanalysis as demonstrated by having 3 cases meeting 3-5x/week since graduation.

The TA Chair will review the application, inform the PED Chair of the approved Waiver, and the PED Chair will inform the applicant. Once the process is complete, the TA Chair brings it to the PED Committee for approval.

If an applicant’s request for a waiver of the requirement to be in analysis with a Training Analyst is denied for any reason by the Training Analyst Chair, that applicant may appeal the decision by bringing it to the PED chair, who would then bring it for a vote to the PED.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
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