The Psychoanalytic Fellowship is a one-year program designed to introduce participants to modern psychoanalytic theory and practice. The Fellowship serves the needs of students who are not currently in psychoanalytic training and wish to have more exposure and understanding than could be had from the curricula at their current training programs, in order to broaden their understanding of what psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic training can offer, and help inform their future decisions about pursing formal psychoanalytic training.
Fellows attend two monthly seminars which are conducted on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month during the academic year. In one seminar, invited analysts from our faculty submit their own analytic case material and then join the class to discuss the case. In the other seminar, psychoanalytic principles beginning with Freud and including current theoretical approaches are taught using readings and discussion.
This program is open to psychiatry residents and fellows, psychology and social work doctoral students, recent graduates of such programs, and licensed clinical social workers. The requirements for application consist of a personal interview, a copy of the applicant’s CV, and a letter or email attesting to the applicant’s good standing in his or her main training program, or a letter of recommendation if the applicant is a recent graduate. Applicants should be currently engaged in clinical work. Interested persons should contact Drs. Colombo and DePrima.
Fellows are reimbursed for entrance fees to attend the winter meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association and are also encouraged to attend lectures at NYPSI. Fellows may elect to select a NYPSI member as a mentor, should they opt to have a mentor. Fellows are not graded on participation or ability and there is no certification or licensure earned by participation in this program.
In the call for 2017-2018 applications, please submit the following by July 1:
1. A letter from the applicant's training director indicating the applicant is in good standing in their current program
2. An updated Curriculum Vitae
For further information and/or to submit an application, please contact: