The 3 Training Models

The IPA accepts training models employed within its Constituent Organisations and their Institutes, which are clearly based on the Eitingon, French and Uruguayan models, as meeting the IPA’s requirements for qualification and admission to IPA membership.

How to become an IPA-qualified training analyst

The IPA does not appoint Training Analysts (analysts officially recognised as qualified to analyse candidates), although IPA Sponsoring Committees are responsible for the appointment of Training Analysts within Study Groups. We do, however, appoint Interim Training Analysts.

Requirements for Qualification and Admission to Membership

The IPA Procedural Code on requirements for qualification and admission to membership.

Find a Training Institute

Candidates are eligible for membership once they have completed training within IPA Constituent Organisations or study groups There are also a number of training institutes that are authorised to train candidates for the practice of clinical psychoanalysis in areas within their region where there are currently no IPA Constituent Organisations or study groups. 

Developments to the Eitingon Model

IPA President Virginia Ungar, August 2017, outlines proposed changes

A 'Quadripartite Model'

Stefano Bolognini discusses the possibility of a ‘quadripartite model. 


There are various ongoing debates about training.
* Variations in the Eitingon Training Model
* Education and Oversight Committee. Read mandate