Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Fellowship Program
The PINE Psychoanalytic Society is offering a one-year fellowship for 2023-2024 introducing psychotherapeutic concepts and techniques based on psychoanalytic theory and practice. Fellows in this program will read and discuss core psychoanalytic principles and share clinical experience as a way of bringing these ideas to life. Readings will include basic texts to anchor important ideas as well as classic and contemporary papers presenting intrapsychic, interpersonal/relational, and the emerging social/intersectional perspectives.
We are increasingly aware that current mental health trainees and graduates expect to read and discuss both classical and the growing contemporary psychodynamic literature which addresses the way in which social inequities, racism, ethnicity, religion, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability shape individual development. We are adjusting our Fellowship curriculum to recognize these powerful psychosocial forces while we continue to teach our fellows about basic psychoanalytic concepts from our own psychoanalytic training. The bibliography is a work in progress - click here
We recognize that psychoanalytic institutes have lacked the crucial element of diversity of candidates and faculty that exists in other educational venues. For that reason we are particularly interested in welcoming a diversity of applicants and in recruiting diverse faculty. We are eager to have students who want to engage in an active exchange with our fellowship faculty. We have always valued the educational philosophy that faculty and fellows learn together and from one another.
There will be an optional second year in which there will be a focus on models of the mind. Fellows may opt to read materials written by specific thinkers and to learn about developmental theories of attachment. They may choose to study a particular classic or contemporary text in depth. At the end of the fellows will present process material with the goal of applying a wide range of ideas that have now become familiar as they consider the course of therapy. Following the second year it is not unusual for our fellows to continue together to study topics of their choosing.
Licensed early career clinicians with an interest in working psychodynamically or more experienced psychotherapists who wish to deepen their understanding of psychoanalytic principles and techniques are welcome to apply for the first year of our program.
PINE is well known for its small class size, collegial approach to learning, and the individual attention paid to each clinician's interests and professional development. Class size will be limited to 6 fellows and will be taught by one or two faculty members on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Second year classes take place on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. All of our classes are based on the educational philosophy of mutual learning and teaching. Classes are conducted virtually in order to provide this educational opportunity to clinicians in different parts of the country and abroad. If it is possible to come together in person at the beginning, middle, or end of the year, this will be arranged.
Each fellow will be provided with:
- A clinical supervisor (recommended for first year fellows,
optional for second year fellows)
- An individual mentor, if requested, for career planning
- Access to psychoanalytic literature through an electronic library (PEP-web)
- Participation in PINE's clinical discussion groups
The First Year
In the first year of our fellowship we introduce core concepts and techniques based on psychoanalytic ways of viewing psychological functioning. In four out of the six modules, fellows and instructors read and discuss the initiation and overall goals of psychodynamic psychotherapy, components of formulation, transference and countertransference in the therapeutic relationship, and the developmental approach to clinical work. In each class fellows and faculty talk about how these ideas relate to clinical work. Two additional workshops are designed to sharpen the fellows' observation of psychodynamic psychotherapy. In one of these workshops, participants will explore empathy, a concept and technique which has changed over time, and discuss dimensions of therapeutic relatedness. In a second workshop at the end of the year, experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapists listen closely to case presentations. In collaboration with the fellows, they discuss different ways of viewing the process taking place. Finally at the end of the year, each fellow works on writing an account of clinical experience using the ideas gained in reading about, observing and reflecting on therapeutic process.
For a description of the Second Year Fellowship curriculum click here
Mental health clinicians from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The PINE Psychoanalytic Society does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, handicap, or sexual preference (as defined by Massachusetts law) in the administration of its programs and activities. PINE Psychoanalytic Society seeks to achieve diversity among its members.
Tuition for the first year program is $2,800 of which $1,500 is applied to 30 weekly supervision sessions. To ensure a Fellowship space, a $50 deposit is due with the application. Download the application here. The deposit will be refunded if the applicant is not accepted. The remaining tuition is due by August 1st, although plans can be made to pay in installments. Up to 54 CE/CME credits are available. Limited scholarship assistance can be considered upon request.
Applications will be accepted through July, 2023. We will be interviewing applicants to make our final selections; 2023-2024 fellows will be announced on a rolling basis. If more places are available after that date, applicants may be considered.
If you are interested, please contact the PINE Administrator, Alice Rapkin, at 781-449-8365 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the program, please contact Bliss Rand, M.D. at email@example.com or 617-417-5399.
By the end of the fellowship, participants should be able to:
- Assess a patient's readiness for psychodynamic psychotherapy and establish a therapeutic frame and working alliance that ensures safe boundaries
- Create an initial formulation that is open to change as your experience and understanding of your patient evolves
- Describe the influence of different theoretical models of the mind on the therapeutic approach
- Identify transference, countertransference, and shifts in the therapeutic relationship
- Assess the impact of personal factors and external stressors on clinical work
- Describe the imprint of early attachment, developmental history, and trauma on the therapeutic process
- Develop skills to describe the psychodynamic process.
Faculty and Dates for teaching (omitting holidays): Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy/An Introduction
Bliss Rand, M.D. and Mark F. Poster, M.D.
9/28/23, 10/5/23, 10/12/23, 10/19/23, 10/26/23
Regina Koziyevskaya, M.D.
11/9/23, 11/16/23, 11/30/23, 12/7/23
Writing Workshop: Part I
Bliss Rand, M.D.
Transference/Countertransference and the Therapeutic Relationship
Donna Mathias, M.D. and Vince Pignatiello, Psy.D.
1/18/24, 1/25/24, 2/1/24, 2/8/24, 2/15/24
A Developmental Approach to Clinical Work
Carol Rubin, Ph.D. and Cathy Loula, M.D.
2/29/24, 3/7/24, 3/14/24, 3/21/24, 3/28/24
A Case Consultation
Beth Childs, M.D. and Jan Sobieraj, M.D.
Malcolm Beaudett, M.D. and Susan Workum, M.D.
Empathic Dimensions and the Therapeutic Relationship
Hiroko Taguchi, Ph.D. and Mark Steinberg, Ph.D.
Writing Workshop: Part II
Bliss Rand, M.D.
5/16/24, 5/23/24, 5/30/24
Supervisors (S) and Individual Mentors (M)
Nina Avedon, LICSW (S)
Malcolm Beaudett, M.D. (S,M) - NH
M. Carole Drago, LICSW (S)
Ned Graham, Ph.D. (S) - Maine
Neal Kass, M.D. (S) - Concord, MA
Delia Kostner, Ph.D. (S) - Northern MA, NH
Peter Lawner, Ph.D. (S)
Cathy Loula, M.D. (S)
Donna Mathias, M.D. (S,M)
Martin Miller, M.D. (S)
Kenneth Reich, Ed.D. (M)
Carol Rubin, Ph.D. (S,M)
Paula Wolk, M.D. (S,M)
Continuing Education: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the PINE Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 54 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) tm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for the educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose* with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products fused by or on patients. *Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines of products of the ineligible company.
The PINE Psychoanalytic Society is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The PINE Psychoanalytic Society maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Social Workers may telephone the PINE Administrative Office at 781-449-8365 or firstname.lastname@example.org for CE authorization number.