"It is in the space between the inner and outer world, which is also the space between people – the transitional space – that intimate relationships and creativity occur.”

— D. W. Winnicott

“Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena,” 1951

Training Program: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Trimester Dates

September 18, 2015 – November 20, 2015
December 4, 2015 – February 26, 2016
March 11, 2016 – May 13, 2016

Class Times

12:15 pm – 4:30 pm


  • Members of MPSI and MPI 
  • Twin Cities’ Psychoanalysts and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists
  • In Private Practice with extensive experience in Teaching, Supervision, and Consultation


Two scholarships ($600 each) are available each year. A PPTP student may receive a scholarship one time and it is non-renewable. Students wishing to apply for the scholarship should contact PPTP@mpsi.info.


PPTP classes are held at Burch Place: 1934 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Expected Time Commitment

Students can expect 1-2 hours of reading/prep work each week. Case preparation for case conference will take a little longer. A student usually presents a case once or twice a trimester.

Evaluation Criteria

Students will be evaluated on the basis of class discussion, attendance and case consultations.

Benefits of the Program

  • Possibility of applying for attendance at the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Membership in the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
  • Access to PEPWeb
  • Collegial networking with classmates and the Society
  • Admission to Society events and activities
  • Increased self confidence in ones competence as a clinician
  • Increased confidence leads to increased clinical work possibilities