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History of PPC


The Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center (PPC) traces its roots to 1961. Over the past 50 years, the organization and its affiliates have trained psychoanalysts and provided psychoanalytic education and services to the Pittsburgh Community. Today's Center resulted from a merger in 2007 of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Foundation.


The Center is affiliated with and accredited by the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) and is one of more than 70 psychoanalytic institutes and societies worldwide. The faculty members and Board of Directors of PPC are committed to implementing PPC’s mission: training psychoanalysts, providing psychoanalytic education programs, and supporting organizations providing training in psychoanalytic methods. 





Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Members are psychoanalysts who have graduated from institutions other than APsaA-accredited institutes.


Associate Membership                        

Associate members are individuals accepted for psychoanalytic training and others as defined by the PPC Faculty Development Committee.


Psychotherapy Affiliates                     

Psychotherapy Affiliates are recognized workers in a field related to psychoanalysis, including individuals who have completed the James T. McLaughlin Training Program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. 


Pittsburgh Association for Psychoanalytic Thought (PAPT)                 

Friends of Psychoanalysis are individuals, with no requirement to be a mental health professional, who endeavor to support the activities of PPC and the Pittsburgh Association of Psychoanalytic Thought.


If you are interested in PPC affiliation, please contact us for information about the application process and current dues.