NYPSI’s Scholars Program

NYPSI’s Scholars Program is designed to provide a psychoanalytic education for members of the academic community whose scholarly work would be enhanced by a psychoanalytic perspective.

Applicants are expected to have achieved exceptional scholarly work in his/her field and to have completed a doctoral degree or be in process of doing so; or to be engaged in research which would be enhanced by education in psychoanalysis.

Admissions Process
In the course of the admissions procedure, each applicant will be seen by interviewers from the Scholars Committee, a subcommittee of the Education Committee. Two interviews are required and will consist of an assessment of professional achievement, motivation, and character. The applicant will also be processed by the Admissions Committee. Applications should be made prior to April 1 in order to begin classes in September. For information, please contact Dr. Carmela Perri at 212-875-1207.

Candidates in NYPSI’s Scholars Program can take all of the courses including Theory, Development, Psychopathology, Research, Gender, Phantasy, and Sexuality Tracks, as well as clinical courses, technique courses, and continuous case seminars.

Scholars are encouraged, although not required, to pursue a personal analysis. Being in analysis is helpful in understanding psychoanalytic principles and is advantageous in work as a scholar.

Each scholar accepted into the program will be assigned an advisor. The advisor will provide an orientation with a discussion of the necessity of confidentiality of clinical material used in courses. The advisor will attend Progression Committee meetings; the Progression Committee will oversee the progression of each scholar through his/her program.


  1. A nonrefundable application fee of $125.00 must accompany each application for admission.
  2. Financial arrangements for personal analysis, should the student elect to pursue one, are made privately between the student and his/her analyst.
  3. Tuition Fees: Scholars pay 50% of the full-time Analytic Program ladder fee. Should a scholar decide to pursue clinical training, the fee will increase to 100% of the full-time Analytic Program ladder fee. (Refer to fee schedule under “Adult Psychoanalysis” link)

Continuing Education Credits

Credit is based on attendance. Please contact the Administrative Director to obtain documentation of CME or CE credit upon the completion of your course at 212-879-7050.

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Psychologists: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists.

Important disclosure information for all learners: None of the planners and presenters of this CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Please download an application to NYPSI’s Scholars Program to apply by phone, fax, or email.