About Us

The Mission of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education

The mission of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education is to promote mental health through advanced clinical training, treatment, and scholarship.

Our primary goals are to:

  • Train dedicated and talented mental health professionals to help patients work through their emotional difficulties so that they may lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. IPE offers a wide range of psychoanalytically-focused education programs locally and internationally to achieve this end.
  • Provide, through IPE’s Consultation and Treatment Service, affordable and accessible psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to underserved members of the community and in need of mental health care;
  • Educate fellow mental health professionals, as well as the general public, about the enduring efficacy of psychoanalytically based treatments, through outreach seminars, clinical case conferences and lectures; 
  • Foster scholarship and promote inquiry into matters that lie at the heart of psychoanalysis, especially the conflicts and complexities of human experience.

IPE is a diverse collegial affiliation of clinicians united in our dedication to patient care. Our community of faculty and trainees includes individuals trained in psychiatry, clinical psychology, clinical social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychiatric nursing and other disciplines.

IPE is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine, and is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents to provide licensure-qualifying psychoanalytic training. The IPE NYS Licensure-Qualifying Psychoanalysis Program (NYS-LQP) track is directed at individuals holding any Master’s degree, or higher than Master’s degree, acceptable to IPE and NYS.  IPE is a member institute of the American Psychoanalytic Association.