IPTAR is a vibrant and thriving community comprised of nearly three hundred candidates and graduate analysts actively engaged in the ongoing study of psychoanalytic ideas and technique.
IPTAR offers a variety of training programs and educational and professional opportunities. These include training programs for adult, child-adolescent, and parent-infant treatment as well as applications of psychoanalytic ideas to organizations, the arts, research, and contemporary culture.
IPTAR: 50 Years of Service to the Metropolitan Community
- 1958 – IPTAR is founded as a Membership Society for analysts from all backgrounds.
- 1960 – IPTAR receives its absolute charter from the Regents of New York State to train psychoanalysts.
- 1989 – IPTAR is one of the first non-medical institutes to become a component society of the International Psychoanalytical Association: an international professional society and community of analysts with the highest standards.
- 1993 – Evolving from IPTAR’s reduced fee psychoanalytic referral service instituted in the 1960′s, the IPTAR Clinical Center is formed to meet the community need for affordable, ongoing, high-quality mental health services, which had been unavailable for a substantial segment of the population.
- 1998 – The Respecialization Program is created to allow individuals from all academic and professional fields, including the humanities, social sciences, education, law, medicine, and the arts, to pursue the study and practice of psychoanalysis.
- 2000 – The Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program, a three year innovative program embodying contemporary psychoanalytic concepts in the training of professionals to work with children and adolescents, is begun.
- 2001 – The Intern-Externship Program in Psychoanalytic Studies is established to offer a small number of doctoral students in psychology or social work the opportunity to become intimately acquainted with psychoanalytic concepts and how they are implemented in practice. This is a unique program in the field of available internship opportunities.
- 2002 – The Socio-Psychoanalytic Training Program in Organizational Consultation and Executive Coaching is begun, in which participants learn how psychoanalytic concepts can be applied to work-based consultation in the community.
- 2005 – IPTAR creates a Diversity Committee charged with encouraging and facilitating dialog and discussion in the IPTAR community on Otherness and Difference. IPTAR has a commitment to psychoanalysis as a progressive and inclusive movement and discipline, and the Diversity Committee was developed to further these goals.
- 2006 – IPTAR becomes a co-sponsor, with the N.Y. Freudian Society, of the Anni Bergmann Parent-Infant Training Program. This program offers intensive training in parent-infant work to psychoanalysts and advanced candidates in psychoanalysis.
- 2006 – IPTAR begins an ongoing program illuminating the relationship between Psychoanalysis and the Arts. This includes use of the IPTAR West offices and conference room as a gallery for art on various themes and a series of programs on film and psychoanalysis.
- 2006 – IPTAR was approved by New York State as a program leading to licensure in psychoanalysis for those outside the traditional mental health professions.