Our faculty draws from an extensive list of experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic child analysts from BPSI. Our Faculty members are internationally recognized as having specialized clinical expertise, and have made scholarly contributions in areas that include infant and early childhood development, gender, fatherhood, Kleinian/Bionian theory, non-linear dynamics system theory, and contributions to applied child analysis, for example, school consultation, among others.

Click here for the list of Child and Adolescent faculty.


Child psychoanalytic training attracts a wide range of professionals who are united by their commitment to deepening their clinical work through in-depth and sustained study of child psychoanalysis.

BPSI Child Candidates are licensed clinicians from diverse backgrounds, some well into their careers, others just beginning. Our Child Analysis program accepts applications from:

  • Applicants who are concurrently applying to the adult program at BPSI, to enter the Joint Adult, Child and Adolescent Training track.
  • Current Candidates and Graduates of the adult psychoanalytic training programs at BPSI, PINE, and the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, or an IPA-Affiliated Institute, to enter the Child and Adolescent Training track for Adult Candidates and Graduates.

Our seminars run in five year cycles; the child program has a policy of rolling admissions so that candidates can enter at any year in the cycle.

BPSI Candidates enjoy the full benefits the BPSI Community has to offer:

  • Child Candidates are invited to participate in the BPSI Child Community, committees, academic lectures, member seminars, BPSI Reads, and a wide array of other programs.
  • Candidates are supported by BPSI Members and Child faculty to become psychoanalytic educators, and may apply to become Child faculty after graduation.
  • Advanced Candidates may teach Child-related courses in BPSI’s Explorations in Mind program, offering multidisciplinary psychoanalytic courses to the broader community and, in some instances, in the psychotherapy training programs.
  • Attend and participate in all child related programs; most notably the Beata Rank Lecture and Child Clinical Nights.
  • Candidates who are in Adult Training or have graduated from BPSI and PINE have the opportunity to become active members of the national (APsaA), and international (IPA) psychoanalytic community. Child candidates also have opportunities to present at national and international meetings.
  • Child Candidates train in small classes where they have an opportunity to make lifelong, collegial relationships with fellow classmates. Many classes choose to meet as study groups, long after classes have been completed, to continue the supportive and educational benefits they have discovered at BPSI.
  • Learning takes place in small classes and with individual supervisors who are experienced in helping clinicians enhance and improve their skills in a way that is particular and tailor-made for each individual.

Many of our Candidates have young families and welcome the flexibility BPSI offers in seminars and clinical work. Those who are considering relocating may begin at BPSI with the option to transfer to another recognized APsaA Institute.

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