Upcoming events

    • 9 Jun 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 366

    Fridays @CCP

    Alan Bass, PhD

    (New York, NY)

    Friday, June 9, 2023

    Why Metapsychology? 

    7-9pm (CST): ZOOM

    About the presentation: Freud's metapsychology is often considered outdated, misguided, and unscientific.  The lecture will situate the development of metapsychology in the context of all Freud's thinking about unconscious processes, and will try to show why it is a living theory.

    Alan Bass, PhD is a psychoanalyst practicing in New York City, where he is a training analyst and faculty member of IPTAR (the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research).  He is also a member of the Contemporary Freudian Society, and is on the graduate philosophy faculty of the New School for Social Research.  He is the author of three books (Difference and Disavowal: The Trauma of Eros; Interpretation and Difference: The Strangeness of Care; and Fetishism, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy) and the translator of four books by Jacques Derrida.

    Learning Objectives

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Understand the necessity of metapsychology.
    2. Understand the overall principles of Freud's metapsychology.

    This is an Intermidiate 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 EducationThis 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 June 8, 2023 at: tkalven@ccpsa.org

    References/Suggested Readings

    The Interpretation of Dreams, Chap. 7.  S.E. 5

    "Instincts and Their Vicissitudes," S.E. 14.

    "Repression," S.E. 14.

    "The Unconscious," S.E.14.

    Beyond the Pleasure Principle, S.E. 18.

    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.

    • 15 Aug 2023
    • (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.

    • 1 Sep 2023
    • (CDT)
    • Online

    Certificate in Psychoanalysis

    Application Procedure


    Please include the following with your application:

    1. A biographical statement, including a personal history and a statement of your motivations for deciding to become a psychoanalyst or psychoanalytic scholar.
    2. Your Curriculum Vitae.
    3. For the clinical track, a copy of your state license.
    4. For the clinical track, a copy of the cover page of your malpractice insurance and, if relevant, a detailed statement of claims made.
    5. A letter of  recommendation from each of the 3 individuals you named as a reference.
    6. After your application has been received you will be invoiced a non refundable application fee of $100 to be paid online.
    7. Upon the review of your application, you will be  contacted in order to arrange personal interviews with at least three members of the CCP Admissions Committee or Board of Directors.

    Admissions decisions are made by the full Board of Directors or its Executive Committee, based on recommendations by the Admissions Committee. Applicants to CCP will be contacted via phone or email by the Director of Administration. After acceptance, candidates should enroll for courses for the current year and submit payment prior to the start of their first course.

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