Open Analytic Theory Classes

All classes will be held at the Institute.  Distance Learning is available  for those living outside the St. Louis metro area for all courses except where noted.

Acceptance into Open Analytic Theory Classes is by application process only.  Please fill out the appropriate application linked on this page, and submit it at least 3 weeks in advance of the class start date.  For some classes, the instructor may teach the class via Zoom from an off-site location.

“For most mental health professionals, the graduate training experience does not fully prepare one to be a skilled, knowledgeable and confident therapist. While we continue to learn from our patients throughout our professional lives, we believe that advanced formal training is crucial to our efforts to provide the highest level of clinical competence.  (These) programs are designed to enrich psychotherapeutic skills and to provide a background in psychodynamic principles and the theoretical basis of clinical work.”  — American Psychoanalytic Association

Each year, the Institute opens several courses in the training program to non-candidates.  Graduates of an advanced Psychotherapy program (such as the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program affiliated with the Institute or comparable training programs), individuals in psychiatric training programs, academics with a research interest in the area, along with Advanced Analytic Candidates and Faculty of the Institute may apply to take these open courses.

Up to eighty (80) class sessions, but no more than five (5) courses, successfully passed, taken as Open Classes, can count toward Analytic Training.

Open Analytic Theory Classes for the 2019-20 academic year will be posted shortly.




For a complete list of course descriptions for previous open classes, click HERE.


Questions?  Contact Cathy Krane, 314-361-7075 x 323,