The New Jersey Institute 

The New Jersey Institute offers comprehensive psychoanalytic training in a supportive environment, preparing our Candidates to effectively meet the challenge of in-depth clinical practice.  Our program is the first formal psychoanalytic training program for non-medical professionals in the State of New Jersey to be accredited by the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis, Inc. (ABAP).   NJI is a psychoanalytic community of Candidates, Members and Faculty in which professional relationships and personal friendships are developed and sustained.  In addition, NJI is committed to being a heterogeneous and inclusive community.  Diversity benefits the entire community by providing a wider range of perspectives and experiences. We embrace a broad definition of diversity: a community comprised of people with different racial, cultural, economic and religious backgrounds.

Once accepted at NJI, the Candidate begins a journey of learning, steeped in the rich tradition of psychoanalysis. Through a combination of personal analysis, close one-on-one 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. NJ I is dedicated to ultimately guiding Candidates toward becoming accomplished, compassionate, broadly trained psychoanalysts.  Furthermore, NJI offers its students the opportunity to train at their own pace and the flexibility to tailor each Candidate’s program to meet his or her own individual needs. The Institute presents a Certified Adult Psychoanalytic Program, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Studies Program, the Group Psychotherapy Program, and the Supervision of the Psychoanalytic Process Program.  Founded in 1972, NJI has graduated over 90 psychoanalysts.

Affiliating with our Clinic is a valuable step in building or expanding a private practice.  Not only does the work itself offer Candidates the opportunity to develop and hone their skills as therapists and psychoanalysts, but once they have completed all their program requirements and graduated, they may take those patients with them into their private practices.

In addition to our regular training curriculum, NJI sponsors a number of short-term spring and summer workshops, training seminars, and conferences.  We obtain approval for continuing education credits from National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), The NJ State Board of Social Work Examiners, the NJ Society for Clinical Social Workers and we are also providers for New Jersey Professional Development.  NJI is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspect of the program.  We are a charter member and are accredited by the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis, Inc. (ABAP).

Please call or e-mail for your free information packet, and check the link to the upcoming calendar for special programs and seminars.

We hope you too can be part of our community.


Our mission is to provide comprehensive psychoanalytic training, anchored in a classical base, and incorporating current theoretical perspectives and therapeutic methods.  We are a group of professionals, passionate about developing and honing our analytic skills in a stimulating and collegial atmosphere, and committed to providing services to the community at large.