Psychoanalytic Partnership adds degree and course options for psychodynamic students
The deans of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and Institute for Clinical Social Work have announced a new agreement that lets students access the education programs of both institutions.
Psychoanalytic Partnership Offerings
Named the Psychoanalytic Partnership, the collaboration between the Institute and ICSW offers students from a wider range of professional backgrounds opportunities to train for a psychoanalytically-focused mental health career. It is designed to take advantage of the strengths of each institution and expand educational opportunities for students. Several pathways have been established:
Students who are pursuing analytic training at the Institute, but who do not yet have a mental health credential, can apply some Institute coursework to obtain a license-eligible degree in the ICSW Master’s program in Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy.
Students in the Institute’s Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Thought or Psychoanalysis for Scholars may take introductory clinical courses at ICSW. They may enroll as at-large students in ICSW courses; they may obtain academic credit for those courses if they elect to enroll in the ICSW Master’s program within three years.
Candidates in the Institute’s Psychoanalytic Education Program who want to pursue a PhD at ICSW may transfer Institute coursework to meet some of the applicable requirements.
Doctoral students at ICSW who want a “specialization in child and adolescent psychotherapy” credential can transfer credit from their ICSW coursework and enroll as second-year students in the Institute’s Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program.
A student in either institution may enroll in a course at the other institution to meet their individual educational goals.
The goal of the new Psychoanalytic Partnership is to open new doors for interested students and increase availability of high-quality mental health services to Chicago and beyond.
About the Partners
The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute is dedicated to advancing knowledge of human beings— their feelings, thoughts and behavior—and to improving people’s lives. It does so through education programs that provide advanced training in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, treatment centers that provide psychoanalytically informed services for children, adolescents and adults, and through continuing education and community engagement programs that bring psychoanalytic ideas into public life.
The Institute for Clinical Social Work focuses on psychodynamic graduate studies. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, their clinically based programs offer a contemporary psychodynamic perspective, meaning equal attention is placed on conscious and unconscious motivations that create barriers to living a richer fuller life. This allows the psychotherapist to assist clients in exploring underlying issues that may be causing difficulties in their lives and not just focusing on symptom reduction.
Additional information is available from the deans and associate deans of either institution:
Institute for Clinical Social Work (401 S State Street, #822, Chicago IL 60605, 312-935-4232): Dean Ida Roldan or Associate Dean Milka Ramirez
Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute (122 S Michigan Ave, #1300, Chicago IL 60603, 312-922-7474): Dean Neal Spira or Associate Dean Leo Weinstein
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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
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." Please note that Continuing Education Credits can only be awarded if the Kim Foxx lecture is attended in person.
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Join us for an Education Programs Open House
Please join us from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 21 in person at the Institute, 122 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1300, or via Zoom tele-conference for out-of-state student prospects. At the open house, attendees will hear from directors, faculty and current students of our various programs and can speak with them informally. Refreshments will be served.
The Institute offers educational programs in psychoanalytic thought to mental health professionals and others seeking to apply these ideas in their own disciplines. Our 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 next fall:
Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Thought provides a year-long foundational education in psychoanalytic thought, theory, and practice to mental-health clinicians, scholars, professionals in allied disciplines, college graduates, and the interested public.
In the Psychoanalytic Education Program mental health professionals undertake coursework, a personal psychoanalysis, and supervised clinical analytic experience to prepare to practice psychoanalysis of adults and of children, adolescents and families.
Also available are Exploring Psychoanalysis, a mentorship open to advanced trainees and early career professionals in psychiatry, psychology and social work or allied fields with an interest in psychoanalysis, and the Psychotherapy Clinic Fellowship, a two-year, part-time program for mental-health clinicians to study and improve skills in providing adult psychotherapy using psychoanalytic principles.
If you have questions about our programs or the open house, please feel free to contact Alison Chandler, Director of Education Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-922-7474.
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