San Diego Saturday Series

San Diego Saturday Series 2017 – 2018

Application deadline is August 16, 2017

Classes begin September 16, 2017

San Diego Application 

San Diego Saturday Series

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

The program is designed to assist students in understanding some of the key psychoanalytic processes as well as contemporary sensibilities in treatment.

Students will explore topics such as pathological accommodation, nonlinear dynamic systems, use of empathy, and diversity in psychoanalysis, among others. This material is presented through psychoanalytic articles, instructor lecture and group discussion.  Clinical examples and case presentations will elucidate the ideas taught as they emerge in discussion.

The San Diego Saturday Series can be taken as a stand-alone course of study or serve as an educational platform for advancement into higher levels of training at ICP.

CE/CME hours will be provided for each session completed.

Seminar Overview

Presentations are discussed in a group format to explore ways students’ can apply course material to their own clinical practice.

Location and Meeting Times

Classes meet one Saturday per month for nine months (excluding December) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Del Mar area.

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    Septenber 16: Emotional Communication: Understanding Patients from the Inside Out
    Instructor: Sandy Shapiro, M.D.

    October 14:  Defensiveness in the Analyst, from the Patient’s Perspective
    Instructors:  Cheryl Chenot, Psy.D., M.F.T. & Gary Sattler, Dr. theol., Psy.D.

    November 18:   Transference: Evolution and Application
    Instructor: Michael Pariser, Psy.D., Psy.D.


    January 20 –  Class TBD
    Instructor: Estelle Shane, Ph.D.

    February 24:  Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation
    Instructor:  Carol Mayhew, Ph.D., Psy.D.

    March 17 :  Human Attachment and Psychoanalytic Treatment
    Instructor:  C. Roger Hastings, Ph.D., Psy.D.

    April 14: “Engaging the “Ghosts” in the Therapeutic Encounter: Providing New Possibilities” 
    Instructor:  Helen Ziskind, Psy.D., M.S.W.

    May 12:   Transitional Phenomena and Child Therapy
    Instructors: Karen Kay, Ph.D., Psy.D. & Julie Michaelson, Psy.D., L.C.S.W.

    June 9:  Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders from a Psychoanalytic Perspective
    Instructor:  Lynda Chassler, Ph.D.


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.

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

ICP designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis 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 is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP’s. Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis is recognized as a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider #137324.

Cancellation policy: There will be no cancellation refund for this program.

Please submit any requests for special accommodations to the ICP Office.

All grievances may be filed with the ICP Office.

The ICP office can be contacted at (310) 207-8441 or


Licensed Mental Health Professionals
$490 Non-licensed Mental Health Professionals
$25 Application Fee

The cost is for the entire series – no refunds will be granted for missed classes.
Single classes are not offered through this program.


(The classes will be held in the Del Mar area.  Exact location will be provided to student once enrolled.)

For any questions, please contact Marian Richetta, PSY.D., MFT
at (858) 587-1095 or


For more information, please contact the ICP office at (310) 207-8441 or email

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