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Affordable Training Analysis and Supervision for Equity and Diversity

In accordance with the January 2023 ratification vote by all analyst and candidate members (based on majority-supported initiatives in the All-Member Survey on Diversity & Accessibility in Analytic Training – Fall 2022), SFCP is piloting an Affordable Training Analysis and Supervision Program for Equity and Diversity to lower costs of analytic training for BIPOC candidates and candidates with financial need.  The goal is to make psychoanalytic training more affordable and accessible to individuals affected by systemic inequities which have previously served as barriers to pursuing analytic training (e.g. race-based or class-based inequities).  In recognition of the pervasiveness of systemic inequities, candidates self-identify as eligible. 

In the Affordable Training Analysis and Supervision Program for Equity and Diversity, all Training Analysts (TAs) are asked (but not required) to offer one affordable training analysis (less than $100 per session) to a BIPOC candidate or a candidate with financial need, and all Supervising Analysts (SAs) are asked (but not required) to offer one affordable supervision ($25 or less) to a BIPOC candidate or a candidate with financial need. SAs and TAs who do not have an affordable training analysis or supervision are asked (but not required) to donate the fund for Candidate Training Grants upon renewal of their membership.

Who is eligible for Affordable Training Analysis and Supervision?

Any candidate who self-identifies as BIPOC and/or who self-identifies as having financial need is eligible for Affordable Training Analysis and Supervision if they are enrolled in the SFCP Psychoanalytic Training Program or have accepted an offer of admission for the upcoming year.  [Note:  Affordable Training Analysis and Supervision operates entirely separately from the Admissions process for the SFCP Analytic Training Program– only candidates who have already enrolled or accepted an offer of admission into the SFCP Psychoanalytic Training Program are eligible for Affordable Training Analysis and Supervision.]

How is eligibility for the Affordable Training Analysis and Supervision determined?

Interested candidates who self-identify as BIPOC and/or who self-identify as having financial need who are enrolled in the SFCP Psychoanalytic Training Program or have accepted an offer of admission may consult the Directory of SFCP Training Analysts and Supervising Analysts on the SFCP Website or the SFCP Analytic Training Program webpage to find SFCP TAs/SAs who have indicated availability for Affordable Training Analysis and Supervision. 

How are fees for affordable training analyses and supervisions determined?

All SFCP TAs are encouraged to offer one affordable training analysis (less than $100 per session) and all SAs are encouraged to offer one affordable supervision ($25 or less) to a BIPOC candidate or a candidate with financial need. The exact fee will be decided by the candidate and TA or SA based on these guidelines. 

Is there a reporting requirement for affordable training analyses and supervisions?

In order to preserve candidate confidentiality/privacy, there is no reporting requirement for offering affordable training analyses or supervisions, other than for TAs and SAs indicating their availability as described above.

What other efforts are underway within the PED to make psychoanalytic training more affordable and accessible to individuals affected by systemic inequities (e.g. race-based/class-based inequities)?

In accordance with the January 2023 ratification vote, several other initiatives aimed at increasing diversity and accessibility in training were approved. These included changing the minimum required frequency for supervised control cases and for candidates’ personal training analyses to 3- 5x/week to reduce the cost and time commitment for analytic training, as well as establishing training grants for BIPOC candidates as well as candidates with financial need.  SFCP is now also piloting the Candidate Training Grants for Equity & Diversity Program to help cover costs of analytic training for BIPOC candidates and candidates with financial need.   

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