The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute is pleased to announce Psychoanalysis for Scholars (PSP), a program for academics with advanced degrees to become clinical psychoanalysts. The program consists of a preparatory period of instruction followed by the psychoanalytic training at the Institute.
The preparatory training is designed to allow the applicant to become familiar with clinical practice, psychiatric interviewing, and diagnostic nomenclature and to begin a psychotherapeutic experience. Following this period the applicant would pursue psychoanalytic training resulting in a certificate of competence to practice psychoanalysis. Completion of the PSP program does not lead to a licensable degree or certification.
Any individual holding the highest typical degree in a field of study, such as PhD, MD, JD, MSW, MBA
Individuals having unusually rich personal and professional backgrounds may apply with the permission of the Chair of the PSP Committee.
Persons who have completed the Fundamentals Program
Tuition & Fees
To apply online, click here. Along with the application, you will be asked to submit the following items:
- Case Write-Up: Applicants with academic or non-clinical backgrounds are asked to provide an example of their scholarly work. We ask that you submit 5-10 typed pages.
- Copy of most recent academic transcripts
- Copy of certificate of malpractice insurance (must be on file prior to meeting with patients)
- (3) Letters of Reference (Reference guideline forms can be found here)
- Your current curriculum vitae/resume.
- $200 Non-Refundable Application Fee. 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.
For consideration, please submit your materials by April 15th. Due to limited slots, international applicants should submit applications as soon as possible. Each applicant will also be interviewed.
Please address questions about the program to Dr. Robert Galatzer-Levy, Program Director, 312-922-7474 ext. 440, or general information requests to Alison Chandler, Director of Education Administration, 312-897-1403.
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
The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, and national or ethnic origin.