Assessment & Beginning Treatment

Provides a study of psychodynamic assessment and diagnosis and its importance in early therapeutic work.


Rather than taking the entire ACAPP program, students can elect to take this one-year sequence of classes on a stand-alone basis.

The Assessment and Beginning Treatment sequence provides a study of psychodynamic assessment and diagnosis and its importance in early therapeutic work. The complexities of the collaborative treatment process will be explored through the discussion of current controversies and the use of clinical material. For details of the classes offered, click here.


The program is suited for mental health clinicians who are in practice, recently graduated, or in training in their respective fields of psychiatry, psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or nursing.

Tuition, Schedules & Locations

Tuition: $1,800 – due August 15

Scholarship Funds

Scholarship: Limited funds for these year-long seminars are available for scholarship.

Application Procedure

Scholarship applications need to be submitted each year by June 30. Complete the application form and submit it along with a $40 nonrefundable application fee, and two letters of reference. An application form can be downloaded or please contact the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute office to have one mailed to you.

Contact Richard Fish, Ph.D. at (248) 350-8787 for further information on scholarships.

Early application is encouraged

Applications received after June 30 will be accepted according to space and the agreement of the program Director(s).

A personal interview with faculty is required for acceptance into the Fellowship program.

Application Form

Questions may be directed to either program directors or program administrator.


To meet our faculty and current students and hear about our programs, you are welcome to join us at the Annual MPI Open House.

Program Administrator

Program Administrator

Monica Simmons-Evans

248 851 3380

ACAPP Co-Director

ACAPP Co-Director

Erika Homann, Ph.D.

734 663 7839