A home for comparative psychoanalysis  


70 Florence Street

Roslindale, MA 02131

Email: reachmip@gmail.com

T: 617-469-2777

Fax: 978-926-0387



Elizabeth Corpt, LICSW, MSW

President and Chair

Linda Gelda, LICSW

Past President

Laurence S. Chud, M.D.


Candidate Rep.
Ash Turnbull, LICSW

Paul Efthim, Ph.D.

Anna Stothart, Psy.D., LMHC
F. Kate Roy Sullivan, Ph.D.

Membership Rep.
Joyce Klein, LICSW

Rob Riethmiller, Ph.D.

Faculty Rep.

Deborah Dowd, LICSW

Sara Emerson, MSW
Mal Slavin, Ph.D.

Graduate Rep.
David Doolittle, Psy.D.
Jade McGleughlin, LICSW
John Moynihan, LICSW

Board Appointed
Ginger Chappell, Ph.D.

Derrick Egbert, MEd, MBA




Welcome to the website of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. Founded in 1987, MIP offers a training program in psychoanalysis and a one year postgraduate fellowship program. We are an open organization providing a community in which anybody with an interest in psychoanalysis may become a member and participate.

MIP offers psychoanalytic forums, presentations of works in progress, and an annual symposium where analysts of national and international reputation dialogue about comparative positions on topics of current interest. Members receive a quarterly newsletter, Narratives and Conversations. Members are also invited to participate in workshops, the mid year mini-semester, and in scientific meetings and presentations of works in progress.










Our Mission Statement

The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP) was founded in 1987 to provide high quality training in a comparative approach to psychoanalysis to graduate clinicians in all the mental health fields as well as to academic scholars. The Institute recognizes psychoanalysis as a rapidly changing field and strives to establish a spirit of questioning and inquiry in its curricula and programs. Committed to the alleviation of human suffering, MIP seeks to expand the application of psychoanalysis to an ever widening, more diverse range of individuals and cultural settings.

The Institute conducts training programs for clinicians and scholars of different levels of experience to develop broadly trained, versatile, compassionate, and ethical clinicians, researchers, teachers, and leaders. The Institute’s explicit decision not to designate a limited category of training and supervising analysts assures candidates wide freedom of choice in selecting supervisors and analysts. This policy also broadens and democratizes faculty access to serving as supervisors and personal analysts. The curricula are designed to impart a solid knowledge of the major psychoanalytic approaches while encouraging the continual exploration of the definition of psychoanalysis and the relationship between psychoanalysis and other forms of psychotherapy. MIP also fosters interaction with a wide range of other organizations and academic disciplines with the hope of contributing to the development of our field and the betterment of our world.

As a membership organization, MIP supports the efforts of graduate analysts and other members to practice, learn, and teach. As a community, MIP strives to maintain open pathways to committee membership, teaching and leadership positions, as well as an organizational structure that encourages wide participation by candidates and members in creative discussion of all aspects of Institute life. In all its endeavors, MIP remains committed to excellence, innovation, inquiry, and institutional self-examination.