Early Admission Program

Early Admission (EAP)

Sally Rosenberg, D.O. — Director

The Early Admissions Program (EAP) is designed to provide an educational experience for those interested in psychoanalytic training, but not yet ready for full training.

Seminars are taught by senior psychoanalysts who focus on central psychoanalytic ideas that are clarified through clinical examples. The seminars take place at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute on Saturdays from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Distance learning options are available for those unable to attend in person. Students may join this program at any time during the academic year.

The program is open to residents in psychiatry, psychology graduate students, and mental health professionals who may have already graduated their core professional training. Students and graduates of other academic disciplines are also accepted as Early Admission Academics. Students participate from all parts of the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

Attendees of the EAP include auditors, guests and candidates. Those students who wish to audit classes need to contact the Chair and receive permission to attend. They can then attend classes for free during that entire academic year.

To attend classes during the following academic year, they would sign up formally with MPI and notify the Chair. They would then be considered as EAP guests and pay tuition. The length of time an individual attends as a guest prior to applying to becoming an early admission candidate is determined in consultation with the Chair of the program. Guests have no treatment requirement although it is highly recommended.

Progression from the early admission program to full-time candidacy is decided on when the candidate is deemed sufficiently prepared by the Candidate Progression Committee of MPI. In some cases, students may be advised to complete other MPI programs before or in conjunction with becoming Early Admission Candidates. For some candidates, one year in early admission is sufficient; others may be better served by remaining in early admission status for two to three years. Academic candidacy requires sufficient exposure to psychoanalytic principles and theory. Academic candidates who wish to obtain full clinical training must obtain a mental health degree (with licensure).

Preparation for full clinical training will involve gaining psychoanalytic psychotherapy experience seeing patients at least 2-3 times weekly while being supervised by a psychoanalyst. Early admission candidates have advisors and are members of the Candidates’ Organization of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.

Early Admission candidates must be in treatment with a psychoanalyst. If the analyst is not a Training Analyst, the candidate will eventually need to be in analysis with a Training Analyst six months prior to starting classes as a fully matriculated candidate at MPI. A list of Training Analysts can be found in the MPI Bulletin or by contacting Jean Lewis, MPI’s Administrative Director.


September to June


Farmington Hills, Saturdays 9-11 a.m.


Auditors: No charge for 1 academic year
Guests: $427 per year
Candidates $608 per year.

Application Procedure

Contact the Program Director.

Application Deadline

Students are admitted year round.

Application Form

Program Director

Sally Rosenberg, D.O.

248 626 7735

Financial Aid

The Drs. Samuel G. and Geraldine G. Reisman Scholarship was established using a generous gift from the Reismans to the Michigan Psychoanalytic Foundation in December 2000. The Reisman Scholarships will be supplemented by additional funds as they become available. The total will be awarded to support students who are enrolled in or may wish to apply for clinical training in the following programs:

  • Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training
  • Adult and Child/Adolescent Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (ACAPP)
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Fellowship

Scholarships will be awarded by early September 2020.

Scholarship Application

CME/CE Information

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates these Live Activities for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (1 credit equals 1 hour). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists may be awarded fewer credit hours. SOCIAL WORKERS: The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.