Psychodynamic psychologist training programs are a relative rarity. Yet, they do exist. Many consider earning a Ph.D. or a Psy.D. in a psychodynamic or psychoanalytic psychology training program. But, it is not the only path. In fact, many psychodynamic psychologists pursue this sort of training after graduate school. Often, these clinicians value the breadth that a more broad-based view of clinical psychology affords. Later, having surveyed the theoretical landscape they pursue more specialized post-doctoral training. However, if you have come to this page, you may want to learn more about:
If these questions are on your mind, check out Michael Sayette’s and John Norcross’s book: Insider’s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology: 2020/2021 Edition (Insider’s Guide To Graduate Programs In Clinical and Psychology)
If you are seeking psychoanalysis or psychodynamic psychotherapy; or, even psychoanalytic training. Here’s a list of psychoanalytic institutes in the US. The international psychoanalytical association accredits these institutes.
If you’ve come to this site, looking for me. Here I am. I’m available for psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapy, psychodynamic career assessment and clinical supervision and consultation. If you think that I can be helpful, feel free to reach out: 301.656.9650. I welcome your call.
Please note: programs change their theoretical orientation over time. Many psychodynamic psychologist training program become more integrative over time. Therefore, before applying to graduate school, you should verify that these programs continue to have a psychoanalytic focus. Also, if any faculty or students wish to update me as to changes, I welcome your input. Thank you.
Home to a myriad of psychoanalytic institutes, New York is a hospitable place for Psychodynamic Psychologists. Despite the expense of training in the city, it’s robust psychoanalytic presence makes it worth considering for anyone serious about becoming a Psychoanalytic Psychologist.
The West Coast hosts a number of non-university-based, psychodynamic programs. However, apparently, no university-based, programs identify with a psychodynamic orientation. However, I may be missing something. If I am, feel free to let me know.
Have I missed an APA accredited, university-based, clinical psychology program with a psychodynamic or psychoanalytic orientation? If so, please let me know. I’d love to add you to the list. Thank you.
I am a board certified, Training and Supervising Analyst and a Clinical Psychologist who practices in Washington DC (actually, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, just 2 blocks from the DC border). I welcome your call: 301.656.9650.