Celebrating Over 50 Years In Training Excellence and Service to the Community
Welcome to the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center
The Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center (PPC) is a training and educational institution affiliated with and accredited by the American Psychoanalytic Association. It is one of more than 70 psychoanalytic societies and institutes worldwide. PPC offers extensive training programs and educational opportunities to mental health professionals, psychiatric residents, and members of the community. These programs are designed to further the practice of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy, a form of therapy that focuses on the whole person using non-judgmental attitude, empathy, caring, and understanding in order to help the individual resolve his/her symptoms with aims in developing confidence, self-definition, and improved interpersonal relationships.
The Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center is an accredited nonprofit educational organization that provides quality training and continuing education in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy. The PPC serves as a resource to the community of Pittsburgh through education, consultation, and outreach programs including the Clinic Without Walls.
Helping Children and Families In A Troubled World
Helping Children in a Troubled World
The events in Newtown were profoundly sad. At a time of such an unspeakable tragedy, it is crucial for all who work with children to help them in any way possible.
The reaction of many was echoed by Joe Nocera, columnist for The New York Times. On 12/18/12, he wrote that when he heard about Newtown, he called his partner, who, “weeping uncontrollably,” said she couldn’t imagine what it would be like to drop off their two-year-old son “and never see him again.” Our hearts, too, weep in pain for those who were killed, for the parents, the community, our nation … and ourselves.
The following brochure, written after 9/11 but slightly altered, is offered in the hope that it may be of help to all those who may also be emotionally shaken by this, or other, catastrophic events.
Child Analytic Committee
Eleanor C. Irwin, Ph.D., Child Psychoanalyst, Chair
Helping Children In A Troubled World.pdf
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Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center provides programs that enrich the arts and support the needs of children and families in the community of Pittsburgh.