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Eligibility for Training

Mental health clinicians with advanced degrees in clinical psychology, clinical social work and medicine with residency in psychiatry are eligible to apply for psychoanalytic training. Applicants are required to have a license to practice in their discipline. Applicants who anticipate licensure within a year and have met the requirements of their graduate program may also be considered. It is expected that licensure will be completed within one year of the time of admission. Such applicants may be accepted for full training. However, prior to beginning the supervised analysis of a control case, candidates must be both licensed and carry malpractice insurance.

Applicants for the Scholars Program should be working in their field of study, should hold advanced degrees and be prepared to propose a project toward which the study of psychoanalytic theory will enhance their scholarship in their own field. All application information will remain confidential.

The Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, handicap, or sexual preference (as defined by Massachusetts law) in the administration of its programs and activities.  The Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute seeks to achieve diversity among its members.

To access our bulletin, click here – Bulletin 2014

For further information, contact the Administrative Office:


The Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute
Cathy Cardaropoli, Administrator
P.O. Box 877
Stockbridge, MA 01262
(413) 269-0138