Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (SF-PPTP)

SF-PPTP Informational Open House

Thursday, March 7, 2024
7:00pm – 9:00pm
444 Natoma Street, San Francisco
In-person only
Dinner and drinks will be served

The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP) is excited to open the application process for those wishing to begin our two-year Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (SF-PPTP) or our one-year Foundations program in September 2024.

Through an integrated program of seminars, case conferences, and individual supervision, the SF-PPTP offers an in-depth introduction to psychoanalytic psychotherapy theory and practice, and provides grounding in fundamental psychoanalytic principles.

Key details of the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (SF-PPTP) are as follows:

  • The program provides a rigorous and engaging introduction to practicing psychoanalytic psychotherapy, with attention to the role of the personal unconscious and social unconscious in psychotherapeutic practice.

  • Participants engage with SFCP’s rich community of psychoanalytic clinicians of various backgrounds.

  • Participants engage in individual supervision and mentorship

  • Meant to be completed alongside other work or training, as a supplement.

  • Classes meet in person on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 9:30 at SFCP (444 Natoma Street in San Francisco) from June through from September 2024- June 2025 (Year 1)  and from September 2025 – June 2026 (Year 2).

  • Monthly in-person attendance requirements for those that live 2+ hours from SFCP.

  • A one-year option (Foundations) with optional supervision and mentorship is also accepting applications for Fall 2024.

Here is what to do if you are interested in learning more or applying:

  • RSVP at this link for our In-Person Informational Open House on Thursday, March 7th, 2024 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. This event will present in-depth information about SF-PPTP and Foundations. Come hungry, as dinner and drinks will be served!
  • Review the detailed information and application on the SF-PPTP website.

  • Submit your application prior to 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

  • Questions and inquiries are welcome at any time! Please email and someone from the program will be in touch promptly.

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Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
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Extension Education Programs
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Scientific Meetings
Graeme Daniels, MFT (presenter)
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