The ATP welcomes applications from licensed psychotherapists, including social workers, licensed mental health counselors, psychologists, nurses, psychiatrists and others.


  • The ATP is a continuing education program for licensed psychotherapists, who retain individual legal responsibility for their own clinical work.
  • Students may also enroll in the ATP if their psychotherapy practice is part of their employment in a licensed clinic, hospital, or similar organization that retains legal responsibility for the clinical work.
  • Each student must carry adequate professional liability insurance coverage before taking on a supervised psychotherapy case through BPSI.  The present minimum coverage is $1,000,000/$1,000,000. Record of malpractice insurance policy and licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts should be updated annually with the administrative office.
  • In the case of students who are not independently licensed, their work must be covered by the malpractice insurance policy of their employer.

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BPSI will receive applications December 1, 2023 – April 1, 2024.

  • Complete the application form and return return via email to
  • There is a non-refundable application fee of $75. This may be paid online, or by check payable to Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, which may be mailed to 141 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459.
  • You will be asked to include past professional information, a CV, three references, and a brief personal statement.
  • Following receipt of an application, BPSI will contact the applicant for interviews with two faculty members. Our goal is for these interviews to be a mutually informative experience in which you will learn more about our training program and community, and we can discuss your professional experience and goals.
  • The admissions committee meets in May and June, and admissions decisions are usually made before July 1, and often earlier.

Contact Information

For administrative issues in the admissions process, please contact Karen Smolens in the BPSI office, (617) 266-0953 x103.  The Co-Chairs of the Admissions Committee for the ATP are also available to answer questions: Janet Witte or  Jessica Barton.  The Director of Psychotherapy Training, Richard Gomberg, is also happy to talk with prospective students, and he can be reached at (617) 796-8804.

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  • 2023-2024 Tuition for seminars: $2,730, billed in July.
  • 2024-2025 Tuition for seminars: $2,820, billed in July.
  • There is a small annual increase in dues and tuition. 2025-2026 tuition and dues will be available after March 1, 2025.
  • Our Financial Office can set up a payment plan for your tuition. Please email Drew Brydon-Cardoso, Accounting & Operations Specialist, or call him at (617) 266-0953 x 105.
  • During the post-seminar period (the time between finishing classes and when graduation requirements are met), students continue to pay tuition to remain students in good standing. The current fee is $1,215.00 per year and allows access and use of BPSI facilities and mentors.


The ATP Supervision system was created to ensure that all students can get supervision, regardless of their financial situation. Students who need financial support are required to apply for scholarship money, so please read this information carefully.

  1. Students pay supervisors directly.  BPSI’s administrative staff no longer has any role in payments.  Supervisors are responsible for billing supervisees and collecting their fees.
  2. All supervisors are paid the standard fee, which is currently $100.  The standard fee may be adjusted in the future. It will remain equal to the fee candidates pay supervisors in the analytic institute.
  3. Students with financial need should apply to the Scholarship Committee at BPSI and are eligible for support not only for tuition, but also for their supervision.
  4. The Scholarship Committee meets annually in the summer.  Applications for scholarship must be made annually. The deadline for applications this year is April 30, 2023. Students will be notified by July 1, 2023 if they have received scholarships.  Applications can (and should) be made even before supervision starts, but scholarship funds will be distributed as reimbursements only after supervision begins.
  5. In order to receive reimbursement for the scholarship portion of their supervision fees, students must send an email to the Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Catherine Kimble, indicating the period of time and the number of supervision sessions for which reimbursement is being requested. Requests for reimbursement can be made as often as quarterly.  No requests for reimbursement will be honored if received after June 30 for the previous fiscal year, which runs from July to July.
  6. Students are responsible for documenting and keeping track of their supervisory hours in order to be able to prove their eligibility to graduate. Students no longer send a monthly form to the BPSI office.


  • Personal psychotherapy fees are arranged privately with the personal psychotherapist.


  • BPSI is committed to supporting training for those applicants with limited financial resources. Scholarship funds are limited and distributed based on financial need.
  • Upon acceptance, all ATP students are eligible to apply to help finance their psychotherapy training. Click here for more information.

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