Welcome from

the Co-Directors.

Welcome to the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, and thank you for your interest.

Established in 1980 and chartered by the Board of Regents of the State University of New York, the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP) currently offers four programs from an interpersonal perspective:

-Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis

-Licensure Qualifying Program (LQP),

-One-Year Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

-Two-year Certificate Program in Trauma Studies

The Institute also offers a comprehensive treatment referral service providing affordable psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to the community.  One of the first psychoanalytic institutes to develop a Trauma Treatment Center, MIP offers both training and clinical services specializing in the treatment of trauma. MIP is proud of both our LGBTQ Initiative, which focuses on gender and sexuality issues, and our Multicultural Committee, which focuses on the impact of cultural variables as it informs our practice.

The Institute’s Psychoanalytic Society, open to candidates, graduates and faculty, supports the endeavors of the MIP community.  Our Institute is dedicated to rigorous training, self-discovery and creativity in a warm, open-minded, and supportive environment for learning and professional development.  Founded upon an egalitarian ethos, MIP supports and encourages each candidate’s active involvement in all aspects of the Institute community.

Nessa Obten, LCSW

John Turtz, PhD



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