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. Seminar co-leaders are senior psychoanalyst, Michael Harty, Ph.D., and Mari Hayes, 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: 8301 State Line Road, 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.
We are no longer taking applications for this year. You can also contact Dr. Harty at (913) 341-1333 if you have questions or would like to know more about the program for next year!