Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program (IPPP)

Training & Education » Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program (IPPP)

The Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program (IPPP) is a 28-week, practice-oriented educational program designed for working clinicians who wish to learn the Interpersonal psychoanalytic perspective. Students will deepen their clinical work and learn to apply new theoretical concepts to clinical situations.  Through theoretical coursework, clinical seminars, individual supervision and the peer experience, clinicians will approach their work with an increasing sophisticated psychodynamic sensibility.


In the first year, the evening consists of a Theoretical Seminar immediately followed by a Clinical Case Seminar. The case seminar provides the opportunity for expanding and deepening the learning process with clinical material presented by students and faculty.


Clinical Case Seminars are divided into four, seven-week modules, each taught by a different instructor.


Theory courses:

1-    Consultation and Beginning a Treatment

2-    Key Concepts in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

3-    Child Development and Adult Psychotherapy

4-    Listening, Formulating and Intervening


DATES for 2017-2018

Module 1: 9/7, 14, off, 28, 10/5, 12, 19, 26

Mod II: 11/2, 9, 16, off, 30, 12/7, 14, off, off, 1/4

Winter party and meeting - TBA

Mod III: 1/11, 18, 25, 2/1, 8, 15, off, 3/1

Mod IV: 3/8, 15, 22, off, 4/5, 12, 19, 26

Graduation and final meeting: May 6



Individual weekly supervision is offered between 10-4 in the private offices of the program faculty. Supervision outside of these hours can be made available for a reduced fee. All supervisors are graduates of the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Training Program, including Training and Supervising Analysts and Supervisors of Psychotherapy.


The optional second year runs from 7:15 to 8:45 PM on Thursday evenings at the Institute. Groups are limited to 7 students. Each class consists of one theoretical paper chosen by the instructor and clinical presentations by the students. Students must have completed first year IPPP or an equivalent program to be considered. The classes run on the same schedule as year one: 28 weeks / 4 modules. Individual supervision is optional and not included in the $1600 tuition.


The IPPP program fosters collegiality and involvement in the overall White community.  All participants are invited to the Institute’s Tuesday morning Clinical Services Meetings, the White Society Colloquia, and ongoing White Study Groups.  All participants in IPPP will also receive a complementary online copy of the Institute’s internationally acclaimed journal, Contemporary Psychoanalysis.





Tuition for the first year, including supervision, is non-refundable $3,300. Complete the  application form online and send it along with a $50 application fee, to the Registrar, The William Alanson White Institute, 20 West 74th Street, New York City, NY 10023. Applications will be considered as they are received. The application process also includes a personal interview.


Participants are required to carry professional liability insurance and to provide their own psychotherapy patients for supervision.


Admission preferences will be given to New York State licensed mental health professionals whose licensed “scope of practice” includes the practice of psychotherapy, either privately or in institutional settings.  Other psychotherapists possessing a different educational background may also apply.


Applicants’ familiarity with psychoanalytic thinking and personal experience in psychotherapy or psychoanalysis are considered in the admissions process. Individual treatment is essential to good clinical work and experience in psychoanalytic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis is strongly recommended. Upon request, we can help find appropriate and affordable therapy.


A certificate of completion of coursework is awarded at the end of year one.


If you have further questions, please contact the Director of the Program, Dr. Miri Abramis at or 212 877-8419.


Apply for Year One (applications must be received by August 1)