Psychotherapy Fellowship

A First Step in Advanced Learning
The Fellowship is a one-year clinically-based program designed to introduce and further develop an understanding of psychoanalytic principles as applied to psychotherapy with adults, children, and adolescents.
Two programs are offered each academic year: one in Ann Arbor and one in Farmington Hills.


Fellowship participants meet as a class on a weekly basis with instructors from the faculty and guest faculty of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. Instructors present clinical material during 5-6 week segments to illustrate psychoanalytic approaches to work with children, adolescents, and their parents as well as work with adult patients.


The Fellowship is ideally 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.

It is also useful for non-mental health professionals who wish to apply the psychodynamic perspective to their own field of work.

Tuition, Schedules & Locations

Tuition: $1,200 – due August 15

Participants may register for the Fellowship in either Ann Arbor or Farmington Hills, and will meet in the MPI building in their respective city.

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 to support candidates and students enrolled in clinical training programs.

The Cassandra M. Klyman, M.D. Scholarship Fund for Psychiatric Psychoanalytic Training was established to help physicians, often financially burdened by medical school debt, to both deepen and expand their understanding of their patients’ mental lives through psychoanalytic training. A total of $5000 is available to be awarded each year to eligible applicants; individual amounts will depend on the number of qualified applicants.

These gifts were inspired by the wish to make the Institute’s training more accessible. Partial assistance for tuition is awarded annually by early September on the basis of merit and documented need.

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 about 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

Lana Jaeger-Barstad

248 851 3380

Ann Arbor Fellowship Director

Ann Arbor Fellowship Director

Giovanni Minnone, Ph.D.

(734) 883-6262

Farmington Hills Fellowship Program Director

Farmington Hills Fellowship Program Director

Sally Rosenberg, D.O.

248 626 7735