Continuing Professional Education Classes

John O'LearyThe Center for Applied Psychoanalysis (CAPsa) provides continuing education courses and workshops for mental health practitioners and other interested persons whose work will be enhanced and enriched by an increased familiarity with psychoanalytic concepts.  Recent offerings have included short courses on managing motherhood, working with dissociation, and issues in self disclosure.  CAPsa also offers workshops on, for example, starting a private practice and working with erotic transference. Course offerings are tailored to meet current community and professional needs and interests.  CAPsa also sponsors a week-long summer intensive program that features lectures and discussions by internationally renowned White Institute psychoanalysts.


Professional courses are available to psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, members of the clergy, psychiatric nurses, teachers, and counselors.


All faculty members are graduate psychoanalysts or specialists in related professions. Most faculty members are graduates of the William Alanson White Institute.


We encourage graduate students and residents to inquire about fee waivers and scholarships.



The William Alanson White Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The WAWI maintains responsibility for the program. Credits are awarded on a credit per course-hour basis and 80% attendance is required for courses lasting seven (7) or more sessions. Shorter courses require 100% attendance.


The William Alanson White Institute is an approved provider of Continuing Education under the auspices of the Continuing Education Program of the New York State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.


Physicians: Many White Institute educational activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The “Conflict of Interest Policy” of the William Alanson White Institute requires that faculty participating in a CME activity disclose to the audience any relationship with a pharmaceutical company which might pose potential, apparent or real conflict of interest with regard to his or her contribution to the program.


In keeping with the ethical standards of the mental health profession we are committed to preserving the confidentiality of clinical material.