Thomas J. Pearsall, Jr., Psychiatry Fellowships

Psychiatrists seeking to explore psychoanalytic theory and practice are invited to apply for a Pearsall Fellowship. Thanks to the generous support of Thomas J. Pearsall, Jr., the PCC extends fellowships to psychiatry residents and early career psychiatry faculty within residency training programs across North and South Carolina.

Pearsall Fellows are awarded up to $5,000 to cover expenses related to coursework, clinical supervision, and individual treatment offered by the PCC and its professional members. These funds can also be used for attendance at psychoanalytic meetings and conferences.

On a monthly basis, Fellows convene for lively lectures and discussions led by experienced PCC faculty members. Additionally, bi-monthly case conferences provide a firsthand glimpse into the application of psychoanalytic theory and practice within the consulting room.

To further enhance their professional development, Pearsall Fellows are given a Professional Membership to the PCC, granting access to resources such as the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP) database. As members of our psychoanalytic community, fellows have ample opportunities for networking and can earn free continuing education credits by participating in PCC Scientific Programs and Study Groups.

Coursework completed while a Pearsall Fellow may be credited toward one of the PCC’s psychoanalytic training programs.

Pearsall Fellowship Details

All applicants must reside and practice in NC or SC.

Matriculated students of the PCC are ineligible to apply.

  • Psychiatry residents will provide a letter of recommendation from their Director of Residency Training which verifies that they are enrolled and in good standing in a North or South Carolina psychiatry residency program approved by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and documents support for the resident’s fellowship application.
  • Psychiatrists within 10 years of residency graduation who serve as faculty in an ACGME-accredited NC or SC psychiatry residency will provide a letter from the Training Director of the program in which they teach verifying that they are teaching faculty in good standing and documenting support for their fellowship application.
  • All applicants will provide a copy of their curriculum vitae and, if licensed, a copy of their current state licensure. It is understood that not all residents obtain a full license during training.
  • Applicants will also submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words describing their interest in psychoanalysis, qualifications, and motivation to take part in the Pearsall Fellowship program.

Pearsall Fellowships will be awarded based on merit.

Fellowship year runs from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025

The application period closes on May 30.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, gender identity, marital status, religion, sexual orientation or identification, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and financial aid policies.

We are grateful to Thomas J. Pearsall, Jr. for his support of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy through the training and education programs of our Center. Over his lifetime, Mr. Pearsall has developed a deep appreciation of the arts and sciences and has a particular interest in promoting the availability of high-quality psychoanalytic treatment. Recognizing the increasing cost of the required education and training for this field of study, he hopes these fellowships will help increase the number of psychoanalytic clinicians practicing in the Carolinas.

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