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ACCME Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. 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 180 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 for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.
-Updated July 2021-
Our Adult Psychoanalysis program provides both a thorough, scholarly grounding in the theories and principles of psychoanalytic thought and an intensive training in the skills necessary to become an accomplished psychoanalyst.
The course of training covers a period of not less than four years and consists of three key components:
• the candidate’s own personal analysis with an approved training analyst
• three weekly two hour seminars at the Psychoanalytic Center
• intensive one-on-one supervision of three or more psychoanalyses conducted by the candidate
These three aspects of training go on concurrently, enabling the candidate to integrate knowledge gained from teachers and texts, self-knowledge achieved through the personal analysis, and skills acquired from the experience of doing supervised case work.
Upon completion of this course of training, a Certificate in Psychoanalysis is awarded to the graduate by Columbia University.
Courses are taught on Mondays from 11 to 12:45 and from 1:00 to 2:45 and on Thursdays from 1:15 to 3:00 at the Center. Supervisions and personal analysis take place in the office of the faculty member, typically on the Upper West or Upper East Sides.
The Center is aware of the needs of those candidates with important commitments to other activities such as academia, research, or family. The Center can provide an alternative extended training program tailored to the needs of the individual candidate.