Welcome to PCC

The Psychoanalytic Center of California offers intensive training in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy emphasizing the study of early states of mind and their impact on development. An integral part of the training in psychoanalysis is a course in infant observation processed within a seminar format. The well-balanced curriculum includes an in-depth study of Freud, Klein and Bion, and the British Independent School; Trauma and Narcissism; Primitive Mental Disorders and Advanced Psychoanalytic Technique.

PCC Also offers a Ph.D. degree in Psychoanalysis, a course of study leading to Certification in Child Psychoanalysis, and a one-year program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

Core Program

Core Program

  • Personal Psychoanalysis
  • Theoretical and Clinical Curriculum
  • Tavistock Infant Observation and Case Conferences
  • Supervised Psychoanalyses

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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program

  • A one-year intensive evening course
  • An optional second-year extension for graduates
  • Small group case-based seminars

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Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

  • A one-year course
  • Object relations synthesis of prenatal to adolescent life
  • Integrated with infant research & neurobiology

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education

  • Led by a vibrant and collegial volunteer group of psychoanalysts
  • Developing compelling and useful psychoanalytic continuing education programs

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About Us

The Psychoanalytic Center of California offers intensive training in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy emphasizing the study of early states of mind and their impact on development. An integral part of the training in psychoanalysis is a course in infant observation processed within a seminar format. The well-balanced curriculum includes an in-depth study of Freud, Klein and Bion, and the British Independent School; Trauma and Narcissism; Primitive Mental Disorders and Advanced Psychoanalytic Technique.

PhD Degree

PCC Also offers a Ph.D. degree in Psychoanalysis, a course of study leading to Certification in Child Psychoanalysis, and a one-year program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.