Applicants must have, or be eligible to have, legal entitlement or licensure to practice psychotherapy in a recognized mental health profession (psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, psychiatric nurses, pastoral counselors, and licensed professional counselors).

Applicants with an appropriate graduate degree who are not yet licensed are eligible for training if they possess a provisional license or if their clinical work is in an agency where they can practice legally. Certificates of completion will not be granted until candidates have received licensure.

Admissions Procedures

Prospective candidates may complete the admissions application online, may contact CPPNJ by telephone at 973-912-4432, or write to CPPNJ, 235 Main Street, #184, Madison, New Jersey 07940.

Once the required documentation is received, the applicant will be asked to schedule 2 interviews with 2 different CPPNJ faculty members who, if possible, are in the applicant’s geographic area. The interviewers will explore whether psychoanalytic training is appropriate for the applicant and answer any questions.

The interview reports and all other documentation will be reviewed by the Director of Admissions and a decision will be made. Any questions or concerns will be discussed with the Training Committee.

Requests for advanced standing must be made in writing to the Director of Admissions and the Director of the Training Committee. Any decision to accept a candidate for advanced standing will be made by the Training Committee. The applicant may be asked to provide evidence of successful completion of prior psychoanalytic training, or course syllabi if specific course waivers are being requested. The advanced standing applicant may be asked by the Training Committee to present a case, or may request to present a case to determine placement.

Registration and Fees

Application Fee: $35
Course Fee: CPPNJ Members $400; Non-Members $500
Candidates Organization Dues: $40 per academic year.

Non-matriculation Fee: $50 per academic year, if not enrolled in at least one course

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