Eligibility

Academics/multidisciplinary scholars, licensed mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers who meet the eligibility requirements as outlined below are encouraged to apply for APsaA’s Fellowship Program.

Applicants must be training or working in the United States during the fellowship year. However, Psychoanalytic Candidates are not eligible for the fellowship because of their ready access to mentors and to scientific activities at local and national levels. Re-application is permitted.

What are the general eligibility requirements?

All applicants should:

  • Be early career professionals in their fields. Please see discipline-specific guidelines below.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability in their discipline and, specifically, a commitment to and a platform for the dissemination of psychoanalysis to their professional communities (e.g. colleagues, trainees, fellow educators) and beyond.
  • Have special aptitude in research, teaching, scholarship, artistic, or clinical endeavors.
  • Have a strong, demonstrated interest in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic perspectives.

Applicants need not plan to become psychoanalysts.

What are the specific eligibility requirements?

Academic and Multidisciplinary Applicants 
Applicants must be individuals from academia or any non-mental health profession to which psychoanalysis may relate. Examples of such professions include, but are not limited to, the humanities, the social sciences, law, theology, journalism, or the arts. Applicants from such fields should demonstrate a serious ongoing interest in psychoanalysis and its relationship to their primary field. They should be curious about how psychoanalytic theory is used in clinical and applied forms (even if applicants have not had direct clinical experience). Applicants must currently work in a position that influences others through education, writing, public speaking, research organizational leadership, performance, or artistic installations. 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, or Licensed Creative Arts Therapists
Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and pursuit of psychoanalysis. Strong applicants will highlight their potential for disseminating and advancing psychoanalytic ideas through a position that involves training, leadership, public policy, or advocacy; or an interdisciplinary position that offers the opportunity to teach didactics or to provide training to others; or a part-time appointment within an academic department. 

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners 
Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and pursuit of psychoanalysis.  Strong applicants will highlight their potential for disseminating and advancing psychoanalytic ideas through a position that involves training, leadership, public policy, or advocacy; or an interdisciplinary position that offers the opportunity to teach didactics or to provide training to others; or a part-time appointment within an academic department.

Psychiatry Applicants
Applicants must, at the time of application, be full-time general or child psychiatry residents, PGY-2 or higher, psychiatric fellows, or psychiatrists who are early career professionals. They must demonstrate significant organizational involvement that includes training, leadership, or research responsibilities.

Psychology Applicants
Applicants must at the time of the fellowship, maintain an affiliation with an academic department or clinical training program and have training, leadership, or research responsibilities. Psychology graduate programs must be accredited. Applicants, if predoctoral, must have completed required coursework and be in or beyond the predoctoral internship. 

Social Work Applicants
Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and pursuit of psychoanalysis. Strong applicants will highlight their potential for disseminating and advancing psychoanalytic ideas through a position that involves training, leadership, public policy, or advocacy; or an interdisciplinary position that offers the opportunity to teach didactics or to provide training to others; or a part-time appointment within an academic department.

Questions? Please contact Rosemary Johnson.