Research Psychoanalyst

The State of California has authorized LAISPS to train qualified persons who are not mental health professionals but have Ph.D.s in fields related to psychoanalysis to become Research Psychoanalysts. These researchers can obtain psychoanalytic training to enable them to apply psychoanalytic concepts to their chosen fields of expertise.

Research Psychoanalyst candidates obtain supervised psychotherapy experience as a prerequisite for performing supervised psychoanalysis as part of LAISPS’ training program. Upon completion of this program and certification they are eligible to be licensed as Research Psychoanalysts, which includes clinical fee-for-service privileges as an adjunct to their primary academic and research work.