The Psychotherapy Institute of Back Bay offers a one-year post-graduate fellowship in adult and couples psychodynamic psychotherapy. This 15-20 hour per week training opportunity is focused on developing skills in psychodynamic clinical practice as well as a foundation in the creation and administration of a private practice. An optional second year of training is available on a case-by-case basis.

Those interested in applying for the Fellowship must plan to complete their academic graduate degree and have license eligibility in their discipline prior to beginning the fellowship in September. Fellowship clinical and supervision hours can be applied towards LICSW licensure requirements.

Applications for the 2024-2025 training year will be considered beginning February 1, 2024.

Please review our PIBB Post Graduate Program (PDF), or contact us for more information. 

Fellowship Directors

Marina Kovarsky, LICSW
Co-Founder and Co-Director of Training

Marina is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Boston’s Back Bay. She is on the faculty at Psychodynamic Couples and Families Institute of New England (PCFINE) and Boston College School for Social Work. 

David Raniere, PhD
Co-Director of Training

David is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst in private practice in Framingham, MA. He serves on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and at William James College. David has previously held leadership roles in clinical services, training, and management at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, Two Brattle Center, and the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. 

Marcy Kerr Yuknat, PsyD
Co-Founder and Program Director

In addition to her work at PIBB, Marcy is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in the Back Bay where she sees adults for psychodynamic psychotherapy and provides clinical supervision and consultation. She is active in non-profit work targeting a variety of systemic and social issues that impact mental health at the individual and societal levels.

Faculty and Supervisors

Mark Davila, LICSW
Deborah Dowd, LICSW
Elizabeth Corpt, LICSW
Paul Efthim, PhD
Caleb Englander. LICSW
Janet English, PhD
Jeb Fowler, PhD
Michael Healy, PhD
Patricia Hertz, LICSW
Marina Kovarsky, LICSW
Nancy Lubin-Levy, LICSW

Johanna Malone, PhD
Stacey Novack, PhD
Susan Phillips, PhD
David Raniere, PhD
Brent Reynolds, LMHC
Jennifer Stone, PhD
Melissa Sunog, LICSW
Rebecca Suschitzky, LICSW
Suhrida Yadavalli, LMHC
Marcy Kerr Yuknat, PsyD

The Psychotherapy Institute of Back Bay prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in the provision of clinical services.

We acknowledge the way in which the psychoanalytic establishment has historically neglected to acknowledge the impacts of racism, homophobia and other forms of prejudice on the experience of individuals. We are committed to holding in mind and grappling with these previously neglected dimensions in our teaching, learning, and clinical work.