Unlike the more intensive ATP, the Fellowship core curriculum consists only of seminars, meeting one evening each week.

The BPSI Fellowship offers two seminars each week, one theoretical and one clinical. Traditionally, seminars meet Thursday evenings from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm, with a one-hour break for dinner. During COVID, seminars meet from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm and 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, with a half-hour free for dinner. The year is divided into ten-week trimesters.

The sequence of theoretical seminars is:

  • Comparative Theory
  • Introduction to Technique
  • Models for Therapeutic Action

Clinical seminars consist of discussion of case material presented by class members and instructors. Senior faculty members serve as discussants. Fellows in the Child Clinical Track have separate clinical seminars which are led by Child Analysts/Therapists.

BPSI provides Continuing Education credits for Social Workers, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists for select ATP Seminars.

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Throughout our training programs BPSI provides several mentors, volunteers from faculty who are committed to supporting Fellows and students throughout their education and into their professional advancement.

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  • Fellows who are independently licensed or covered by an institutional license, and who have malpractice coverage, may arrange for private individual psychotherapy supervision with an ATP supervisor, with fees arranged with the supervisor.
  • Upon admission to the ATP, supervision scholarship support is available.

Referral Service

BPSI’s Referral Service, offered by our Referral Committee, can be an excellent source for referrals. Fellows are encouraged to add their practice information to the BPSI referral database. The Referral committee uses the database to make referrals from the community of people who are considering psychoanalysis and/or psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

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