Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program

The Center offers a two-year didactic program with a new class every two years.  We urge you to start the application process at any time, as applications are reviewed in the order received.  Applicants may, meanwhile, want to prepare by taking classes offered by our Continuing Education program.

There are three elements essential to psychoanalytic psychotherapy training: coursework, supervision, and personal therapy.

This program has rolling admissions with an application deadline of April 1st, 2025. 

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  • Coursework includes a series of integrated seminars exploring theory, development, technique, and clinical case conferences. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings, 6:00 – 9:15 pm, from September to May. Class size is limited to foster in-depth discussion. Continuing education credits will be awarded at the end of each 

    After completion of the two-year didactic curriculum, students are required to attend a monthly “Advanced PPP Student Seminar” case conference seminar, until graduation. Graduates are also invited to join this seminar as a continuing education experience.

    PPP faculty includes experienced psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists who are members of OPC.
  • Clinical supervision of the two training cases enhances the classroom experience and deepens the development of clinical skills. Participants are required to treat one twice-weekly psychoanalytic psychotherapy case for at least twelve months and to treat another case at least weekly for six months, preferably longer. Students will choose the two different supervisors from the PPP approved list.

  • A personal experience of a psychoanalytically informed therapy, either through twice weekly psychoanalytic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis, is invaluable to clinicians in promoting self-awareness and deepening learning. Recent past or current treatment of at least one year, preferably longer, is a requirement of the program

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This program is open to licensed mental health professionals of all disciplines, including psychiatry, psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling and psychiatric nursing. All participants must be licensed and carry professional liability insurance.


Application Fee (non-refundable): $125
Annual Tuition, year 1 (2022-23): $3,059*
Annual Tuition, year 2 (2023-24): $3,150*
PEP Web $85
Post-Seminar/Advanced Annual Tuition: $715*

Tuition is due at the beginning of the fiscal year, July 1. Tuition entitles the student to a membership in OPC, access to library resources, and a 10% discount for other continuing educational programs. Tuition and fees are subject to periodic review and change.

*reflects a 3% increase as of July 1, 2023.


Graduates of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program receive certificates which, along with relevant experience, allows them to apply to the PPP Faculty, to be considered for teaching and supervision opportunities.

Continuing Medical Education Disclaimer: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center.

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 number 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 or presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.


The Center maintains a non-discriminatory policy with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or marital or parental status in admissions, employment and access to programs.