Vermont Institute for the Psychotherapies

Applicants must be licensed mental health professionals with an interest in conducting ongoing psychodynamic treatments and building their self-analytic capacity. Legal responsibility for the treatments discussed in the context of this program remains with the individual participant. Proof of malpractice coverage is required.

Self analytic capacity is essential for psychotherapists, thus the program requires participants to be in a personal psychoanalysis or psychodynamically oriented psychotherapy at a frequency of at least once per week concurrent with their attendance in the program.

On-going Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Supervision with an experienced psychoanalyst or psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapist is required at a frequency of at least once per week during the period of enrollment in the program. Trainees must be treating at least one on-going psychoanalytic psychotherapy case (at a minimum frequency of once per week), to be presented in supervision, in order to meet the Supervision requirement of the program.


Tuition for the class beginning fall 2019 is $2400 per year.

Tuition can be paid in full by the first day of the Fall trimester or as three payments of $800 each due the first day of each trimester.


Click for Application Form: Print, fill out, and mail paper application form to Alice Silverman, or complete online application below.

Deadline for Submission: We offer rolling admissions and request that applications be submitted by June 1, 2019 for the class beginning in Fall 2019.

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)


    Office Address

    Home Phone Number

    Office Phone Number

    Cell Phone Number

    Mental Health Discipline

    (e.g., psychology, psychiatry, social work, psychiatric nurse, other)

    License Type & Number

    Curriculum Vitae

    Please email (or mail to the address below) a copy of your recently-updated CV. It should include at least the following categories of data:
    1. All educational institutions (beyond high school) you have attended. Include name of institution, dates of attendance, degree attained (if any) and major area of specialization.
    2. Complete employment record. Include name of institution or setting, title, dates of employment and brief description of position.
    3. Published and unpublished articles and books, book reviews, conference presentations and theses or dissertations.
    4. Awards, honors, scholarships and/or grants received.
    5. All professional affiliations. Include dates of membership.

    Mail to:
    Vermont Institute for the Psychotherapies
    c/o Alice Silverman, M.D.
    179 North Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602


    Describe in the space provided (use additional sheets if necessary) your present clinical work (setting, theoretical orientation, number of hours, types of patients seen, etc.). If you do not have a current clinical practice, please tell us how you intend to meet the supervision requirement.


    Why are you interested in this Training Program, and why is it important to you at this point in your career?
    Up to 500 words)

    Please include the following with your completed application:
    • Your updated CV
    • Your non-refundable application fee of $75 (Checks should be made payable to the Vermont Institute for the Psychotherapies)
    • A copy of your present state license enabling you to practice psychotherapy
    • Professional liability/malpractice insurance certificate

    If you have any questions about application or to submit this application email Alice Silverman at alicehersheysilverman@gmail.com or mail to the address above.

    Be sure to save a copy of your completed application, for your records, before you send.



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