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, businesspeople.  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.  Seminar co-leaders are senior psychoanalyst, Michael Harty, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Bennett, Ph.D., both 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:  10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., second Saturday of the month from September through May.

 

Place: To be determined; virtual if necessary. Hybrid options may be available.

 

Cost:  The application fee is $25. If you are selected to join the Fellowship group, you will need to become a member of the Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center, at the student rate of $75. With your membership, you will be provided with a yearlong subscription to PEP-Web, the psychoanalytic electronic publishing database. There are no additional fees, although from time to time there may be recommendations for reading materials, programs, etc., that would involve additional cost.

 

If you apply and are not selected for the upcoming year’s Fellowship, you may apply in the future and the application fee will be waived.  To receive an email notification when the application period opens, contact our administrator at:  administrator@gkcpsa.org

 

You can also contact Dr. Harty at (913) 341-1451 or mharty2@kc.rr.com if you have questions or would like to know more about the program!