weekly saturday classes

saturday series classes

the icp saturday series features monthly seminars on a wide variety of topics emerging from the field of contemporary psychoanalysis

  • All Saturday Series classes will be held online over Zoom for 2022 – 2023.

  • Application Deadline: September 1st, 2022

  • The first class begins on September 10th, 2022.

  • Single classes are not offered through this program.

about the saturday series

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis Saturday Series offers classes in contemporary psychoanalysis to both licensed therapists and pre-licensed mental health professionals. This program is designed to support the students exposure to key psychoanalytic concepts and contemporary sensibilities. Each year classes offer foundational themes reflective of contemporary psychoanalysis, including theory, technique and special clinical treatment issues.

seminar overview

Conversations in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

The ICP Saturday Series features monthly seminars on a wide variety of topics emerging from the field of contemporary psychoanalysis. The courses are taught by
notable ICP faculty and are open to students and clinicians at all levels of experience. Theoretical discussions of the most up-to-date clinical issues in psychoanalysis will be offered, with an emphasis on case material.

Application Deadline: September 1st, 2022
Classes meet on the second Saturday of the month from 9:30 – 12:30 for 7 months.


September 10, 2022
October 8, 2022
November 12, 2022
February 11, 2023
March 11, 2023
April 8, 2023
May 13, 2023

Single classes are not offered through this program.


$700 Licensed Mental Health Professionals
$600 Pre-licensed Mental Health Professionals/Academics
$25 Non-Refundable ICP Administrative Fee

The cost is for the entire series – Single classes are not offered through this program.

Applicants who are people of color and who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for an Ethnic Minority Scholarship. Please direct any questions or concerns regarding financial assistance to the Chair of the Scholarship and Loans Committee (SAL) – Ellen Lehman, PhD – at email e133@aol.com or (310) 393-0800.

Saturday Series Schedule 2022-2023

September 10: Intro to Psychoanalysis
Instructor: Robin Cohen, PhD

October 8: Integrating Gestalt Therapy With Psychoanalytic Principles
Instructor: Lynne Jacobs, PhD

November 12:  Psychoanalytic Play: Improvising in the Emerging Dramatic Narrative of Treatment
Instructor: Philip Ringstrom, PhD, PsyD, LCSW


February 11: Dynamics of Power, Privilege and White Adjacency In The Consulting Room
Instructor: Kris Yi, PhD

March 11: Nonlinear Dynamics Systems Theory and The Family
Instructors: Michelle Harwell, PsyD

April 8: The Treatment of Substance Misuse: A Psychoanalytic Perspective
Instructor: Bradley Jones, PsyD

May 13: Dissociation and Depersonalization
Instructor: Nicole Nelson, PsyD, LMFT, LPCC

Continuing Education

CE certificates are awarded after each class. CEs awarded are based on full attendance of each individual class. The Saturday Series Program offers 3 CE Credits for each individual class fully attended.

We ask that all participants return the post-program evaluation form emailed to them at the conclusion of the program.

Special Accomodations

Please submit any requests for Special Accommodations to the ICP Office prior to registering or at your earliest convenience to ensure that we are able to assist.

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 the program and its content.

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).

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