There are as many reasons for pursuing analytic education as there are analytic learners. Perhaps you want to know more about psychoanalytic theory, the foundation of all talk therapies. Or perhaps you want to further develop your technical skills in order to work more effectively with a broader range of patients. You may be an experienced clinician who continues to value deepening your understanding of clinical material. You may be curious and exploring analytic ideas for the first time. Perhaps you value knowing that you are able to offer your patients especially useful help in understanding themselves.
Psychoanalytic therapies are not only among the most effective as measured by multiple outcome studies (1,2), they are also the only treatments in which patient improvement continues well after termination (3,4). Perhaps you would like to continue your professional development in a stimulating community of like-minded colleagues. Still again, you may wish to integrate analytic knowledge with your own professional expertise.
Whatever your goals, the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute welcomes you. There are a variety of programs to assist you in pursuing your interests.
Once you have selected your program of interest, there is also financial assistance available to help you in continuing your education. Our Financial Assistance page has information for scholarships and loans to help defray tuition and other costs.
Applications for all programs and financial assistance are now open. We welcome you to apply. We look forward to seeing you in the fall!
Carol Barbour, Ph.D., Treasurer and Chair, MPI Finance Committee
Rochelle Broder, Ph.D., Chair, Financial Assistance Committee
John Gilkey, M.D., President, MPI
1. Leichsenring, F., Rabung, S. (2008). Effectiveness of long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy: a meta-analysis. JAMA, 300(13): 1551-1565.
2. Gunderson J.G., and Gabbard G.O. (1999). Making the case for psychoanalytic therapies in the current psychiatric environment. J Am Psychoanal Assoc.,47:679-704.
3. Shedler, J. (2010). The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. American Psychologist, 65, (2): 98-109. https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/amp-65-2-98.pdf
4.. Solms, M. (2018). The scientific standing of psychoanalysis. www.sas.upenn.edu/~cavitch/pdf-library/Solms_Scientific.pdf