Listen, Understand, Interpret, and Explore
James T. McLaughlin Training Program In Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Listen, understand, interpret, and explore the in-depth psychological approaches to the complexities of the mind. This program is aimed at helping the mental health practitioner deepen their work with their patients/clients. You may participate in Year One without making a commitment to the Advanced Year course.
This training program is designed for participants who are trained and licensed in the fields of psychology, social work, counseling, psychiatric nursing, medicine and psychiatry.
All participants are expected to participate in year one as a pre-requisite to participating in the second year of the course, unless special permision is granted based on prior psychodynamic training.
Requirement of one year working with children or families, and a Master's Degree or equivalent, is required for the child psychodynamic psychotherapy course.
Program Enrollment and Options:
The program has a standard psychodynamic option and a “Part-Time Candidate" Option for those who would like to have the program advance toward a training in psychoanalysis.
Standard James T. McLaughlin Training Program Year 1
Dates: Every Thursday 7-9 pm
October – May
Thanks to generous support from Bruce R. Baker Scholarship Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, the scholarship is applied to all participants and covers half the cost of the $1800.
Number of Sessions: 25
Participants: Participants for this program would include anyone who is developing their identity as a psychotherapist and/ or would like greater knowledge of psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Part-Time Candidate in Psychoanalytic Training
Option Year 1:Additional Interviews will be required: Use Candidate Application for this Option
Would include 5 Therapeutic Action Case Presentation Dinner Sessions, and your own course of personal psychodynamic psychotherapy, and supervision of your clinical cases.
**(The supervision and psychotherapy are not included in the cost for the course)**
Standard Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training
Dates: Every other Tuesday October-May 7-9 pm
Thanks to generous support from the Bruce R. Baker Scholarship Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation half the $600 course fee is covered.
Number of Sessions: 15
Continuing Education Credits: A maximum of 30 if all sessions are attended.
Participants: Anyone who has previously taken Year 1 of the McLaughlin program, or has a knowledge of psychodynamic psychotherapy but would like to develop greater understanding.
Dates: 10/15, 11/12. 11/26, 12/10, 1/7, 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, ¾, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 5/13, 5/27, 6/10
Part-Time Candidate Option Advanced Year: Additional interviews will be required: Use Candidate Application for This Choice
Would include 5 Therapeutic Action Case Presentation Dinner Sessions (Tuesdays) and 10 sessions of Child PDPT (Alternating Tuesdays) (to be applied to psychoanalytic training) and your own course of psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as supervision 1x a week of your clinical cases.
** The supervision and psychotherapy are not included in the cost of the course**
With the addition of the Dinner Sessions and the Child PDPT for the Pre-Matriculation option there is an almost weekly Tuesday commitment for a total of 35 sessions.
Cost: $900 With Bruce R. Baker Scholarship Applied
Total Number of Continuing Education Credits: 70
James T. McLaughlin Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Child Track :
This is an option available to anyone who would like further understanding of human development in order to address childhood issues, even in the adult patient.
Dates: Tuesdays October- May
Thanks to generous support from the Bruce R. Baker Scholarship Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, the scholarship will be applied to all participants and covers half the cost of the $600 course.
Number of Sessions: 10
Continuing Education Credits: A maximum of 20 hours if all sessions are attended.
Participants: Anyone with 1 or more years of experience working with children, or those enrolled in the pre-matriculation options above.
Dates: 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 2/11. 2/25, 3/11, 4/8, 5/6, 5/20
Therapeutic Action Case Presentation --Dinner Sessions: (Part-time Canidates Only)
10/29, 1/28, 3/25, 4/29, 6/24
Standard Structure of All Courses:
The program will consist of 1 hour of didactic lecture based on assigned reading material, and one hour of case presentation, either by faculty or by participants.
Please note: Course registration fee will not be refunded. Consider whether you are able to participate prior to applying. Dates are subject to some modification but will be on the day of the week and at the time indicated.
May 31st: Applications Accepted for October Start of next session.
June 3: Part-Time Candidate Option: Essays and Letters Due
June TBD Interviews and Case Presentation for Part-time Candidate Applicants
Mid-July: Standard Applicants Phone Interviews For Following Fall
Course begins in October and continues to June.
Application--Due May 31st!
PDPT Application 2014-15.doc
Microsoft Word document [72.0 KB]
PPC Candidate Application.docx
Microsoft Word document [21.1 KB]
|Program||Start/End||Frequency of Sessions||Day of Week||Hours||Credits|
|First Year||October-May||Once A Week/27 sessions
|Advanced Year||October-May||15 Sessions
|Child Year||October-May||10 Sessions
Required Continuing Education Information:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential
Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and
(name of non-accredited provider). The American Psychoanalytic Association is
accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a
maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the
planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial
relationships to disclose.
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
Social Workers: The PPC is an approved provider of the APA and as such is able to offer CE credits to Social
Workers, LMFT, LCSW and LPC's.