BPSI will receive applications from January 30 to March 30. The application includes past professional information, three references, and a brief personal statement. Applicants to the Fellowship interview with a faculty member to discuss their professional experience and their goals. The admissions committee meets in May and June, and admissions decisions are usually made before July 1, often earlier.
The Fellowship does not require licensure or any particular academic or clinical degree, but Fellows are usually mental health clinicians. Non-clinicians who may be interested in applying should contact one of the Co-Chairs of the Admissions Committee to discuss whether the Fellowship would be appropriate for them.
HOW TO APPLY
BPSI will receive applications from January 30 to March 30.
- Complete the application form and return to Karen Smolens or via mail to Karen Smolens at BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Center, Newton MA 02459.
- Mail a non-refundable application fee of $50 payable to Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, mailed to the same address.
- You will be asked to include past professional information, three references, and a brief personal statement.
- Following receipt of an application, BPSI will contact the applicant for an interview with a faculty member. 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, often earlier.
- Tuition for the Fellowship Program for 2017-2018 is $2,200.00.
- Our Financial Office can set up a payment plan for your tuition. Please email Paul Brennan, Business Manager, or call him at 617-266-0953.
- There is a small annual increase in dues and tuition. 2018-2019 dues and tuition will be available after February 1st.
- BPSI is committed to supporting training for those applicants with limited financial resources. Scholarship funds are limited and distributed based on financial need. Fellows may apply for tuition assistance. See our scholarships page.
- The ATP pooled fee system is designed to balance the financial needs of the supervisees with the requirements of the supervisor. The supervision fee is negotiated between each individual student and supervisor and is based on the student’s ability to pay. All supervision fees are combined into one account by BPSI, and each supervisor is paid the same amount per supervision session.
- The administration is aware that determining a fee is a sensitive issue and strongly encourages students to engage in a frank conversation with prospective supervisors. There is a need to maintain supervisory fees at a reasonably high level in order to attract excellent supervisors. On the other hand, no student is expected to pay more than he or she can afford.
- In providing supervision through the ATP Pooled Fee System, the supervisor will accept the average pooled fee as payment in full for supervision, and will not “balance bill” the supervisee or accept any additional fee from the supervisee, even if the supervisee is agreeable to this.
For administrative issues in the admissions process, please contact Karen Smolens at the BPSI office, 617 266-0953. The Co-Chairs of the Admissions Committee for the ATP are also available to answer questions: Alison Phillips 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.