Online Topic-Oriented Psychotherapy Program (Online TOPP)


THE 2023 ONLINE TOPIC-ORIENTED PSYCHOTHERAPY PROGRAM (THE ONLINE TOPP) will meet on Fridays from January 6, 2023 to August 4, 2023 from 9:00AM - 11:00AM Eastern Time


Online Topic-Oriented Psychotherapy Program (Online TOPP):
This is a totally interactive Online program offering 28 weeks of instruction on four select topics from an Interpersonal perspective. This advanced program begins in January, 2023 and runs until early August, 2023 and includes senior analysts presenting a program covering the psychoanalytic contributions of four of the LUMINARIES OF THE INTERPERSONAL TRADITION:
Edgar Levenson taught by Miri Abramis, PhD
Stephen Mitchell taught by Elizabeth Krimendahl, PsyD
Philip Bromberg taught by Seth Aronson, PsyD
Jay Greenberg taught by Jenny Kaufmann, PhD



Fridays January 6, 2023 - August 4, 2023

9:00AM - 11:00AM Eastern Time


Weekly training consists of lectures and clinical discussion led by William Alanson White Institute faculty members. The 28 week program is comprised of four modules, each seven weeks in duration. Students will be enrolled in all four modules, comprising a cohort of students studying together over the 28 weeks.


The Online TOPP program fosters collegiality and involvement in the overall White Institute community. Online relationships between students in the class are encouraged and will be facilitated. We expect the student cohort to be drawn from clinicians around the globe. All participants will receive a complementary Online copy of the Institute's internationally acclaimed journal, Contemporary Psychoanalysis.



Module 1 January 6 - February 17, 2023

Module 2 March 3 - April 14, 2023

Module 3 April 28 - June 9, 2023

Module 4 June 23 - August 4, 2023

*Please note, the instructor may schedule a makeup session during the interim week between modules, if necessary.



Tuition is $3,000 and is nonrefundable.

Payment plan option is available.


56 CEs are offered



Please complete the application form online with a $75 application fee paid via PayPal. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are received. You will be contacted for a short Online video chat with the program director after your application is received.


Applicants will have the opportunity to discuss their own psychotherapy work as it pertains to the topic being taught. It is important to note that any discussion about student cases that may occur is not considered supervision; rather it will contribute a richness to the teaching/learning experience. As such, we strongly encourage all students to be in their own private supervision outside of the program.



The William Alanson White Institute was founded in 1943 by Interpersonal psychoanalysts Harry Stack Sullivan, Clara Thompson, Frieda Fromm-Reichmann and Eric Fromm, among others. Our primary function has historically been the training of psychoanalysts. Over a decade ago, we started training psychotherapists in our in-person IPPP program. In 2016, we began training Russian mental health professionals online.  In January 2018, we began to offer this online training program to English-speaking professionals.



The William Alanson White Institute's analytic position is Interpersonal. This position was shaped by the founders' belief, radical in the 1940s, that the individuals' experiences with significant others and the surrounding culture were critical to their personality development. Interpersonal technique and theory, with its emphasis on the continuous co-participation and mutual influence of the analyst and patient upon one another, was seminal in the development of what is broadly called relational psychoanalysis.



A certificate of completion of coursework is awarded at the end of the course. 56 credits are available for physicians, psychologists and NY social workers. CE credits may be available for other professions on a state-by-state basis.


If you have further questions before applying, please feel free to contact the Director of the program, Karen G. Gennaro, MD at and please type "Online TOPP" in the subject line. Thank you.


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