NYSPP provides training that is versatile and client focused, and so our students come from all walks of work-life settings. They work in settings ranging from hospitals, counseling agencies, schools, EAPs, prisons, shelters, as well as private practice. Some students work in direct clinical practice while others are providing supportive services in their roles with clients.
Students learn to apply the contemporary theories of psychoanalytical practice in a wide variety of settings so that their clients feel heard and understood. We train some students soon after earning their MSW while others have earned their LCSW and are looking for a more in-depth way of working.
Our classes are small allowing candidates to participate in an intimate learning experience. Our faculty teach from a mentoring model which allows for an open forum to ponder ideas raised in the curriculum and in case discussion. This model enables candidates to present clinical material in a nonjudgmental atmosphere, while deeply learning the material.
Our candidates tell us they appreciate the opportunity to integrate developmental theory with learning about unconscious motivation. This capacity to integrate theory enables the students to apply new learning to their work. They graduate with a deep sense of their competence and a better grip of the practice of supportive clinical interventions.