Our Mission

Harry Stack SullivanThe William Alanson White Institute, founded in 1943, is committed to innovation in the theory and practice of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis. Our focus is on the person as a social being within the surrounding culture. We train professionals to apply these principles in a broad array of clinical settings with diverse populations. Central to our mission is serving the public with a range of affordable clinical services. We create vibrant programs for professionals and the community at large. We believe that people, through the enhancement of their own capacities, may more fully cope with the problems of living and the challenges of being simply human.