Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center
401 Shady Ave
Suite B101
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Phone: (412) 661-4224
    Fax: (412) 661-2275

administration@pghpsa.org

Office Hours

10 AM - 3 PM

Monday - Friday

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Information About Our Curriculum

TRADITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS

The following is an overview of required courses and sessions per year, and each session is usually 1 ½ hours long. Courses are typically offered one evening a week, and every other Saturday from 8:30-1:30 approximately. 

 

FIRST YEAR
Required Sessions: 70 - 90 General Program

110 Psychoanalytic Theory: Core Concepts 

120 Theory of Techniques: Psychoanalysis and Analyzability 

130 Psychoanalytic Theory of Human Development 

141 Continuous Case 20
(With permission from the Education Committee)

WR Writing Course 

 

SECOND YEAR
Required Sessions: 90 General Program
 

210 Psychoanalytic Theory: Mechanisms of Defense
and Problems of Adaptation

220 Technique of Psychoanalysis 

230 Human Development II 

241 Continuous Case (includes 241C) 

WR Writing Course 

 

THIRD YEAR
Required Sessions: 90 General Program

310 Psychoanalytic Theory

320 Clinical Conference 20

330 Human Development: Adolescent Psychology 

341 Continuous Case 

WR Writing Course 

 

FOURTH YEAR
Required Sessions: 70 General Program

410 Theory of Psychoanalysis 

420 Techniques of Psychoanalysis 
441 Continuous Case 

450 Writing Course 

Participation in Electives and programs as advised by faculty. 

 

If additional years are needed based on personal circumstance, the course structure is likely to be similar to year 4.  

 

 

 

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