Early Admission Program for Academic Candidates
As we have seen in our clinical track, many wish to undertake psychoanalytic training but are not prepared to begin full training. Early Admissions at MPI has now been expanded to include academic candidates - students and scholars who have not yet completed their degrees and/or dissertations. Affiliation through early admission candidacy to MPI allows students to join our prematriculation program that consists of Saturday morning seminars, mentoring and personal analysis, at reduced fees if necessary, and reduced tuitions.
This program allows academics to begin psychoanalytic training early in their careers and provides an in-depth immersion in psychoanalytic concepts, theory and clinical understanding over the years of training that can be used for research/study by academics to enrich their own fields of specialization. Like our candidates for clinical early admission, academics will find the program to be affordable and compatible with being a student in their graduate program.
Thanks to a recent (2010) additional generous donation by an anonymous donor to the Alexander Grinstein Interdisciplinary Scholarship Award Fund, MPI can accommodate need-based grants of $5,000 a year to academic early admission candidates who have been accepted by MPI and are in good standing, to help them finance their personal treatment and tuition.
MPI's first Early Admission Academic Candidate is H. James Garrett. Mr. Garrett is a Ph.D. Candidate in education at Michigan State University. His doctoral thesis deals with pedagogical issues involved in teaching students about traumatic subjects, such as the Holocaust, wars, and natural disasters. He has become very interested in psychoanalytic theory as part of this project, and while he has begun to study this on his own, he is eager for more extensive training in psychoanalytic theory. He feels that psychoanalytic theory speaks deeply to his way of thinking as well as to the particular subject of his dissertation. Mr. Garrett is also eager to enter into psychoanalytic training, which he believes will be necessary to fully understand the theory.
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