Nominated for the 2019 Gradiva Award

Articles and Journals
Claude Barbre and Jill Barbre  — Breaking into a Sacred, Bloodier Speech: The Healing Role of Monsters in Child Development, Trauma Play, and the Cultural Imagination . Violent States and Creative States: From the Global to the Individual, 2, 125 – 135
Books Publication
Robert Grossmark —The Unobtrusive Relational Analyst: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Companioning
Jamieson Webster — Conversion Disorder: Listening to the Body in Psychoanalysis

Edited Books

Marilyn Charles — Introduction to Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Defining Terms and Building Bridges

Dr. Alan Levy to Speak at The Michigan Council on Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy

Dr. Alan Levy will be speaking at the : Michigan Council on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, on February 16, 2020.

Title: “Staying the Same While Living with Multitudes: A New Look at Object Constancy”

New Book Chapter Forthcoming on Child Treatment

Alan Levy, CCP Vice President and faculty member will have a chapter on the treatment of children published in the forthcoming third edition of a Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work.  This is a revision of his earlier work and was co-authored with his wife, Julie Levy

Levy, AJ and Levy, JA (Forthcoming).  Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work (Third Edition), Jerrold R. Brandell (Editor).  San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.

Jeremy Stern, LCSW Wins Jack D Frank, zt"l, Memorial Scholarship Award

Jeremy Stern, LCSW, a student in our psychotherapy program, is the first recipient of the Dr. Jack D. Frank ztl Memorial Scholarship Award.

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Alan Levy, PhD | CCP Vice President, Appointed as Lecturer at University of Chicago

Alan Levy, PhD, CCP Vice President and faculty member, has been appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, where he teaches graduate courses on psychodynamic theory and practice.

INDIVISIBLE Chicago Podcast with Allan Scholom, PhD

Mental Health in the Age of Trump

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Best Practices

The Psychoanalytic Treatment of Psychosis in the Community

You are cordially invited to attend a presentation co-sponsored by the Kedzie Center and the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis.

To be held at the Kedzie Center 4141 N, Kedzie Ave. Chicago

Wednesday, November 14  6-7:30 pm


The possibility of psychoanalytic treatment of psychosis in the community is actualized when:

1 – Psychosis is conceived of as a basic human structure – not an illness characterized by deficiency – allows for a reconsideration of the dimensions of chronicity and intractability demonstrated by established clinical work. 

2 – As exemplified by a video that depicts an existing program known as “388”, located in Quebec City - where psychotics, afforded the opportunity for psychotics to profoundly reorganize their lives engaging in psychoanalysis.  The results obtained demonstrate that 60% engaged in psychoanalysis gained a productive and satisfying place in their community. 

3 – There will follow a discussion of the concept, the program and what would be required to establish such a program locally.


Presenter:  Charles Turk, M.D. Psychiatrist at the Kedzie Center, a faculty member of the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and an analyst of GIFRIC - the organization that developed “388”

CEUs available

1 – Participants will become familiar with how the ethic of “best practices” demands consideration of results obtained as demonstrated by an innovative psychoanalytic treatment in a psychoanalytically informed program, and with what clinical, organizational and financial issues would have to be addressed to develop such a program locally.

2 – Participants will gain increased knowledge of how the prevailing “scientistic” view of psychosis that regards it as a “brain disease” obliterates the subject – and how this concept makes us human and offers an alternative viewpoint of 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 presentation will be of medium level interest to graduate students, clinicians and other professionals

"Nothing human is alien to me"  --Terrence

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