Please complete the application form online with a $75 application fee paid via PayPal. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are received. You will be contacted for an online interview. Applicants’ level of familiarity with psychodynamic thinking and personal experience in psychotherapy or psychoanalysis are considered in the admission process.
Participants in the program are required to carry professional liability insurance and are expected to have their own psychotherapy patients for discussion in the theoretical class and the group case seminar. The discussion about student cases is not supervision; rather it is teaching of Interpersonal technique using student cases. All students are expected to be in supervision outside of the program. Applicants must be licensed mental health professionals including, but not limited to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurse practitioners, family therapists, couples therapists, clinical professional counselors and art therapists. Others whose licensed scope of practice includes the practice of psychotherapy, either privately or in institutional settings, may also apply. International students are welcome. We strongly recommend students be in individual treatment as this both contributes to doing good clinical work and maximizes the benefit of being in the Online IPPP program.
The Institute was founded in 1943 by psychoanalysts Harry Stack Sullivan, Clara Thompson, Frieda Fromm-Reichmann and Eric Fromm, among others. Over a decade ago, we began training psychotherapists in our Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program. In 2016, we expanded this program to include online training for psychoanalysts/psychotherapists with translation into Russian. In January 2018, we began to offer this online training program to English-speaking professionals both nationally and internationally.
The William Alanson White Institute’s analytic position is Interpersonal. This position was shaped by the founders’ belief, radical in the 1940s, that the individual’s experiences with significant others and the surrounding culture were critical to their personality development. Interpersonal technique and theory, with its emphasis on the continuous co-participation and mutual influence of the analyst and patient upon one another, was seminal in the development of what is broadly called relational psychoanalysis. Online IPPP lectures and group case seminars highlight Interpersonal work with patients.
A certificate of completion of coursework is awarded at the end of the course. A total of 70 CME credits are available for physicians. CE credits may be available for other professions on a state-by-state basis. If you have further questions before applying, please feel free to contact the Director of the program, Karen G. Gennaro, MD, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type “Online IPPP” in the subject line
The Online IPPP fosters collegiality and involvement in the overall Institute community. All Online IPPP students are invited to take part in various Institute activities such as the Tuesday morning Clinical Education Meetings, the Psychoanalytic Society Colloquia and the monthly Study Groups (LGBTQ, Race, Sexual Abuse, and Artists).