dynamic, progressive, diverse

contemporary psychoanalytic education for today’s world

a learning space for contemporary ideas

The ICP community is committed to helping clinicians grow personally and professionally through participatory in-house forums that promote leading-edge thinking, different perspectives, and progressive training in contemporary psychoanalysis. Learn and experience psychoanalysis in a dynamic, egalitarian, scholarly community.

dynamic and inclusive

ICP is a diverse community comprised of members, candidates, students, corresponding members and staff who provide innovative forums for psychoanalytic education and thinking. We strive to provide a democratic environment of free inquiry, a sense of community, a culture of diversity, inclusion, invitation, dignity and respect for the therapeutic process.

a transformative process

ICP provides training, education, and discourse in contemporary psychoanalysis, helping practitioners to treat emotional discomfort and pain, and create avenues for self-discovery and transformation in our increasingly complex world. ICP works to consider and hear all voices as we collectively shape the discourse. Join the conversation!

what is contemporary psychoanalysis?

Psychoanalysis began with the work of Sigmund Freud but has evolved and changed over the years to incorporate the contributions and work of many. 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.


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“What makes ICP so unique among other institutions is its emphasis on providing a democratic educational environment.”

Janice Ehrlich, L.C.S.W., Psy.D., BCD, LCS

“ICP has provided me a community of wonderful, highly regarded colleagues and set me on a learning path that continues to this day.”

Laura Lampert Sanderson, Psy.D.

“The richness of analytic training, warmth of ICP’s community, and the challenge for me to stretch and grow both professionally and personally were invaluable.”

Sona DeLurgio, Psy.D., LMFT

Approved Institute

American Psychoanalytic Association

Constituent Organization

International Psychoanalytical Association
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
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