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The Foundation



The financial arm of the Psychoanalytic Institute is the Psychoanalytic Foundation. The Psychoanalytic Foundation is a vital resource in the community. It is a 501(c) (3) organization; we receive no government funding. Our programs are funded through tuition and the generosity of supporters who value the benefits of psychoanalysis such as; relieving emotional suffering, improving the quaility of relationships, and career satisfaction and unlocking creative potential. 

If you would like to contribute to the continuation of our life changing programs, there are many ways to give:


  • Volunteer or services in-kind
  • A donation of any amount.
  • A memorial gift.
  • A bequest.
  • A gift of stocks, bonds or certificates of deposit. 


If you would like to contribute in some way, please go to our Giving Page.

Foundation Officers

Emory Ireland - Chair
Nancy Debbink, MD - President
 Jo Anne H. Watt - Treasurer

Board of Directors
Susan Barbour, EdD 
Curtis Carter, PhD
Susan Davison
Nancy Debbink, MD
Emory Ireland
Valerie Laabs-Siemon, MS
Jon Lehrmann, MD
Michael McChrystal, J.D.
Harry Prosen, MD
Jan Van Schaik, MD
Jo Anne H. Watt
James Wiensch

Executive Director

Dionne Smith, MS


 Foundation Events

*** Save The Date ***


July 21, 2018


Dr. Ron Siegel will present on

"Harnessing Mindfulness: Fitting the Practice to the Person"

Saturday, July 21, 2018

8:00am - 4:45pm

Location: Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center

CMEs available


Sponsored by

Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Foundation

Medical College of Wisconsin - Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Mindfulness Community of Milwaukee


Helpful Forms

Click here to view and print forms for your appointment.