THE CHICAGO INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS
ANNOUNCES A NEW PROGRAM:
FUNDAMENTALS OF PSYCHOANALYTIC THOUGHT
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.
The Fundamentals program consists of four courses a week for three quarters of the academic year. The comprehensive curriculum includes:
- Evolution of Psychoanalytic Thought
- Fundamental Concepts in Psychoanalysis
- Development Over the Life-Course
- Critical Thinking: Defining Psychoanalytic, The Epigenetic-Developmental Model, and Critical Reading
- Clinical Case Conference
- The Clinical Approach to the Patient
The coursework unifies theory and clinical ideas into a psychoanalytic framework grounded in an understanding of the relevance of psychoanalysis and its myriad applications in our modern, culturally and scientifically complex world. Fundamentals engages students from diverse backgrounds in a deepening psychoanalytic learning process that gives them the tools and options to shape the psychoanalysis of the future. Click here to view the course catalog.
Students may enroll in the Fundamentals program through several pathways:
- Fundamentals year students
- Psychoanalytic Education Program (PEP) or Psychoanalysis for Scholars (PFS) students
- Adult Psychotherapy Program (APP) students (two options)
- Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program (CAPT) students
Part-time options are available for students choosing to take the program over two years.
For those admitted to a clinical training program, Fundamentals is the first year of training. After completion of this first year, students move into the next year of training in the Psychoanalytic Education Program, the Adult Psychotherapy Program, or the Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program. Students who have completed Fundamentals can later decide to pursue clinical training and, upon admission, enter the second training year.
For more information, please contact Alison Chandler, Director of Education Administration, at email@example.com or 312-897-1403.
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume
- $100 Application Fee (non-refundable). Please make checks payable to the Institute for Psychoanalysis. Please note that if you decide after applying and paying the fee that you'd like to cancel your application, we cannot refund the fee.
- Copy of most recent academic transcripts
- (2) Letters of Reference (Reference guideline forms can be found here)
- Brief Personal Statement (no more than 1 typed page) explaining interest in the Fundamentals program
Application deadline is May 1. Each applicant will also have a personal interview.
Please submit application materials to:
Alison Chandler, MA, MS
Institute for Psychoanalysis
122 S Michigan Ave, Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60603
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition is based on the program in which you are enrolled.
Year 1 Annual Tuition* (2018-2019)
- Annual PEP-Web Subscription: $45
- Distance Learning Fee (for those taking classes via Zoom): $10/credit ($60 max)
- Credit Card Transaction Fee: $15 for transactions of $650 or more
*Tuition & fees may change annually. Billed in 3 quarterly installments.
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 Institute for Psychoanalysis. 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 Institute for Psychoanalysis 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 Institute for Psychoanalysis 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 Institute for Psychoanalysis 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 Institute for Psychoanalysis 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
The Institute for Psychoanalysis does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, and national or ethnic origin.