The Extension Program has a long history marked by various transformations over time but imbued with an abiding mission. The first series of lecture courses open to psychiatrists in New York City was organized in 1922. With the inception of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute in 1931, the Extension Program was established as an official division of the Institute in order to offer a comprehensive curriculum of lectures and seminars for mental health professionals, teachers, and academics from a variety of disciplines.
In recent years, we have embarked on a program of growth and expansion. The courses continue to emphasize psychoanalytic approaches to aspects of psychotherapy practice, and include explorations of literature, related humanities, and the sciences.
During NYPSI’s centennial celebration, we offered a Classic Papers Series to commemorate our heritage. Seminal papers from our archives written by NYPSI analysts from the early groundbreaking years of psychoanalysis were discussed by eminent current members. Please visit Papers & Videos to review a selection of the presented papers.