Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training


Click here to download the 2014/2015 application Deadline for applications is August 25th, 2014 and the seminars start in September 6th, 2014 Seminars are held at the ICP campus in West Los Angeles two Saturdays a month from 10:00 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. CE/CME’s offered.

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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program

ICP is offering qualified pre-licensed and licensed clinicians a 20 week program devoted to training in the concepts and practices of contemporary psychoanalytic psychology. Uniquely case centered, the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (PPT) focuses not only on the what of modern psychoanalysis (its theory) but also on the how (its clinical practice). The readings, drawn from eminent contemporary psychoanalytic publications, are limited but very relevant to each case presentation.

Here is an example of a recent PPT 20 week curriculum:

  •  Overview
    Carol Mayhew, Ph.D., Psy.D
  • Freud
    Joye Weisel-Barth, Ph.D., Psy.D
  • Klein
    Lynda Chassler, Ph.D.
  • Object Relations – Winnicott
    Michael Pariser, Psy.D., Psy.D.
  • Object Relations – Guntrip/Fairbairn
    Robin Cohen, Ph.D.
  • Ferenczi
    Karen Koch, Psy.D., L.C.S.W.
  • Self Psychology
    Margy Sperry, Psy.D.
  • Intersubjectivity Theory – Stolorow and Atwood
    Jeffrey Trop, M.D.
  • Intersubjectivity Theory – Orange and Brandchaft
    Penelope Starr-Karlin, Psy.D.
  • Intersubjectivity Theory – Slavin and Hoffman
    Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D., Psy.D.

  • Relational Theory – Bromberg and Stern
    Carola Kaplan, Ph.D., Psy.D.
  • Relational Theory – Stephen Mitchell
    Elizabeth Berger Vittes, Ph.D
  • Relational Theory – Jessica Benjamin
    Estelle Shane, Ph.D.
  • Relational Theory – Jody Messler Davies
    Elaine Silberman, Ph.D., Psy.D.
  • Complexity Theory
    William Coburn, Ph.D., Psy.D.
  • The Non Verbal Realm: Working with the Evoked and the Enacted
    Eileen Paris, Ph.D., Psy.D.
  • Attachment Theory – Mentalization
    C. Roger Hastings, Ph.D., Psy.D.
  • Infant Research – Daniel SternHelen Ziskind, Psy.D., M.S.W.
  • Infant Research – Beebe and Lachmann
    Holly Hardgrove, Psy.D., M.S.W.
  • Conclusion and Discussion
    Susan Mendenhall, Psy.D., M.S.W. and Laura Sanderson, Psy.D., M.F.T.


    The PPT program offers two ten seminar semesters for both licensed and pre-licensed clinicians.  Seminars begin with an overview of  the history and development of psychoanalysis.  This includes a brief introduction to major analytic theories beginning with Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis and ending with Kohut and Self Psychology.  Following this introduction the class moves into contemporary psychoanalysis including Relational Theory,  Intersubjective Systems Theory, and Complexity Theory.  Case material will be presented to illustrate how the therapist can utilize a particular theoretical perspective in clinical practice. The final seminars cover Attachment Theory, Infant Research, and Trauma Theory and how these are integrated into contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults.  Case material will illustrate this integration.  Seminars are led by a facilitator who is either an ICP analyst or an advanced candidate at the Institute.  Instructors for each seminar meeting are members of ICP who have special expertise in the topic of that particular seminar. Seminars are taught by instructors from the institute faculty. Assigned readings augment these presentations.


    Students will be awarded a certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy upon completion of the program.

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