About BPI

The Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute (BPI) was founded in 2001 to provide education in the theory, clinical practice, and research in the field of psychoanalysis. It is a provisional training facility of the American Psychoanalytic Association. The BPI Training Programs uphold and follow the standards of training, ethics and practice of the American Psychoanalytic Association. The Institute was incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2003, as a not-for-profit educational institution.

The Institute offers psychoanalytic training to mental health clinicians in the disciplines of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Social Work, and offers a Scholars’ Program in Psychoanalysis to academics and scholars in other fields. The institutes’ faculty represent all the major schools and trends in psychoanalysis today, and offer an eclectic, broad-based and in-depth curriculum in psychoanalysis as a theory of the mind, as a method of treatment and as a research tool.

Faculty live and practice in a wide area of beautiful countryside and New England towns and cities that ranges from Hartford and Sharon, Connecticut in the south to Albany, New York in the west and to all of Western Massachusetts. In addition, a rich availability of guest faculty is afforded by the part-time and summer residents in the Berkshires and the close proximity of the major psychoanalytic institutes of Boston and New York City. The large number and diversity of faculty, many of whom are widely published and major contributors to the field, ensure an unmatched level of excellence and comprehensiveness in the training program.

Our classes are held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, a central location for many BPI activities.

Faculty

 

Christine Burbank, MSW

Lester H. Friedman, M.D.*

Claudia M. Gold, M.D.

Richard M. Gottlieb, M.D.*

Richard G. Honig, M.D.*

Rona Knight, Ph.D.*

Jack Miller, M.D.

George Moraitis, M.D.

John Muller, Ph.D.*

David D. Olds, M.D.*

Gail S. Reed, Ph.D.*

 

HONORARY FACULTY MEMBERS

Henry Nunberg, M.D.

David L. Stagner, M.D.

Ellen Rees, M.D.*

Robin J. Renders, Ph.D.*

Anne Rocheleau, Ph.D.

Marie G. Rudden, M.D.*

Daniel P. Schwartz, M.D.*

Edward R. Shapiro, M.D.*

Susan P. Sherkow, M.D.*

Elizabeth Weinberg, M.D.

Josephine L. Wright, M.D.

Lyn Yonack, MSW

*Training Analyst/Supervising Analyst

 

 

 

 

Candidates

 

Benjamin Addleson, Ph.D.

Lee Damsky, Ph.D.

Sharon E. Krikorian, Ph.D.