EUPI accepts new groups of candidates every other year. New classes begin in August of even-numbered years. We accept applications for the new class during the period from January 1 to May 1 of those years. Prerequisites and expectations in each program are listed below.
The Core Curriculum
The Core Curriculum is a two year program of twice-weekly classes and case seminars. Successful completion of the Core Curriculum leads to a certificate granted by Emory University for the study of the theory of psychoanalysis. Beyond the two-year program, many candidates qualify for further study with us.
The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program
Some candidates enter our Core Curriculum as licensed or license-eligible mental health clinicians. We invite these candidate psychotherapists to apply to the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, which enriches the Core Curriculum classroom learning with concurrent supervision of psychotherapy cases. We match qualified candidates with supervisors from the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute faculty. Candidates enjoy the professional growth that occurs when seminars are combined with clinical learning. Successful completion of the classroom and supervisory requirements leads to a certificate granted by Emory University for the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program.
The Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program
The Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program requires two years of classes and seminars beyond the two-year Core Curriculum. Candidates in this program are expected to enter into their own psychoanalysis with a Training Analyst on the faculty of the Institute, in order to learn about psychoanalysis experientially as well as to prepare for the challenges of analyzing their own patients. Candidates will be matched with a clinical mentor who usually becomes the supervisor of his or her first analytic patient.