What is the orientation of the program?  NTP offers intensive comparative study of psychoanalytic theory and technique, building on a foundation of classical theory, with an emphasis on contemporary relational models including Object Relations, Self Psychology, Intersubjectivity and Interpersonal Psychoanalysis. 

What is the class schedule?  There are 6 seminars per academic year. Each seminar meets for intensive 3-day weekends (Friday until Sunday), for approximately 21 hours.

What are the individual consultation requirements?  Consultations are conducted primarily via telephone with a consulting analyst approved by NTP (see Faculty/Consultants list). One individual consultation hour is required each week for a minimum of 40 sessions per year. During the course of the training period, candidates must be in consultation with a minimum of three different consultants for a total of at least 200 hours. 

What is the requirement for personal psychoanalysis?  The program requires that the candidate be in treatment a minimum of two times per week (three sessions per week is recommended) with a certified psychoanalyst, who is accredited by a four-year psychoanalytic training program and has five years of subsequent experience. The candidate is free to choose his or her own analyst, who must be approved by the Training Committee.

How do I get more information on this program?  If you would like more information regarding the National Training Program, please feel free to contact us via email at effries@gmail.com, or by phone at 212.582.1566, ext. 0.