Pennsylvania


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Chestnut Hill College

Chair:                          Cheryll Rothery, PsyD

Contact person:           Kevin McCarthy, PhD

                                    (215) 248-7115

                                    kevin.mccarthy@chc.edu

Address:                     Department of Psychology

                                    Chestnut Hill College

                                    9601 Germantown Avenue

                                    Philadelphia, PA 19118

Website                      http://www.chc.edu/psyd/


Is your doctoral program accredited by the American Psychological Association? 

Yes

Is your program considered open to and inclusive of Psychoanalytical/Psychodynamic theory and practice?

Yes

Does your program have any faculty that are certified psychoanalysts, or in psychoanalytical training? 

No

 

Does your program have psychoanalytically-oriented faculty, and include psychoanalytical thought in their courses?  


Does your program require introductory courses on psychoanalytical theories and psychotherapy?

Yes


Which psychoanalytical theoretical perspectives does your Program offer? 

Freudian/Classical

Ego Psychology

Object-relations

Self-psychology

Supportive-Expressive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 


Does your program cover special topics from psychoanalytical perspectives such as treatment of severe psychopathology, race, class, gender/sexuality, dreams, supervision, transference/counter-transference?  


Does your program require courses on short-term psychotherapy and crisis intervention that include psychoanalytical perspectives?

Yes 

                     

Program Description Provided by the Institution:

Chestnut Hill College offers APA-accredited doctoral training in professional psychology using a complementary approach of psychodynamic and systems theories. Students receive instruction in theory and practice of modern, pragmatic psychodynamic theory with a focus on the issues they will encounter in their future work as professional psychologists. Faculty are each practicing professionals and have strong connections with private practitioners, practice sites, mental health agencies, and the psychoanalytic institutes in the Philadelphia area. Chestnut Hill College possesses its own APPIC-accredited internship consortium. Graduates will be prepared for licensure as well as postgraduate psychoanalytic training. 

 

Duquesne University


Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Department of Psychology

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Director of Clinical Training: Russell Walsh, Ph.D.

Administrative assistant: Mrs. Marilyn Henline

Phone: 412-396-6520


Survey Results:


Is your doctoral program accredited by the American Psychological Association?  

Yes 


Is your program considered open to and inclusive of Psychoanalytical/Psychodynamic theory and practice?  

Yes 


Does your program have any faculty that are certified psychoanalysts, or in psychoanalytical training?  Yes 


Does your program have psychoanalytically-oriented faculty, and include psychoanalytical thought in their courses?  Yes 

Does your program require introductory courses on psychoanalytical theories and psychotherapy?  

Yes.  

Which psychoanalytical theoretical perspectives does your Program offer? Freudian/Classical,

Object-relations,

Self-Psychology,Lacanian,Other perspectives [Interpersonal, Neo-Jungian]

Does your program cover special topics from psychoanalytical perspectives such as treatment of severe psychopathology, race, class, gender/sexuality, dreams, supervision, transference/counter-transference? Yes


Does your program require courses on short-term psychotherapy and crisis intervention that include psychoanalytical perspectives?  

Yes 


Program Description Provided by the Institution:


The program in clinical psychology is consistent with the Psychology Department’s broad mission to develop psychology conceived as a human, rather than natural, science. That is, our approach is consistent with all those who have been concerned with understanding the meaning, significance, complexity, and depths of experience and behavior, and who honor the sociocultural and historical embeddedness of psychological life. Our research programs emphasize qualitative methods of research which draw upon the same skills as those of the best psychotherapists. Some of the prominent historical figures in our program include psychoanalysts such as Freud, Jung, Lacan, Klein, Kohut, Mitchell and Malan, phenomenological psychologists such as Boss, Craig, and Romanyshyn, and philosophers such as Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Derrida, and Butler.

 

Department of Psychology

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Director of Clinical Training: Russell Walsh, Ph.D.

Administrative assistant: Mrs. Marilyn Henline

Phone: 412-396-6520

 

Pennsylvania State University


Program and Contact Info

Program Name

The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Psychology


Program Phone Number

(814) 863-1721


Program Address

Department of Psychology, Room 125 Bruce V. Moore Building, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802


Contact Person

Kenneth N. Levy, Ph.D.


Contact Email Address

klevy@psu.edu


Is your doctoral program accredited by the American Psychological Association?

Yes


Is your program considered open to an inclusive of Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic theory and practice?

Yes


Does your program have any faculty that are certified psychoanalysts, or in psychoanalytical training?

Yes


Does your program have psychoanalytically-oriented faculty, and include psychoanalytical thought in their courses?

Yes


Does your program require introductory courses on psychoanalytical theories and psychotherapy?

Yes


Which psychoanalytical theoretical perspectives does your Program offer? 


Freudian/Classical

Ego Psychology

Object-relations

Self-psychology

Lacanian

Transference-focused psychotherapy and mentalization based therapy


Does your program cover special topics from psychoanalytical perspectives such as treatment of severe psychopathology, race, class, gender/sexuality, dreams, supervision, transference/counter-transference?


Yes


Does your program require courses on short-term psychotherapy and crisis intervention that include psychoanalytical perspectives?


Yes


Would you like your program to be listed on the Psychoanalytically-friendly Universities web-site?


Yes


Program Description


Although the focus of Penn State's clinical program is training students for academic careers, as a faculty we aspire to provide both excellent research and excellent clinical training. As such the program values clinical training, which is unique for top research R1 clinical programs. Additionally, also unique among such programs, we value clinical pluralism. The majority of the 18 or so faculty consider themselves cognitive-behavioral or behavioral in their orientation, but several faculty consider themselves integrative and few outright psychodynamic in their orientation. Additionally, the vast majority of the faculty are open and valuing of psychodynamic approaches even if one is not trained or adherent in the approach. Thus the atmosphere in the program is accepting and encouraging of those with psychodynamic interests.

Courses in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic clinical methods are required of all students and valued by faculty and students, regardless of core clinical orientation. In addition to prominent tenure-line faculty in the clinical area, there are several non-tenure line clinical faculty and clinic staff psychologists who are psychodynamically trained and regularly supervise clinical students. Similar to many universities, there are faculty with psychoanalytic interest in several departments such as English, Philosophy, History, and Education, among others. Within the clinical area faculty have expertise in attachment theory, object relations, ego psychology, interpersonal theory, and Freud. First year students read S. Freud and Rogers, and during the second and third years read McWilliams, Blatt, Bowlby, A. Freud, Kernberg, Klein, Sullivan, Enrico Jones, and Kimberlyn Leary, among others. In addition to learning about general psychodynamic, object relational, and interpersonal approaches, there are specific practicia in Transference-focused psychotherapy. There are also opportunities to learn about Mentalization Based Therapy and Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy as well as non-psychoanalytic approaches such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

The department clinic is unique in that it is licensed under the aegis of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Mental Health as a full service community mental health center. As such we are the largest provider for the tri-county area representing a catchment area of 300,000 people. The clinic serves 750 patients (500 adults), with about 40% suffering from personality disorders (20% with BPD). Supervision is provided by faculty and for those interested in adult or child psychotherapy, there is no need for externships, although various externships are available at the campus CAPS, the local hospital, local prison and jail, the local schools, and various neuropsychology externship sites -- all of which are in close driving distance.

The program is ranked among the top 10-20 clinical programs in US World and New Reports, consistently among the top 5-10 in grant funding by NIH, and is among the most highly cited and published departments. Additionally, we are among the top ten in placing students in clinical psychology faculty positions. Thus, this is an excellent program for someone with psychodynamic research and clinical interests who wants an academic career but wants state of the art psychodynamic clinical training.




University of Pennsylvania


Program and Contact Info

Program Name

University of Pennsylvania - School and Mental Health Counseling Master's Degree Programs


Program Phone Number

(215) 898-4176


Program Address

3700 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104


Contact Person

Kyle Schultz


Contact Email Address

schkyle@upenn.edu


Is your doctoral program accredited by the American Psychological Association?

No


Is your program considered open to an inclusive of Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic theory and practice?

Yes


Does your program have any faculty that are certified psychoanalysts, or in psychoanalytical training?

Yes


Does your program have psychoanalytically-oriented faculty, and include psychoanalytical thought in their courses?

Yes


Does your program require introductory courses on psychoanalytical theories and psychotherapy?

No


Which psychoanalytical theoretical perspectives does your Program offer? ​​[Check all that apply​]

Relational
Intersubjective


Does your program cover special topics from psychoanalytical perspectives such as treatment of severe psychopathology, race, class, gender/sexuality, dreams, supervision, transference/counter-transference?

No


Does your program require courses on short-term psychotherapy and crisis intervention that include psychoanalytical perspectives?

Yes


Program Description


This is a master degree-granting program that has four options: a one year intro to the field of counseling, a two year LPC-elligible mental health track, a two year school and mental health track, and a two year executive-style program (an intensive summer week each summer and once a month classes thereafter). Dr. Kyle Schultz is a full-time faculty member there and is in training at the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis. He teaches the practicum courses with contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice in mind and as part of the conversation (though not the entire focus). There are not courses dedicated to psychoanalytic ideas specifically. Dr. Schultz also runs a psychoanalytic reading group for students. Rest of the program is friendly to psychoanalytic ideas.


Widener University


Director: Virginia Brabender

Email: vmbrabender@widener.edu

Phone: 610-499-1209  

FAX: 610-499-4625

Address: Widener University

Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology

One University Place

Chester, PA  19013


Survey Results:


Is your doctoral program accredited by the American Psychological Association?  

Yes 

Is your program considered open to and inclusive of Psychoanalytical/Psychodynamic theory and practice?  

Yes 

Does your program have any faculty that are certified psychoanalysts, or in psychoanalytical training?  

Yes 

Does your program have psychoanalytically-oriented faculty, and include psychoanalytical thought in their courses? 

Yes

Does your program require introductory courses on psychoanalytical theories and psychotherapy?  

Yes, two courses.

Which psychoanalytical theoretical perspectives does your Program offer? 

Freudian/Classical,

Ego Psychology, 

Object-relations, 

Self-psychology, 

Other perspectives [Inter-subjective, relational approaches]

Does your program cover special topics from psychoanalytical perspectives such as treatment of severe psychopathology, race, class, gender/sexuality, dreams, supervision, transference/counter-transference?  

Yes 

Does your program require courses on short-term psychotherapy and crisis intervention that include psychoanalytical perspectives?  

No 

Program Description Provided by the Institution:

All students take two basic psychoanalytic courses in the first year.  Subsequently, they can take psychoanalytic electives (e.g., “Transference and countertransference”) and psychoanalytically-oriented case conferences.  An annual event, the Schulman Symposium, features a renowned psychoanalytic thinker.  Students may do a psychoanalytically-oriented dissertation and/or have a practicum and internship rotation in a psychoanalytically-oriented setting.  Within the program, different theoretical orientations exist in harmony.


Dr. Dennis Debiak

Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology

Widener University

Chester, PA  19013

(610)  499-1209  

Please call (610) 499-1206 to request an application.


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