A Community for Education and Professional Membership
The Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (MPSI) is a vibrant and growing community for psychoanalysis in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. MPSI is a not-for-profit educational organization, providing a variety of training and educational opportunities in the field of psychoanalysis for members, varied professionals as well as the interested general public.
MPSI is comprised of two divisions – the Society, a member organization of clinicians and professionals interested in psychoanalytic principles, and the Institute, which provides psychoanalytic training.
The Society is a constituent society of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Members are clinicians and professionals who share a common enthusiasm for furthering the understanding and application of psychoanalytic concepts to the practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and, as it applies, to related professions that enrich lives across culture and society.
Director, Minnesota Psychoanalytic Institute: Hal Steiger
Executive Director of MPSI: Heidi Holste
Clinical Director, MPSI Psychotherapy Center: Bev Caruso
MPS Executive Committee
(Along with the Education Committee, makes up the MPSI Board of Directors)
President: Bridget Bender
Past President: Elizabeth Bohun
Secretary: Leah Jacob
Treasurer: Josh Meendering
Programs and Events Committee: Molly Nicholson, Bennett Jones, and Josh Mendeering
PPTP Representative: Kim Rorie
Membership Chair: Open
Outreach Co-Chairs: Juliann Miller and Nick Flier
MPI Representative: Hal Steiger
MPSI Psychotherapy Center Representative: Hal Steiger
Members-at-Large: Bennett Jones and Kaycie Dale
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program Committee
Kim Rorie, Chair
Program and Events Committee
Molly Nicholson, Chair
Juliann Miller, Chair
Karen Deane Johnson
An institute of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the MPI is dedicated to training future psychoanalysts. It offers an opportunity for clinicians to expand and deepen their professional skills based on psychoanalytic perspectives.
MPI Education Committee
(Along with the Executive Committee, makes up the MPSI Board of Directors)
Chair: Hal Steiger
Secretary: Bev Caruso
Progression Chairs: Juliann Miller and Helen Anthony
Curriculum Chair: Elizabeth Wittenberg
Candidate Representative: Shawn Hofer
Members at Large: Joan Lentz, Deb Boughton, Jeanne Bailey, David Stagner, Virginia McDermott, Mike Moore
MPSI does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.