Other Program Information

The Lou Berkowitz Scholarship

In 1980 the Board of Trustees approved the establishment of a scholarship fund in memory of Lou Berkowitz. This fund provides free tuition to candidates

(a) of minority status,
(b) with a physical disability, or
(c) from a personal background of poverty or political oppression.

Applicants must have attained at least the Matriculation level of training. This scholarship is awarded yearly as long as a worthy candidate applies. The award may be renewed by a previous year's recipient if the candidate has remained in good standing. Applications are due by June 30 each year. Recipients are exempt from tuition during the year(s) the award is in effect. Potential applicants may contact Nancy McWilliams at or 908-782-9766 for further information.

The Ernest Angel Scholarship

The Ernest Angel Scholarship Fund was established in memory of the Institute's past Vice President, Ernest Angel, and is intended to honor significant work as well as to provide the recipient with financial assistance. To apply for this award, a candidate submits an original unpublished paper to the Ernest Angel Scholarship Committee. The paper should present a theoretical, historical, research-based or clinically grounded argument (not, however, a case study) that will be evaluated by the committee on the basis of its thoughtfulness and originality and as a contribution to the psychoanalytic literature. Subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, the committee may recommend that the award be divided between candidates, may suggest the amount of the award to be received by the candidate(s), or may decide that no award be given. Further details are available from Jane Kupersmidt at or 212-475-7490.


The Douglas F. Maxwell Library has a comprehensive collection of psychoanalytic books, augmented by the bequest of the Jacques Palaci collection. Current and comprehensive files of eight major psycho-analytic journals are on site, including The Psychoanalytic Review, published by NPAP. It is a lending library for NPAP members and candidates. Assigned books for courses are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Standards and Ethics

The Standards and Ethics Committee of the Training Institute considers any situation that comes to its attention concerning questions of standards and/or ethics that are related to training. The committee is mandated to hear and consider complaints made by Institute members and/or candidates and to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees. The committee is responsible for clarifying the procedures it will follow when a complaint is made. These procedures may be modified, depending on particular situations, within the guidelines established by the Board of Trustees.


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