Extension Classes

Please note: all classes for the Extension Program will be held online over Zoom for 2020 – 2021 

Classes meet on the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. until noon for 10 months. The first class begins on September 19, 2020. Single classes are not offered through this program.

Application Deadline: August 21, 2020


Extension Division Program Schedule

About The Extension Program

The Extension Program offers classes in contemporary psychoanalysis to both licensed therapists and those in training for licensure, as well as academics.

Extension Program participants receive an extensive introduction to both contemporary and classical analytic theory. In addition, all courses are taught by ICP members and candidates in a way that promotes active exploration of the application of psychoanalytic concepts in the clinical setting.

A one-year Foundations Class provides the student with the basic concepts of analytic theory and technique.

Classes meet once a month for 10 consecutive months. All class meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, at the ICP office. The curriculum starts in September 2020 and runs until June 2021.

The Extension Program can be taken as a stand-alone course of study, and it can also serve as an educational platform for advancement into higher levels of psychoanalytic training, including the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program and the 4-Year Candidate Psychoanalytic Training.

Psychoanalytic Foundations

The program presents a survey of historical models, along with an introduction to contemporary analytic thinking. The classes focus on core psychoanalytic concepts and their basic application to clinical practice. They include:

  1.  Overview of Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory
  2. Freud and the History of Psychoanalysis
  3.  Object Relations
  4.  Object Relations Clinical Case Conference
  5. Self Psychology
  6. Intersubjective Systems Theory
  7. Relational Perspectives
  8.  Specificity Theory
  9. Clinical Case Conference from Different Perspectives
  10. The Contribution of Infant Research to our Clinical Thinking

Extension Division Program Schedule 2020 – 2021 (link to application)

For questions or more information please contact Kathy Marks, PsyD, LMFT , the Extension Program Director, at: kathymtherapy@gmail.com. Or contact the ICP office at: 310-207-8441 or office@icpla.edu. 

To apply for the Extension Program, please fill out the application below and email to the office at: office@icpla.edu. 

(link to application)


$575 Licensed Mental Health Professionals
$475 Pre-licensed Mental Health Professionals/Academics
$25 ICP Professional Affiliate Member Fee

The cost is for the entire series – Single classes are not offered through this program. Classes meet on the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. until noon.

Location of Program

Please note: all classes for the Extension Program will be held online over Zoom for 2020 – 2021

Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis
10780 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 350
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Continuing Education

CE/CMA certificates are awarded at final class, after evaluations have been submitted and hours awarded are based on attendance.

No one in the planning or presentation of this activity has any relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.

 The Institution of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency.

Refund Policy Students must submit a refund request in writing to the ICP office. Students who withdraw by the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later, will be refunded all tuition paid. Students who withdraw mid-semester will be refunded for the classes not taken after the request has been submitted. For those completing the course there is no refund for any classes missed.

Special Accommodations Please submit any requests for special accommodations to the ICP Office one month prior to the first class.

Grievances All grievances may be filed with the ICP Office.

The ICP office can be contacted at (310) 207-8441 or office@icpla.edu.