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Psychoanalytic Training

Psychoanalytic Training accepted a new class of Psychoanalytic Candidates every 3 years. The DPC accepts and encourages applications on an ongoing basis to help in advising potential candidates about necessary prerequisites and documentation. It is with great pleasure that Dallas Psychoanalytic Center announces several new program tracks to consider for your continued education in Psychoanalysis. 

Track 1.


Full Psychoanalytic Candidacy has a goal of becoming a Psychoanalyst. This track will lead to specialization in: Adult Psychoanalysis, Child/Adolescent Psychoanalysis, or both Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychoanalysis. The track of Full Candidacy requires Personal Analysis, 5 years of Coursework, and Supervised Cases. 

Track 2.


Part Time Psychoanalytic Candidacy has a goal of becoming a Psychoanalyst over a longer period of time than the minimum amount of time in the Full-Time track. Qualified Candidates in this track may take Theory and Development Classes while delaying the start of Personal Analysis and/or Supervised Cases. Approval for Clinical Classes depends on gaining experience in Personal Analysis and readiness to take on Supervised Analytic Cases. Credit toward required coursework will be given. 

Track 3.


Early Admission Candidacy has a goal of exploring psychoanalytic principles without committing to Full or Part Time Candidacy. Clinically oriented graduate students, residents, and post docs whose clinical experience is limited may choose this track, take Theory and Development Classes, perhaps begin their Personal Analysis, but hold off seeking approval to begin conducting Supervised Analyses. Credit will be given for courses taken. 

Track 4.


Psychoanalytic Studies is intended for Academics, Graduate Students, and Professionals outside Mental Health Disciplines. Those enrolled in this track will focus on Psychoanalytic Theory and Development, will participate in clinical courses, will not conduct analyses, and may or may not choose to have a Personal Analysis. 

Note: Candidates on Tracks 1,2,and 3 may choose a Dallas Psychoanalytic Center Training Analyst or, if already engaged in a Personal Analysis, may request consideration of a waiver for an analyst who graduated from an institute of the American Psychoanalytic Association and who meets requirements for immersion and ethical conduct. Candidates also may request delay of start with Training Analyst in order to complete work with current analyst or therapist. 

The application process will assess compatibility with requirements of these Program Tracks. Students in Tracks 2-4 may apply for other Programs if and when they accrue qualifications. 

Application for Candidacy

Training Manual

Dallas Psychoanalytic Center
PO Box 670218 | Dallas, Texas | 75367-0218
Phone: 214-471-5524