Designed as an introduction to psychoanalytic thought for graduate students, therapists, advanced trainees, academics, professionals and artists. This year long program offers a monthly seminar with a senior analyst, a case conference and mentorship with an Institute Faculty member.

Students have the chance to present and get feedback on their own clinical work in a series of four clinical case conferences.

Monthly meetings with mentors can be used for a variety of student needs, including discussing papers, clinical material or career interests.  

The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute offers the Exploring Psychoanalysis Program at no charge to the community, seeing it as an essential entry point to the lifelong psychoanalytic learning community that the Institute nurtures.  

Free entry as a guest to Institute scientific meetings and programs during the Exploring Psychoanalysis year is included.

This program is open to advanced trainees and recently graduated mental health professionals who have significant interest in psychoanalysis as a body of knowledge and as a framework with which to understand and carry out therapeutic work. Artists and academics interested in applying analytic concepts to their work may also apply.
This program is offered locally and to distance students.

 

Curriculum

  • Theory -- readings from Freud, Self Psychology, Winnicot, Relational Theorists

  • Core Concepts—Transference, Countertransference, Defense, Conflict, Enactment, Trauma

To apply online, click here. Along with the application, you will be asked to submit the following items:

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume

  • 2-page or shorter personal essay describing the development of your interest in psychoanalysis and the application of psychoanalytic concepts

  • Letter of recommendation from a recent faculty member or supervisor with direct knowledge of your therapeutic work with individuals 

Classes meet monthly for 2-hour seminars on Saturdays

122 S Michigan Ave, 13th floor
Chicago, IL  60603

Admission Deadline for Fall 2020 is July 19

Visit the Tuition and Fees page for details

Please direct admissions questions to our Education Coordinator,  education@chicagoanalysis.org, 312-897-1403

We are committed to serving faculty, students, consumers of therapy, and community members with respect and dignity. The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital or familial status, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or gender identity.

Accreditation 

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation require-ments and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. 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 15* 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 Psychoanalytic Institute is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Psychologists by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.  The Institute designates this continuing education activity as earning 15 hours of Continuing Education for Psychologists. CE Sponsor License #268.000091.

Social Workers:  The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute is approved as a continuing education sponsor for social workers by the Department of Professional Regulations of the State of Illinois.  The Institute designates this continuing education activity as earning a maximum of 15 hours* of Continuing Education for Social Workers.

Professional Counselors:  The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Professional Counselors and Clinical Professional Counselors by the Department of Professional Regulations of the State of Illinois.  The Institute designates this continuing educational activity as earning a maximum of 15 hours* Continuing Education credit.

Marriage and Family Therapists: The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Marriage and Family Therapists by the Department of Professional Regulations of the State of Illinois.  The Institute designates this continuing education.

*Hours are per course