Whatever your background and experience, there is a good chance that an acquaintance with psychodynamic perspectives could add a valuable dimension to your professional and personal life. Our Fellowship program is designed to provide just such an acquaintance, for persons coming from a variety of disciplines: mental health professionals, certainly, but also educators, artists, attorneys, business people. We value the cross-fertilization that occurs in discussions among people from varied backgrounds. We especially welcome early-career professionals (including graduate students) for whom an exposure to psychodynamic ideas could play a role in shaping their futures.
The Fellowship consists of monthly seminars through the academic year (September-May). They include a clinical case conference as well as discussions of human development, common psychological and interpersonal problems, professional ethics, and, importantly, issues that arise in the professional activities of the Fellows themselves. The discussions are led by a senior psychoanalyst (Michael Harty, Ph.D.), assisted by other faculty members of the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute. If you develop a particular interest growing out of the Fellowship, the faculty will help you find appropriate resources.
Time: 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M., second Saturday of the month
Place: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, MO
Cost: The application is $25, which helps cover the cost of the meeting room. There are no additional fees. If you apply and are not selected for this year’s Fellowship, you may apply in the future and the fee will be waived.
The application period is closed for this year, but please contact Dr. Harty at (913) 341-1333 if you have questions or would like to know more about the program.