Community Psychoanalysis Concentration (CPC)

2022-2023 Cohort – Click here to access your resources!

We are delighted to share news of this exciting new initiative at BPSI! Many years of member interest and input from multiple BPSI groups around generating more connections between community and psychoanalysis led to the idea and creation of the Community Psychoanalysis Concentration (CPC).

What can we create as a field if we, a community of psychoanalysts, embrace engagement with other communities and let ourselves interdepend and spend time together intentionally? At BPSI, we want to begin to answer this vital question and discover what can develop.

The pilot year of the CPC will bring six members of the BPSI community together with six individuals from outside communities interested in intersections with psychoanalysis. Community participants of the CPC will be invited into our community by extending them a BPSI Community Partner membership. The CPC cohort will think and learn together and shape the program through peer mentorship, Balint-style case consultations, and article and topic discussion groups. CPC curriculum will be facilitated by pairing BPSI faculty with outside faculty experts on different community topics. The pilot will run from September 2022 through June 2023. The time commitment will be 1.5 hours of in-person time over zoom every other week (specific meeting times still to be determined). Please read the full proposal linked here to learn more about the project.

There will be ample opportunity to participate in the concentration in future years. With few places available to create a pilot cohort, we will select BPSI members based on a match in interests with our community participants. Hence the first-year cohort will be a small group to help us experiment and shape the concentration. We intend to share information with the BPSI community throughout the year to include everyone in the CPC’s learning process. Please feel free to contact Paola ( or Jany ( if you have any questions. We look forward to building new relationships and initiating new dialogues with this project.

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