Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Fellowships
The PINE Psychoanalytic Center is offering a one-year fellowship for 2022-2023 introducing psychotherapeutic concepts and techniques based on psychoanalytic theory and practice. Fellows in this program will read and discuss psychoanalytic papers and share clinical experience as a way of bringing these ideas to life. There will be an option to continue for a second year in which there will be a focus on the history of the models of the mind up to and including contemporary psychoanalytic ideas. Early career clinicians with an interest in working psychodynamically or more experienced psychotherapists who wish to deepen their understanding of psychoanalytic principles and process are welcome to apply this year for the first year of this program. (Applications for the second year will be accepted in the spring of 2023.)
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. Classes will be limited to six fellows and will be taught by one or two faculty members on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. All of these classes are based on the educational philosophy of mutual learning and teaching. We are planning this year to continue our classes virtually with an in-person meeting tentatively scheduled at the beginning, middle, and end of the year for fellows who live close enough to attend these gatherings.
Each fellow will be provided with:
- A clinical supervisor (recommended for first year fellows who are licensed clinicians,
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 and community programs
The First Year
In the first year of our fellowship we introduce core psychodynamic concepts and techniques based on psychoanalytic ways of viewing psychological functioning. In four out of the six modules, fellows and instructors read classic and contemporary papers that focus on ideas about the dynamic forces at play within an individual and between internal and external realities. In the second hour of each class these ideas are applied to clinical work. Two additional workshops are designed to sharpen the fellows' observation of psychodynamic psychotherapy. In one of these workshops fellows explore their experience as therapists through writing. In a second workshop at the end of the year, two experienced analysts listen closely to clinical material. In collaboration with the fellows they discuss multiple perspectives on the process taking place. Finally at the end of the year each fellow presents an account of clinical work with the knowledge and experience gained in reading about, writing about, observing and reflecting on therapeutic process.
The Second Year
The second year of our fellowship complements the first year by focusing in more depth on the variety of theories of mind that have evolved over time. We will be offering this optional year in 2023-2024 to fellows who have completed the first year or clinicians who have completed equivalent programs elsewhere.
During the first ten weeks of the second year, fellows will be introduced by a panel of analysts with special interests in various theories to the emergence of psychoanalytic thought from the beginning of Freud's "revolution in mind" (the title of George Makari's account of the history of the psychoanalytic movement) to the recent development of neuropsychoanalysis in the twenty first century. Following this survey course there will be a seven week module devoted to a close reading of the groundbreaking Chapter Seven of Freud's Interpretation of Dreams. Fellows will then read and discuss models of attachment and human development. At the end of the second year fellows will return to the task of observing clinical process while keeping in mind their own use of concepts and techniques that have evolved over time in our field.
Mental health clinicians from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Students who are not licensed clinicians but who are interested in the field may discuss their interest in our program with the fellowship director and their application may be considered on the basis of their education and relevant experience.
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 $250 deposit is due with the application. Download the application here. The deposit will be refunded (minus a $50 processing fee) if the applicant is not accepted or withdraws. 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 u[on request.
Applications will be accepted through July, 2022. We will be interviewing applicants to make our final selections, and the 2022-2023 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 email@example.com. If you have questions about the program, please contact Bliss Rand, M.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-417-5399.
By the end of the fellowship, participants should be able to:
1)Assess a patient's readiness for psychodynamic psychotherapy and establish a therapeutic frame and working alliance that ensures safe boundaries
2)Create and initial formulation that is open to change as your experience and understanding of your patient evolves
3)Describe the influence of different theoretical models of the mind on the therapeutic approach
4)Identify transference, countertransference, and shifts in the therapeutic relationship
5)Assess the impact of personal factors and external stressors on clinical work
6)Describe the imprint of early attachment, developmental history, and trauma on the therapeutic process
7)Develop skills to describe the psychodynamic process.
Faculty and Dates for teaching (omitting holidays: Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Fall of 2022:
Bliss Rand, M.D. and Hiroko Taguchi, Ph.D.
Considerations in the Initial Assessment and Phases of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
9/22/22, 9/29/22, 10/6/22, 10/13/22, 10/20/22
Carol Rubin, Ph.D. and Regina Koziyevskaya
10/27/22, 11/3/22, 11/10/22, 11/17/22
Bliss Rand, M.D.
Developing the Skills to Write about Clinical Work
12/1/22, 12/8/22, 12/15/22
Winter/Spring of 2023:
Cathy Loula, M.D. and Donna Mathias, M.D.
Transference/Countertransference and the Therapeutic Relationship
1/5/23, 1/12/23, 1/19/23, 1/26/23, 2/2/23
Carol Rubin, Ph.D. and Cathy Loula, M.D.
A Developmental Approach to Clinical Work
2/9/23, 2/16/23, 2/23/23, 3/2/23, 3/9/23
Diane Pearlman, LICSW and Linda Shaw, Psy.D.
3/16/23, 3/23/23, 3/30/23, 4/6/23, 4/13/23
Writing Workshop: Part II followed by Presentations of Written Work
4/20/23, 4/27/23, 5/4/23, 5/11/23, 5/18/23, 5/25/23
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
Maida Greenberg, Ed.D., (S,M)
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,M)
Donna Mathias, M.D. (S,M)
Martin Miller, M.D. (S)
Diane Pearlman, LICSW (S)
Kenneth Reich, Ed.D. (M)
Alexandra K. Rolde, M.D. (S,M)
Carol Rubin, Ph.D. (S,M)
Linda Shaw, Psy.D. (S)
Paula Wolk, M.D. (S,M)
The PINE Psychoanalytic Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or parental status, or socio-economic/class status in the administration of its programs and activities. PINE Psychoanalytic Center seeks to achieve diversity among its members and in carrying out its programs and educational activities.
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 Center. 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.
The PINE Psychoanalytic Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The PINE Psychoanalytic Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
Please contact the PINE Administrative Office at 781-449-8365 or email@example.com about continuing education for social workers.