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The Ethics of Best Practices: Psychoanalytic Treatment of Psychosis in the Community

  • 26 Apr 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 180 N Michigan Ave., Conference Room 507 (5th Floor), Chicago, IL

The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis cordially invites you to a presentation

Friday, April 26 

Charles Turk, M.D.

The Ethics of Best Practices:

         Psychoanalytic Treatment of Psychosis in the Community

180 N Michigan Ave. Conference Room 507 (on the 5th Floor).

Chicago, Il

7-8.30 PM: Presentation and discussion

About the presentation: An innovative psychoanalytic treatment program for psychotic young adults in Quebec City, known as “388” - offers an example of treatment of psychosis in the community that led to in 60% of psychotics truly engaged in psychoanalysis gaining a productive and satisfying life in their community.  It is-

1 – based upon the concept of psychosis as a basic human structure – not an illness characterized by neurophysiologic deficiency. Established clinical work calls into question the dimensions of chronicity and intractability attributed to psychosis.  And will be -

2 – illustrated by a video that depicts the functioning of “388” - where psychotics are afforded the opportunity to profoundly reorganize their lives engaging in psychoanalysis sustained in a psychoanalytically informed milieu.   And -

3 – A clinical vignette will illustrate the problematics such a program addresses – in order to open a discussion of the clinical concept, and of what organizational and financial issues would have to be addressed to develop such a program locally.

Charles Turk,MD., is a faculty member of the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and an analyst of GIFRIC - the organization that developed “388”

Learning Objectives 

1. Participants will become familiar with “best practices” – that once demonstrated, can ethically no longer remain ignored.  The results obtained demand consideration of how they have been achieved.

2. Participants will gain increased knowledge of how the prevailing “scientistic” view of psychosis that regards it as a “brain disease” obliterates the subject – the very concept that makes us human and can thus open an alternative perspective on psychosis.

3.Participants will become familiar with how psychoanalysis as conducted at “388” offers psychotics a way to engage in a total reorganization of their personality and their lives. 

This intermediate level presentation will be of interest to graduate students, clinicians  and mental health professionals.


This event is free and open to members of the CCP community and general public. This will not be a catered event, so please feel free to bring your own light refreshments. 

Non-CCP Members who wish to receive continuing education credits must pay $10. Those requesting CE credits should have professional license number available. Please see “Continuing Education” below.

Continuing Education

This program is sponsored for Continuing Education Credits by the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the continuing education sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If the program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CCP is licensed by the state of Illinois to sponsor continuing education credits for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselors and Licensed Clinical Psychologists (license no. 159.000941 and 268.000020 and 168.000238 Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation).

Professionals holding the aforementioned credentials will receive 1.5 continuing education credits for attending the entire program. To receive these credits a completed evaluation form must be turned in at the end of the presentation. No continuing education credit will be given for attending part of the presentation. Refunds for CE credit after the program begins will not be honored. If a participant has special needs or concerns about the program, s/he should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by  April 25, 2019 at tkalven@ccpsa.org

Presented by :The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis 

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