The Sanville Institute began in 1974 and offers both a state-approved PhD and a two-year certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Both programs are designed for master’s-level mental health professionals. The Institute promotes clinical scholarship and integrates theory and practice. Candidates can continue in their own practice as a practicum, individualize their program of study, and complete qualitative research of clinical issues and social problems. Programs are offered in northern and southern California, in the greater Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Areas.