Extension Classes: Foundations Of Psychoanalytic Theory

Please note: all classes for the Foundations Program
will be held online over
Zoom for 2021–2022
Application Deadline: September 1, 2021

Classes meet on the third Saturday of each
month from 11:00 – 1:00 for 10 months.

The first class begins on September 18, 2021.
Single classes are not offered through this program.


About the Foundations of Psychoanalytic Theory

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis Foundations Program offers classes in
contemporary psychoanalysis to both licensed therapists and pre-licensed mental
health professionals. Foundation 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.

Program Overview

The one-year Foundations Program provides the student with the basic concepts of
analytic theory and technique. 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. Foundations
courses are taught by notable ICP faculty and are open to students and clinicians at all
levels of experience.
The Foundations 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 in the 4-Year Candidate Psychoanalytic Training.

Foundations Program Schedule 2021-2022

September 18: History of Psychoanalysis
Instructor: Carol Mayhew, PhD
November 6: Freud
Instructor: Joye Weisel-Barth, PhD
November 20: Lacan
Instructor: Jim Sturgis, PhD
December 18: Object Relations
Instructor: Nicole Nelson, LMFT, PsyD

January 15: Self Psychology
Instructor: Estelle Shane, PhD
February 19: Relational Psychoanalysis
Instructor: Robyn Sewitz, LCSW, PsyD
March 19: Intersubjective Systems Theory
Instructor: Daniel Goldin, LMFT, PsyD
April 16: Infant/Toddler Research
Instructor: Helen Ziskind, LCSW, PsyD
May 21: Attachment/Mentalization
Instructor: Sue Mendenhall, LCSW, PsyD
June 18: Trauma
Instructor: Robin Cohen, PhD

For questions or more information please contact Dr. Marsha Tilles, the Foundations
Program Director, at: therapy@marshatilles.com.
Or contact the ICP office at: 310-207-8441 or office@icpla.edu.
To apply for the Foundations Program, please fill out the application through the link
below and email to the office at: office@icpla.edu, or mail it to: 2355 Westwood Blvd.,
#825, Los Angeles, 90064

(link to application)


$700 Licensed Mental Health Professionals
$600 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. 

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement

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

Continuing Education: CE certificates are awarded after each class, after evaluations
have been submitted, and hours awarded are based on attendance. The Foundations
Program offers a possible 20 CE units.

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis 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 accommodations to the ICP Office, one month prior to the first class.

Grievances: Please file any grievances with the ICP Office.

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