Fundamentals in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Diversity Scholarship Opportunity

About Fundamentals in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
This introduction course to psychoanalytic psychotherapy has grown in popularity and become the first experience for many in learning about the intricacies and benefits of psychoanalytic treatment.  The Fundamentals program started at OPC in 2008.  It is a one-year Continuing Education program, team taught by a faculty member and a recent graduate of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program (PPP). The class meets monthly and discusses readings assigned by the faculty, as well as case material.  Students vary widely in their clinical experience, professional settings and educational backgrounds.  The course started out initially because there were so many people applying for the PPP program that OPC couldn’t accept them all. 

About the Scholarship
The Oregon Psychoanalytic Center is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity!  This award has been developed by OPC to broaden the number of traditionally underrepresented populations in the field of psychoanalytic treatment.  Our goal is to attract a more diverse student body as well as increase awareness among our current membership of the value of including all populations in all aspects of psychoanalytic education and treatment.

A $500 tuition scholarship will be rewarded to a student or therapist who comes from or works with a traditionally underrepresented background, including racial and ethnic, and who would like to expand their knowledge of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.  Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated past clinical experience with underrepresented populations and who have an interest in fostering a culture of diversity within the communities of OPC and Portland. 

The recipient of this award will be enrolled in the Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy course for the 2019-20 academic year.  Applications are due August 15, 2020.  The Diversity Committee will make a selection by September 1, 2020. 

Application Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Attach a copy of your current CV or resume to the application
  • Provide two professional references
  • Include a 250 word personal statement expressing your reason for applying and your goals for increasing diversity through psychoanalytic thought.
 Apply Here

We are excited to be able to offer this scholarship and begin increasing awareness among our OPC community and others.