Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (SF-PPTP)


You will need to pay annual tuition fees each year you are enrolled in the program. Please note that tuition rates and fees are subject to change and typically increase 5% each year.

Annual tuition fees cover the following resources and services:

  • Seminars and Case Conferences for the full academic year
  • Access to Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP) and EZ-Proxy online databases of books and articles
  • Community Membership at SFCP – Community Membership is an entry into a diverse and vibrant community of clinicians, scholars, and educators united by their common interest in psychoanalytic practice and thought. Access to a broad range of educational and professional development activities is available to Community Members of SFCP, including free attendance at Scientific Meetings and reduced fees for other programs.
  • Access to the SFCP Library – extensive collection of psychoanalytic books and journals.

Annual tuition fees do NOT cover the following resources and services:

  • Supervision fees – these are arranged individually between supervisor and supervisee on a sliding scale, usually at a rate of 50% of the patient’s per-session fee, within the suggested range of $50-$125 per session. See section above on Supervision as well as the SF-PPTP Training Manual for more information about supervision fees.
  • Occasional assigned readings which are not on PEP Web or EZ-Proxy – these will be available online for a small additional fee.
  • CE/CME credit fees – if you wish to receive CE/CME credits, these are available according to the SFCP CE/CME credit policy (see CME/CE Credits Policy for more information).


Please read the following information carefully so that you have accurate expectations regarding cost of the SF-PPTP or Foundations programs. Costs stated below are for the 2023-2024 program year. Supervision fees for SF-PPTP students (and for Foundations students who opt to engage a supervisor) are separate.

If you accept an offer of admission to SF-PPTP or Foundations, you will be asked to choose between the following two scheduling options for tuition payment for the 2023-2024 program year:

1. Lump Sum Tuition Payment Schedule

Charge DateDescriptionFee
July 1, 2023Deposit (non-refundable)$910
August 14, 2023Full tuition payment$1,782
Total for Year$2,692

2. Installment Tuition Payment Schedule (requires a $53 installment fee as shown below)

Charge DateDescriptionFee
July 1, 2023Deposit (non-refundable)$910
August 14, 2023First quarter tuition$445.50
August 14, 2023Installment Fee$53
October 30, 2023Second quarter tuition$445.50
January 23, 2024Third quarter tuition$445.50
April 2, 2024Fourth quarter tuition$445.50
Total for Year$2,745

Upcoming Events

Wednesdays, October 4 to October 25, 2023
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Marty Mulkey, MFT (instructor)
Thursdays, October 5 to October 26, 2023
Coalition for Clinical Social Work
Lea Brown, LCSW, and Amy Wallerstein Friedman, LCSW (instructors)
Fridays, October 6, 2023 to April 5, 2024
Extension Education Programs
Celeste Schneider, PhD, Frederick Huang, MD, Adam Blum, PsyD, Peter Goldberg, PhD, Michael Levin, PsyD, Israel Katz, MD, and Ortal Kirson-Trilling, PsyD, FIPA (instructors)
Fridays, October 20, 2023 to June 28, 2024
Extension Education Programs
Jan Chess, PhD, MFT, Graeme Daniels, PhD, Elizabeth Stuart, MD, Tom Wooldridge, PsyD, Gary Grossman, PhD, and Benjamin Morsa, PsyD (instructors)
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Darian Leader (interviewee); Israel Katz, MD (interviewer); Patricia Marra, MFT (moderator)
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Era A. Loewenstein, PhD (presenter); Michael J. Diamond, PhD, FIPA (discussant); John DiMartini, PhD (moderator)
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Child Colloquium Series
Kira Steifman, PsyD, and Deborah Weisinger, PsyD (presenters); Yen Quoc, PsyD (moderator)
Monday, December 4, 2023
Scientific Meetings
Mitchell Wilson, MD (presenter)
Monday, January 8, 2024
Scientific Meetings
Salman Akhtar, MD (presenter)
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