Study Groups @ CCP
The tradition of the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis is one of openness and flexibility. Its members are committed to making psychoanalytic thought and practice accessible to those who are serious in their desire to grow personally and professionally. Through its psychoanalytic training programs, fellowship programs, newly-forming psychoanalytic psychotherapy program and open forums like the popular Fridays@CCP and Sundays@CCP, the Center has consistently provided opportunities for both its own candidates and the larger analytically-interested community to hear, question and study with outstanding thinkers in the field. Those engaged in the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis are invited to make use of these CCP-sponsored study groups as additional resources.
Julia Brown, PhD
I Case Presentation
II Reading Focus Group
In keeping with the tradition of innovation and flexibility at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, two study groups are being organized for experienced clinicians. The groups will provide an opportunity for members to think more deeply about the work we do. One group will be a Practice Group in which members will share and comment on each other’s case material. The second group, a Focus Group, will read and study topics of interest to its members. The groups, though independent of CCP, will be able to draw on the resources of that organization.
Julia Brown, Ph.D., is currently a candidate at CCP. As a beginning high school English teacher, she was introduced to psychoanalytic thinking through the Teacher Education Program at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, earning a Ph.D. at Northwestern University in counseling psychology where her research focused on non-academic variables that might foster a love of learning in adolescents at high risk of failure. She holds a certificate in infant development from Erikson Institute and is a graduate of the Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is currently the Director of the Kathy and Grant Pick Writing Program at Erikson. In addition, she works with families and infants in the State of Illinois Early Intervention Program and consults with Child Development Specialists and service coordinators in that program. She has a private practice in which she sees adults, adolescents and parents of infants and young children.
Fee: free of charge
For further information contact Julia Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 847.328.9017.
Charles Turk, MD
Psychoanalysis: the Treatment of Choice for the Psychotic
This assertion runs counter to prevailing ideas about psychosis that hold its cause to be a genetically based neurophysiologic defect requiring medication and behavioral interventions to correct its effects. While genetic factors must be taken into account, exclusive reliance on this view narrow the range of interventions employed – and do not address – and often make worse – the difficulties of the psychotic as a subject imprisoned in his illness.
This study group will explore the psychoanalytic approach to the psychotic developed at “388”, a psychoanalytic treatment program for psychotic young adults founded in 1982 in Quebec City. At “388” each psychotic enters psychoanalysis, a mode of treatment made possible because the psychotic is concurrently involved in a specifically designed program that functions as a holding environment.
We will study selections from Traiter la psychose – (Treating Psychosis) - a work authored by the analysts who developed “388.” It explicates both the theory that underlies the treatment and the design of the elements of the program and the different roles the staff assume. The program gradually evolved through a process where clinical experience informed theoretic modifications which in turn influenced the conduct of the treatment and the composition of the milieu.
Since its inception, over 600 patients - mostly chronic schizophrenics - have been treated. 60% of them have been restored to productive lives in the community and are now taxpaying citizens.
Charles Turk is a practicing psychiatrist who obtained psychoanalytic training at the Center for Psychoanalytic Study in Chicago. He pursued his interest in treating psychotic and other severely ill individuals as medical director of a partial hospitalization program in a community mental health center in suburban Chicago, for which he received an Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in 1992.
He has continued his psychoanalytic studies at the Ecole Freudienne du Quebec (EFQ) and is a founding member of the Chicago Circle Association, an affiliate of the EFQ. He is a member of GIFRIC (Interdiscipinary Freudian Group for Research and Clinical Intervention), the parent organization of the EFQ. In 2004 he received a Local Educator award from the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education.
Fee per meeting: Students: $20
CCP Affiliates: $36
For further information contact Charles Turk 312-269-9180 or email@example.com.
Peter Shabad, PhD
Case Study and Psychoanalytic/Existential Readings
Peter Shabad, PhD, is a graduate of CCP. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School and Adjunct Professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is co-editor of The Problem of Loss and Mourning: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (published in 1989) and more recently, he authored a book entitled Despair and the Return of Hope: Echoes of Mourning in Psychotherapy (Aronson, 2001). In addition to teaching and supervising, Dr. Shabad has been in private practice in Chicago for the past twenty years.
Fee per meeting: Students: $25 Non-students: $40 CCP Affiliates: $36
For further information contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.739.0092 (office) 773.539.6009 (office)
Study Group in Louisville, KY
Kaveh Zamanian, PhD
The Study Group in Louisville is designed for experienced clinicians who are interested in depth-oriented psychotherapy and seek personal and professional growth. The study group will provide an opportunity for members to share and comment on each other’s case material and think more deeply about their clinical work. The group is independent of CCP but will be able to draw on its resources.
Dr. Zamanian is a clinical psychologist with over twenty years of clinical experience. He has completed two post-doctoral fellowships in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy. The first was a two-year fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School and the second at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is currently a candidate at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis.
Location: Louisville, KY
Fee per meeting: Student: $25
For further information contact Dr. Zamanian (email@example.com) or 502.377.5594