Our Education and Training

Fellowship in Psychoanalysis

The PANY Fellowship offers an introduction to psychoanalytic thought, practice, and professional development. 

Virtual and In-Person Learning for 2021-22

The determination has been made to start the 2021-22 academic year as Virtual Learning. The advanced training programs (PSA and PTY) will be Virtual through the first trimester. Prelude to Training, Graduate Society Events, and Fellowship will also be held virtually through the end of the calendar year.

Our ultimate goal is to return to in-person learning after this period. Except for the pilot virtual opportunities in the advanced training programs, we don’t anticipate offering having hybrid learning (mix of in person and virtual participant/instruction). There are of course exceptions, such as guest instructors joining by Zoom, or classes already scheduled and agreed upon in this format. The program chairs will continue to provide input regarding their programs, and all scenarios can be dealt with individually, to determine feasibility.

  • Overview and Eligibility

    The Institute offers a one-year Fellowship to introduce clinically-immersed professionals to psychoanalytic work and to PANY, and to supplement their education with a clinically relevant psychoanalytic viewpoint. Classes are held monthly on Tuesday evenings throughout the academic year. Each fellow is also assigned a mentor who is a member of the PANY faculty and who meets with the fellow on an individualized basis to personally tailor the fellowship experience to the fellow’s needs and interests. Fellows may go on to apply to the psychodynamic psychotherapy program or to the psychoanalytic program.

  • Monthly Evening Seminars

    Fellows attend monthly Tuesday evening seminars taught by PANY faculty scheduled throughout the academic year.

  • Monthly Meeting with Mentor

    The centerpiece of the program is a mentoring relationship with a practicing psychoanalyst from the PANY faculty. These meetings afford an opportunity for Fellows to become more acquainted with psychoanalytic theory, practice, and areas of special interest. Meetings take place monthly in the analyst’s private office at a time arranged by the analyst and Fellow. Most mentors are located in Manhattan, but mentor assignments on occasion may be arranged in Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester, and northern New Jersey. At least eight monthly mentorship meetings are required to be awarded the Certificate of Completion of the PANY Fellowship.

  • Additional Educational Benefits

    Fellows are encouraged to attend PANY events throughout the year, as well as the monthly scientific meetings organized by the PANY Graduate Society Committee. CME credit for PANY scientific meetings is available. Alumni of the Fellowship program are invited to maintain an ongoing relationship with PANY through additional educational events.

  • Awarding the Fellowship in Psychoanalysis

    Applications are reviewed and acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis. The awarding of the Fellowship is a highly competitive process. A member of the Fellowship Committee will speak with each applicant to explore his or her interests and the ability to benefit from the Fellowship Program.

    Please note the Fellowship does not include a supervised clinical component or directly help prepare for licensure, and there is no salary or stipend for Fellows.

    Applicants who are selected will be awarded the Fellowship in Psychoanalysis and will receive documentation of the award upon successful completion of the program (see above for a description of requirements).


    For additional information, contact the office at 646-754-4870 or the program chair, Leslie Cummins, DSW, at 212-228-8338 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


  • How To Apply

    We welcome your application!

    Applications and accompanying materials are due June 1.


    Download the application:
    Application (.doc - fill out electronically)

    Application (.pdf - print and fill out by hand)

    How to submit your application:


    Online for faster processing:

      • Email your application and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
      • Make your payment online through Paypal:
        Application/Registration Fee


    • or Send payment electronically using Zelle to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


    NOTE: Application fee is waived for NYU trainees


    By mail:

    • Mail your completed application and CV and $150 application fee (check made payable to "Institute for Psychoanalytic Education") to:

         Psychoanalytic Association of New York
         c/o Institute for Psychoanalytic Education

         Department of Psychiatry
         1 Park Avenue, 8th Floor
         New York, NY 10016

    If you do not receive a phone call or email that we have received your application within 2 weeks of submission, please contact the PANY office at 646-754-4870.

    Thank you and we look forward to reviewing your application. 

Psychoanalytic Association of New York
NYU Department of Psychiatry
One Park Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Telephone: 646-754-4870
Fax: 646-754-9540
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