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.
PPC Annual Appeal Happening Now--Help PPC Through Your Charitable Tax-deductible Donation
For more than 50 years, Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center has supported mental health, served children, families, and individuals; and enriched the arts, but we can't do it without you.
Your donation to PPC helps contribute to quality mental health care by ensuring PPC can further provide continuing education programs for mental health professionals. In 2013, programs included: Lewis Aron, Ph.D., A Psychotherapy for the People--Toward a Progressive Psychoanalysis; Nancy Chodorow, Ph.D., Toward An American Independent Tradition; and Maurice Apprey, Ph.D, "Representing, Theorizing, and Reconfiguring the Concept of Transgenerational Hauting in Order to Facilitate Healing." offered in partnership with Duquesne University and the Keeping the Work Alive Series.
PPC provides one of the only psychodynamic courses in Pittsburgh, The James T. McLaughlin Training Program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. PPC offers the only training program in psychoanalysis In Western PA that is accredited by American Psychoanalytic Association. In total these programs contributed to competency for over 350 professionals in 2013.
Your donation also helps PPC provide direct services to individuals, families, and children in the community of Pittsburgh. Direct services in 2013 included: preschool consultation to children and families, and supervision to the Clinic Without Walls, a low-fee psychodynamic psychotherapy program that provides 36 psychiatric residents from Allegheny General Hospital and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic with valuable experience while providing low-fee sessions to those who might otherwise go without help.
PPC provides psychoanalytic approaches to works of art that deepen symbolic reference, prompt self-exploration and increase compassionate response.
Your donation helps PPC provide several popular outreach series that invite a public discourse. Fiction with Freud features discussions of popular novels including: The Night Circus, The Tiger's Wife and The Cat's Table at the Carnegie Library. Our film series Analytic Flicks, features a discussion of films as diverse as Black Swan, The Fighter and Bon Jour Monsieur Shlomi. PPC also develops unique collaborative arts events such as: Laughter is the Best Medicine, with Editorial Cartoonist Rob Rogers, Smoke and Other Ephemera with Pittsburgh artist Claire Hardy, and Quantum on the Couch, our newest partnership with Quantum Theatre. All of these programs engage the public in open exchanges of ideas about the meaning of the artistic works and invites them to reflect on their personal responses, connecting them with deeper aspects of themselves.
Your donation is matched by over 1000 hours of faculty volunteer engagement in the community. Please donate. This year donations of $65 and more will also include membership privelages such as access to the Bertram Lewin library, and discounts on our programs as well as free member events. We need your help to continue to make a difference in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center provides programs that enrich the arts and support the needs of children and families in the community of Pittsburgh.