Who We Are

ballroomgroupThe Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia (PCOP) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1939 in order to promote the study and practice of psychoanalysis. The home of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia is the historic Rockland Mansion (1810) in Philadelphia’s East Fairmount Park. The Center is affiliated with the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association. Its mission includes education, research, and community service.

In its educational mission, the Center provides high quality training programs to mental health professionals, and to professionals from other fields whose work would benefit from an understanding of psychoanalytic theory and practice. The Center’s programs include both adult and child Psychoanalytic training programs as taught from a classical and contemporary perspective; both adult and child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training programs; a Fellowship program offering one- and two-year fellowships to both clinical and non-clinical applicants; and Continuing Education Programs which provide a variety of opportunities for mental health clinicians to maintain and improve their clinical awareness and skills.ballroomclass

The community service mission of the Center is designed to provide a variety of programs which offer either direct clinical services or professional consultation to community agencies or community education about mental health issues, child development, and parenting.