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    • 15 Aug 2022
    • (CDT)

    Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
    Certificate Program

    The CCP Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program provides a course of study in psychoanalytic theory and therapy for interested individuals – both clinicians and theorists – who would like to deepen their knowledge of the field.

    Directed by Adina Bayuk Keesom, PsyD, the program has two tracks,  a clinical track and an academic track for those who wish to strengthen their backgrounds in psychoanalytic theory but who are not practicing clinicians. Students in the academic track will follow the same program as students in the clinical track, although their focus will be determined through discussion with their individual consultants.

    For a detailed description of the Two-Year Certificate Program, and the additional offerings of a Third Year Bridge Certificate Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, please read the details on the PPCP page.

    • 11 Sep 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 500

    Hedda Bolgar Series

    Sunday, September 11, 2022


    Inaugural Remarks

    Alan J. Levy, PhD, President, Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis

    Steven Reisner, PhD

    (New York, NY)

    Tourists and Refugees: psychoanalysis and the experience of exile


    12noon-2pm (CST): ZOOM

    • 23 Sep 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 500

    Fridays @CCP

    Sue Grand, PhD

    (Teaneck, NJ)

    Friday, September 23, 2022

    Perpetrator Ghosts: When we are invisible to ourselves


    7-9pm (CST): ZOOM

    • 7 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 500

    Fridays @CCP

    Gail Hornstein, PhD

    (North Hampton, MA)

    Friday, October 7, 2022

    The Challenge of Loneliness: Lessons from Frieda Fromm-Reichmann’s Life and Work

    7-9pm (CST): ZOOM

    • 21 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 500

    Hedda Bolgar Series

    Renos Papadopoulos, PhD


    Friday, October 21, 2022



    7-9pm (CST): ZOOM

    • 13 Nov 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 500

    Fridays @CCP

    Francoise Davoine

    (Paris, France )

    Sunday , November 13, 2022

    Psychoanalysis in time of historical catastriophes, war and pandemic.

    12 noon-2pm (CST): ZOOM

    • 18 Nov 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 500

    Hedda Bolgar Series

    Julia Beltsiou, PhD

    (New York, NY)

    Friday, November 18, 2022

    Finding Home in the Foreign: Otherness in Immigration



    Michael O’Loughlin

    7-9pm (CST) : ZOOM

    About the presentation: Julia Beltsiou explores her analytic work with a patient from the West Indies, examining how issues of longing, ambiguous belonging, and outsiderness play out between her patient and herself, complicating notions of both immigration and psychoanalysis. exploring both her patient's and her own original experiences of otherness, "pre-imnmigration otherness" that gave them the impulse for leave-taking and courting the foreign.  Moving away from home may be the only way to give contours to an opaque sense that something is not quite right, an attempt to become intelligible to ourselves and others.  What is the opportunity in speaking oneself in a new language: American English accented in Creole and German/Greek respectively? The process of settling in a strange land has at its center meeting ourselves: making ourselves at home in the foreign and at home in our foreignness.

    Julia Beltsiou, PsyD is a graduate of New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis. She has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of immigration and identity. In 2016, her anthology "Immigration in Psychoanalysis" was published by Routledge. She maintains a private practice in New York City, where she sees adults, couples, and adolescents.

    Learning Objectives 

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

    - Participants will be able to identify psychological opportunities of immigration, and the challenges that immigration poses on one's sense of continuity, belonging and otherness.

    -Participants will be able to identify how their own experiences and histories of unbelonging and otherness intersect with their patients experiences. In particular, participants will be able to notice blind spots and bright spots in the transferential matrix between themselves and their immigrant patients. 

    This is an Intermediate Level Presentation

    CCP members: free with annual $175 membership, payable at registration.
    Students:free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.
    Fellows: free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.

    Non-CCP members, single admission: $50

    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 2.0 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 and licensed psychologists must first complete a brief exam on the subject matter. 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/they should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by November 17, 2022 at: tkalven@ccpsa.org

    References/Suggested Reading

    Presented by

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Carol Ganzer, PhD, Toula Kourliouros Kalven,  Alan Levy, PhD.

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis is an IRS 501(C)(3) charitable organization, and expenses may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and your personal tax situation.

    Best regards,

    Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis

    • 2 Dec 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 500

    Fridays @CCP

    Claude Barbre, PhD

    (Chicago, IL)

    Friday, December 2, 2022



    7-9pm (CST): ZOOM

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8 Apr 2022 Fridays @CCP: The Dialogue of Unconsciouses, Mutual Analysis and the Uses of the Self in Contemporary Relational Psychotherapy (Anthony Bass, PhD)
25 Mar 2022 Fridays @CCP: Love, Longing and Desire: On the Analyst’s Erotic Subjectivity (Steven Kuchuck, DSW, LCSW)
11 Mar 2022 Fridays @CCP: Projective and Introjective Identification: Graphic Illustrations from Couples Therapy (Peter Reiner, PhD, LMFT)
18 Feb 2022 Fridays @CCP: White Privilege: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (Neil Altman, PhD)
28 Jan 2022 Fridays @CCP: Aspiring to tolerate being a “bad”, yet ethical, analyst: Radical openness to one’s ordinary failures (Anton Hart, PhD)
7 Jan 2022 Fridays @CCP: Maternal Envy as Legacy: Search for the Unknown Lost Maternal Object (Jill Salberg, PhD)
10 Dec 2021 Fridays @CCP: Climate Justice and Psychotherapeutics (Donna Orange, PhD, PsyD)
12 Nov 2021 Fridays @CCP: Humiliation Is Not Just About the Intent to Shame and Degrade (Richard Chefetz, MD)
29 Oct 2021 Hedda Bolgar Series: Freud, Lacan and the Psychic Pleasures of Race (Sheldon George, PhD)
8 Oct 2021 Hedda Bolgar Series: The Biopsychosocial Significance of Understanding Racial Battle Fatigue (William Smith, PhD)
17 Sep 2021 Hedda Bolgar Series: Plenty Good Room: The Theoretical and Therapeutic Contributions of Margaret Morgan Lawrence-- Pioneer African American Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist, and Pediatrician (Claude Barbre, MS, MDiv, PhD, LP)
11 Jun 2021 Fridays @ CCP: An Overview of Freud’s Cases (Alan Bass, PhD)
14 May 2021 Fridays @ CCP: The Haunting of Hill House:Psyche, Soma, and Destiny (Marilyn Charles, PhD)
23 Apr 2021 Fridays @ CCP: A Psychodynamic Response to Community Trauma: A Case Study and Panel Discussion (Jonathan Foiles, LCSW)
9 Apr 2021 Fridays @ CCP: Narcissistic States of White Privilege and the Constructive Role of Shame (Stephen Anen, PhD)
19 Mar 2021 Fridays @ CCP: Divided against Oneself: Shame, Inhibition and Life’s Aftermath (Peter Shabad, PhD)
26 Feb 2021 Fridays @ CCP: Doppelgangers in the Mirror: Identifications with the Oppressor and Traumatic Psychosocial Inductions (Claude Barbre, PhD)
5 Feb 2021 Fridays @ CCP: Orphans of the Real-Revisited (Joseph Newirth, PhD)
15 Jan 2021 Fridays @ CCP: The Desire for Change: From Freud's Conversion to Today's Conversion Disorder (Jamieson Webster, PhD)
4 Dec 2020 Fridays @ CCP: The Elusive Good Object (Lynne Zeavin, PsyD)
6 Nov 2020 Fridays @ CCP: The Untelling: Enactment, Time, and Narrative in Psychoanalysis (Robert Grossmark, PhD)
16 Oct 2020 Fridays @ CCP: Field Theory and the Dream Sense (Donnel Stern, PhD)
11 Sep 2020 Fridays @ CCP: Transcendence in the Analytic Process (Frank Summers, PhD)
12 Jun 2020 Fridays @ CCP: Alan Bass, PhD - The Development Kleinian Theory and Practice
6 Mar 2020 Fridays @ CCP: Andrea Celenza, PhD - The Erotic Field and the Fate of Feminine Signifiers
7 Feb 2020 Fridays @ CCP: Ghislaine Boulanger, PhD - Psychoanalytic Witnessing: Professional Obligation or Moral Imperative?
17 Jan 2020 Fridays @ CCP: Alan Levy, PhD - Psychodynamics, Integration, and Multiplicity: Object Constancy Reconsidered
3 May 2019 Fridays @ CCP: Stephen Seligman, PhD - Psychoanalytic Babies:Relational-Developmental Psychoanalysis Now
26 Apr 2019 The Ethics of Best Practices: Psychoanalytic Treatment of Psychosis in the Community
12 Apr 2019 Fridays @ CCP: Dominique Scarfone, MD - Free-association, surprise, trauma and transference
29 Mar 2019 Fridays @ CCP: Ester Hadassa Sandler, MD & Paulo Cesar Sandler, MD - Some ideas on ‘ mentalities’: an approach to the study of Bion’s contributions to Psychoanalysis
15 Mar 2019 Fridays @CCP: Fashioning a New Psychoanalysis: Freudianism and the Masses Between the World Wars
7 Dec 2018 Fridays @ CCP: Todd Essig, PhD - Psychoanalysis, Technology And Innovation: How "Local Therapy" is the Future
2 Nov 2018 Fridays @ CCP: Sarah Nettleton - Idiom, self and character

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