Welcome to the Vermont Institute for the Psychotherapies (VIP)

Providing a Two-year Post-Graduate Certificate Program in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies for Licensed Mental Health Professionals.

The Mission of the VIP Certificate Program: In an atmosphere of open dialogue and diverse theoretical perspectives, our mission is to increase professional and clinical expertise in our participants’ ability to help patients negotiate conflicts and emotional obstacles in self and relationship.

Our goal is to advance and enrich the education and training of mental health professionals in psychoanalytic principles and practices that are designed to foster freedom from symptoms and painful patterns of living, personal development and transformation, expanded creativity, vitality, and meaning in life.


In addition to the Certificate Program, VIP periodically offers Reading Groups and Conferences which are open to mental health professionals and the interested public.

Enrollment

Applicants must be licensed mental health professionals with an interest in conducting ongoing psychodynamic treatments and...

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Curriculum

Acceptance into the program requires a commitment to two full years of enrollment. Each year has three trimesters.

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Schedule

The Academic Calendar consists of three trimesters, starting in the fall and running through spring...

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Contact Us

Vermont Institute for the Psychotherapies is located in Central Vermont. Please contact us here...

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Class Schedule

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News & Events

  • 4 Thu 2017

    Graduation

    SAVE THE DATE: Certificate Program Graduation Ceremony and Dinner Sunday, June 10, 2018, 5:00

    Vermont Institute for the Psychotherapies 3 Tue 2016

    Enrollment

    Applicants must be licensed mental health professionals with an interest in conducting ongoing psychodynamic

    Vermont Institute for the Psychotherapies 28 Thu 2016

    Past Conferences

    Thank you to all that attended Morality vs. Ethics. You can read the details

    4 Tue 2015

    2015 Graduating Class

    Introducing the VIP Class of 2015
    Top Row: Wright Cronin, Virginia Logan, Alice Silverman, Tamara

  • VIP Reading Groups 4 Tue 2015

    Reading Groups

    There are no Reading Groups currently running. New groups to be announced in the

Our Faculty - Click on photo for more information

  • Kali Erskine, Ph.D.

    Psychoanalyst, private practice; Modern Psychoanalysis, Object Relations, Attachment Theory. Training Analyst and Supervisor, The

    Melinda Haas, L.C.S.W.

    Jungian Psychoanalyst, private practice; Instructor and Supervisor, Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in NYC. Published in

    Debra Lopez, M.D.

    Debra Lopez, M.D. is a psychiatrist-psychoanalyst who has maintained a private practice in Burlington

    Melvin E. Miller, Ph.D.

    Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst; Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology, Director of Doctoral Training, Norwich

  • Jean Pieniadz, Ph.D.

    Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, private practice; psychiatry resident supervisor and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry,

    Elizabeth Seward, M.D.

    Psychoanalyst, private practice; Relational Psychoanalysis, Interpersonal, Self Psychology. Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University

    Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D.

    Clinical Psychologist, Jungian Psychoanalyst, private practice; Object Relations and Couples Therapy. Clinical Associate Professor