Western Psychoanalytic Society Institute
The Vancouver Institute of Psychoanalysis was established in 2003 as a branch of the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis. Our name is now the Western Psychoanalytic Society Institute (WPSI) . WPSI provides training in clinical psychoanalysis in Vancouver and is the only psychoanalytic training program in Western Canada approved by the International Psychoanalytical Association. The Western Psychoanalytic Society Institute started its most recent four-year course for psychoanalytic training in September 2015. The timing of the next course is undetermined.
TheWestern Psychoanalytic Society Institute is presently not accepting applications for its Psychoanalytic Training Program.
Western Psychoanalytic Society Institute Training Committee
Elie Debbané , M.D. – Director
Endre Koritar, M.D. – Treasurer
Rose Vasta, Ph.D. – Secretary
Catherine Young, Ph.D. – Member at Large
The selection procedure will include consideration of the applicant’s CV, letters of recommendation and professional experience. Applicants will be required to have three interviews with three different psychoanalysts. The outcome of the application will be considered in conjunction with the results of the three interviews to determine the acceptability of the candidate who will then be notified of the decision.
The training follows the Eitingon Model at present:
1. Personal Analysis with a Training Analyst at the frequency of four sessions per week to coincide with one’s supervised cases and starting at least four months prior to the commencement of the program. This is a minimum requirement.
2. The training will include four years of weekly lectures and seminars in the basic principles of psychoanalytic theory and practice, organized in two semesters annually.
3. The student will be required to undertake the supervised analysis of three suitable analysands of both genders. A minimum of 160 supervision hours is required with different supervising analysts, at the rate of one supervisory session per week for each training case. The first case must have 80 hours of supervision. The candidate will prepare six-monthly reports to the Training Committee for each of the cases. The candidate should apply to the Progression Committee for authorization to progress to the next case. The Progression Committee will determine if the candidate’s work is acceptable and direct the candidate to the next stage.
At the completion of all requirements and with the approval of the Progression Committee, the Executive Committee of the WPSI will submit the candidate’s name to the National Training Committee for a vote by the national society and institute and a final mail ballot sent to all members of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society.
Fees for personal analysis and supervision will be negotiated between the candidate and the training analyst. Fees for lectures and seminars will be payable in advance, $1000.00 for each semester.
Reduced Fee Analysis
Reduced fee analysis is offered in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island by candidates completing their training at the Vancouver Institute of Psychoanalysis. All candidates are licensed health professionals. Individuals who are interested in four times weekly sessions for two or more years are invited to contact the program director with any questions and to be matched with a candidate. Click here to Apply for Reduced Fee Analysis >>