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 via zoom and are limited to a maximum of 25 students

  • Application Deadline: September 24th.
  • Classes meet from 09:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) on 7 Saturdays – see “Details and Dates” section below for more information.
  • 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 24th
Classes meet from 09:30 a.m. – 12.30 Pacific Time (PST or PDT) on 7 Saturdays.

Click here for descriptions and learning objectives


October 07, 2023
November 11, 2023
January 20, 2024
February 17, 2024
March 16, 2024
April 20, 2024
May 18, 2024

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.


Saturday Series Schedule 2023-2024

October 7, 2023
Psychedelics in Psychoanalysis: Problems and Promise with Leonard Bearne, Psy.D., MFT

November 11, 2023
Self-Object Longings and Emotional States with Lynne Jacobs, PhD, PsyD

January 20, 2024
Primitive Mental Stages with Lynda Chassler, PhD, LCSW

February 17, 2024
Introduction to Mentalization-Based Treatment with Laurence Green, PsyD, LCSW

March 16, 2024
Psychoanalytic Play: Drama, Narration and Improvisation
in Field Theory and Metapsychology – Philip Ringstrom, PhD, PsyD

April 20, 2024
What Makes Psychoanalysis Contemporary with Debra Myers, MD, PsyD

May 18, 2024
Working with Obsessive-Compulsive Themes with Peter Michael Weiss, PsyD, LMHC

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.