An Innovative Approach to Psychoanalytic Education

The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is pleased to offer an innovative approach to psychoanalytic education, a one-year program called “Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Thought” (Fundamentals).  This program brings together mental health clinicians, professionals from allied disciplines, college graduates, and others in a learning community within the Institute. The course of study is designed to provide a foundational education in psychoanalytic thought, theory and practice, as it has evolved and changed over the years, and as it is now. Click here for more details and application.


Many of the books in this latest sale focus on the topic of infant, child and adolescent development. We also have a number of classic titles by authors such as Klein, Kohut, Winnicott and Freud.

Click here for a list of the current book sale list. 

The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1932. Our mission is to provide professional training in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy and to enhance psychodynamic study through research and scholarship. We also seek to apply these principles to therapeutic services for the public, offering treatment for children and adults at reduced fees, to the benefit of underserved communities.

Visitors can access information about our clinical services to adults and children with the "Therapeutic Services" menu above. Information about our various training and educational programs is under the "Professional Training" menu. To find out more about our panels, seminars, and other upcoming events, please use the "Upcoming Events" menu. Thank you for visiting.

Faculty and students can access course-related materials with the login form to the right.

To learn more about the Instituteplease view the new 2014 Institute video.

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