Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (SF-PPTP)


Applicants to SF-PPTP or Foundations must submit their electronic application and all supplemental materials by Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 9:00 AM to be guaranteed consideration for matriculation in September 2024.  Applications will not be considered complete until all application materials and fees have been received by the SFCP Office. Once your completed application is received, the Admissions Committee will contact you to schedule an interview (see instructions for Preparing for Your Interview below).  

We highly recommend submitting your application prior to the deadline so you will have more flexibility in scheduling your interview and have time to address any incomplete components before the deadline passes. Applications with materials submitted after 9:00 a.m. on April 3, 2024 will be considered only if there are spots available after all offers are accepted by on-time applicants. 

Please read the program descriptions below for important information about requirements, costs, and eligibility before submitting an application.

Application Steps:

Application Form:

  • This online application form must be completed by April 3, 2024.  Please be aware that this form includes multiple steps and will likely require multiple sittings.  You thus are encouraged to attempt to complete it well in advance of the deadline. 

Supplemental Materials:

  • Well in advance, request that your letter(s) of reference and all additional required documentation be sent to in time for receipt by April 3, 2024 9:00 a.m.
  • Email all supplemental materials as attachments to [Note: some documents may need to be scanned electronically or photographed to be sent as an attachment].
  • We recommend that you contact your reference(s) and other administrators as needed to confirm that materials have been sent.

Upon receipt of your COMPLETED application (application form and all supplemental materials):

  • If your completed application was received prior to the deadline, someone from the Admissions Committee will contact you to schedule an interview which will include a clinical case discussionClick here for guidelines on Preparing for Your SF-PPTP /Foundations Interview
  • If your completed application was received after the deadline, you will be contacted for an interview only if spots remain after all on-time applicants have accepted offers of admission.
  • You will receive notification regarding your admissions decision by mid-June.
  • If accepted, you will be asked to sign an Enrollment Commitment Form and submit a non-refundable deposit by July 1st to secure a place in the September 2024 class. 
  • In recent years, there have been more applicants than positions. Qualified applicants who are not offered admission may be offered a position on the waitlist.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 14, 2024
Visiting Professor Weekend
Professor’s Choice with Darian Leader
On “Constructions in Analysis”
Darian Leader (presenter); Israel Katz, MD (moderator)
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Child Colloquium Series
Lives Across Time, Part 2: The Clinical and Attachment Implications of a Prospective Psychoanalytic Longitudinal Study of 76 People from Birth
Henry Massie, MD and Nathan Szajnberg, MD (presenters); Bart Blinder, MD, PhD (discussant); Courtney Hartman, PsyD (moderator)
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Coalition for Clinical Social Work
Depth and Creativity In and Out of the Consulting Room
Tim Kim, PsyD, MFA, Johnny Huy Nguyễn, and Jane L. Dulay, MD, OTR, and Daniel Yu, LCSW (presenters); Clara Kwun, LCSW (moderator)
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Child Colloquium Series
Film Screening and Discussion: A House Made of Splinters (2022)
Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW (discussant)
Monday, May 6, 2024
Scientific Meetings
Freud in his Psychosocial Generation: Durkheim, Simmel, Weber and Du Bois
Nancy Chodorow, PhD (presenter)
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Psychoanalytic Education Division
Graduation Ceremony and Reception 2024
Jim Dimon, MD (graduation speaker)
Wednesdays, May 22, 2024 to June 12, 2024
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Theory, and Trans Experience(s)
Loïc Pritchard, MFT (instructor)
Saturday, June 8, 2024
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
A Psychoanalytic Playlist with Sasha Frere-Jones
Sasha Frere-Jones (interviewee); Adam Blum, PsyD (interviewer); Elizabeth Bradshaw, PsyD (moderator)
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