The Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program is a certificate program designed to meet the needs of clinicians in the contemporary mental health environment. The program teaches the theory and technique of psychotherapy designed to guide people towards exploration of deeper thoughts and feelings, leading to lasting change. Therapists in this program gain the tools they need to understand complex psychological phenomena and how to engage with and help their patients in a deeper way.  They find their work much more rewarding both from an experiential and intellectual viewpoint. In addition to classes, the program includes supervision of clinical cases.  A personal experience in psychotherapy or psychoanalysis adds nuance and depth to a student’s learning experience.

Two tracks are offered in the program, one for child and adolescent psychotherapy and the other for adult psychotherapy.  Some classes are shared and others are tailored to the specific track.  Students also have the opportunity to cross over do supervised casework or take courses in the other track.

 
This program is open to students and early/mid-career mental health professionals. It is strongly recommended that students a have at least one patient in ongoing therapy in order to get the most of the program. Individuals without a license who wish to take the course should consult with a member of the admissions committee regarding suitability.

This program is offered locally and to distance students.

 

Curriculum

First Year

The Fundamentals Year

Second Year

  • Theory and Concepts

  • Clinical Process and Technique

  • Special Topics—Gender, Race,, Culture, Couples, Etc.

  • Case Conference

Third Year             

  • Theory and Concepts—Major Psychoanalytic Models

  • Clinical Process and Technique

  • Case Conference

 

Classes meet Fridays between 8:30AM-4:30PM CST
122 S Michigan Ave, 13th floor
Chicago, IL  60603

 

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

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume

  • $100 Non-refundable Application Fee 

  • Copy of must recent academic transcripts

  • Copy of license and certificate of malpractice insurance

  • (2) Letters of Reference from professional contacts (Reference guidelines can be found here)

  • Personal Statement (No more than 600 words)

You will be able to start, save and return to the application to complete it, before submitting.
For consideration to begin in Fall, please submit your materials by June 1.
Each applicant will also have a personal interview.

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

 

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(formerly known as the Adult Psychotherapy and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Programs)