"[If] society is in danger, it is not because of man's aggressiveness but because of the repression of personal aggressiveness in individuals."

— Donald Winnicott

"Aggression in Relation to Emotional Development" 1950 

Psychoanalytic Training: How To Apply

Apply for Psychoanalytic Training

How to Apply

Applications to MPI are accepted throughout the year. A new class is usually started every other year. To be considered for the fall class, applications must be submitted by June 1 of that year. Before you complete your application, please contact one of the Co-Chairs of Admissions.

Complete the application (download here) and return to Administrator via email at info@mpsi.info. Or mail to Hal Steiger, PhD, LP, 3108 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN, 55408.

  • Mail a non-refundable application fee of $200.
  • You will be asked to provide names of 3 supervisors or colleagues who can tell us about your work.
  • Following receipt of your application, you will receive the names of three interviewers, with each of whom you will schedule two 45 minute interviews.  The interviews are structured to learn about your interest in psychoanalysis and about your clinical work. It is also designed for you to have your questions answered about training.

Applicants will be notified of a decision as soon as the Education Committee decides, usually within two months after application is made.

Transfer Candidates

Candidates who received training at other psychoanalytic institutes may apply for transfer of their candidacy.