“Outstanding… the discussants and presenters were excellent.”


“A wonderfully different and integrative talk.”


“Lively discussion… interesting examination of differing points of view.” 





More than 500 professionals attended PPC’s 2013-14 outreach programs such as:

Maurice Apprey, Ph.D., an expert on transgenerational transmission of traumaoffered in  partnership with Duquesne University and Keeping Our Work Alive(KOWA).

Jude Cassidy, Ph.D., world-renowned researcher and lecturer on attachment in    

partnership with Chatham University

 PPC’s faculty members, Eleanor Irwin, Ph.D., and Miriam Winikoff, M.Ed.,provided a free public program on Reflective Parenting

Antoine Douaihy, M.D., a leading researcher and author on MotivationalInterviewing (MI) and PPC’s faculty member, Mario Fischetti, Ph.D., a leadingpresenter on the use of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with substance use, engaged participants in a dialogue regarding treatment for substance use, in partnership with Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic


PPC provides direct services to individuals, families, and children in the Pittsburgh community through the Clinic without Walls and the preschool consultation program.  Both offer the volunteer hours of our psychoanalyst faculty to provide valued expertise in the community.  


Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center is woven into the fabric of Pittsburgh’s cultural arts through partnerships with Quantum Theatre and the Main Carnegie Library. PPC participated in the sold-out series Quantum on the Couch, with David Orbison, Ph.D. The Carnegie Library featured Fiction with Freud, with Mario Fischetti, Ph.D., and was standing-room only.


The Analytic Flicks series, offered in partnership with Duquesne University, offered the public provocative films that examined the human experience and issues of addiction, violence, race, and socioeconomics.


 2015 will mark new initiatives…but we need your help! Contributions of any amount will carry us toward our goal and make new programs possible. 

Thank you for your support!

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PPC Faculty Earns 2014 Jefferson Award for Public Service

More Than 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. 


Our Mission:

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.


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