BPSI is committed to supporting our Members through their training and then continuing their professional development throughout their careers. As part of that commitment, BPSI offers several mentoring programs to Candidates that are included in their tuition.


During the first year, BPSI provides each Candidate with a clinical tutor. These volunteer members of our faculty help Candidates begin to develop and identify psychoanalytic cases by:

  • Evaluating current psychotherapy patients’ suitability for analysis
  • Deepening psychoanalytic process with therapy patients who may then be transitioned to analysis
  • Creating a practice structure (office, referral networks, etc.) conducive to psychoanalytic work

This service is included in tuition; supervisory fees are not paid to clinical tutors.


BPSI provides each Candidate with an individual advisor, who serves an independent consultative role to help them address questions and concerns, discuss training needs, and facilitate communication between Candidates and the Students Committee.

Candidates may change advisors at any time throughout the course of their training.


Each Candidate class has a its own advisor who is available to the class and its members throughout the five years of training. . Class advisors:

  • Develop a relationship with the class as a group and serve as a voice to the class within the training program.
  • Help promote group cohesiveness in the class.
  • Serve as a point person for individual Candidates and the class while also referring Candidates to other BPSI members who could be helpful.
  • Act as a liaison for the class with the Faculty Executive Committee and Joint Curriculum Committee, working closely with the Candidate representative from the class.

Class advisors may also assess particular academic needs of the class that may arise, and help plan curriculum to meet these needs.

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