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

September 27, 2015

CPPNJ Welcome Back Brunch

Maplewood Community Center
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October 11, 2015

Northern Region Bagel Brunch

Home of Chana Kahn (Teaneck)
Speaker, Daniel Shaw, LCSW
"Traumatic Narcissism and Subjugation Trauma: Clinical Challenges"
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October 18, 2015
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Ruth Lijtmaer. PhD and Cheryl Thompson, PhD present

CPPNJ Cultural Forum II: Impact of Immigration - Trauma and Growth

Maplewood Community Center, Maplewood
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November 15, 2015
Stephen B. Levine, MD presents

Obstacles to Loving: Talking about Love with Couples

Lenfell Hall, FDU Florham Park Campus, Madison
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November 21, 2015
7:00pm - 10:00pm

IDFest 2015

Lenfell Hall, The Mansion, FDU Florham Park, Madison
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Feb 28, 2016
9:30am - 12:30pm
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R presents

Transgender Issues and Identities: A Cultural Competency Workshop

Lenfell Hall, The Mansion, FDU Florham Park Campus, Madison
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March 6, 2016
Spring Brunch
Nina Thomas, PhD presents

Race and Trauma Across the Generations

Home of Mana and Bob Levine
(Upper Montclair)
RSVP to Ellie Muska at elliemuska@verizon.net or 908-508-9274

April 16, 2016
Virginia Goldner, PhD presents

When Love Hurts: Attachment Negation, Abuse and Violence

Lenfell Hall, The Mansion, FDU Florham Park Campus, Madison

May 1, 2016
Registration: 9:00am - 9:30am
Program: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Lewis Aron, PhD presents

The Therapist's Use of Their Subjectivity in Clinical Work: Fluctuations of Identity and Shifting Self-States in Contemporary Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Lenfell Hall, The Mansion, FDU Florham Park Campus, Madison
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June 5, 2016
12:00 noon - 4:00pm

CPPNJ Graduation and End of Year Celebration

Location: TBA