Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

The White Institute offers qualifying postdoctoral level psychologists and advanced externs who are near completion of their doctorate a half- time (20 hour) Fellowship at the Institute's Clinic .  At our outpatient clinic, in operation for seventy years, we treat a wide range of patients at affordable fees.  The goal of the Postdoctoral Fellowship is to provide trainees with the opportunity to work intensively under supervision with a few patients while focusing on the interplay of intrapsychic and interpersonal dynamics. Fellows will treat a minimum of five patients and receive one-two free hours of supervision per week.  Fellowship supervisors are graduates of the White Institute's Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis. Postdoctoral Fellows will receive fees for service and may obtain all or a portion of the clinical hours required for clinicians with Limited Permits to become New York State licensed psychologists. The schedule is flexible except for classes and there is an optional second year.

The academic portion of the training is as follows:Olga Cheselka

Tuesday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.: Theory of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis

Tuesday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.: Clinical Education Meeting (Presentations from the Institute's Clinic, Specialty Services and outside speakers.)

Tuesday 11:45 - 12:45 p.m.: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Case Seminar

Tuesday 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Clinical Services Meeting

Tuesday 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Continuous Case Seminar

TBA: Specialty Clinic Meetings

TBA: Individual Supervision

TBA: Scientific Programs

TBA: Child seminars available with instructor's permission.


Application procedure: Applications for Fall, 2020 will be accepted beginning January 1, 2020. Interviews and acceptances are based on rolling admissions.  Please submit a curriculum vitae, two letters of reference from individual psychotherapy supervisors, a statement of your interest in psychodynamic perspectives (of at least 250 words) to: Meghana Giridhar, Registrar, The William Alanson White Institute, 20 West 74th, New York, NY 10023. Upon acceptance, we also require a letter from the director of your current clinical placement summarizing your work.  If you have any questions please email Dr. Izzy Eliaz at