Richard Metzner Psychotherapy Scholarship Fund
Teaching the value of the doctor-patient relationship and the importance of the practice of psychotherapy by psychiatrists is vital to the PCFA mission. The PCFA encourages residents to establish, as part of their professional identity, the skills and capacity to conduct psychotherapy and to be able to effectively use the therapeutic relationship for healing and change.
In support of these efforts, the PCFA is pleased to offer the Richard Metzner Psychotherapy Scholarship Fund in recognition of Dr. Metzner’s generous support of the PCFA and his commitment to the value of psychotherapy in psychiatric training. The fund supports psychotherapy training that a resident wishes to undertake but that is not offered through the training program. The Metzner Scholarship is meant to facilitate a unique and memorable learning experience that enhances the knowledge and skill of residents, deepens their identities, and encourages them to advance the practice of psychotherapy by psychiatrists.
The fund supports trainings in any established form of psychotherapy. These include -- but are not limited to -- psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and others not typically represented in psychiatry training, such as acceptance and commitment, emotion-focused, somatic experiencing, Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, positive psychology, hypnosis and motivational interviewing.
A resident or fellow in any of the UCLA- affiliated psychiatric training programs is eligible for the scholarship. 75% of the training cost, up to a maximum of $1250, is currently available per application. If a student discount is available for the training, this will be required for scholarship eligibility.
Applicants may submit multiple applications over their training but can receive only one scholarship per year. Preferential consideration will be given to those who have not received a prior scholarship.
The Metzner Scholars will be required to contribute their acquired knowledge to the UCLA community. This can be done in a variety of ways, such as an article for the annual PCFA newsletter, a lunchtime presentation to residents, mentoring of interested medical students, or hosting an experiential workshop.