A home for comparative psychoanalysis  

70 Florence Street

Roslindale, MA 02131


Email: reachmip@gmail.com
T: 617-469-2777
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• The fellowship program is designed for mental health providers and scholars interested in deepening their understanding of psychoanalytic psychology. Using a contemporary, comparative approach, the fellowship will explore a variety of models of the treatment process (Classical, Object Relations, Self Psychology and Relational), with equal attention to theory and its clinical application. The fellowship aims to enrich participants’ understanding of human nature and to promote a more vital and effective clinical practice. Clinical material will be shared by fellows and faculty and will be used to further elucidate and animate theoretical concepts and models as they are applied in discussion of clinical issues and psychotherapy process.

• Course work is based on a two-part seminar, didactic and clinical. The seminar will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. at Amherst College. The first half of each meeting will consist of a lecture and discussion of readings. The second half will concern the integration of theory with clinical material. There will be four terms, with a total of nineteen sessions, including a final review and reflection. The number of participants in the program will be limited, in order to enhance seminar participation.

• Referrals for individual case consultation will be available on request. Each fellow will have an individual academic MIP PGFP-West advisor, available to meet upon request.


    The Academic Year

• First Term:
The Radical Nature of Freud’s Thought and Its Evolution in Classical Theory and Ego Psychology

Faculty: Joel Rosen, M.D. and Benjamin Addleson, Ph.D.

• Second Term:
Winnicott, Klein and Object Relations: Alternative Visions of the Mind and How They Shape the Treatment Process

Faculty: Edmund DeLaCour, Ph.D., ABPP and Stacey Novack, Psy.D.

• Third Term:
Self Psychology: From Kohut to Contemporary Perspectives

Faculty: Joan Lesser, Ph.D., LICSW and Ira Sharkey, IAAP, LMHC

• Fourth Term:
Contemporary Relational Theory: How Current Theorists Are Influencing the Practice of Psychotherapy

Faculty: David Levit, Ph.D., ABPP and Laurie Herzog, Ph.D., LICSW

• Overview and Reflection
All faculty

Click here to read about the Fellowship WEST Faculty


Learning Objectives:

1) Recognize how a wide range of psychoanalytic models can be integrated with and enhance many forms of psychotherapy.

2) Understand how psychoanalytic thinking continues to change radically over time while retaining certain core perspectives on the mind and therapeutic process.

3) Learn to address the therapeutic situation with your own patients using different psychoanalytic views of the therapeutic relationship.

Continuing Education:

Psychologists: The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MIP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 57 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work authorization number D 60048-1.

Physicians: The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, Inc. is accredited by The Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Please contact Liz Martin at reachMIP@gmail.com for the status of CME for this activity.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors: An application has been submitted to MaMHCA. Please contact Liz Martin at reachMIP@gmail.com for the status of CEs for this activity.



Tuition and Application:

Fellowship Program: $800 ($400 in the fall and spring)

Tuition includes membership in MIP. Click here to read about the benefits of membership.

To apply please submit the following documents electroncially to reachmip@gmail.com and to dblevit@crocker.com

• A current curriculum vitae

• A statement of Interest- Please describe your interest in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and what you hope to gain from the fellowship program.

• Two current letters of reference from supervisors or colleagues. It is NOT necessary to send letters of recommendation in a sealed envelope. Please send them electronically. References can be sent as separate emails directly if desired.

Please send a check for $25.00 payable to the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis immediately upon submitting any application materials. This fee is non-refundable. MIP • 70 Florence Street, Roslindale, MA 02131

Accepting applications on a rolling admissions basis with deadline of August 15.