Fall 2019 Applications

Now accepting applications for Fall 2019 - New flexible training format.

Email for more information or call (914) 747-2008.

Who Are We?

The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (WCSPP), a nonprofit organization, was chartered in 1974 by the Regents of the University of the State of New York. WCSPP was the brainchild of a small group of eminent psychoanalysts who valued pluralistic psychoanalytic training set in a strong and vibrant professional community. The vision of its founders continues today at WCSPP, with its deep commitment to the rigorous academic training of clinicians amid open discussion of multiple psychoanalytic perspectives. WCSPP has continually moved forward to develop new programs that meet the changing needs of mental health professionals and to expand its Psychotherapy Service to best serve individuals in need of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

We seek talented faculty and students who will constitute a vibrant community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity along dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic status. Grounded in equal opportunity and nondiscrimination, WCSPP's robust commitment to diversity is fundamental to the Institute's mission of advancing knowledge, educating future leaders in the field, and providing public service.

Read an overview from Stewart M. Crane, LCSW, Director of WCSPP

Upcoming Events

Event Information:

  • Fri
    8:00 pmCommunity Unitarian Church - 468 Rosedale Ave., White Plains NY 10605

    Presented by: Daniel Shaw, LCSW

    Additional details: One of the most challenging aspects of working with patients who report childhood histories of abuse and/or neglect is bringing the patient's attention to the parts of them that treat others with some form of the same cruelty of which they were a victim. This paper describes some clinical encounters with an adult patient with a history of intensely disorganized attachment to highly narcissistic patients. The author grapples with aspects of the patient's suffering that evoke aversive, dysregulated feelings in him and describes the means he pursued to negotiate a more constructive and generative intersubjective experience with the patient.

    $20 suggested contribution; $30 with CE; RSVP: Ken Barish

    2 CE Credits for the following disciplines:  LCSW, LMSW, LMFT, LMHC, LCAT and LP

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What We Do.


Since 1974, students have emerged from WCSPP programs with an expanded understanding of their patients, their clinical work, and themselves.

Psychotherapy Service

The Psychotherapy Service of WCSPP offers individuals an opportunity to receive psychoanalysis and psychotherapy at an affordable cost.

Clinical Consultation

Clinical consultation service affords each therapist a forum to expand his/her clinical skills and develop a personal treatment style.