• We are now accepting applications to our local and satellite programs. Please look at Training pages for our different programs and application deadlines. New Saturday Programs in Ventura and the South Bay.
  • 1. A type of treatment that emphasizes the healing properties of two or more people.
    2. A collaborative experience which helps the client to make sense of life that is meaningful to the client.
    3. A belief that the analyst is not the author of reality but emphasizes the meaning of the client’s unique and subjective experiences.
  • Contemporary psychoanalysis is an interpersonal experience that emphasizes the healing properties of two or more people collaboratively making sense of life in ways that are meaningful to the client. Unlike traditional psychoanalysis which holds the analyst as an authority regarding what is true about the client, contemporary perspectives emphasize the meaning of the client’s unique and subjective experiences.
  • Training Programs:
    ICP offers long and short term training programs all include CEU's
    Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program - Application Deadline 8/25/14
    Analytic Candidate Program - Application Deadline 8/1/14
    Extension Program-Application Deadline 9/13/14
    Saturday Series:Pasadena, San Diego, S.F. Bay Area, Ventura and the South Bay

Welcome to The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis 

Contemporary Psychoanalysis

In our complex world, a contemporary form of psychoanalysis is a treatment for emotional discomfort or pain, an avenue for self-discovery and personal growth, and a means toward establishing and enhancing relationships with others and the world at large …

Training Programs

All of the training programs offer CEU’s and many offer clinical supervision.
TrainingProgram in Psychoanalysis – 4 year program leading to Psy.D. or Ph.D in Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program – Focus on clinical application of psychoanalytic psychotherapy through seminars and clinical consultation.

Extension Program – Clinical application of psychoanalytic theory, meets monthly

Saturday Series –  Offers monthly seminars in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego

Find an Analyst

A psychoanalyst is an experienced licensed mental health person or a research associate with advanced degrees who has completed advanced training at a psychoanalytic institute. Analysts who treat children, adolescents, and families receive further training and case supervision. We offer reduced fee for participating in our 18 month control case program which offers candidates the ability to meet graduation requirements of working on three control cases which are supervised by Training & Supervising Analysts.

Conferences | Events

2014 Schedule

May 31, 2014 – Saturday
South Bay Extension Program Open House
Estelle Shane, Ph.D. – Psychodynamic Approaches to Relationship as Treatment

June 1, 2014 – Sunday
Exploring the Clinical Application of Intersubjective Systems Theory: A Live Supervision featuring Daniel Goldin, LMFT, ICP Candidate, and Dr. Robert Stolorow, Training and Supervising Analyst


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