Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and Mount Sinai School of Medicine signed an affiliation agreement in 2004.
NYPSI leads and provides much of the instruction in psychodynamic psychotherapy training for the Mount Sinai Psychiatry residency. This includes classroom instruction, continuous case seminars and individual supervision of psychotherapy treatments. NYPSI also contributes to Mount Sinai’s Child Psychiatry program.
Mount Sinai’s Department of Psychiatry, which already has a strong research and biological psychiatry component, will now provide an enriched psychodynamic curriculum for its students because of the affiliation with instructors who are NYPSI members. In addition, psychoanalytic training will be facilitated for Mount Sinai residents by the identification of residency applicants with a strong interest in psychoanalytic training and by the Psychiatry Department’s flexibility, which will allow residents to begin psychoanalytic training during their PGY 4 year.
In addition to the direct education component of the affiliation, NYPSI and Mount Sinai School of Medicine plan for joint research projects in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Psychology.