Eligibility for Matriculation

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The White Institute is committed to offering psychoanalytic training to highly motivated, exceptional individuals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. The Institute offer two psychoanalytic training programs that foster study of the depths of human experience, focusing on the person as a social being, and on human behavior as interpersonal communication:

 

1. Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis

Psychiatrists

Admission Requirements: Matriculation as a candidate for the Certificate in Psychoanalysis is open to graduates of medical schools accredited by the American Medical Association who have completed at least one year of psychiatric residency in a hospital approved by the American Medical Association.

 

Concurrent Requirements: Four years of approved psychiatry residency must be completed prior to graduation. This must include at least three months experience in an out-patient department or mental health clinic. Successful completion of this program provides eligibility for the Fellowship in the American Academy of Psychoanalysis.

 

Upon admission, psychiatrists will be required to present evidence of New York State licensure as a physician, and evidence of current professional liability insurance, in order to be granted permission to conduct supervised work with patients.

 

Psychologists

Admission Requirements: Matriculation as a candidate for the Certificate in Psychoanalysis is open to applicants with a doctoral level degree from an American Psychological Association approved training program. In addition, the applicant must have completed a one-year psychological internship. Additional supervised clinical work will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

 

Upon admission, psychologists will be required to present a New York State license or limited permit as a psychologist, and evidence of current professional liability insurance, in order to be granted permission to conduct supervised work with patients.

 

Doctoral Level Social Workers and Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Admission Requirements: Matriculation as a candidate for the Certificate in Psychoanalysis will be open to doctoral level social workers (D.S.W. or Ph.D.) and to New York State Licensed Clinical Social Workers (L.C.S.W.) who have a degree from an accredited program that included a two-year internship.

 

Upon admission, clinical social workers will be required to present evidence of a New York State license (L.C.S.W.) and current registration, as well as current professional liability insurance in order to be granted permission to conduct supervised work with patients.

 

Licensed Master Social Workers

Admission Requirements: Matriculation as a candidate for the Certificate in Psychoanalysis will be open to master's level social workers (M.S.W.) who are New York State Licensed Master Social Workers (L.M.S.W.), subject to clinical training regulations of the New York State Education Department.

 

Upon admission, Licensed Master Social Workers (L.M.S.W.) will be required to present evidence of a New York State license (L.M.S.W.) and current registration, as well as current professional liability insurance in order to be granted permission to conduct supervised work with patients. Supervisors will assume legal and professional responsibility for all patients seen in the Institute clinic by L.M.S.W. candidates.

 

2. Licensure-Qualifying Program in Psychoanalysis

Admission Requirements: Matriculation as a candidate in the Licensure-Qualifying Program in Psychoanalysis is available for highly-qualified applicants whose academic background includes at least a master's degree from an accredited university program registered with the New York State Education Department. Such applicants will not typically be licensed in a mental health profession in New York State. This program is intended to offer an intensive training program in psychoanalysis to applicants trained in related fields and who wish to obtain full clinical and academic training in psychoanalysis and who wish to obtain a New York State license ("Licensed Psychoanalyst") to engage in independent clinical practice.

 

The White Institute's Licensure-Qualifying Program in Psychoanalysis fulfills (and exceeds) all of the minimal educational requirements set by the New York State Education Department to allow graduates of this program to sit for the licensing examination to become a Licensed Psychoanalyst. The New York State Education Department has registered this program as "license qualifying." The White Institute does not award licenses, but certifies graduation from the program to those who are seeking licensure from New York State.

 

Upon admission, candidates in the Licensure-Qualifying Program in Psychoanalysis will be required to present evidence of current professional liability insurance in order to be granted permission to conduct supervised work with patients. Supervisors will assume legal and professional responsibility for all patients seen in the Institute clinic by candidates in the Licensure-Qualifying Program.

 

Outstanding applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.