Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program

The CCP two-year program provides a course of study in psychoanalytic theory and therapy for interested individuals – both clinicians and theorists — who would like to deepen their knowledge of the field.

Directed by Adina Bayuk Keesom, PsyD, the program has two tracks: a clinical track and an academic track for those who wish to strengthen their backgrounds in psychoanalytic theory but who are not practicing clinicians. Students in the academic track will follow the same program as students in the clinical track, although their focus will be determined through discussion with their individual consultants.

The academic year will be divided in three 11-week periods.

Most classes for the Chicago program will be held on Monday evenings from 7-9pm. Occasionally, classes will be held on Sunday afternoons. Classes will be held in downtown Chicago or Evanston, Illinois.

Components of the Program

Weekly Seminars

During each 11-week quarter, weekly seminars will alternate between theoretical study and clinical case conference.

First Year

Fall: Issues in Psychoanalytic Theory
Winter: Psychoanalytic Theories of Development
Spring: New Directions in Psychoanalytic Theory: Object Relations, Self-Psychology and Relational Theories of Treatment

Second Year

Fall: Freud for Clinicians
Winter: Primary Process: Dreams and Creativity
Spring: The Integration of Theory and Practice
Six quarters of clinical case conference will be integrated with the six didactic seminars.

Individual Consultation

Individual consultation or discussion meetings will be scheduled weekly with a CCP faculty member.

Six Public Lectures Throughout the Academic Year

The CCP Lecture Series, Fridays@CCP and Sundays@CCP, features outstanding psychoanalysts from across the U.S, from abroad, and from the Chicago analytic community. Further information will be available in September on the CCP website.

Final Project

A final written project, a case report (clinical track students) or a theoretical paper relevant to psychoanalysis (academic track students), will be required for graduation. All students will have the opportunity to discuss individual subject matter with a mentor.

2017/2018 Tuition

$2700 per year
$900 per quarter, due before the beginning of each quarter.

Financial Assistance

CCP believes that cost should not be a prohibiting factor in obtaining psychoanalytically-oriented training. For this reason, limited scholarship opportunities are available for those who have an interest in participating in CCP’s two-year certificate program but do not have the resources to do so. For further information regarding financial assistance, please contact Adina Keesom.

Application and Registration

Download, print, and complete the application.

Send it with the $100 non-refundable registration fee to:
Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis
P.O. Box 268017
Chicago, IL 60626

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In addition, please email all completed application material to: