CPPNJ - The Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey


Contemporary psychoanalysis is a vital, effective, and experiential mental health treatment. Over the last century, psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic training have evolved, integrating the best of psychotherapy approaches including those from infant research, neuroscience, attachment theory, and body-based therapies. Psychoanalytically informed treatment is, at its heart, a process by which people discover a sense of personal freedom and an enduring capacity for satisfying relationships and genuine living.

CPPNJ is dedicated to training skillful and effective psychoanalysts and psychotherapists. Our rigorous program provides a solid foundation in psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice, as well as integrates contemporary developments in mental health treatment. Experienced practitioners, sought-after supervisors, and published authors bring a wealth of knowledge to the CPPNJ faculty.

Analytic training engages the intellect and the emotions in profound ways. CPPNJ offers many opportunities to deepen the training experience with formal and informal workshops, seminars, conferences, and social gatherings. The best clinical training for any psychological therapy includes course work, supervision, and personal analysis; CPPNJ offers this to licensed therapists who wish to advance their skills. The formal training element of our program takes place in a nurturing and supportive community of candidates and faculty who will become your peers and colleagues, now and in the future. Learn More...

Programs and Events

October 29, 2016
Jonathan Shedler, PhD presents

The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Therapy: A Lecture and Clinical Workshop

Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center, New Brunswick, NJ
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November 6, 2016

Northern Region Book Discussion and Bagel Brunch

Elizabeth Howell, PhD & Sheldon Itzkowitz, PhD co-editors of
The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Working with Trauma
(available from Amazon)
Teaneck, NJ

December 3, 2016
9:00am - 12:30pm

Cultural Forum: Video Presentation: Psychoanalysis in El Barrio

Hartman Lounge, FDU Florham Park Campus, Madison

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December 9, 2016

Eating Disorders Workshop

Hartman Lounge, The Mansion, FDU Florham Park Campus, Madison, NJ

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January 22, 2017
Margaret Crastnopol, PhD presents

Micro-Traumatic Experience: Identifying and Healing Its Cumulative Toxic Effects

Hartman Lounge, FDU Florham Park Campus, Madison

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February 5, 2017
Neil Altman presents

What Makes Child Psychotherapy Work?

Hartman Lounge, The Mansion, FDU Florham Park Campus, Madison

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March 5, 2017
Shelly Rosen, LCSW presents

Stalled, Stuck and Stymied: How to Keep Things Alive and Moving in Psychotherapy

Hartman Lounge, The Mansion, FDU Florham Park Campus, Madison

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April 8, 2017
Nina Williams, PsyD and Stephanie Sasso, PsyD present

Psychodynamic Processes and Trans Identities

Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center, New Brunswick

April 22, 2017
8:30am - 4:00pm
Jim Thomas, LMFT presents

Working with Addiction through an Attachment Lens

Lenfell Hall, FDU Florham Park Campus, Madison

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June 11, 2017

CPPNJ Graduation and End of Year Celebration

Details TBD