What's unique about PINE?
The PINE Psychoanalytic Society is a community of experienced psychoanalysts and psychotherapists who are committed to practicing and teaching younger clinicians about psychodynamic psychotherapy, a modality based on psychoanalytic concepts and techniques. At PINE our educational philosophy is reflected in our approach to teaching and learning. We strive to establish a collegial atmosphere in which students, teachers, and colleagues can begin to explore the observations, methods, and theories in small, intimate groups. Because our classes and study groups are limited in size, each participant has the space and time to discuss their ideas, describe their clinical experiences, and learn from one another. Over the past three years we have provided classes virtually which allows clinicians and students to participate in our programs from afar.
The curriculum of the PINE fellowship program will be flexible. It will be attuned to the needs of individual students at various levels of their professional development. We shall strive for a mixture of organized classes on topics of major importance and study groups that arise more spontaneously from the immediate interests of the participants. These classes may be augmented by tutorials and/or special projects. The developmental point of view will receive particular emphasis in each aspect of the program. We aim to provide a program of appeal and value to students and clinicians coming from different backgrounds, including non-medical and medical. The faculty will respond to challenges coming from students that may arise from controversies in the field or from disparate perspectives. We are committed to maintaining a ferment of intellectual and professional curiosity in our students and ourselves and to activities reflective of that spirit.
There are a number of opportunities to pursue full psychoanalytic training in larger psychoanalytic organizations here in Boston. This is appropriate for students who are ready to commit to a longer, more intensive program of study. Our graduates may wish to pursue this kind of education after completion of one or two years in the fellowship. They may also choose to continue to study together as PINE members in study groups, facilitated by faculty, or as peer groups. For further information about other activities available to PINE members, please see the section for the PINE Psychoanalytic Society Discussion Group under the "Education and Training" tab.
The PINE Psychoanalytic Society is fully committed to non-discriminatory promotional activities, program content, and in the treatment of program participants. The PINE Psychoanalytic Society is committed to assuring fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate and respond to any written or verbal complaint or grievance on the part of any participant who calls for a response on the part of a specific program's director. For specific grievance procedures, please refer to PPSNE Grievance Procedures which can be used to submit a written complaint or to discuss by phone initially with the PINE Psychoanalytic Society's Administrator for referral to the responsible Board member.