Statement Regarding the Tragedy at Tree of Life

The Faculty, Candidates and Board Members of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center wish to extend our condolences and deepest sympathy to the Jewish Community of Pittsburgh for the horrible tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue.  As you face the unspeakable loss and trauma of this atrocity that should have never happened, we are in solidarity with you, love you and cherish you in our community.  In psychoanalysis, we work for the ultimate triumph of love and creativity over hate and destructiveness.  The Jewish people are one of the good things of the earth, bringing peace and humanity to a troubled world.  We are honored to have you in our Pittsburgh community.  We condemn hatred of how one worships, where one was born, the color of one’s skin, whom and how one loves and one’s gender identification.  We condemn all antisemitism and all racism, bigotry, discrimination and chauvinism and hope that we can all work together to build a better world.  Violent acts such as this wound everyone, not only those toward whom the violence was aimed.  Never again.




The Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center  


More Than 55 Years In Training Excellence and Service to the Community of Pittsburgh 

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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