3-Year Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program   

Applications currently being accepted



The 3-Year Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program has been designed to enrich the work of clinical practitioners and professionals in various disciplines by introducing them to psychoanalytic principles, theories, and techniques. This program provides Candidates with a multi-faceted exploration of the theories and principles of psychoanalytic thought.  Observations regarding unconscious mental functioning, symbolic representations in thought and action, the analytic relationship, and the role of the past in the present  provide a foundation for the consideration of more than a century of developments in psychoanalytic theory and technique.  Through a combination of personal analysis, close supervision, and a broad exposure to the history of psychoanalytic ideas, observations, and theories, our extensive clinical training fully prepares Candidates for the close clinical interactions inherent in psychoanalysis.  NJI is dedicated to ultimately guiding Candidates toward becoming accomplished, compassionate, broadly trained psychoanalysts.  

This training program consists of three major parts, which take place concurrently:

  • A three-year curriculum of theoretical and clinical seminars
  • Three or more supervised psychoanalyses conducted by the Candidate to enhance the understanding of others and provide intensive clinical experience
  • A Candidate’s personal analysis to enhance self-understanding and gain a deep appreciation of the dynamic interaction between analyst and patient

Psychoanalytic Candidates draw from their full capacity of learning, creativity, caring, and compassion.  By interweaving scholarly training, relevance through “practical” experience, with intensive one-on-one supervision, NJI fully prepares graduates for the clinical practice of psychoanalysis and the application of psychoanalytic concepts to many areas of clinical, scholarly, and other professional work.  In the course of study a Candidate can expect to enhance his/her therapeutic skills, generate new insights and develop more effective ways of interacting with patients. Through teaching, mentoring and supervision a Candidate will gain the support and confidence necessary for professional practice in agency and private practice settings.

The curriculum is comprised of the first three years of the five-year psychoanalytic program (18 courses) with a written case presentation and oral exam at the end of the three years.  A Certificate in Psychotherapy will be awarded upon completion of this program.  Candidates may then elect to continue and finish the last two years for certification in psychoanalysis.  All course credits from the 3-year program will go toward certification.  


Registration is open to mental health professionals and/or individuals associated with the helping professions who possess a minimum of a Master‘s Degree or its equivalent.  A member of the NJI’s admissions committee will interview potential Candidates for admission.


  • Personal Analysis—A minimum of 300 hours of personal analysis at two-times-per week although three times per week is recommended.
  • Coursework – The curriculum comprises 18 courses. A maximum of three courses may be taken each semester.  Candidates are encouraged to proceed at their own pace.
  • Supervision—There will be one year of supervision, followed by two different control analysts of one year each.  Control analysis is the term given to focused and continuing psychoanalytic supervision of a psychoanalytic case, and Candidates will remain in weekly control analysis until their training is complete and they are certified.  Thus, throughout the program, all clinical work is supervised by Institute supervisors and control analysts. 

Class Schedule and Time

  • Evening Program Starting Thursday, October 9, 2014
  • In addition to evening classes, we are now accepting applications for a day program starting Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 10:15-12:00PM and on alternate Wednesdays, 12:15 TO 2:00PM 

Tuition and Fees

  • Registration fee per semester: $50
  • Tuition per course: $350 
  • Annual PEP-Web Online Psychoanalytic Library: $40 
  • Payment plan available