Last Updated 06-13-2022


The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) values providing the best quality of continuing education to its participants to enhance learning contemporary psychoanalytic  psychotherapy.



The American Psychological Association (APA) is a recognized approval agency of the California  Board of Behavioral Sciences and provides continuing education (CE) programs for psychologists  and other mental health professionals, including Social Workers and Marriage, and Family  Therapists (LCSW, LMFT, ASW, IMF, LEP, LPCC, PCCI). If you are licensed in a different state than  CA, please check with your state licensing board to ensure that the ICP is on their preferred list  of APA vendors.

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

The Continuing Education Administrator, or their designee, will evaluate each situation on a case by-case basis when considering full attendance and awarding the credit.

Due to accreditation guidelines, continuing education credit will NOT be awarded to  participants who do not attend a program in its entirety (=the full duration of each activity). Participants arriving more than 10 minutes late, not returning from breaks or lunch on time, or  leaving more than 10 minutes before the end of the daily program will not be awarded  Continuing Education (CE) credits. 

Continuing Education certificates will be provided within 4 weeks of the date of an Independent  Program, or 30 days after the last date of a multiple date program (e.g., several units course).  Continuing Education certificates will not be provided after this deadline. Please email the ICP  office at [email protected] if you have not received your CE certificate within this deadline.


Remote/Online Programs:

Attendance is monitored and recorded using the ICP Zoom account. To join the Zoom meeting or  webinar, attendees will need to be signed into their own Zoom account which allows ICP to pull  a record of attendance, required by the APA to provide CEs. If needed, attendees can sign up for  a Zoom account here at no charge. Attendees must be sure both their personal computers and  Zoom apps are updated to the current version. If attendees are using someone else’s zoom  account or their personal account is using a “nickname”, it is crucial to change the screen name  to the attendees registered full name (= first and last name) for ICP to monitor attendance  properly. ICP cannot guarantee CE Credits otherwise.

There are no additional technological requirements for attendance. ICP suggests signing into your  zoom account a few days prior to the meeting/webinar from the device that will be used to  participate, to ensure everything is up to date.

Live in-person Programs:

Attendance sheets have in-time and out-time documented and monitored by authorized  personnel at the beginning and end of the program. Large public events: A staff member is  present in the audience to ascertain attendance and two ICP staffers sit at the registration  table. To receive CE Credits an attendee must attend the full duration of the program, as explained above.


ICP Continuing Education Programs (Extension/Foundations Program & Saturday Series Program): Classes in these programs are independent of all other classes within the Saturday Series and  Foundations/Extension Program. Therefore, CE credits will be provided after each individual class attended in its entirety.

ICP Psychoanalytic Training Program (PTP) – Four-year Academic Program: Classes in these programs are independent of all other classes within the Saturday Series and Extension/Foundations Program. Therefore, CE credits will be provided after each individual class attended in its entirety

Please note,  not all classes in the Psychoanalytic Training Program (PTP) will provide continuing education  units (CE Credit). Candidates/students can email the ICP office at [email protected] to ask which  classes will provide continuing education units (CE Credit).

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Should a registrant wish to withdraw from the conference, we require that they inform us in writing within 72 hours of the start of the conference in order to receive a full refund. Correspondence can be directed to [email protected]. ICP accepts check payments with registration and a refund check will be processed upon written notice and mailed to the individual or organization within 45 days of the cancellation.

Refunds are either credited back to the same charged credit card or a check is mailed to the registrant.


Continuing Education Programs (Extension/Foundations Program & Saturday Series)

Students must submit a refund request in writing to the ICP office [email protected]. Students who withdraw by the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later, will be refunded all tuition paid. No refunds are offered after the program has begun. For those completing the program there is no refund for any classes missed.

Four-Year Academic Program

Students who withdraw by the first class or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later, will be refunded all tuition paid. After the first week of class, but before 60% of the course is completed, tuition earned by the Institute will be calculated on a prorated basis. After 60% of the course is completed, there is no refund.

A definition of the enrollment period at ICP is that each year is a separate enrollment/contract for the candidate and the total of all enrollment agreements (contracts) equal the total courses and units necessary to meet all course requirements for graduation.

Refund of tuition are processed only upon written notice or discontinuance and application for a withdrawal and refund process has been processed. If the Enrollment Agreement is cancelled, the Institute will refund the student any money paid, less the application fee within 45 days after the notice of cancellation is received. Any refund due will be paid within 45 days of withdrawal. The refund amount is calculated by using the formula.

The prorated amount is calculated as follows: The tuition fee is divided by the total hours of the enrollment period, and this quotient is the hourly program charge. In order to get the amount of tuition owed to ICP the hourly program charge is by the hours the student attended the program.

Effect of Refund on Promissory Notes: If the ICP is the holder of any promissory note(s) from the student, the ICP shall adjust any promissory note(s) to reflect the new total owing to the ICP. However, both student and ICP agree that the terms and conditions of any promissory note(s) shall remain unchanged, unless the refund causes the entire amount of the promissory note(s) to be refunded, in which case the promissory note(s) shall be discharged.

Last Updated 06-13-2022

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists. ICP will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Continuing Education Chairperson in consultation with the members of the Continuing Education Committee, and if necessary, the Program Chairperson/committee.

While ICP goes to great lengths to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which come to the attention of the planners/staff/CE Committee which require intervention and/or action on the part of the planners or an officer of ICP. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances in a timely manner.

When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance or expects action on a complaint, the participant will be asked to put their comments in written format and email it to the Director of Operations and/or the Continuing Education Chairperson. The confidentiality of the complaining individual is maintained at all times. The following actions will then be taken:

  1. If the grievance concerns a workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, the Director of Operations or the CE Chairperson/Committee will address the grievances with the appropriate Program Chairperson/Committee. The Program Chair/Committee, in consultation with the President and Board of Directors at the Institute will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, the Program Chairperson/Committee will
    1. attempt to move the participant to another workshop, or
    2. provide monetary credit for a subsequent year’s workshop, or
    3. provide a partial or full refund of the workshop fee.
  2. If the grievance concerns a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the Director of Operations or Continuing Education Chairperson, after consulting with the CE committee, will pass on the comments to the Program Chairperson/Committee or facilitator of that particular class or event. The Program Chairperson will address the complaint with the instructor without divulging the name of the complainant, unless given consent.
  3. If the grievance concerns ICP’s CE program, in a specific regard, the CE Chair/committee will attemptto arbitrate.
  4. If the grievance concerns the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the Director of Operations will mediate.

If the complainant is not satisfied with the above attempts at resolution the grievance will be communicated to the ICP President/Co-Presidents and the Board of Directors.

Confidential records of all grievances, the process of resolving the grievance and the outcome will be kept in a secured folder on our ICP google drive, accessible to the Director of Operations, Office, and President. A copy of this Grievance procedure can be found on the ICP website under ICP Policies.

Please email your grievance/complaint to the following person:
Director of Operations – Mike Ferguson – [email protected] and/or the
Continued Education Chair – Mary Walters – [email protected]

Details to include in your grievance/complaint:

  1. Do you wish to remain anonymous? (YES or NO)
  2. Name of Person filing the Grievance/Complaint
  3. Date and Name of Program/Course concerned
  4. Please describe your complaint in detail!
  5. If you have already attempted to resolve the issue by raising it directly at time of occurrence, please briefly state the result and the name of the person you talked with.