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We will be accepting applications for the Fall 2022 cohort, beginning September 1, 2021.  Interviews and decisions about selection will likely occur between January – May, 2022  Prerequisites and expectations in each program are listed below.

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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.

For questions or more information about the Core Curriculum, contact

Ayanna Webb, Program Coordinator


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.

For more information about the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program contact

Kendle Jenkins, MS, LPC


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.

For more information about the Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program contact,

Cheryl Eschbach, MD