Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

Whenever I turn back and remember the confused and messed up woman that arrived at this institute two and a half years ago, I am infinitely grateful for having arrived here.
Mayela Navarrete

Welcome to the Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (CEIP) at the Institute of Psychotherapy ABP.

Encouraged by the changes and innovative proposals concerning contemporary psychoanalysis (e.g., Thomä, 1993; Kächele y Thomä, 2000; Auchinclos and Michels, 2003; Garza Guerrero, 2006a,b; Kernberg, 2006, 2007, 2011; Wallerstein, 2007), we decided to develop a Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (CEIP).

Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (CEIP) is an independent subdivision within the private charity Institute of Psychotherapy ABP. The CEIP maintains an agreement with the Institute that permits the use of its office spaces and administrative infrastructure, providing candidates with a well-rounded clinical experience through its two charity clinics, just as Freud had initially postulated (Kächele y Thomä, 2000).

This agreement also gives candidates the possibility of obtaining academic degrees (Specialty, Master’s and Doctorate degree in psychoanalysis) as the courses in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy have official recognition by the Secretariat of Public Education and the Secretariat of Health of Nuevo Leon, as well as the federal certifications necessary for professional psychoanalytic practice in Mexico, according to the requirements established by the IPA for the training of psychoanalysts. The academic Master’s and Doctorate degrees take into account the importance of both conceptual and clinical research.

The founding model of the CEIP is that of Eitingon, with the classical integration of its three components: personal analysis, seminars on theory, and clinical practice and supervisions. Following the requirements and bylaws of the IPA, the CEIP offers training to Medical Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists with a Specialty, and/or a Master’s degree in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy. The candidates will be chosen by their clinical and academic excellence within the pool of students studying Specialties, Master’s or Doctorate degrees who show interest in training themselves as psychoanalysts, or as medical doctors who have completed or are about to complete their residency in General Psychiatry.


Members of CEIP