Human beings and being human are at the core of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute’s mission.
The Institute is dedicated to advancing knowledge of human beings— their feelings, thoughts and behavior—and to improving people’s lives. Since 1932, the Institute has contributed to the expansion of the field of psychoanalysis through education and scholarship. Today, the Institute offers a contemporary model of psychoanalytic thought relevant to individual and community life. The Institute’s education programs for mental health professionals provide advanced training in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. The Institute’s treatment centers provide psychoanalytically informed services for children, adolescents and adults. Its continuing education and community engagement programs bring psychoanalytic ideas to public discussions of cultural and social issues.

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Latest News From The Institute

Annual Fund
It's never too alte to give to the Annual Fund. By now, solicitation letters should have arrived in your mailbox.
Please give generously to the Institute. Every gift, no matter the amount, helps us transform the lives of individuals,
their families, their workplaces and communities.

Because of your Annual Fund support, we can do the following:
•Distance Learning Programs
•Conferences Addressing Societal Issues
•Continuing Education Programs and Workshops
•Sliding Scale Clinical Services at our Treatment Center
•Specialized Therapeutic School Programs in Underserved Communities
•Children’s Grief Services
•Student Scholarships

CLICK HERE, mail your check to the Institute or call to make your donation 312-944-7474


Consultation Groups
There are still a few seats open in two of our Consultation Groups.
Work with Children, Adolescents and Families by Ann Kaplan, PhD

Psychology with Adults: Deepening the Treatment led by Judith Newman, LCSW
Learn more and Register here


The School Year is Getting Off On the Right Foot
One student writes:
Just wanted to say that I found today’s classes engaging and interesting, and I am just even more excited to embark on this training. I was actually pleasantly surprised, as a distance student, by how well the Zoom platform worked and allowed for discussions that literally went around the world. The cohort is obviously diverse, well-informed, and interested and I think our discussions are going to be enjoyable and informative.
(Distance Student, personal communication, September 6, 2019)


Kudos to our Authors!
Congratulations to faculty member Peter Shabad on the publication of his article, "Who Suffered More? Rivalry for the Right to be Loved," which appears in the latest issue of the journal, Psychoanalytic Dialogues.
Shabad's article is a response to a piece in the same issue by the late Harvey Peskin entitled, "Who has the Right to Mourn?" Peskin argued that the denial of the wish to grieve causes injury to one's sense of self. Shabad examines what it means to "have a right" to grieve and how to make sure individual expressions of grief are acknowledged.
The link below will take you to a summary of Shabad's article. Visitors to the McLean Library can view and download the article on our public computers.

Who Suffered More? Rivalry for the Right to be Loved
(Peter Shabad, September 5, 2019)