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Offerings

  A Roadmap for Couple Therapy (10/14/17)

  Complex Mourning in Untimely Loss of a Sibling in Childhood (10/21/17)

  Bridging Troubled Waters: Challenges in child and adolescent psychotherapy (1/26/18)

  Schools Is Out: Psychoanalytic Babies Grow Up (2/3/18)

  Mental Health Services in Schools: Contributions from Psychoanalysis (3/24/18)

  Procrastination, Play, and Workflow (4/21/18)

  Child Psychoanalysis: Who Is It For? And How Does It Help? (4/27/18)

Psychoanalysis Today

Detailed Descriptions

 

Consultation Group: Work with Adults

Leo Weinstein, MD
Fall: Fridays, Sept. 15 to Dec. 8, 2 to 3:10 p.m.
Winter: Fridays, January 5 to March 23, 2 to 3:10 p.m.
Spring: Fridays, April 6 to June 22, 2 to 3:10 p.m.

Participants will learn to listen at many levels as clinicians present their adult cases to the group. We welcome mental health professionals interested in learning about or deepening exposure to psychoanalytic methods of psychotherapy.

Leo Weinstein serves as associate dean of the Institute and assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

CE Credits: 1 per session / 12 hours per quarter | Fee: $240 per quarter

Consultation Group: Work with Children, Adolescents, and Families

Ann Kaplan, PhD
Fall: Wednesdays October 4 to December 20 (no meeting Oct. 25, Nov. 22 and 29), noon to 1:20 p.m.
Winter: Wednesdays, January 10 to March 21 (no meeting Jan. 24, Feb. 28)
Spring: 9 Wednesdays TBD

We will think psychoanalytically about the inner world of the child in the context of the adult relationships in which they are embedded as group members present their work with children and adolescents. Psychotherapists, school social workers, teachers and others with responsibility for guiding children or adolescents in any setting are welcome. The goal is to help professionals understand how best to use their relationship with a child or adolescent to foster development.

Ann Kaplan directs the Institute’s Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program.

CE Credits: 1.25 per session / 11.25 hours per quarter | Fee: $225 per quarter

Psychoanalysis Today

With its focus on subjective experience, contemporary psychoanalytic thought offers ways of understanding individual lives and the social world. Psychoanalysis Today presents conversations between Institute faculty and prominent scholars who address social issues of relevance to all.

The South Side

Natalie Moore, MSJ | Denia Barrett, LCSW
Wednesday, October 4, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Natalie Moore, Chicago Public Radio South Side reporter and author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, and Denia Barrett, director of the Institute’s Center for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, will engage in a conversation about the impact of systemic racism on residents of the South Side and what clinicians can do about it.

Moore’s book examines the ways segregation seeps into our consciousness and realms of our lives: food deserts, black politics, and violence. Barrett will facilitate the conversation, drawing on her experience with the Institute’s Schools Initiatives, which provide individual and group psychotherapy at elementary schools in Englewood, South Shore, and other communities. A book signing for The South Side will follow.

CE Credits: 1.5 | Fee: $30 (day-of: $40)

Aging, Mourning, and the Meaningful Life

Jonathan Lear, PhD | Martha C. Nussbaum, PhD
Wednesday, January 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

There’s a lot of evidence to show that for most of us, meaning is far more important to living a good life than pleasure. If that’s the case, what are the implications for decisions made throughout life, not just at its end? How can psychoanalytic processes help with both making those choices and reflecting later on the choices we’ve made? An open-ended conversation with Martha C. Nussbaum, facilitated by Jonathan Lear, will touch on these and other topics.

Nussbaum is co-author, with Saul Levmore, of the forthcoming Aging Thoughtfully: Conversations about Retirement, Romance, Wrinkles, and Regret (2017, Oxford University Press). Lear’s most recent book, Wisdom Won from Illness (2017, Harvard University Press) includes a chapter on “Mourning and Moral Psychology.”

Nussbaum is a board member of the Institute and Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at University of Chicago Law School. Lear serves on the faculty of the Institute and as John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor at the Committee on Social Thought and in the Department of Philosophy at University of Chicago.

CE Credits: 1.5 | Fee: $30 (day-of: $40)

Complacency, Complicity and Moral Courage

Ruth W. Grant, PhD | Jamie Kalven
Wednesday, May 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

When those who know choose to conceal or ignore problems such as police brutality, it’s normal to ask how anyone can allow such illegal and unethical situations to happen. While a few courageous individuals do speak up, these incidents suggest complacency and complicity are the norm.

The psychological literature on why people fail to act in these situations tends to fall into two camps: some argue personality traits explain complicity, while others maintain the structure of the situation is determinative. We will go beyond this binary to explore the psychological mechanisms at work in causing the few to tell the truth when the many look the other way.

Ruth Grant, professor of political science at Duke University and a visiting faculty member at the Institute for 2017-18, will engage these questions with Chicago journalist Jamie Kalven, who has exposed the so-called Code of Silence inside the Chicago Police Department, notably through reporting on the 2014 police killing of LaQuan MacDonald and subsequent cover-up as well as other stories in the Intercept and Slate.

CE Credits: 1.5 | Fee: $30 (day-of: $40)

Psychoanalysis Today workshops will take place at Symphony Center 8th-Floor Club, 220 S. Michigan Ave.

Reading Freud

Robert Galatzer-Levy, MD
First Wednesday of every month beginning Wednesday, Sept. 6, 7 to 9 p.m.

This seminar offers an in-depth, chronological reading of Sigmund Freud’s writings in order to develop a picture of his thinking and place it in historical context. Participants include psychoanalysts, mental health professionals, scholars in the humanities and social sciences, college and graduate students, and anyone wanting to study Freud’s writings.

Continuing Education credits for seminars with Robert Galatzer-Levy are available upon request. | Fee: Free

Law and Psychoanalysis

Robert Galatzer-Levy, MD
Third Tuesday of every month beginning Tuesday, September 19, 5:50 to 7:50 p.m.

Focused on the relationship between law and psychoanalysis, this seminar will explore the significance of confidentiality for psychotherapy, the lack of effect of Anna Freud’s ideas on custody evaluations, and the psychology of the desire to punish. Participants include psychoanalysts, mental health professionals, legal professionals, and other scholars.

Robert Galatzer-Levy serves on the faculty of the Institute and is Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at University of Chicago.

Continuing Education credits for seminars with Robert Galatzer-Levy are available upon request. | Fee: Free

A Roadmap for Couple Therapy

Arthur Nielsen, MD
Saturday, October 14, 1 to 4 p.m.

A Roadmap for Couple Therapy: Integrating Systemic, Psychodynamic, and Behavioral Approaches presents Arthur Nielsen’s integrative approach to couple therapy. Using case histories and videos of sessions, Dr. Nielsen will describe the research-tested interventions used by the three main approaches to couple therapy (systemic, psychodynamic, and behavioral/educational) and show how to sequence and integrate them, depending on the problems that couples present.

Arthur Nielsen serves on the faculty of the Institute and as clinical associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

CE Credits: 3.0 | Fee: $60 (day-of: $70)

Schools Is Out: Psychoanalytic Babies Grow Up

Virginia Barry, MD | Charles M. Jaffe, MD | Joshua Kellman, MD | Mark Levey, MD
Saturday, February 3, 2018 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Each psychoanalytic school has its own theory of development and view of the analytic baby, based on clinical work with adults and children and purporting to be a comprehensive theory of development. But all the theories are different and none fit with what we know of development from other sources. From panelists’ presentations and discussion will emerge a psychoanalysis without “psychoanalytic” constructions of development: an understanding of development and its clinical importance without postulating psychoanalytic babies.

The presenters serve on the Institute faculty; Charles M. Jaffe is also an affiliated faculty member at Rush University Department of Psychiatry and Joshua Kellman is a Clinical Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at University of Chicago.

CE Credits: 5.0 | Fee: $100 (day-of: $110)
Note: there will be a one-hour break for lunch

Procrastination, Play, and Workflow

Kourosh Dini, MD
Saturday, April 21, 1 to 4 p.m.

Donald Winnicott’s notion of play helps us understand a central principle: that mastery and meaningful work develop from guided play. Therapists create environments where clients rediscover trust, recover the sense of play they need to grow again, and develop a sense of agency. This helps them to create ‘playgrounds’ that work best for them within their work lives and relationships, whether writing a paper, seeing a patient, enjoying gardening, or other activities. Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of fostering play in relationship to work, a concept of and method for practicing Workflow Fundamentals, and methods to structure and support a Session of Work.

Kourosh Dini serves on the faculty of the Institute and is the author of Zen and The Art of Work: Exercises for Mastery video course.

CE Credits: 3.0 | Fee: $60 (day-of: $70)

Mental Health Services in Schools: Contributions from Psychoanalysis

Art Kragness, LCPC | Harriet McDonald, LCPC | Aileen Schloerb, LCSW | Moderator: Denia Barrett LCSW
Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Psychoanalytic principles effectively inform mental health services in schools including group work, individual therapy, and consultant to school personnel. Therapists from the Institute’s Center for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy will illustrate their on-site work in schools located in underserved Chicago neighborhoods.

The presenters all work as clinicians with the Institute’s Center for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, which Barrett directs; Barrett also serves on the Institute faculty.

CE Credits: 2.5 | Fee: $50 (day-of: $60)

Complex Mourning in Untimely Loss of a Sibling in Childhood

Sharon Williams, LCSW
Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m. to noon

The loss of a sibling evokes powerful complicated feelings in a child and can affect development and functioning across the life cycle. The child may experience survivor guilt, and family relationships as well as the child’s role in the family may change. The developmental age of the child, as well as the nature of the loss, influence the response to the loss. This workshop will provide an overview of the impact of sibling loss, illustrated with case vignettes.

Sharon Williams has been a therapist with Barr-Harris Children’s Grief Center and site coordinator at the center’s Little Company of Mary Hospital branch in Evergreen Park for 16 years.

CE Credits: 3.0 | Fee: $60 (day-of: $70)
Note: CME credits unavailable

Bridging Troubled Waters: Challenges in child and adolescent psychotherapy

Lynn Borenstein, LCSW | William Gieseke, Ph.D. | James Grabowski, LCPC | Evelina Pereira-Webber, LCPC | Moderator: Ed Kaufman, LCSW
Friday, January 26, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Troubling and perplexing behavior by a child or adolescent in therapy can be a means of communicating the nature of their inner world. Experienced therapists will discuss the ways they use these behaviors to engage and understand their child and adolescent patients.

The presenters and moderator serve on the faculty of the Institute; Ed Kaufman directs the Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program. James Grabowski also serves on the faculty of the Institute for Clinical Social Work.

CE Credits: 2 | Fee: $50, includes light supper (day-of: $60)

Child Psychoanalysis: Who Is It For? And How Does It Help?

Led by faculty of the Institute’s Committee on Child Psychoanalysis
Friday, April 27 5:30 to 8 p.m.

There’s no question about the intensive effort required to provide psychoanalysis for children. It typically requires a commitment that is both broad, with three to four sessions per week, and deep, in its effort to explore unconscious meaning. In fact, it has great benefit for children of diverse ages, presenting symptoms and family backgrounds. Panelists will present clinical examples and address questions clinicians and families ask about the child analytic process: to what extent does the process facilitate growth and development that is convincing to parents, teachers, and to children themselves? What about symptom relief? What are the standards for success? What signs from the evaluation phase, suggest analysis as the treatment of choice?

CE Credits: 2 | Fee: $50 includes light supper (day-of: $60)

Institute for Clinical Social Work session co-sponsored by the Institute: Shame and the Traumatic Impact of Self-Deficits

Joseph Palombo, LCSW | Virginia Barry, MD | Joshua Kellman, MD
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
East Bank Club, 500 N Kingsbury St.

CE Credits: 6.0

Fee: $60 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a complimentary copy of Palombo’s most recent book)

Registration and Continuing Education Credits (except CME) questions for the conference Shame and the Traumatic Impact of Self Deficits on November 11th should be directed to ICSW.

Note: please register on the website of ICSW, www.icsw.edu

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 97.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: Approval for Continuing Education Credit Is Pending.

SOCIAL WORKERS: The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved as a continuing education sponsor for social workers by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation of the State of Illinois, License #159.000122. The Institute designates these continuing education activities as earning 100.75 hours of Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers.

PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Professional Counselors and Clinical Professional Counselors by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation of the State of Illinois, License #197.000202. The Institute designates these continuing educational activities as earning 100.75 hours Continuing Education Credits for Professional Counselors.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS: The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Marriage and Family Therapists by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation of the State of Illinois, License #168.000204. The Institute designates these continuing educational activities as earning 100.75 hours Continuing Education Credits for Marriage and Family Therapists.

All classes take place at Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, 122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300, except as noted.

Fees, Scholarships and Policies

Advance registration: There is a $10 discount for pre-registration for all courses. Day-of registration is not available for consultation groups.

Cancellation and Refunds: you may cancel registration up to 24 hours in advance for a partial refund or credit toward another 2017-18 continuing education course.

Scholarships and discounted rates: Pre-registration is required to receive free or discounted admission to continuing education courses. Scholarships are available upon request from Damita Wilson, continuing education coordinator, at 312-897-1411.