An Innovative Approach to Psychoanalytic Education

The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is pleased to offer an innovative approach to psychoanalytic education, a one-year program called “Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Thought” (Fundamentals).  This program brings together mental health clinicians, professionals from allied disciplines, college graduates, and others in a learning community within the Institute. The course of study is designed to provide a foundational education in psychoanalytic thought, theory and practice, as it has evolved and changed over the years, and as it is now. Click here for more details and application.


We still have a long list of great works in psychoanalysis available for purchase, and now all titles have been reduced to $5 each or less, with the third item free when you buy two. In addition, the attached catalog now contains active links to book reviews and information on the authors to help you make a more informed decision about your buying choices. 

The McLean Library also has available for purchase several copies of psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz's highly regarded 2014 book, The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves, as well as copies of the Institute's own The Annual of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 38: Psychoanalysis and Dreams, featuring articles by Institute faculty Dorothy Grunes, Frank Summers and Bert Cohler.

Click here for a list of some of the available books

The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1932. Our mission is to provide professional training in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy and to enhance psychodynamic study through research and scholarship. We also seek to apply these principles to therapeutic services for the public, offering treatment for children and adults at reduced fees, to the benefit of underserved communities.

Visitors can access information about our clinical services to adults and children with the "Therapeutic Services" menu above. Information about our various training and educational programs is under the "Professional Training" menu. To find out more about our panels, seminars, and other upcoming events, please use the "Upcoming Events" menu. Thank you for visiting.

Faculty and students can access course-related materials with the login form to the right.

To learn more about the Instituteplease view the new 2014 Institute video.

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Thank you to all of our generous donors, we greatly appreciate your support. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE DONOR LIST.

Monday, April 18, 2016 at 7:00pm

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
6:00PM - 9:00PM
The Standard Club