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 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.