Social Work Tuition Support

The Psychoanalytic Social Work Tuition Support Award is for two (2) awards of $750 each that will be awarded to a licensed social worker, who is less than five years post-master's and is applying for tuition support based on financial need. 


Graduate Education in Social Work Committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association

APsA's Graduate Education in Social Work Committee collaborates on various projects to promote awareness about the relevance of psychoanalytic education among social work students and licensed social workers in the community.


For this award, a recent MSW graduate and/or early career social worker is defined as a licensed social worker in the United States, who has a Master’s of Social Work degree, with less than five years post-master’s experience. The tuition support award is for a continuing education program and/or post-master’s institute training program that is provided by an APsA-approved institute or APsA affiliate society. The duration of the education program must be a minimum of ten weeks. Applicants do not need to have prior academic experience or knowledge about psychodynamic theory in order to qualify for this award.

Please note: This award is based on financial need and is only for tuition. The award is paid directly to the training institute or continuing education program once the award recipient has confirmed program registration and cost of tuition. Preference will be given to applicants who are not receiving additional tuition support for the program named on this application.

Tuition Support Application Materials

The applicant is required to send the following:

  • A one-page or two-page letter or essay stating your full legal name, professional and educational background, credentials, financial need, and reasons for participating in a continuing education program related to learning applied psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapy and/or psychoanalysis (introductory level programs are eligible as well)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) and at least one professional or academic recommendation letter
  • Tuition Invoice for the APsA continuing education program or APsA-approved institute program
  • Submission Deadline:  May 19, 2023

Please Submit Your Completed Application in PDF Format to Debbie Steinke Wardell.


APsA Graduate Education in Social Work Committee Chair
Desiree Santos, LCSW-R - T: (646) 574-7376