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LAISPS provides psychoanalytic education to the mental health community at large, offering a wide range of stimulating and clinically relevant continuing education programs. The Extension Division includes the One-Year Programs listed below as well as briefer topical seminars in psychodynamic theory, practice, and technique featured in the Extension Course Brochure. In addition, Scientific Programs and Conferences featured throughout the academic year provide an opportunity to learn from LAISPS members and candidates as well as local, national, and international psychoanalysts as they present original psychoanalytic papers and provide more in-depth study of special topics. These educational programs address contemporary, cutting-edge topics as well as theoretical issues in psychoanalytic technique, and are designed to be of value to therapists with all levels of clinical experience.

The LAISPS training program is designed to fit the schedules of most working mental health professionals.

In the tripartite model, candidates experience a personal training analysis, conduct three supervised psychoanalytic cases, and participate in an intensive four-your program of academic coursework.  

LAISPS’ training analysts, who represent the full range of psychoanalytic perspectives, provide candidates with in-depth psychoanalytic learning while simultaneously respecting their intellectually autonomy.

For more in depth information, please check out the brochure for Psychoanalytic Training attached at the bottom of this page.

The Extension Division includes a variety of One-Year Programs as briefer, intensive topical seminars in psychodynamic theory, practice and techniques. Topics include Trauma Studies, Eating Disorders, Altered States, and Infant, Early Childhood & Parenting, as well as a One-Year Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program. 

Extension course schedule

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CE Statement





LAISPS is approved to provide Continuing Education (CE and CME) by the agencies listed below and follows the requirements of these agencies when designing and conducting our Continuing Educational programs.  In order to comply with Continuing Educational requirements, we include the statements listed below in the literature related to our programs. 

Psychologists should take note of the following when considering whether to take a Continuing Education course at LAISPS. As per APA guidelines, psychologists must attend a CE class in entirety to receive credit for their participation.  Partial credit will not be awarded for partial attendance, and make-up classes are not permitted. 

LAISPS monitors its CE/CME programs for potential bias or conflict of interest and gives full disclosure of any relevant financial relationship held by program planners, presenters, or instructors.  

See below for the more information about the California Assembly laws regarding Implicit Bias and Cultural and Linguistic Competency:

Important Disclosure:  None of the planners or presenters of this CME/CE program has any relevant financial relationship to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:  LAISPS is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  LAISPS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Physicians:  LAISPS designates this educational activity for a maximum of (  ) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certificate in Continuing Medical Education.


Psychologists:  LAISPS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  LAISPS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Board of Behavioral Sciences: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts courses approved by the APA for Continuing Education for LCSW, LMFT, LPCC and LEP licenses.

Accredidation and Credit Designation

LAISPS does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender/gender identification, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies and other school administered programs. In accordance with California and federal law, LAISPS has a policy of nondiscrimination for persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified for training. 

LAISPS does not receive any federal aid and does not participate in any loan program, federal or otherwise to finance tuition.

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