Fellowship in Psychoanalysis

Overview

IPE offers a Fellowship in Psychoanalysis, designed to introduce talented mental health professionals to a psychoanalytic way of thinking and working. Fellows meet in a monthly seminar to discuss academic readings and psychoanalytic perspectives on patient care. They also participate in one-on-one monthly mentoring meetings with a practicing analyst. Selection as an IPE Fellow is selective and an academic honor; there is no cost for the program. The fellowship year is September through June.

Monthly Meeting with Mentor

The centerpiece of the program is a mentoring relationship with a practicing analyst. This offers the Fellow an opportunity to delve into topics of particular interest.  Effort is made to match Fellows with a mentor of similar interests and location.  The meetings take place monthly in the analyst’s private office and are arranged by the analyst and Fellow.  Most mentors are located in Manhattan, but mentor assignments also may be arranged in Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester, and Northern New Jersey.

Monthly Seminar

Fellows attend a monthly reading seminar led by psychoanalyst faculty and senior candidates the first Monday evening of each month. The Fellowship seminar is designed as an introduction to psychoanalytic thinking, illustrated by the required readings and clinical case material relevant to clinical settings encountered by psychiatry residents, clinical psychologists and psychology interns, clinical social workers, and others. The diversity of backgrounds of the selected Fellows enriches the seminar discussion.  

Additional Educational Benefits

Fellows are encouraged to attend IPE events throughout the year, as well as the monthly scientific meetings of our affiliated society, Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY). Discounted participation may be arranged for the meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA). CME credit is available. Alumni of the Fellowship program are invited to maintain ongoing contact with IPE through additional educational experiences.

Awarding the Fellowship in Psychoanalysis

Applications are reviewed by the Fellowship Committee.  A member of the committee will speak with each applicant to explore his or her interests and ability to benefit from this psychoanalytic learning experience.  Applicants who are selected will be awarded the Fellowship in Psychoanalysis and will receive documentation of the award upon successful completion of the program.  Fellows will be awarded a yearlong mentoring and seminar experience in psychoanalysis by faculty and candidates at IPE.

Eligibility Requirements

IPE offers a Fellowship in Psychoanalysis, designed to introduce talented mental health professionals to a psychoanalytic way of thinking and working. Fellows meet in a monthly seminar to discuss academic readings and psychoanalytic perspectives on patient care. They also participate in one-on-one monthly mentoring meetings with a practicing analyst. Selection as an IPE Fellow is selective and an academic honor; there is no cost for the program. The fellowship year is September through June.

Please note:

  • The Fellowship does not include a supervised clinical component.
  • It does not directly help to prepare for licensure.
  • There is no salary or stipend for Fellows.

How to Apply

Download the application:

Application Deadline has been extended to July 1. Early application is encouraged.

Email (IPE@nyumc.org) or fax (646-754-4870) your application and CV to us. 

You may also mail your application to us at: 

Institute for Psychoanalytic Education
NYU Department of Psychiatry
1 Park Avenue, 8th floor
New York, NY 10016

ACCME Accreditation Statement for Joint Providership
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 the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education (IPE). The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 credit per classroom hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.