Board Chair's 2012 letter to our supporters
|December 01, 2012|
Dear CPI supporters,
The Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute comes to you to ask that you once again support our year–end Annual Appeal as we approach the 40th Anniversary of the formation of the CPI in 1973. The dedicated and highly motivated physicians who founded CPI commuted to
The institute is brimming over with students – our mission of advanced training of mental health practitioners is putting a strain on staff, space, and teaching – a “nice problem.”
Analytic training programs include:
Analytic Training Program-(Adult) -5 years- Five candidates with a new class to start in 2013
The Tillie Krug Child Analytic Training Program -3 years with eleven candidates taught
via videoconferencing by the Southeastern Child Analytic Consortium
Psychotherapy programs are designed for clinicians in a wide spectrum of specialties who want more skill in meeting their need to respond to mental health issues.
Adult Advanced Psychotherapy – 2 years with nine students
Child and Adolescent Advanced Psychotherapy – 2 years with eleven students
Other programs included a workshop for clinicians, social workers, and psychologists with 14 participants and weekly case studies for analysis.
A Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy seminar (16 Mondays, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, beginning in January, 2013) will focus on integrating an understanding of psychoanalytic theory with psychodynamic psychotherapy technique.
Due to increased workloads, the position of Faculty Directors is once again shared by two analysts -- Sydney Anderson, PhD, and Brett Clarke, MSW, who replace Drs. Clayton Gotwals, Richard Honig, and Ed Kohn. Deborah Smith-Blackmer, LISW, and Joel Singerman, MD, replace me as Co-Presidents effective January 2013. We look forward to their new vision and leadership.
The large number of students place heavy demands on the time of our relatively small number of faculty. The librarian, Alice Finkelstein, provides excellent service for students and the community.
We continue with the policy of a balanced budget. Our endowment is ably managed by Peter Levin and associates at Greystone Investment Management, LLC. CPI serves a wide geographic area, providing advanced training of mental health professionals. Thank you for your continued support of this unique institute and its faculty.
John Parlin, M.D., CPI Board President
“CPI stands alone in its unique training abilities in a fast-paced, often impersonal world. The emotional health and growth of the individual remains our primary concern. We must preserve our ability to enhance the skills of those who meet the mental health needs of our friends, family and neighbors.” -Betty Goldsmith, longtime CPI advocate