The PPSC Mission

The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center was incorporated in 1986 as a nonprofit educational corporation under the provisions of the New York State Education Law.

PPSC offers training programs in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy and continuing education for professionals who are interested in utilizing psychoanalytic theory and technique to enhance their clinical work.

PPSC believes that training in psychoanalysis is enriched through exposure to all major theoretical orientations and that openness to different approaches will greatly facilitate the growth and development of the student of analysis.  At the same time, PPSC emphasizes the importance of helping the candidate develop a consistent approach of his or her own. Therefore, the curriculum and study environment are formulated in such a way as to provide a solid grounding in basic psychoanalytic theory and to help students compare and contrast the significant contributions of the Freudian, Modern, Relational, Self Psychology and Object Relations schools of thoughtContemporary developments in Intersubjectivity are also addressed.  This is done through a comprehensive synthesis of core and specialized classes, group supervision, personal analysis, individual supervision and personalized educational planning.

The training environment encourages input and participation from the candidates who work with the PPSC administration to shape the program and address the professional needs of the student body. The faculty and supervisory staff at PPSC have come from a variety of institutes with different training orientations, and practice throughout the Metropolitan area. Their affiliation here represents a respect for diversity, change, and a commitment to a candidate-oriented program.

The programs consist of coursework, personal analysis, individual supervision and clinical work.  Upon completion of coursework, which is outlined below, candidates in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program will complete a formal written case presentation of a control patient of their choice.  Candidates in the Psychoanalysis and LP programs submit a written presentation of a case incorporating a theoretical contribution, which addresses some aspect of psychoanalytic work of interest to them. 

 

ADMINISTRATION 2016

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Frederick Aiese, LCSW
Joan Brady, LCSW, BCD
Lucie Grosvenor, LCSW
Judy Levitz, PhD, Founding Chair
Brenda Starks-Ross, RN
Barbara Tint, LCSW

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Lucie Grosvenor, LCSW, Chair
Susan Sherman, DSW
Beverly Amsel, PhD
Gerard Perna, LCSW
Valerie Frankfeldt, PhD
Joan Brady, LCSW, BCD
Emily Damron, LCSW
Joan O’Donnell, PhD
Deborah Silver, LCSW

FOUNDING DIRECTORS
Judy Levitz, PhD
Lee Crespi, LCSW

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Lucie Grosvenor, LCSW

CHAIR OF FACULTY AND SUPERVISORY AFFILIATIONS
Beverly Amsel, Ph.D.

CONSULTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Paul Geltner, DSW

DEAN OF ADMISSIONS
Deborah Silver, LCSW

DEAN OF FACULTY
Susan Sherman, DSW

DEAN OF STUDENTS
Joan O’Donnell, PhD

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING
Valerie Frankfeldt, PhD

TREATMENT SERVICE DIRECTOR
Joan O’Donnell, PhD