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Since 1932, the Institute has contributed to the expansion of the field of psychoanalysis through education and scholarship. Today, the Institute offers a contemporary model of psychoanalytic thought relevant to individual and community life.

The Institute’s education programs for mental health professionals provide advanced training in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. The Institute’s treatment centers provide psychoanalytically informed services for children, adolescents and adults. Its continuing education and community engagement programs bring psychoanalytic ideas to public discussions of cultural and social issues.

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Latest news from the Institute

  • Weeding Sale Continues — New Titles Now Available

    Dear Institute Community,

    The weeding sale now underway here in the McLean Library has given new life to old books and provides new funds to help keep the library and other Institute programs running, thanks to your support.

    To help you choose the items you’re interested in, we have provided a list of titles that have been pulled from the library collection. The list will grow and change over time as new items are items and current ones are sold and removed. Check back often for updates!

    Click on the link below to download a copy of the latest inventory of weeded books:

    Weeding Sale Inventory (New titles added as of 7-16-2019)!


    Best regards,

    John Leonard, Librarian

    Helen McLean Library