Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Fellowship

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Fellowship

Giovanni Minonne, Ph.D. — Ann Arbor Director
Suzanne Thomas, L.M.S.W. — Detroit Area Director

The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Fellowship is a program designed for student and graduate clinicians who wish to gain more exposure to psychoanalytic approaches to clinical work. There are two separate groups, one in Ann Arbor and one in Farmington Hills. Participants include psychiatric residents and fellows, graduate students in social work and clinical psychology, and clinicians in practice. The format is simple: experienced psychoanalysts present detailed clinical material to the group for discussion. It is designed to be relaxed and informal. Participants ask questions, offer their own ideas, and work with the instructor to understand the important theoretical and clinical issues at hand. Most instructors assign some reading as a way to frame the particular issues they are focusing on. Each year the program includes a variety of clinical presentations, including, for example, the beginning of treatment, therapy with children and adolescents, treatment with a traumatized adult, and psychodynamic understanding of the use of medication in a treatment.


September to May


Ann Arbor: Thursdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Farmington Hills: Mondays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Application Deadline

June 30, 2019



Application Procedure

Complete the application form and submit it along with a $40 nonrefundable application fee, a copy of your license to practice in the State of Michigan, the face sheet of your professional liability insurance policy and two letters of reference by June 30. A personal interview with faculty is required for acceptance into the ACAPP program.

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


Ann Arbor:  (734) 883-6262
Farmington Hills:  (248) 356-6460

Application Form

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.

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