Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

In 1958, IPTAR was Founded as a membership society for analysts sharing an interest in Freud’s theory and technique. IPTAR continues to be a community committed to the lifelong study of psychoanalysis.

The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) is a professional association of psychoanalysts formed to promote the advancement of psychoanalysis as a practice and a profession. IPTAR provides clinical services to the community through its consultation center, offers professional training programs in psychoanalysis and child psychotherapy to aspiring professionals, promotes and supports psychoanalytic research in areas critical to professional concerns, and provides scientific and clinical programs for the professional development of its members.

Our Mission

Our mission is to train qualified and interested members of the allied mental health professions of psychology, medicine, social work, nursing, as well as individuals from the arts, sciences and humanities in the principals and practice of psychoanalysis, and to provide affordable psychoanalytic treatment to those in need. 

As a member of the IPA, we are bound by the organization’s constitution and bylaws and committed to meeting its rigorous standards. It is through scholarship in the theories of contemporary Freudian perspectives using the tripartite model of supervised clinical work, didactic course work, and personal analysis that we prepare our candidates to become expert Psychoanalysts. In addition to the core curriculum, we encourage participation in workshops and seminars on a wide variety of topics that are offered at the IPTAR Clinical Center. We provide an extensive selection of publications in our clinical library, as well as access to the PepWeb website to all of our candidates and members.

EEO Policy

The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, transgender, gender identity and gender expression, actual or perceived sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or any other legally prohibited basis that is unlawful, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, candidate admissions, new members, hiring of faculty and staff, and the provision of academic courses and clinical treatment. IPTAR is committed to enforcing this Anti-Discrimination policy and provides complaint procedures at all levels in order to create an inclusive environment.

The Curriculum

The program’s curriculum is governed by a contemporary Freudian perspective. Rooted in the original Freudian text, the curriculum includes important elaborations and transformations of the original concepts that have led to today’s expanded understanding of psychopathology, development, technique, and application.

A psychoanalytic education enables a therapist to choose the best treatment modality to maximize the patient’s potential for growth. Teaching is done in the context of clinical illustration, making theoretical learning relevant to actual practice.

Training Institute

The Training Institute, established in 1960, offers rigorous and thorough training in psychoanalytic theory and technique for serious, qualified students from a variety of backgrounds.

Clinical Center

The IPTAR Clinical Center (ICC) has served the New York City metropolitan area since 1993 and remains committed to offering high quality, affordable mental health treatment.


The empirical research of the IPTAR’s Freedman Center has led to publications in major psychoanalytic journals and presentations at national and international conferences.
IPTAR Society

Become a Member

The IPTAR Society is a home for the community of IPTAR analysts.

It offers opportunities for the continual reworking of our psychoanalytic identity through dialogue and reflection, in a dialectic between innovation and tradition.