Four Year Full Certificate Training Program in Object Relations Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy & Object Relations Psychoanalysis

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This Program’s unique curriculum features the supervision groups where the group process is used as a learning medium.
The experiential dimension of psychoanalytic learning is introduced here, and it includes processing of “objective countertransference” feelings, associations, and visceral experiences. This program was re-structured in 2010-2011 academic year, to accommodate the applicants who wish to obtain the full-certificate psychoanalytic training at their own pace.

First and second year of this program each includes two mandatory classes (one dedicated to clinical theory, and another one – to the group supervision process, “Analyst as Instrument”) within each of three 10-week trimesters/ year. In year three and four, there are additional two courses per trimester (6 courses per year, for years 3 and 4), which are required to complete before graduation.

Courses offered in the first two years of this Certificate Program are the same as the classes offered in Two-Year (Advanced) Certificate Program. Those candidates who graduated from our Two-Year Certificate Program can get full credit for their two years of study if they enroll in the Four-Year Full Certificate Program.

Each course (class) can be taken also as a separate certificate course, with or without the group supervision class.

Each course of clinical theory and the group supervision earns 12.5 hrs of post-graduate CE/ psychoanalytic training certificate.

Elective courses are offered at all levels of training.

Please note that these are just some requirements for graduation.

Other requirements include: * Individual Supervision of 35hrs/ year minimum – until the control case is presented to and approved by the Training Committee; *Additional weekly courses in clinical theory (once or twice a week during each trimester, depending on prior training and academic credits); *3-times per week (minimum 2-times a week, as per approval of the Training Committee) Training Analysis with an approved object relations analyst; and * Completion/ presentation of a Control Case.
Tuition and Fees:

Registration fee (for the whole Certificate Program) is $100. If courses are taken separately, the registration fee is $25/ course.

Tuition for each mandatory 10-week class/course (Clinical Theory and Group Supervision) is $450.

Tuition for each 10-week trimester (2 classes/ trimester) is $900.

Tuition for each full year: Training Year 1 and 2 (three trimesters, 2 classes each) -$2,700. Training Year 3 and after require additional classes taken (min 1 class/week/ semester – for those with prior training; otherwise 2 classes/week/ semester), and the tuition for each additional class is $450/ semester.

Fee (sliding scale) for individual supervision (mandatory for all candidates in Full Psychoanalytic Training Program, and encouraged for all candidates in other certificate programs) is $65/ hr (minimum 35 hrs per academic year is required, until graduation. First year requirement is 30 hrs of individual supervision). Additional individual supervision (on a sliding scale fee) is available, as per candidate’s request.

Fee for training analysis sessions is flexible and a subject of an agreement between an analyst and a candidate.

For more information about this Certificate Program, please contact: our Institute’s Founder & Executive Director, Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA at 212-674-5425 and/ or ; or ORI Administrator and Registrar, Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD, at 646-522-1056 or email at .

Listing of the 1st Year courses in 2023-2024 academic year (same as in One-Year Certificate Program):

Trimester 1:  09/07/23 – 10/05/23 (Thursdays, 7:45pm 9:30pm): Neuropsychoanalysis: Attachment and Object Relations through the Lens of Functional Neuropsychobiology and Brain Mapping (with Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD, MSciEd)
Trimester 1: 10/12/23 – 12/21/23 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm): Introduction to the Object Relations Clinical Theory and Its Clinical Experiential Applications (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 1: 10/12/23 – 12/21/23 (Thursdays, 7:15pm 8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 1/2: 12/10/23; 01/07; 02/04; & 03/03 2024 (Sundays, 10:30am – 1:15pm): AN IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING OF FAMOUS AND ORDINARY PEOPLE through the ART of PSYCHOBIOGRAPHY (with Paul H. Elovitz, PhD) [Elective]
Trimester 2: 01/18/24 – 03/21/24 (Thursdays, 7:15pm 8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 01/18/24 – 03/21/24 (Thursdays, 8:40pm 9:55pm): Developmental Journey to Selfhood: Object Relations Process and the Emerging Self in Work of James Masterson and Susan Kavaler-Adler (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 04/04/24 – 06/13/24 (Thursdays, 7:15pm 8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)

Listing of the 2nd Year courses in 2023-2024 academic year:

Trimester 1:   09/07/23 – 10/05/23 (Thursdays, 7:30pm – 9:30pm): Neuropsychoanalysis: Attachment and Object Relations through the Lens of Functional Neuropsychobiology and Brain Mapping (with Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD)
Trimester 1: 10/12/23 – 12/21/23 (Thursdays, 8:40pm 9:55pm): A Psychodynamic Guide to Understanding the Development of Children, Adolescents, and the Child-Parent Relationships (with Jerome Blackman, M.D., FIPA)
Trimester 1: 10/12/23 – 12/21/23 (Thursdays, 7:15pm 8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 1/2: 12/10/23; 01/07; 02/04; & 03/03 2024 (Sundays, 10:30am – 1:15pm): AN IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING OF FAMOUS AND ORDINARY PEOPLE through the ART of PSYCHOBIOGRAPHY (with Paul H. Elovitz, PhD) [Elective]
Trimester 2: 01/18/24 – 03/21/24 (Thursdays, 7:15pm 8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 01/18/24 – 03/21/24 (Thursdays, 8:40pm 9:55pm): Developmental Journey to Selfhood: Object Relations Process and the Emerging Self in Work of James Masterson and Susan Kavaler-Adler (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 04/04/24 – 06/13/24 (Thursdays, 7:15pm 8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: Dates TBA – The Demon Lover Complex: The Integration Of British And American Object Relations Theory (with Richard M. Alperin, Ph.D., LCSW)

Summer Trimester 4: Dates TBA – Infant Observational Research and Its Impact on Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique (with Ann Rose Simon, LCSW-R, LP)

Listing of the 3rd and 4th Year courses in 2023-2024 academic year:

Trimester 1:   09/07/23 – 10/05/23 (Thursdays, 7:30pm – 9:30pm): Neuropsychoanalysis: Attachment and Object Relations through the Lens of Functional Neuropsychobiology and Brain Mapping (with Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD)
Trimester 1: 10/12/23 – 12/21/23 (Thursdays, 8:40pm 9:55pm): A Psychodynamic Guide to Understanding the Development of Children, Adolescents, and the Child-Parent Relationships (with Jerome Blackman, M.D., FIPA)
Trimester 1: 10/12/23 – 12/21/23 (Thursdays, 7:15pm 8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 1/2: 12/10/23; 01/07; 02/04; & 03/03 2024 (Sundays, 10:30am – 1:15pm): AN IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING OF FAMOUS AND ORDINARY PEOPLE through the ART of PSYCHOBIOGRAPHY (with Paul H. Elovitz, PhD) [Elective]
Trimester 2: 01/18/24 – 03/21/24 (Thursdays, 7:15pm 8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 01/18/24 – 03/21/24 (Thursdays, 8:40pm 9:55pm): Developmental Journey to Selfhood: Object Relations Process and the Emerging Self in Work of James Masterson and Susan Kavaler-Adler (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 04/04/24 – 06/13/24 (Thursdays, 7:15pm 8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: Dates TBA – The Demon Lover Complex: The Integration Of British And American Object Relations Theory (with Richard M. Alperin, Ph.D., LCSW)

Summer Trimester 4: Dates TBA – Infant Observational Research and Its Impact on Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique (with Ann Rose Simon, LCSW-R, LP)

To REGISTER, use the Registration Form on the web page that belongs to each particular course OR email your questions to .

To make a payment online, follow the links for payment on each of the event’s web pages. You can also pay via PayPal.Me/ORINYC directly, if you had some prior arrangements done re: any discounts or scholarships. For more information, contact the administrator at .

For non-ORI events with our faculty/ students/ candidates participation – please visit the BULLETIN BOARD on our website. Please follow the registration directions for non-ORI events as designated on the Bulletin Board.

To donate to our scholarship program (and receive the tax-deductible receipt) – please follow the link HERE.

Listing of the 1st Year courses in 2022-2023 academic year (same as in One-Year Certificate Program):

Trimester 1: 10/6/22 – 12/15/22 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Introduction to the Object Relations Clinical Theory and Its Clinical Experiential Applications (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 1: 10/6/22 – 12/15/22 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/12/23 – 3/16/23 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Character Disorders: Borderline, Narcissistic, Schizoid Conditions: Object Relations Clinical Theory and Clinical Cases (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, D. Litt)
Trimester 2: 1/12/23 – 3/16/23 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/13/23 – 6/15/23 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Mourning, Melancholia, and the Use of an Object: A Freud-Winnicott Dialectic on Madness and Object Loss (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 4/13/23 – 6/15/23 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/15/23; 4/29/23 (Saturdays, 9am – 2pm) – Enactment(s): Theoretical and Clinical Aspects (with Eva D. Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP) [Elective]
Trimester 3: Dates TBA – The Demon Lover Complex: The Integration Of British And American Object Relations Theory (with Richard M. Alperin, Ph.D., LCSW) [Elective]
Trimester 4: Dates TBA – Infant Observational Research and Its Impact on Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique (with Ann Rose Simon, LCSW-R, LP)
Trimester 4: Dates TBA – Examining Cultural Artifacts: A Tool for Personal and Professional Development (course/ seminar with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD)

Listing of the 2nd Year courses in 2022-2023 academic year:

Trimester 1: 10/6/22 – 12/15/22 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Meditative Psychoanalysis — The Marriage of Mindfulness, Meaning, and Intimacy: The Art of Flourishing (with Jeffrey Rubin, PhD)
Trimester 1: 10/6/22 – 12/15/22 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/12/23 – 3/16/23 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Character Disorders: Borderline, Narcissistic, Schizoid Conditions: Object Relations Clinical Theory and Clinical Cases (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/12/23 – 3/16/23 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/13/23 – 6/15/23 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Mourning, Melancholia, and the Use of an Object: A Freud-Winnicott Dialectic on Madness and Object Loss (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 4/13/23 – 6/15/23 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/15/23; 4/29/23 (Saturdays, 9am – 2pm) – Enactment(s): Theoretical and Clinical Aspects (with Eva D. Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)
Trimester 3: Dates TBA – The Demon Lover Complex: The Integration Of British And American Object Relations Theory
(with Richard M. Alperin, Ph.D., LCSW)
Summer Trimester 4: Dates TBA – Infant Observational Research and Its Impact on Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique (with Ann Rose Simon, LCSW-R, LP)
Summer Trimester 4: Dates TBA – Examining Cultural Artifacts: A Tool for Personal and Professional Development (course/ seminar with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD)

Listing of the 3rd and 4th Year courses in 2022-2023 academic year:

Trimester 1: 10/6/22 – 12/15/22 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Meditative Psychoanalysis — The Marriage of Mindfulness, Meaning, and Intimacy: The Art of Flourishing (with Jeffrey Rubin, PhD)
Trimester 1: 10/6/22 – 12/15/22 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/12/23 – 3/16/23 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Character Disorders: Borderline, Narcissistic, Schizoid Conditions: Object Relations Clinical Theory and Clinical Cases (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/12/23 – 3/16/23 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/13/23 – 6/15/23 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Mourning, Melancholia, and the Use of an Object: A Freud-Winnicott Dialectic on Madness and Object Loss (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 4/13/23 – 6/15/23 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/15/23; 4/29/23 (Saturdays, 9am – 2pm) – Enactment(s): Theoretical and Clinical Aspects (with Eva D. Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)
Trimester 3: Dates TBA – The Demon Lover Complex: The Integration Of British And American Object Relations Theory
(with Richard M. Alperin, Ph.D., LCSW)
Summer Trimester 4: Dates TBA – Infant Observational Research and Its Impact on Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique (with Ann Rose Simon, LCSW-R, LP)
Summer Trimester 4: Dates TBA – Examining Cultural Artifacts: A Tool for Personal and Professional Development (course/ seminar with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD)

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NB: Clinical theory courses offered during the 1st Year of the Two-Year (Advanced) Certificate Program and in the One-Year (Introductory) Certificate Program – are the same (in all academic years). This allows those candidates who graduate from the One-Year Certificate Program to get credit for the 1st year of the Two-Year Certificate Program or the Four-Year Full Certificate Program.

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NB: Clinical theory courses offered during the 1st Year of the Two-Year (Advanced) Certificate Program and in the One-Year (Introductory) Certificate Program – are the same (in all academic years). This allows those candidates who graduate from the One-Year Certificate Program to get credit for the 1st year of the Two-Year Certificate Program or the Four-Year Full Certificate Program.
Candidates in year 3 and 4 are required to obtain credits from elective courses (6 per year), which can be done in the traditional course or the tutorial/mentorship format. Selection of these courses are done on an individual basis. Credits from other psychoanalytic institutes/programs can be applied only for the elective courses required at ORI.

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Individual supervision and individual analysis are not a mandatory requirement for graduation from this program, but they are strongly encouraged. For the list of ORI faculty members who can be chosen as individual supervisors and individual analysts, please contact the administrator at .

For more information, contact ORI Administrator at 646-522-1056 or email at

For all APPLICATIONS – click HERE

Please NOTE: ALL Certificate Programs and Courses are offered in traditional (in-person) and virtual formats. Virtual (audio-visual or audio) participation is available world-wide, with minimal technical requirements.

For more information, please contact ORI Administrator, Dr. Inna Rozentsvit, at 646-522-1056.

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