psychoanalysis

Fall 2019 Applications

Now accepting applications for Fall 2019 - New flexible training format.

Application deadline June 1.

Applications considered as soon as they are received. See Admissions Open House schedule below!

Email knoll@wcspp.org for more information or call (914) 747-2008.

Who Are We?

The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (WCSPP), a nonprofit organization, was chartered in 1974 by the Regents of the University of the State of New York. WCSPP was the brainchild of a small group of eminent psychoanalysts who valued pluralistic psychoanalytic training set in a strong and vibrant professional community. The vision of its founders continues today at WCSPP, with its deep commitment to the rigorous academic training of clinicians amid open discussion of multiple psychoanalytic perspectives. WCSPP has continually moved forward to develop new programs that meet the changing needs of mental health professionals and to expand its Psychotherapy Service to best serve individuals in need of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

We seek talented faculty and students who will constitute a vibrant community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity along dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic status. Grounded in equal opportunity and nondiscrimination, WCSPP's robust commitment to diversity is fundamental to the Institute's mission of advancing knowledge, educating future leaders in the field, and providing public service.

Read an overview from Stewart M. Crane, LCSW, Director of WCSPP

Upcoming Events

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019
    7:OO PMCommunity Unitarian Church - 468 Rosedale Ave., White Plains NY 10605

    Many critics consider Close-Up a masterpiece of world cinema. The 2012 "Sight & Sound" poll included it in "The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time". A study of identity and role confusion, Close Up offers a lens into identify formation, self and other deception and conflict. Conjuring up clinical studies and papers best represented by the work of DW Winnicott and Philip Bromberg, Close Up provides an extensive basis for discussing the false self and real self as they develop, confront obstacles and inspiration.

    A discussion, including suggested readings, will be led by Barbara Messer, LCSW and Melissa Capozzi, LMSW immediately following the film.

    2 CE hours for the following disciplines: NY LCSWs, LMSWs, LPs, LMFTs, LMHCs and LCATs.

    Admission with the CE is $20, suggested contribution is $10.

    RSVP: Jane Bloomgarden at jwillbloom@gmail.com

    Refreshments will be served

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  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019
    11-12:15

    Contact info@wcspp.org or 914-997-7500 or Heidi Knoll, LCSW, Director of Admissions (914-747-2008)
    for more information

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  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019
    9-10:15

    Contact info@wcspp.org or 914-997-7500 or Heidi Knoll, LCSW, Director of Admission (914-747-2008)
    for more information

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  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019
    Sun
    07
    Apr
    2019
    LaKota Oaks (formerly Dolce Norwalk)

    Topic: “Let’s Talk About Sex"

    LaKota Oaks (formerly Dolce Norwalk)
    32 Weed Avenue
    Norwalk, CT

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What We Do.

Training

Since 1974, students have emerged from WCSPP programs with an expanded understanding of their patients, their clinical work, and themselves.

Psychotherapy Service

The Psychotherapy Service of WCSPP offers individuals an opportunity to receive psychoanalysis and psychotherapy at an affordable cost.

Clinical Consultation

Clinical consultation service affords each therapist a forum to expand his/her clinical skills and develop a personal treatment style.