For Therapists

Programs for Therapists

North Carolina, particularly the Triangle area, is rich in psychoanalytic resources, with programs ranging from free lectures and short courses to full psychoanalytic training. Mental health professionals and trainees use these programs to deepen their skills in intensive psychotherapy or psychoanalysis and to supplement their prior professional education.

Lectures, Short Course, and Conferences

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Resources for Therapists

North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society (NCPS)
The North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society offers an annual series of psychoanalytic lectures and seminars, usually held on Saturday morning at the Lucy Daniels Foundation. These clinically relevant presentations are open to all mental health professionals and trainees. These programs are free to members of the NCPS, full time students, and trainees. A modest registration fee is charged for others.

The Society also sponsors MindPlay, a series of psychoanalytic discussions following select Saturday evening or Sunday matinee performances by the Playmakers Repertory Company. For program information, call (877) 572-6778 or visit the North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society.

The North Carolina Chapter of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW – formerly the National Membership Committee on Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work)
The AAPCSW, affiliated with the Clinical Social Work Federation, provides an organizational home for social workers engaged in psychoanalytically-informed practice. The NC Chapter offers several workshops each year as well as clinical presentations for students at the UNC School of Social Work. For program information, call (919) 881-4198. For membership information, call (919) 990-1227 or visit the AAPCSW.

Lucy Daniels Foundation (LDF)
The Lucy Daniels Foundation was founded to foster personal development, emotional freedom, and a deeper understanding of creativity through psychoanalytic education, programs, and research. In addition to providing grants for psychoanalytic treatment to creative individuals, the LDF offers an array of educational programs including short courses, an annual lecture at the NC Museum of Art, and an annual conference at which psychoanalysts and creative individuals share the stage. LDF’s psychoanalytic library is open to the public by appointment. For program information, call (919) 677-9888 or visit the Lucy Daniels Foundation.

North Carolina Psychoanalytic Foundation (NCPF)
North Carolina Psychoanalytic Foundation sponsors a Speakers Bureau that provides psychoanalytically informed talks to groups of mental health professionals and students. This service is provided in an agency, hospital, and university classroom settings. Talks are designed to meet the needs of specific groups. For more information, see Speakers Bureau.

Psychoanalytic Fellowships

The David Raft Fellowship
The David Raft Endowment for Outreach and Education was created by the NCPF through a generous gift from Elizabeth Raft, MD, in memory of her late husband, David Raft, MD. The first David Raft Fellowship was awarded in 2007. This Fellowship is awarded annually, to one student or trainee enrolled in or planning to enroll in one of the North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society’s PECC training programs.  The David Raft Fellowship provides up to $1,250 to help defray the costs of tuition. See David Raft Endowment  for additional information.

Fellowship Program of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)
The APsaA Fellowship Program is open to psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers at various levels of training, as well as to scholars and community leaders who wish to expand their knowledge of psychoanalysis. All applicants are assigned a psychoanalyst mentor with whom they meet to discuss their interest in psychoanalysis. They also receive a free subscription to the newsletter of the APsaA and complimentary registration at annual meetings of the Association. For information call (212) 752-0450, ext. 20 or visit the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Psychoanalytic Training Programs

The Psychoanalytic Education Program of the Carolinas (PECC)
The PECC  was formed in 2008 as a collaboration of the Psychoanalytic Institute of the Carolinas and the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center of North Carolina. Both programs have rich histories in providing training in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy and this new collaboration builds on their traditions of excellence. PECC is an accredited member institute of the American Psychoanalytic Association. For information contact Sarah Tillis at (919) 490-3212 or visit at