The Institute

The Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute (GKCPI) offers training in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, to qualified mental health professionals, interested scholars, and practitioners from other disciplines. GKCPI offers ongoing training seminars to psychiatry residents at The University of Missouri Medical School and The University of Kansas Medical School.


The Institute admitted its first class in 1996 as a New Training Facility of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), and became a professional Institute in 2003 when it received provisional Institute status from APsaA. In 2009, GKCPI was recognized as a fully accredited Institute through a joint sponsorship with APsaA.


Today the Institute operates from the Center for Behavior Medicine. Faculty consists of GKCPI graduates, training and supervising psychoanalysts, and distinguished visiting lecturers who all contribute regularly to the curriculum. While developing its programs under the rigorous standards of the APsaA, the Institute also works collaboratively with other local psychoanalytic organizations: the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center, its parent organization; the Kansas City Psychoanalytic Foundation; and the Kansas City Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, the local chapter of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association.