The Institute for Psychoanalysis, with cooperation of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, is now accepting applications for its Exploring Psychoanalysis mentorship program for 2018-19. Participation runs for one year beginning in September and is offered at no cost to participants.

Program participants are advanced trainees and recent graduates in psychiatry, psychology, and social work who have significant interest in psychoanalysis as a body of knowledge and as a framework with which to understand and carry out therapeutic work.

The Exploring Psychoanalysis program will include:

  • Monthly two-hour seminar on a Saturday morning led by a member of the Institute faculty. Relevant readings will be suggested.
  • Four clinical case conferences will offer participants the opportunity to present clinical work for discussion with faculty and peers.
  • Mentorship by an Institute faculty member. Mentors and mentees will meet monthly to discuss therapeutic issues, papers, research, and other topics of interest to the mentee.
  • Free entry as a guest to the scientific meetings held by the Chicago Institute and those sponsored by the Chicago Psychoanalytic Society during the mentorship year.

Qualified candidates applying to be in the Exploring Psychoanalysis program should submit the following:

  1. Two-page or shorter personal essay describing the development of your interest in psychoanalysis and the application of psychoanalytic concepts
  2. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or supervisor with direct knowledge of your therapeutic work with individuals
  3. Your current curriculum vitae

Applications for the Exploring Psychoanalysis program must be received by August 1.  Mentorships will be announced in early September.

Please send submission materials to:

Ms. Christine Susman
Institute for Psychoanalysis
122 South Michigan Ave., Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60603

For further details, please contact Ms. Christine Susman at 312-922-7474, ext. 301 or by e-mail.

Director of the Exploring Psychoanalysis Program: Dale Gody, PhD

The Institute for Psychoanalysis does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, and national or ethnic origin