Psychoanalytic Fellowship

Become a Fellow

The Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research awards a one-year fellowship to a small number of highly qualified applicants each year. The fellowship provides senior trainees and early career psychiatrists and psychologists with an opportunity to engage with psychoanalytic ideas in a variety of settings. These include monthly seminars designed specifically for the fellows, periodic mentorship meetings, and participation in selected center-wide academic activities.

To successfully complete the fellowship, all Columbia Psychoanalytic Fellows participate in:

  • “Great Ideas in Psychoanalysis,” a monthly seminar in which a member of our psychoanalytic faculty discusses a paper of their choosing with the fellows
  • “Why Psychoanalysis?” a monthly case presentation and discussion
  • Periodic mentorship meetings with Center faculty
  • The winter conference of the American Psychoanalytic Association (with registration fees paid by Columbia's Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research)

Who Can Apply?

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a psychiatry residency training program, a psychology PhD or PsyD program, or a psychology internship, or a psychiatric nursing doctoral program, or must have completed their doctoral training in psychiatry, clinical psychology, or psychiatric nursing within the past five years. Applicants should demonstrate particular interest and ability in psychodynamic psychotherapy.

For the 2024-2025 academic year, prospective fellows should be residing close enough to New York City to attend seminars, case discussions, and mentorship meetings in person. This program will remain fully in-person, without a remote option.

How to Apply

To apply to Columbia's Psychoanalytic Fellowship, please complete the application below and submit it along with a letter of recommendation from either the director of your training program or a psychotherapy supervisor, a current curriculum vitae, and an essay of up to 1,000 words on a meaningful moment in a psychotherapy you have conducted. Please submit your letters of recommendation via email to .

Fellowship Application for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year should be submitted no later than August 7, 2024.