The Columbia Psychoanalytic Center is first and foremost a community. We are a community of psychologists and psychiatrists with a diversity of perspectives, a wealth of clinical experience, and the desire to pass it on; a community of scholars and researchers dedicated to advancing psychoanalytic knowledge; and of course, a community of students, eager to learn and develop as psychoanalysts.
Studying at the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center offers candidates access to a highly accomplished group of clinician scholars united by a common dedication to teaching. Our faculty members are leaders in the development of modern psychoanalytic theory and research and include psychiatrists and psychologists with deep commitments to American Object Relations Theory, Modern Ego Psychology, Self Psychology, Contemporary Kleinian Theory, and Attachment Theory, as well as outcome research and Neuropsychoanalysis.
We count among our faculty numerous leaders of academic psychiatry throughout the City, among them senior faculty members of the residency training programs at Columbia/NYSPI, Cornell/Weill, NYU, Mount Sinai and Creedmore.
Training & Supervising Analysts
Within our faculty, a subgroup have been carefully vetted and appointed to the position of Training & Supervising Analysts, qualifying them to provide supervision to our candidates and to conduct our candidates’ personal analyses. Those considering analytic training in the future should look to this group when choosing their personal psychoanalyst.
We are especially proud of our candidates and psychotherapy trainees at the Center. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, arriving at different stages in their careers in psychology and psychiatry, and bringing a breadth of interests and a depth of intelligence into our classrooms that ensures lively and illuminating exchanges.
Our administrative staff provide the glue that holds the Center together. We have been lucky to have the benefit of two dedicated staff members who for many years now have anticipated our needs and made the demands of teaching and study a little less challenging for us all.