The Masterson Institute evolved from the work of its founder James F. Masterson, M.D. and from the contributions of the Institute faculty, which aimed to promote a developmental, self and object relations approach to the psychotherapy of the personality disorders (disorders of the self), to teach that approach to other mental health professionals, and to foster further research in the field. Over the years, the Institute’s teachings have expanded to include intensive study of all psychodynamic models beginning with the work of Freud, and continuing up to contemporary psychoanalytic models.

We invite all prospective students and professionals interested in learning more about this approach to get involved in the study program offered by the International Masterson Institute.