Ventura County Contemporary Psychoanalytic Saturday Series


Applications are now being accepted!

Classes Begin on September 9, 2017
Deadline for applications is July 30, 2017


Saturday Series:

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis Saturday Series- Ventura County offers classes to both licensed and non-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 the psychoanalytic perspective on dreams, childhood trauma, Buddhism, diversity, and body and somatics, among many other topics. 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 Ventura County Saturday Series can be taken as a stand-alone course of study, or serve as an educational platform for advancement into higher levels of psychoanalytic 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 for ten sessions from September through May on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Westlake Village in Ventura County.

Address: 2659 Townsgate Rd., Ste. 242
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Enrollment Fees:

Application Fee (non-refundable)                    $25

Licensed Mental Health Professionals                 $580

Non-licensed Mental Health Professionals             $450



2017 – 2018 Class Schedule

Sept 9, 2017 – “The Big Picture: Affects, Meaning and Transference in Psychoanalysis and other forms of psychotherapy”
Leonard David Bearne, Psy.D., M.F.T.

Oct 14, 2017 –  (PDF)
Laurence Green, PsyD.

Nov 11, 2017 –
Erotic Transference
Margaret Allen, Psy.D, MSW

Dec. 9, 2017 – Some Thoughts on Forgiveness in Psychoanalysis and Judaism
Lewis M. Barth, Ph.D., Psy.D

Jan. 13, 2018 – Chronic loneliness, Greif and Loss
Jeri Johnston, Psy.D. LMFT, & Linda Loomis Psy.D. LMFT

Feb. 10, 2018 – Eating Disorders and Psychoanalysis
Antonia Noble Ludwig, Psy.D.,  MFT

March 10, 2018 – Experiential Psychoanalysis: Illuminating the Feeling of Being
Michael Pariser, Psy.D., Psy.D.

April 14, 2018 – Transference from an Intersubjective-Systems Perspective
Peter N. Maduro, J.D., Psy.D., Psy.D.

May 12, 2018 —  Sandor  Ferenczi in our time and a Renaissance of Psychoanalysis
Christina Griffin, Psy.D, LMFT




Want to learn more about Saturday Series Ventura County?

To contact program chair Antonia Ludwig or program facilitator Hillary Prichett click on their name or picture.

Saturday Series Program Chair: Antonia Ludwig, Psy.D., MFT

Saturday Series Facilitator: Hillary Prichett, Psy.D., MFT


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 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



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