The Postgraduate Fellowship Program – West

The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis is Pleased to Announce

 The Postgraduate Fellowship Program – West

 A course on psychoanalytic psychotherapy

Offered in the Pioneer Valley in 2015-2016

We are currently accepting applications for an exciting program being offered again in 2015-2016: The Postgraduate Fellowship Program-West (PGFP-West) sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP).  This theoretical and clinical seminar will explore multiple psychoanalytic paradigms – from Freud to the twenty-first century.  Using a contemporary, comparative approach, the course is comprised of four units: Freud and Classical Theory, Object Relations, Self Psychology, and Relational Theory.  This program is designed for mental health providers and scholars interested in deepening their understanding of psychoanalytic psychology.  It aims to enrich participants’ understanding of human nature and to promote a more vital and effective clinical practice.  Each seminar meeting will include both didactic and clinical components, with lecture, group discussion, and presentation of clinical material.  The number of participants in the program will be limited in order to enhance seminar participation.  The seminars will meet at Amherst College on Tuesday evenings from November 2015 through May 2016.

Faculty: Benjamin Addleson, Ph.D., Edmund P. DeLaCour, Ph.D., ABPP, Laurie Herzog, Ph.D., LICSW, Joan Lesser, Ph.D., LICSW, David Levit, Ph.D., ABPP, Stacey Novack, Psy.D, Joel Rosen, M.D., and Ira Sharkey, IAAP, LMHC.

Applications are currently being accepted – rolling admissions – deadline of August 15. 

If you want more information or are interested in applying, please contact David Levit at   You can also see a description of our program on the MIP Website: (click on “Training at MIP” and then select Postgraduate Fellowship Program in the Pioneer Valley).  MIP is approved to offer continuing education for psychologists, social workers, and physicians.