Introduction

Both a theory and therapy, psychoanalysis has been growing, changing and developing since its beginnings with Freud’s revolutionary ideas. Neither the practice nor the theory look like it did then, though the fundamental principle remains: that people are motivated by unconscious thoughts and feelings that guide their lives and shape their attitudes about themselves. Understanding these thoughts and feelings provides a path to change. Since its founding in 1932, the Chicago Institute has been a foremost center for psychoanalytic training and is a recognized leader in education, scholarship, clinical services and community outreach. The Institute’s programs reflect psychoanalytic tradition as well as evolving practice and new developments in the field.

Please see upcoming events and registration information below.


2016-2017 Course Catalog

Viewing and Discussion of 2 Episodes of Masters of Sex
Christine Sterkel, M.D. & Arthur Nielsen, M.D.

Course Description: This tantalizing TV series looks at Masters and Johnson, who pursued the first in-depth research on human sexual response despite working in an era of hypocrisy and prudery. Faculty members Christine Sterkel, M.D. and Arthur Nielsen, M.D.

Date: 4/15/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
      122 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1300

CEU/CME: 3                       Fee: $50.00|$60.00 Day of Course                   Click here to register

 
9th Annual Marian D. Tolpin Memorial Seminar on The Forward Edge of Self Psychology
David Terman, M.D., faculty member and former Director of the Institute

Course Description: Dr. Terman looks at recent developments in self psychology and conducts a case conference.

Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
      122 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1300

CEU/CME: 3                       Fee: $50.00|$60.00 Day of Course                   Click here to register

 
Reading Freud
Robert Galatzer-Levy, M.D.

Course Description: Devoted to a close chronological reading of the works of Sigmund Freud, this seminar carefully mine's Freud's writings to develop a clear picture of the development of his thinking and to place it in historical context. Participants include psychoanalysts, mental health professionals, scholars in the humanities and social sciences, college and graduate students, and anyone who wants to study Freud's writing in depth.

Date: 1st Wednesday Each Month
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
      122 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1300

CEU/CME: 2                                        Fee: Free

 
Law and Psychoanalysis
Robert Galatzer-Levy, M.D.

Course Description: Focused on the relationship between law and psychoanalysis, this year's 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. The group includes psychoanalysts, mental health professionals, legal professionals, and other scholars.

Date: 3rd Tuesday Each Month
Time: 5:50 PM - 7:45 PM
Location: Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
      122 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1300

CEU/CME: 2.25                                                  Fee: Free      


Cinema-on-the Couch, entering its 13th year, is a movie series sponsored by the Institute for Psychoanalysis and moderated by Neurine Wiggin, Psy.D. It is a public outreach program directed to clinicians as well as the general public aimed at keeping psychoanalytic theories and practice in the public forum. A designated movie is viewed in its entirety followed by an audience discussion lead by a faculty member of the Institute. 

 
The Savages (2007)
Caryle Perlman, LCSW

Description: When the last parent of a 40ish sister and brother dies, the siblings have to grow up. They do so with engaging anger, despair, and, finally, acceptance. We see them abandon their defenses – and their father’s influence as they finally move their lives forward.

Date: March 19, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Takiff Center
                   999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe, IL

Fee: $25.00|$35.00 (Day of Showing)     $125 (For Full Series)

 
Trumbo (2015)
Neurine Wiggin, Psy.D.

Description: The story of a successful Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted for his communist learnings raises questions about how someone survives when he must feed his family without abandoning his beliefs. Trumbo’s coping skills and transformation reflects how maturity helps us become more tolerant of ourselves and others.

Date: April 23, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Takiff Center
                   999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe, IL

Fee: $25.00|$35.00 (Day of Showing)     $125 (For Full Series)

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PSYCHOANALYSIS TODAY

The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis presents an innovative series of talks about contemporary psychoanalytic thinking and practice. Four eminent faculty members will provide a picture of f psychoanalysis today as a way of understanding individual lives and the social world. Mental health professionals, scholars and the interested public will gain a deeper appreciation of the relevance and usefulness of psychoanalysis to life today.

What's Emerging about Emerging Adults?
Jesse Viner, M.D.

Lecture Description: Emerging adults live in that space after adolescence and before reaching full-fledged adulthood when they can explore various life possibilities.  This presentation will explore this newly defined phase of life and discuss what makes it special, including emotional development and brain maturation, risk factors and how development during this time can be facilitated by parents, professionals and cultural institutions. Dr. Viner is on the faculty of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.  He is the Medical Director of Yellowbrick, which he founded in recognition of the unique specialized treatment needs of emerging adults and their families.

Date: April 5, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: 122 S. Michigan Ave. 
                  2nd Floor Auditorium

CEU/CME: 1.5                       Fee: $25.00|$35.00 Day of Lecture      

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The Institute for Psychoanalysis thanks Yellowbrick Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this lecture series.

Yellowbrick Foundation is a not for profit organization whose mission is to support research, training and community education regarding the emotional, psychological, and developmental challenges of emerging adults, ages 18 to 29.

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ACCREDITATION

PHYSICIANS: 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 45.75 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: The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

SOCIAL WORKERS: The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved as a continuing education sponsor for social workers by the Department of Professional Regulation of the State of Illinois. The Institute designates these continuing education activities as earning 45.75 hours of Continuing Education 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 Professional Regulation of the State of Illinois. The Institute designates these continuing educational activities as earning 45.75 hours Continuing Education credits. 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 Professional Regulation of the State of Illinois. The Institute designates these continuing educational activities as earning 45.75 hours Continuing Education credits.