Advanced Education and Collegial Community

"The decision to enter psychoanalytic treatment and training was one of the best I ever made. Thirty years later, the multifaceted world of psychoanalysis remains exceptionally gratifying. I have received invaluable training in developing and maintaining a deepening therapeutic process with a diverse range of patients, enabling me to sustain an emotionally rewarding practice - even in the age of managed care. I continue to learn from my patients and colleagues, as well as through teaching, conferences, study groups and the enormous literature now available online through PEP Web."  (read more)

  • Advanced training in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • Mentoring for students and early-career mental health therapists
  • Community education for mental health therapists and the public
  • Collegial community of experienced, dedicated professionals

Would you like to speak with an SDPC student or graduate about membership or our training programs? Please contact administrator Michelle Spencer.


Established in 1973 as a non-profit 501c3, the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center 
provides advanced mental health training
in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy; mentoring; community education; and public service to San Diego County and beyond.

The San Diego Psychoanalytic Center is dedicated to promoting the relevance and vitality of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

SDPC offers professionals the opportunity to deepen their understanding, get better results, and obtain greater satisfaction in their careers and personal lives.