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Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute (EUPI)

The EUPI is a part of the Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. You can see that there is a link to EUPI on our departmental webpage, in the left column. We are in the process of adding our full description and application instructions on this EUPI link---please check back in mid-September.

EUPI is also an Accredited Training Institute of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA).

Despite this impressive pedigree, the EUPI is not a household word in Atlanta. But we offer plenty that may make a difference in your life. We invite you to learn more about our programs and to discover how our ideas and activities can enhance your professional achievement and personal enjoyment of life.

The psychoanalytic institute makes its home in the inviting historic Tufts House located on the east edge of the Emory campus, at 2004 Ridgewood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

As a psychiatry resident at Emory, you will learn valuable perspectives from our psychoanalysts, who will be among your teachers and mentors. As an advanced resident, you may decide to apply to the Emory institute for more intensive study of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In an era when many psychiatry residency programs provide scant education in the principles of psychodynamic treatment and many psychoanalytic institutes struggle to survive, the unique collaboration between the Emory residency training program and the psychoanalytic institute offers clinical and research opportunities that are found in few other places.

Our Educational Programs

  • The Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum at the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute is an innovative approach to the education of a wide variety of individuals who share a serious interest in psychoanalysis.  Our two-year program of twice weekly classes and case seminars has earned national recognition.  Successful completion leads to a certificate granted by Emory University for the study of the theory of psychoanalysis.  Beyond the two-year program, many candidates qualify for further study with us. Whether one matriculates for two years or longer, the seminars are scholarly and require commitment of time and thought.  They are also lots of fun for the students and the faculty.

The Core Curriculum accepts graduate students, psychiatric residents, license-eligible or licensed mental health clinicians, and other professionals. 

  • The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program

Some candidates enter our Core Curriculum as licensed or license-eligible mental health clinicians.  We invite these candidate psychotherapists to apply to the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, which enriches the Core Curriculum classroom learning with concurrent supervision of psychotherapy cases.  We match qualified candidates with supervisors from the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute faculty.  Candidates may use their supervisory experience to help qualify for state licensure.  Candidates enjoy the professional growth that occurs when seminars are combined with clinical learning.  Successful completion of the classroom and supervisory requirements leads to a certificate granted by Emory University for the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program.

  • The Adult Psychoanalysis Training Program

We love to prepare candidates for careers as psychoanalysts.  Through the Core Curriculum, we provide our candidates with the first two years of an excellent psychoanalytic education in a small classroom setting.  Psychoanalytic candidates continue in seminars at the Institute for a total of at least four years.  In addition to teaching the seminars, our faculty members sustain a lively interest in helping each qualified candidate to find his or her individualized pathway to reach the goal of graduate psychoanalyst.  We recognize the huge commitment that these candidates must make.  When we accept candidates ready to begin the psychoanalytic track, we assist them in finding an available training analyst and we match each with a clinical mentor who usually becomes the supervisor of his or her first control case.  We think that the beauty of the Core Curriculum is its flexibility.  So while some candidates know they want to undertake full psychoanalytic training from the outset, others who are destined to become psychoanalysts begin solely with participation in the Core Curriculum.   As they participate in seminars, their interest in pursuing psychoanalysis grows, and they may obtain any needed professional qualifications for the longer training required to graduate as psychoanalysts.

How to Apply

We are in the process of adding our application instructions on our EUPI link from the departmental homepage (Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) ---please check back in mid-September.

We will be accepting applications for the class starting late August, 2016 during the period from mid- October 2015 through February, 2016.  For further questions, please email our administrator, Ms. Amy Cromwell, at

Amy Cromwell
EUPI Administrator
Tufts House-Room 302
Mon-Thurs, 9am to 2pm