Saturday Series Classes

Please Note: all Saturday Series classes will be held online over Zoom for 2021 – 2022  

Application Deadline: September 1st, 2021

Classes meet on the second Saturday of the month
from 9:30 – 12:30 for 7 months.

The first class begins on September 11.
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

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.

Saturday Series Schedule 2021-2022

September 11: The Poetic of Psychoanalysis
Instructor: Michelle Harwell, PsyD, MFT
October 9: Psychoanalytic Complexity Theory
Instructor: Gerard Webster, PhD, PsyD
November 13: Foundations of Psychoanalytic Couples Therapy
Instructor: George Bermudez, PhD, PsyD

February 12: Sexuality, Eroticism and Relational Psychoanalysis
Instructor: Ginna ClarkPsyD, LPCC, ATR-BC
March 12: Diversity, Power, Privilege
Instructors: Lynne Jacobs, PhD and Veronica Abney, PhD
April 9: Dissociation and Depersonalization
Instructor: Nicole Nelson, MFT, PsyD
May 14: A Psychoanalytic Approaches to Addiction
Instructor: Daniel Goldin, MFT, PsyD


For questions or more information please contact Dr. Michelle Harwell, the Saturday
Series Program Director, at: Or contact the ICP office at: 310-207-8441 or

To apply for the Saturday Series Program, please fill out the application using the link
below, and email to the office at:, or mail it to: 2355 Westwood Blvd.,
#825, Los Angeles, 90064
(link to application  

Please note: Class size is limited to 16 participants
$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 Saturday Series Program offer a possible 21 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