Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute
122 S. Michigan Ave.
Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60603  

Prospective students may attend in person or by tele-conference

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Alison Chandler, Director Education Administration 

Education Programs Open House Fall 2018 


Wednesday, October 17 | 5:00 to 6:30 PM CDT
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Please join us to hear from directors, faculty and current students of our various programs and can speak with them informally.

Refreshments will be served.

Outside Illinois? 

The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute is a leader in psychoanalytic distance education, with students from around the U.S. as well as China, Iran, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan. Students outside Illinois are welcome to attend via video conference. A link will be sent upon registration. 

Psychoanalysis Today lecture:
Working Together for Social Justice

Following the open house, we invite prospective students to join us for a  public lecture on psychoanalysis in public life sponsored by the Institute. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx will be our featured speaker. You will find more information about the event on our website.

Education programs

The Institute offers education programs in psychoanalytic thought for mental health professionals and others seeking to apply these ideas in their own disciplines. These programs serve learners new to the field as well as those seeking deeper mastery. At the Open House we will discuss programs for students interested in beginning classes in fall 2019:  

Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Thought provides a year-long foundational education in psychoanalytic thought, theory, and practice to mental-health clinicians, scholars, professionals in allied disciplines, college graduates, and the interested public.

In the Psychoanalytic Education Program mental health professionals undertake coursework, a personal psychoanalysis, and supervised clinical analytic experience to prepare to practice psychoanalysis of adults and of children, adolescents and families.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy:

  •  The Adult Psychotherapy Program enhances licensed professionals’ clinical skills. Two years of coursework and supervised clinical experience lead to a certificate. 
  • The Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Program teaches clinicians developmental theory, clinical theory related to work with children, adolescents and parents, and surveys of the symptoms and psychological problems of childhood. Three years of coursework and supervised clinical experience lead to a certificate.

Open Classes are for qualified individuals seeking to learn about or deepen their knowledge of psychoanalytic theory and practice on a course-by-course basis.

Psychoanalysis for Scholars serves academics with advanced degrees who wish to pursue psychoanalytic training; graduates may enroll in the Psychoanalytic Education Program.

Also available are Exploring Psychoanalysis, open to advanced trainees and early career professionals in psychiatry, psychology and social work or allied fields with an interest in psychoanalysis (available free of charge), and the Psycho-therapy Clinic Fellowship, a two-year, part-time program for mental-health clinicians to study and improve skills in providing adult psychotherapy using psychoanalytic principles.

We hope to see you October 17th.

Neal Spira, Dean | Leo Weinstein, Associate Dean
Erika Schmidt, President

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