Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute

ACADEMIC CANDIDATE PROGRAM


There are two paths (A & B) for an Academic Candidate:

A - Mental Health Academic Candidate Track - Designed for the experienced, licensed mental health professional who wants to study and experience psychoanalysis and apply this in their work, without becoming a psychoanalyst.
B - Professional Academic Candidate (non-clinicians) - Designed for professionals in other fields who want to study and experience psychoanalysis and apply this in their work, without becoming a psychoanalyst.

The following criteria apply to both tracks A & B.

  • Applicants should have a terminal degree in their field as well as an interest in applied psychoanalysis 
  • Applicants will follow the OPI admissions process for regular candidacy, including completion of the application form with written autobiography. Interviews will be arranged by the Admissions Committee, addressing personal and professional qualifications.
  • Applicants will identify a project to work on during their four years of classes, that could result in a publishable paper, video, or scholarly presentation.
  • Accepted applicants will attend four years of classes, including clinical case conferences. Tuition for training will be the same as for regular candidates.
  • Accepted applicants will be expected to undergo a personal analysis with a graduate psychoanalyst.
  • Each Academic candidate will have an OPI Mentor, instead of a Supervisor, who serves several functions including assisting the candidate with their scholarly project.
  • Academic graduates will not be able to practice as psychoanalysts.

OPI is accepting applications to the next four-year adult psychoanalytic training class beginning September 2022. Accepted academic candidates will join that class.

 
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