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The membership of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP) includes MIP candidates in training, students of our post-graduate fellowship programs, MIP graduates of these programs, MIP faculty and supervisors, and members of the greater clinical and academic community with an interest in psychoanalysis.

Membership at MIP is a requirement for candidates, fellows, faculty and supervisors. At MIP we are all part of a learning community. As teacher or student, each person benefits from the professional and educational experience. Membership provides a way for each of us to contribute to the functioning of our shared community.

Benefits of Membership

Membership at MIP opens doors of collegial, academic, and clinical opportunity. Below are some of the many benefits of joining our psychoanalytic community.

  • The opportunity to support and participate in a vibrant group of clinicians and thinkers who are dedicated to the mission of comparative psychoanalytic training, theory, practice, teaching, and life-long, professional learning
  • Access to a rich array of Saturday morning programs throughout the year with invited national and international speakers and discussants speaking on varied topics in comparative psychoanalysis
  • MIP short courses and Saturday programs are free to the public however we charge non-members for CEs. As a MIP member you will receive professional credits free when offered.
  • Access to programs and peer groups sponsored by the Academic Outreach Committee, a committee at MIP that supports interdisciplinary engagement of clinical psychoanalysis with other academic fields
  • Opportunities to collaborate internationally through seminars and informal gatherings hosted by MIP’s International Connections Committee
  • Opportunities to participate on committees and on MIP’s Board of Directors
  • Online access to members-only website resources, the referral listserv, the MIPspace listserv (for announcements, professional questions and space rentals).
  • Reduced fees for subscriptions to several psychoanalytic journals

Other Membership Information:

MIP membership that is not tied to participation in an academic program is annual and renewed every 365 days. Please see the membership categories below for more information.

Sustaining Membership – $1025

For those who wish to do more to support the institute, members, and MIP scholarships.

Professional Membership – $695

MIP’s main membership acknowledges increasing MIP benefits and membership value.

Fellowship Graduate Membership – $225

For those who have completed the our fellowships within the past five years but have not gone on to analytic training.

Outside of Boston Metro Membership – $225

For members who will attend less in-person due to living and working more than 35 miles from Boston.

Early Career Membership – $425

For those who self-identify as early-career clinicians who have been in their field for 5 years or fewer.

Candidate Membership – $425

For those who are currently enrolled in our four-year training program in psychoanalysis.

Social Service Employee Membership – $325

For those who work full-time in a mental health clinic, social service agency, or groups that work with
underserved communities.

Retiree Membership – $325

For those who are no longer in private practice but want to continue their involvement with MIP.

If the membership dues represent a hardship, please contact the Membership Chair for an alternative financial arrangement.