Upcoming events

    • 21 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 343

    Fridays @CCP

    Paul Williams, PhD

    (Greenbrae,  CA)

    Friday, June 21, 2024

    Soul Murder Revisited

    7-9pm: (CST): ZOOM Presentation & Discussion

    About the presentation: The term ‘Soul Murder’ has a long history in literature and in mental health literature. In psychoanalysis, Freud  addressed the matter in his analysis of Schreber's memoirs and later Leonard Shengold developed the subject in the 1990's. In this  lecture Soul Murder is revisited, including from the point of view of theory of technique. Identifying and treating Soul Murder presents unique clinical obstacles for the psychoanalyst , some of which will be discussed

    Dr Paul Williams trained as a Psychoanalyst with The British Psychoanalytical Society where he was a Training and Supervising Analyst. He won the Rosenfeld Essay Prize for the treatment of severe disturbance. He was Joint Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis with Glen Gabbard between 2001 and 2007 and became a Consultant Psychotherapist in the British National Health Service in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he worked in an out-patient clinic and a Forensic Unit to provide treatment for traumatized patients. He lives and works in private psychoanalytic practice in Northern California. He has published many papers and books on the subject of severe disturbance and psychosis. He recently produced a highly acclaimed experimental trilogy on the literary depiction of severe disturbance from the inside: The Fifth Principle (Routledge, 2010). Scum (Routledge, 2013), The Authority of Tenderness (Routledge 2021). 

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Distinguish key characteristics of Soul Murder.

    2. Gain a sense of clinical parameters usable in the treatment of Soul Murder, including in its psychotic manifestations.

    This is an Intermediate /Advanced Level Presentation


    CCP members: free with annual $195 membership, payable at registration.

    Students:free with annual $175 membership, payable at registration.

    Fellows: free with annual $175 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 June 20, 2023 at: tkalven@ccpsa.org

    References/Suggested Readings

    Freud S (1911B) ‘Psycho-analytical. Notes on an autobiographical account of a case of paranoia (Dementia Paranoides') .’ SE12: 9-79

    Shengold, L. (2011) Trauma, Soul Murder, and Change. Psychoanalytic Quarterly 80:121-138

    Shengold, L. (1978) Kaspar Hauser and  Soul Murder: A study of deprivation. International Review of Psychoanalysis  5:457-476

    Vestin, U. (1997) Antigone—A Soul Murder. Psychoanalytic Quarterly 66:082-092

    Williams P (2019) Isolation. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 29:1–12,

    Presented by

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Toula Kourliouros Kalven, Alan Levy, PhD, Zak Mucha, LCSW

    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.

    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • via Zoom (link provided upon registration)

    Natalia Yangarber, PhD

    (Chicago, Il)

    Isabelle Reiniger, LCSW

    (Chicago, Il)

    “Establishing and maintaining a psychodynamic private practice”. 

    Wednesday, June 26 , 2024

    6:30-8pm  (CST)


    About the presentation: This presentation will offer a framework for establishing and expanding a psychodynamic private practice. The presenters will share ideas about common hopes and fears involved in the process and professional identity changes related to transitioning to private practice. Insights will be provided about various practical factors involved in pursuing the endeavor. 

    Natalia Yangarber is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Evanston. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Cincinnati and a certificate in psychoanalysis from the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. Prior to transitioning to full time practice, she served as an Associate Professor of Psychology in the PsyD program at Wheaton College for 16 years and a staff psychologist at Yellowbrick. Her professional and clinical interests include intergenerational transmission of trauma, narcissism, culture, immigration, and spirituality. 

    Isabelle Reiniger is a licensed clinical social worker in full-time psychotherapy and consulting practice in Evanston, IL. She has been involved in Group Relations work (a method of studying the dynamics of groups) since 2012 and is an Associate member of the A.K. Rice Institute and a Co-Creator of Group Relations International. She received her graduate degree from NYU and is a graduate of the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy program of the William Alanson White Institute in New York. 

    • 15 Aug 2024
    • (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 2024
    • (CDT)
    • Online

    Certificate in Psychoanalysis

    Application Procedure


    Please include the following with your application:

    • Please include the following with your application:

      • A biographical statement, including a personal history and a statement of your motivations for deciding to become a psychoanalyst or psychoanalytic scholar.
      • Your Curriculum Vitae.
      • Three letters of reference from supervisors, consultants, or instructors familiar with your academic and clinical work.
      • For the clinical track, a copy of your state license.
      • For the clinical track, a copy of the cover page of your malpractice insurance and, if relevant, a detailed statement of claims made.
      • A non-refundable fee of $100. After your application has been received and reviewed, 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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