Psychoanalytic Training Opportunities

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy training is a particular strength of the Psychiatry Residency Program.

We maintain a close affiliation with the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center (DPC), an independent entity whose offices are housed within our Education Unit. As part of our residents' core training in psychotherapy, each resident will have at least one year of weekly supervision by a DPC psychoanalyst. Members of the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center are also among our most valued and inspiring seminar teachers, including Drs. Larry Thornton, Gerald Melchiode, Steve Scherffius, Joe Gaspari, and many others.

In addition to these core experiences our residents are encouraged to take advantage of other optional training opportunities as well:

  • Undergoing one’s own psychotherapy can be a powerful learning experience for residents in psychiatry. Members of the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center provide reduced fee psychotherapy for residents.
  • Up to two senior residents are invited to participate in the Center’s Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at no charge.
  • We sometimes have residents who elect to begin training in the DPC’s Adult Psychoanalysis Program during their third and fourth years.