We give preference to candidates who have gained at least two years of clinical experience after graduation and are currently working with long-term patients. We also encourage candidates to seek personal psychotherapy and supervision. Please complete the online application form with a $100 application fee. Applications will be considered as they are received. You will be contacted for a personal online interview.
The William Alanson White Institute was founded in 1943 by psychoanalysts Harry Stack Sullivan, Clara Thompson, Frieda Fromm-Reichmann and Erich Fromm. Our main function has been and remains the training of psychoanalysts. Over a decade ago, we began training psychoanalysts in our Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training program. In 2016, we expanded this program to include online training for psychoanalysts with translation into Russian. The Institute is endorsed by the American Psychoanalytic Association. More than 100 of our alumni are members of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA).
The analytic stance of the Institute is Interpersonal-Relational. This approach explores the continuous, unconscious, mutual influence of analyst and patient on each other, both in the past and the present.
Upon completion of the course, a certificate is issued.
The RIPPP program fosters collegiality and involvement in the overall Institute community. All RIPPP 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).