The PINE Psychoanalytic Institute is a small community by design, and is focused on teaching and training psychoanalytic clinicians in intimate seminars and classes which meet in faculty homes and offices. PINE Institute offers a training program that combines rigorous study with individual flexibility. We are committed to the exploration of theory in the context of clinical process and aspire towards excellence in practice. Most of our faculty members are full time clinicians. Because of our size, we are able to combine seriousness of purpose with delight in learning and close personal attention to each candidate. This distinguishes PINE in the Boston psychoanalytic community. We take pride in our graduates and teachers who are deeply committed to psychoanalytic work as a profession. PINE graduates and members hold significant positions in universities, medical schools, and hospitals. They are recognized nationally and internationally as scholars and contributors to the field.
Although we are delaying acceptance of new candidates this year until September of 2019, we are happy to talk with anyone who is interested in psychoanalytic training and we will keep you apprised of our plans. We are offering a Fellowship for those in the mental health community-at-large who are interested in deepening their psychodynamic psychotherapy work.
COMPONENTS OF TRAINING
Psychoanalytic training is based on the student’s participation in three complementary learning experiences: (1) the curriculum -- participation in formal classes on psychoanalytic theory and technique; (2) the personal analysis-- referred to as a training analysis; and (3) supervised psychoanalytic treatment with at least three patients under close supervision -- referred to as control cases.
The curriculum is designed to allow the candidate to meet all didactic requirements over five years. Required courses include analyzability, ethics, Freud's cases and theories, core theories including unconscious process, transference, countertransference, resistance, defenses, conflicts, dreams, character structure, development and ethics. There are required clinical case conferences in adult and child analysis. A minimum of 450 total hours of seminars or individual tutorials and clinical case conference participation (in which candidates present their work) is required for graduation. Most candidates require 6-8 years to complete their training.
The personal training analysis is one of the structural foundations of psychoanalytic training. PINE has always been a "non-reporting institute," which means that the content and progress of the candidate's analysis is strictly confidential and is not considered in decisions about the candidate's education or training progression. The objectives of a training analysis are similar to those of a therapeutic analysis. In addition, the analysis will include analyzing those issues relevant to the practice and conduct of psychoanalysis. The training analyst may be from PINE, the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (BPSI), or under certain circumstances the candidate may continue with his/her personal analyst if that analyst has undergone training that is the equivalent to training under the auspices of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
A minimum of three supervised analytic cases is required. All cases must be supervised by a training analyst (a senior analyst who has been authorized to analyze and/or supervise candidates) from PINE or BPSI. Candidates generally begin the supervised psychoanalysis of a patient during the second year. A second supervised case may be undertaken by a candidate after a satisfactory six-month report of the first case has been written and approved and other aspects of his/her educational program have been reviewed. A brief follow-up report must be submitted once a year on each supervised case. A third supervised case is begun after at least three years of seminars and submission of satisfactory annual reports on the first two control cases. A minimum of 200 hours of supervision is required for graduation.
FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING PSYCHOANALYTIC TRAINING
For more information about our training program, we suggest talking to a member of PINE. Our administrator, Alice Rapkin, can arrange a meeting with PINE faculty for those interested in the possibility of psychoanalytic training, including licensed mental health clinicians in the community, psychiatric residents, clinical psychology and social work interns, and graduates of psychiatry, psychology, social work, and mental health counseling programs.
For more detailed information regarding the application process please see the Application for Adult Training. Applicants are required to complete the application form and submit a current CV, the names of 3 references, including at least two from people who know their clinical work, and a non-refundable fee of $100.
The PINE Psychoanalytic Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, national origin, handicap, or sexual preference (as defined by Massachusetts law) in he administration of its programs and activities. PINE Psychoanalytic Center seeks to achieve diversity in its membership.