It is admission season at PINC, so if you have been thinking of embarking on the journey of psychoanalytic training, now is the time to apply.

PINC, a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association, is unique in many ways. Our goal is to foster a sense of creativity and dialogue about theory and clinical practice while supporting candidates, development of their own identities as a psychoanalyst within a diverse and vibrant psychoanalytic community. We embrace a comparative theoretical approach to training and believe that psychoanalysis is an ever-evolving discipline; therefore, our new curriculum reflects both this multi-theoretical approach to psychoanalysis as well as the emerging interests of our candidates.

PINC has a tripartite approach to training, which includes concurrent course work, supervision, and a personal psychoanalysis. In recent years, PINC has added the experiential component of Group Process as a 4th aspect of training. PINC is unique in that it offers a long list of personal and supervising analysts from which candidates may choose. Candidates are involved and have a voice in all levels of governance at the Institute.

PINC also offers a sequence of courses leading to the degree of "Doctor of Psychology in Psychoanalysis" (Psy.D.), which provides doctoral level training in psychoanalytic scholarship, research, and writing. However, this degree is not eligible for licensure in the state of California.

For more information to help you decide if psychoanalytic training at PINC is right for you and/or how to apply, please go to our website at www.pincsf.org or contact Dr. Franey, below.

Maureen Franey, Ph.D.
Chair of Admissions