The Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research is a division of the Department of Psychiatry of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. We are located in the New York State Psychiatric Institute building on the Columbia University Medical Center campus. Our Center is a clinical education and research program in an academic health center of a major teaching and research university. Our goal is to train excellent clinicians, educators, and researchers.
We have over 200 faculty members, most of whom are practicing clinicians. They bring to their work our standards of excellence in patient care. Many of them are also published scholars and editors of major journals.
Our candidates hold MD, PhD, Psy.D, or clinical DSW degrees. As holders of the terminal degrees in their fields, they bring with them their thirst for knowledge and their self-discipline for learning. In our classes, they are exposed to a broad and deep understanding of the theories and practice relevant to psychoanalytic treatments. We train the educational leaders of the next generation. We train the clinician scholars who advance our theory and technique.
The Center supports basic and clinical psychological, neuro biological, social science and humanities research at the cutting edge of cross disciplinary and inter-disciplinary work. Our faculty make major contributions to the clinical and scientific literature and are committed to teaching and educating the next generation.
We are a collegial community, continuously learning from each other. We respect and admire each other's accomplishments. We strive for consensus in issues of academic politics.
Eric R. Marcus MD, DLFAPA
Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons