The Psychoanalytic Center of California is a Los Angeles-based psychoanalytic society and institute offering intensive training in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Our training approach emphasizes early states of mind and their impact on psychological 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; the British Independent School; Trauma and Narcissism; Primitive Mental Disorders; and Advanced Psychoanalytic Technique.

The PCC offers a Certificate of Psychoanalysis and a Psy.D. in Psychoanalysis, a course of study leading to Certification in Child Psychoanalysis, and  a one-year and a two-year program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

The PCC also offers rich continuing education and outreach programs to Los Angeles area licensed mental health professionals, students, and the public at large.

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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