Training for Post-Doctoral/Post-Masters Fellowships


Psychology and Social Work Internships


* We are now accepting applications for 2015 Fellows and Interns. Click here for details and instructions on how to apply.

The BIPR Training Program is an intensive program which specializes in the treatment of trauma and attachment disorders. The theoretical orientation is neurobiology-informed relational psychodynamic psychotherapy.  It consists of:

  • A one year comprehensive course which integrates Attachment Theory and Neuroscience into Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
  • A clinical issues seminar in which intakes and ongoing cases are discussed in depth
  • Individual Supervision
  • Group Supervision/Preschool Team Meetings for cases seen in the Zero-to-Five Services and Therapeutic Preschool Program.
  • 2-3 Special Issues Seminars/year which provide the opportunity to study issues in-depth.  In the past, these have included, Treatment of Adults with Traumatic (Disorganized) Attachment Patterns; Children’s Drawings, Dreams and Drawings, Starting a Private Practice and Child Psychotherapy.  Planned seminars during the next two years include some of the titles listed above plus Reflective Supervision; and Evaluating Attachment, Adaptive Functioning, and Problematic Behaviors in Parent-Child Dyads.

Trainees have an opportunity to provide:

  • Outpatient psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children
  • Family and couples therapy
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Preschool and daycare consultation and in-service training
  • Work in Therapeutic Preschool
  • Psychodiagnostic  and Psychoeducational Assessments
  • Parent Education Groups
  • Research


Bridging the Gap between Neuroscience, Attachment, and Contemporary Relational Psychoanalytic Theories: Expanding Techniques and Exploring the Process within the Psychotherapeutic Dyad

Taught by  Cynthia Divino, Ph.D. and Dana Castellano, Psy.D., this two semester class re-examines each stage of psychotherapy in light of findings in neuroscience, attachment research and the practice of contemporary psychoanalytic theories to determine the most effective methods to produce change in psychotherapy.  Procedural memory, mirror neurons, the impact of trauma on the brain are among the concepts covered in this course. Integrating theory with practice is one of the key goals of the course.  Students will be asked to present cases in which these ideas will be demonstrated.  This course is suitable for new clinicians or graduate students.

This class is open to individuals outside of our training program.  We anticipate we will have 5 openings for this 8 month class that begins in September and ends at the end of April.  Please send us an email at if you are interested.



Past Workshops

Fall 2010 Workshops

Spring 2010 Workshops

Fall 2009 Workshops