The Ottawa Institute operates as a satellite campus of the Quebec English Institute. In this regard, we operate a full training program including seminars, supervision and training analyses. Classes are organized in four year blocks usually with a space of two years between classes.
Seminars are led by local members of the Training Committee, the Ottawa Psychoanalytic Society as well as members from Montreal and Toronto. Increasingly, the Ottawa Institute is relying on video conferencing technology to facilitate seminars by colleagues in other parts of Canada and from other countries.
The Institute focuses on instilling a strong basis in Freud during the first year with concomitant emphases on psychopathology and personality theory. Major schools of psychoanalysis are studied in depth with increasing priority given to clinical material and continuing case study.