Psychoanalytic Training

The New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (“Postdoc”) is a vibrant, engaging community that values psychoanalytic pluralism, ongoing dialogue among the various psychoanalytic traditions, and respect for the candidate in analytic training as a mature adult, accomplished clinician and scholar. We have always believed that the best setting in which to pursue psychoanalytic training incorporating these principles is at a university with an established tradition of intellectual inquiry, freedom of thought, interdisciplinary exchange, and a commitment to research.

Our Psychoanalytic Training Program offers a diverse curriculum including Contemporary Freudian, Interpersonal, Relational, and Independent orientations, and is unique in offering comprehensive training in each of these approaches. Candidates in psychoanalytic training are encouraged to sample courses and supervisors from each of the orientations although they are also free to concentrate in any one of them. Each orientation features an internationally known teaching faculty and outstanding clinical supervisors who have made a significant contribution to the field of psychoanalysis.

Currently, with over 600 graduates, Postdoc is not only the largest psychoanalytic training program in New York, but in the entire country, and also offers Advanced Specialization in Trauma Studies and Couple & Family Therapy. The Postdoctoral Program was the first psychoanalytic training program to be fully accredited by The Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education Inc.

Code of Ethical Conduct

The New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis has long enjoyed a reputation for professional, clinical and educational excellence. This reputation is founded on the maintenance of the highest ethical standards for our postdoctoral students and faculty. It is expected that all students and faculty members adhere to the highest ethical standards of the university and of the profession. The purpose of the New York University Code of Ethical Conduct is to highlight the essential elements of an ethical and responsible environment in which the central educational goals of the University can be met effectively and efficiently. The Code articulates ethical standards, principles and policies which all NYU members—at home and abroad—are expected to uphold by incorporating these values into their daily University activities. For information on New York University's Code of Ethics and for further information on related policies and resources see:

Additionally, it is expected that all students will strictly adhere to the American Psychological Association's (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct:

or to the equivalent code of ethics of the mental health discipline in which the student is licensed.

All students are to familiarize themselves with the GSAS Policies and Procedures manual which may be found at: GSAS Policies and Procedures.

For more information about Postdoc or the application instructions: email or call 212.998.7890