The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (MITPP) provides training in psychoanalytic theory, technique, and clinical practice to qualified candidates in the mental health professions. The training leads to a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. MITPP also offers Clinical Training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, a two-year program leading to a certificate of completion in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. MITPP is a not-for-profit corporation organized in 1980 and operating under an absolute charter from the New York State Board of Regents. All MITPP candidates are provided with individual supervision throughout their training.
Both the adult program and the child/adolescent program candidates are actively engaged in the treatment of patients throughout their training. Through an arrangement with the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health (MCMH), subject to the approval of MCMH's Director of Clinical Services, MITPP candidates are assigned MCMH patients for treatment to satisfy their clinical requirements and must attend group supervision under the auspices of MCMH. Candidates may not satisfy MITPP's clinical requirements either by treating patients in private practice or at other agencies. MCMH has been making low cost long term psychoanalytically informed treatment available to community residents since 1962.
MITPP supports research and sponsors scientific programs in conjunction with MCMH and the Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (MSPP), whose membership is made up principally of graduates of MITPP's programs.
MITPP does not discriminate in its admission policy on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, age nationality, or disability.