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Research and Student Research Psychoanalysts

A Research Psychoanalyst is an individual who has graduated from an approved psychoanalytic institution and is registered with the Board. Research Psychoanalysts may engage in psychoanalysis as an adjunct to teaching, training, or research.

Applying for a Research/Student Psychoanalyst Registration

  • Ensure you meet the minimum requirements listed on the first page of the application package and use the Application Checklist to ensure you submit all required documents. After selecting the type of application, complete the application form, answering all questions. Failure to provide information or required documents may result in a delay in the processing of the application.
  • Research Psychoanalyst applicants must submit acceptable documentation showing completion of a doctoral program in a field other than psychoanalysis, or the equivalent education or experience, prior to admission to training in research psychoanalysis.
  • Student Research Psychoanalyst applicants must submit acceptable documentation showing current student status in, or graduation from:
    1. An approved psychoanalytic institution, or
    2. An institution which meets all of the criteria in the regulations. (It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the Division with the documentation necessary to establish the equivalency of such institutions. Documentation may include Graduate Studies Bulletin, catalogues, or any other relevant materials.)
  • All applications must be signed in the presence of a Notary Public, who shall sign and certify the signature. You must also include the $150 application processing fee and the $49 fingerprint processing fee (a total of $199). All applicants must arrange to be fingerprinted. Note: Live Scan is available for California applicants, if you reside outside of California, please request fingerprint cards from the licensing analyst.
  • All registrations expire two years from the date of issuance. The biennial renewal fee is $75. You will receive a notice of expiration approximately three months prior to the expiration at your address of record. It is your responsibility to notify the Board each time your address changes. In the event you do not receive a renewal notice, please contact the Board. Failure to renew your registration prior to the expiration date shall result in assessment of a delinquency fee of $25 (Business and Professions Code Section 163.5).
List of Approved Research Psychoanalytic Institutions

British Psychoanalytic Institute
9 Saint Michael's Street
Oxford OX1 2RR
United Kingdom

C. G. Jung Institute of New York
28 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016

C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California
9696 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Frankfurter Psychoanalytisches Institut e.V.
Wiesenau 27-29
60323 Frankfurt

Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Hamburg eV
Tesdorpfstrasse 11
20148 Hamburg

Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis
1563 Solano Avenue, Suite 237
Berkeley, CA 94707

Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
2014 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025

New Center for Psychoanalysis
2014 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025

The Psychoanalytic Center of California
11500 W. Olympic Boulevard, Suite 445
Los Angeles, CA 90064

The Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology According to C.G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz
Müunsterhof 16
CH-8001 Zürich

San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute
2420 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute
2420 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles
10349 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064

C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
2040 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

California Graduate Institute
1100 Glendon Avenue, Suite 1119
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 350
Los Angeles, CA 90025

The Los Angeles Institute & Society for Psychoanalytic Studies
1100 Glendon Avenue, Suite 933
West Los Angeles, CA 90024

Newport Center for Psychoanalytic Studies DBA Newport Psychoanalytic Institute
250 W. Main Street, Suite 202
Tustin, CA 92780

National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis
150 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

Reiss-Davis Child Study Center
3200 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064

The San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
4455 Moreno Blvd., Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92117

Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute
9024 Olympic Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 94118

Professional License Portability and State Registration for Service Members and their Spouses

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