Human beings and being human are at the core of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute’s mission. The Institute is dedicated to advancing knowledge of human beings— their feelings, thoughts and behavior—and to improving people’s lives.

Since 1932, the Institute has contributed to the expansion of the field of psychoanalysis through education and scholarship. Today, the Institute offers a contemporary model of psychoanalytic thought relevant to individual and community life.

The Institute’s education programs for mental health professionals provide advanced training in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. The Institute’s treatment centers provide psychoanalytically informed services for children, adolescents and adults. Its continuing education and community engagement programs bring psychoanalytic ideas to public discussions of cultural and social issues.

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Latest news from the Institute

  • Education Programs Open House: October 17

    The Institute offers education programs in psychoanalytic thought for mental health professionals and others seeking to apply these ideas in their own disciplines.  These programs serve learners new to the field as well as those seeking deeper mastery.

    At the Open House we will discuss programs for students interested in beginning classes in fall 2019.  Please join us to hear from directors, faculty and current students of our various programs and speak with them informally. Refreshments will be served.

    Wednesday, October 17 | 5 to 6:30 p.m. | at the Institute

    Outside Illinois?  

    The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute is a leader in psychoanalytic distance education, with students from around the U.S. as well as China, Iran, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan.  Students outside Illinois are welcome to attend via video conference. A link will be sent upon registration.

    Following the open house, we invite prospective students to join us for a public lecture on psychoanalysis in public life, sponsored by the Institute. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx will be our featured speaker in conversation with Dean Neal Spira, and the topic "Working Together for Social Justice."

    Learn more and register for the Open House

    Can’t attend but want to learn more about education programs? Fill out our Inquiry Form

    Download the Open House event flyer


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