In order to apply for psychoanalytic training in Istanbul Psychoanalytical Association, the candidate should be a graduate of a B.A. or M.A. mental health program and have considerable clinical experience in the area. In order to apply for training in Istanbul Psychoanalytic Association which adopts the French model, the standards are as follows:
1. As a general rule personal analysis should be carried out with a analyst member of International Psychoanalytical Association, 45 minute sessions for at least three times a week.
2. Analyses which are carried out abroad or in another city in Turkey, should be at least a hundred sessions a year. It is recommended that the sessions are not one after the other and not more than three sessions a day.
3. Candidates can apply after she/he completes at least 2 years of analysis.